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Collaborating in the Field: Doubling Down on Education About the Co-Response Model

Collaborating in the Field: Doubling Down on Education About the Co-Response Model

In one way or another, Sarah E. Abbott, PhD, Director of the Center for Crisis Response and Behavioral Health, has spent the majority of her career at the intersection of individuals experiencing a mental health crisis and the community at large. Her first exposure to work in America (after earning her BA at home, in England) came via recruitment by a nonprofit agency in central Massachusetts where Abbott spent several nights each week in a residential group home for individuals ages 18-25 with a mental health condition. While there, she witnessed first-hand the challenges associated when police responded to calls—which didn’t always go well.

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President’s 38th Commencement Remarks

On behalf of our Trustees, Faculty, Staff, Students and our honored guests, I welcome you to the 38th Commencement Exercises of William James College.

William James College Commemorates LGBTQ Pride Month

Here is a sample of scholarly projects focused on LGBTQ topics by our students...

Former Surgeon General Satcher is Keynote at "Building a Diverse Workforce for Behavioral Health" on May 3Around Campus

“I was a victim, but I became a confronter,” said Dr. David Satcher, former US Surgeon General and now head of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute

LGBTQ Youth: Magnifying the Splendor of the Rainbow

"This past weekend, William James College hosted a day long CE event entitled LGBTQ Youth: Magnifying the Splendor of the Rainbow. We heard from a diverse tapestry of voices, both from within the LGBTQ youth community and from those that support and champion them. We assembled a wonderful group of psychologists,...

Parkland: A Call for Gun Control

Like many of you, the tragic events in Parkland Florida remain. It is beyond frustrating to witness another episode of needless destruction of innocents in this country. There really are no words to offer, this time, that do not seem empty.

Students, Faculty and Community Explore Diversity Through Art and Conversation

It’s one thing to talk about diversity; quite another to put it into practice. William James knows how to do both as demonstrated by several events the

Celebrating the Life of Dr. King

There are a few people who come to prominence at just the right time. Their words, their actions and their relationships interact with the existing social conditions

Serving the Mental Health Needs of the Underserved Scholarship

The Serving the Mental Health Needs of the Underserved Scholarship established in William James College’s Center for Multicultural & Global Mental Health

New Masters in Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health

In August 2018, William James College will launch its Master of Arts in Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health program. This is a two-year, 36-credit, fully online and work-friendly program. The program draws on the expertise of the College’s already renowned Forensic Psychology and Counseling faculty...

William James’ First Undergraduate Program

Meeting the Need for More Highly Trained First Line Staff

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