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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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Moving the Needle Forward: CFAR Concentration Aims to Train Clinicians Keen on Supporting Children and Families Facing Adversity

A growing awareness of mental health issues in children and families, a largely underserved group in the mental health field, has given rise to an urgent need for evidence-based treatments to address this trend. “Historically, it's been a crisis,” says Julie Ryan, PhD, Director, Children and Families...

Mass School Administrators' Association and WJC Now Offer a Joint Leadership Licensure Program/Graduate Certificate in School Leadership (LLP/GCSL)

William James College (WJC) today announced an expanded partnership with the Massachusetts School Administrators’ Association (MSAA) that includes an advanced online program for teachers, school administrators, and other education professionals interested in furthering their leadership skills. Housed...

Dr. Paola Contreras Authors Boston Globe Letter to Editor on Exploitative Nature of Commercial Sex

Dr. Paola Contreras, associate professor in the Counseling and Behavioral Health Department, authored a Letter to the Editor in the February 5 edition of the Boston Globe, which commended the Globe for exposing the exploitative nature of commercial sex, and called for the transfer of shame to where it...

William James College Partners with the Newton Food Pantry to Fight Food Insecurity

Food insecurity is on the rise around the country and across the Commonwealth, even on college campuses. According to recent studies almost 25% of college students in the US have experienced hunger which can have a long-term impact on their physical and mental health. A new campus-based food pantry,...

William James College and Ruderman Family Foundation to Launch College Mental Health Initiative Through $250,000 Grant

William James College (WJC), a leader in behavioral health workforce development and the Ruderman Family Foundation, an internationally recognized organization that works to end the stigma associated with mental health, have today announced a new partnership to create the Ruderman Family Foundation Fellowship...

Military and Veterans Psychology Highlights

Dr. Jenny D’Olympian received the 2023 Deborah Sampson Award. Presented at the annual Women Veterans Appreciation Day Ceremony in Boston, and William James College was proud to host the conference Advancing Veteran Suicide Prevention: Military Culture, Moral Injury and Military Resilience on October...

DESE Awards BHELS Contract to Lead Teacher Diversification Training

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has awarded William James College’s Center for Behavioral Health, Equity, and Leadership in Schools (BHELS) a one-year, $425,000 contract to support the development of a diverse and culturally responsive educator workforce across...

William James College Associate Professor, Dr. Jason P. Kaplan Named 2023 Trainer of the Year by the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association

Dr. Jason P. Kaplan, Associate Professor and Chair, School Psychology Department at William James College (WJC) has been named 2023 Trainer of the Year by the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association (MSPA.)

William James College Associate Professor, Dr. Natalie Cort Named Teacher of the Year by the Massachusetts Psychological Association

Dr. Natalie Cort, co-director of the Center for Multicultural & Global Mental Health and an associate professor in the Clinical Psychology Department at William James College (WJC) has been named the 2023 Teacher of the Year by the Massachusetts Psychological Association (MPA). A practicing clinical...

WBUR Highlights Program on Suicide Prevention for Veterans

WBUR’s Producer, Reporter, and anchor Lynn Jolicouer, covered William James College’s "Suicide Prevention for Military Veterans Through Lethal Means Counseling" program in an in-depth report.

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