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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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Article by WJC Geropsychology Researchers Asks: What is Wisdom?

Do you really become wiser as you age? Perhaps we know what it means if a person is said to be wise, but what, exactly, is wisdom?

Alumna Hired for New Co-Responder Role with Randolph Police Support and Outreach Unit

Ashley Sullivan, a graduate of the master’s in clinical mental health counseling with a concentration in military and veterans psychology, and now a mental health clinician with Aspire Health Alliance, has been hired by the Randolph Police Department as co-responder for their Jail Diversion Program.

More Asian Americans Are Seeking Mental Health Treatment; Dr. Catherine Vuky Among Experts Interviewed by New York Times About Shifting Cultural Views

"Mental health is heavily stigmatized among Asian Americans, whose older generations, like the older generations of other cultures, tend to see therapy as undignified or a sign of weakness," wrote New York Times writer Alyssa Lukpat.

Faculty Discuss Career Pathways, Focused Training, for Articles in “New England Psychologist”

New England Psychologist, an independent news source for psychologists in the region, connected with two members of the William James College faculty for recent articles about careers in psychology.

William James College Awarded $1.6M Through HRSA’s Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Paraprofessionals

Funding will provide paid work opportunities and career training, and will prepare pre-bachelor’s level paraprofessionals for the Commonwealth’s Community Health Workers Certification exam.

Colleges Must Be Prepared for Student Mental Health Needs

As students return to campus this fall some will relish what resembles a return to normal but many, if not all, will be carrying trauma. Fortunately, higher education learning communities offer some of the most favorable environments for healing what has been broken by the pandemic.

After 'The Year that Changed Everything,' Colleges Can Make Changes to Improve Student Mental Health

"Behavioral health cannot be the sole province of the [college counseling center] any more than proficiency in academic writing can be assigned only to the English Department," wrote President Covino in an essay published by a national think tank

Newton-Needham Regional Chamber: Businesses Take Some Positives Out of the Pandemic

William James College President Nicholas Covino joined a Newton-Needham Chamber Panel discussion about how nonprofits and businesses can successfully re-emerge from the pandemic.

Dr. Jenny D'Olympia on GBH, Nurses Feel Pandemic Mental Health Strain

After more than a year of caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, and facing conditions like many have not seen before, Nurses are experiencing unprecedented levels of mental health strain, immense stress, fatigue, and emotional trauma.

"Educational Leadership in Challenging Times," Dr. John D'Auria Speaks with "Research Minutes" Podcast

Dr. John D’Auria, director of the College's Educational Leadership Concentration and a faculty member in the Department of Organizational and Leadership


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