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A Pair of WJC Alums Take Pride in Working with the LGBTQIA+ Population

A Pair of WJC Alums Take Pride in Working with the LGBTQIA+ Population

On the eve of Pride Month, six students from the William James College class of 2024 received rainbow-colored cords to honor their completion of the LGBTQIA+ Studies Concentration. The timing of the May 29 celebration was no accident: In 1999, on the 30th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the federal government first recognized Gay & Lesbian Pride Month; since then, the Pride moniker—like the flag—has evolved to include more and more marginalized groups. The new tradition of rainbow cord distribution, conceived of to recognize what has become a burgeoning area of study on campus, was more than apropos: Since last June, when Colleen Deely became the first student to graduate with a concentration in LGBTQIA+ Studies, the cohort has grown exponentially to include one Clinical PsyD and five Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduates—a figure that’s poised to double come fall.

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The Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts and William James College Partner to Address Black Male Mental Health Via New Initiative

President Rashaan D. Hall, Esq. of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (ULEM) has launched a Health Equity Initiative, funded by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, to address mental health issues among Black men. Partnering with the Center for Workforce Development at William James College, the initiative...

Dr. Julie Ryan Authors Boston Globe Letter to the Editor on Anxiety-Related School Refusal

Dr. Julie Ryan, associate professor and director of the Children and Families of Adversity and Resilience concentration, authored a Letter to the Editor in the June 23, 2024 edition of the Boston Globe, addressing the critical issue of school refusal and anxiety among students.

A Pair of WJC Alums Take Pride in Working with the LGBTQIA+ Population

On the eve of Pride Month, six students from the William James College class of 2024 received rainbow-colored cords to honor their completion of the LGBTQIA+ Studies Concentration. The timing of the May 29 celebration was no accident: In 1999, on the 30th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the federal...

William James College Awarded $150,000 Cummings Foundation Grant

Newton, MA- William James College (WJC) is one of 150 local nonprofits that will share in $30 million through Cummings Foundation’s annual major grants program. The college was selected from a pool of 715 applicants during a competitive review process. It will receive $150,000 over three years in support...

2024 Commencement Speaker Address

William James College Forty-fourth Commencement address by Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, with an introduction by Organizational and Leadership Psychology Department Chair, Suzanne Devlin, PhD.

Fifty Years Ago: A Reflection from Dr. Bruce Weiss

50 years ago, a few psychologists supported by the Massachusetts Psychological Association, founded the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP)-the mother of William James College. Three years later in September 1977, 46 courageous students, joined 10 faculty in the grand experiment that...

Watch Boston 25 News- Dr. Kymberlee O'Brien Interviewed on the Mental Health Benefits of the Outdoors

The Boston 25 News article highlights the growing use of ecotherapy, where therapists conduct sessions outdoors to enhance mental health treatment. Patients find nature helps alleviate conditions such as depression, anxiety, and ADHD. Experts, including William James College Assistant Professor, Kymberlee...

William James College to Bestow Three Honorary Degrees at Graduation Ceremonies on Sunday, June 9th at the Park Plaza Hotel

Keynote Speaker Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Framingham Police Chief Lester Baker, and affordable housing advocate Josephine McNeil to be honored at William James College’s 44th commencement. NEWTON, Mass. – A nationally known public health pioneer and infectious disease specialist who served on the frontlines...

The Unlikeliest of Journeys: William James College Twice Provides a Path Forward for One Reluctant Student

Prior to landing at William James College, Ryan Duquette’s educational path had been hectic and messy—not unlike the birth of his first child which, in retrospect, caused his life’s purpose to snap into sharp focus. “It was not at all a fairy tale experience” the Behavioral Health Service Corps....

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As you are researching colleges, you might be wondering which admissions event to attend. Our admissions team put together this guide to William James College events to make the admissions process easier.

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