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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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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 Celebrates the Class of 2021, Holds 41st Commencement Events

William James College celebrated the 205 graduates of the Class of 2021 with a small hooding ceremony for graduates on Saturday, and the launch of a fully virtual Commencement ceremony on Sunday

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.

Dr. Catherine Vuky on the 45th Anniversary of the Fall of Saigon

While the collective attention of much of the world was turned elsewhere in late April 2020, many Vietnamese families likely paused to recall the 45th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon.

Dr. Shani Turner Named Director of the African & Caribbean Mental Health (ACMH) Concentration

Dr. Shani Turner has been appointed Director of the College's African & Caribbean Mental Health (ACMH) Concentration.

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.

William James College Receives $1.9M in Federal Funding Through HRSA Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Professionals

William James College Receives $1.9M in Federal Funding Through HRSA Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Professionals

Student to Run 2021 Boston Marathon, Raising Funds to Benefit William James College’s Lucero Latino Mental Health Program

Clinical PsyD Student Amanda Salerno is running to raise funds for the William James College Dr. Cynthia Lucero Latino Mental Health Program as a member of "Team Newton"

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

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