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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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William James College to Bestow Three Honorary Degrees at Commencement on Sunday, June 11

William James College 2023 Commencement Honorees include Mental Health Advocates and Innovators Michael Curry, Andy Pond, and Keynote Speaker Joan Mikula.

William James College Awarded $5.9 Million Grant by the U.S. Department of Education

The Mental Health Services Professional Development Grant Program will support school-based mental health workforce development initiatives.

President Covino Co-Authors Boston Globe Letter to Editor on Student Mental Health Crisis

William James College President Nick Covino, Thomas Scott executive director, Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, and Glenn Koocher, executive director, Massachusetts Association of School Committees, co-authored a Letter to the Editor in the Boston Globe, highlighting the student mental...

Dr. Jenny D'Olympia Speaks to WBUR as Part of Veterans Day Panel

Dr. Jenny D'Olympia, director of the Military and Veterans Psychology concentration, was interviewed by WBUR for a Veterans Day panel about her military service and how her experience has impacted her life.

Boston Globe: WJC’s Asian Mental Health Program Highlighted as Resource to Support Rising AAPI Mental Health Needs

Dr. Catherine Vuky, director of the Asian Mental Health program (AMH), spoke to the Globe on behalf of William James College and the AMH program which were mentioned as local resources available to help support the AAPI community and create paths for aspiring clinicians who wish to serve the population.

Voice of San Diego: Faculty Expert Shares Insight on Suicide Rate of Women in Military

Dr. Jenny D'Olympia was interviewed for a Voice of San Diego article regarding the suicide rate of female soldiers. The article found that women aged 17 – 30 in the military are more than two times as likely to die by suicide as civilian women in the same age bracket.

Strength of New Partnership Between Middlesex Community College, William James College, Already Known to WJC Graduate

Dr. Jennifer Burns started her journey in psychology as a student at Middlesex Community College (MCC), later attending UMass Lowell, then William James College where she earned her doctorate in Leadership Psychology. Burns spoke at a recent event convened to mark the signing of a new transfer partnership...

Joseph D. Feaster, Jr., Esq., Announced as 2022 Commencement Speaker

Joseph D. Feaster, Jr., Esq. is the 2022 Commencement Speaker. Feaster, MA Senate President Karen Spilka, and Photojournalist Mike Carroll will each receive an Honorary Degree from the College recognizing contributions to Mental Health Field.

William James College Awarded $750,000 Grant by Boston Children’s Collaboration for Community Health

William James College Awarded $750,000 Grant by Boston Children’s Collaboration for Community Health for a new phase of its Child and Adolescent Mental Health Initiative (CAMHI) program

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