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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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Clinical and Counseling Students, Alumni, and Faculty Attend the American Psychology-Law Society Conference

Students, alumni, and faculty from the Clinical Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs attended the annual AP-LS conference in Los Angeles last week to present their research to mental health and legal professionals from around the world.

Standing Up to Jewish Hate: Rabbi Ron Fish Engages WJC Community in an Essential Conversation about Antisemitism

While the prevalence of antisemitism on college campuses across the country has snapped into sharp focus in recent months, it’s an issue that’s been present for far longer. In an effort to place education about and understanding of Jewish life and culture at the forefront of this essential dialogue,...

An Evolving Educational Landscape: Transformative Social Emotional Learning (T-SEL) Takes Root at William James College

The importance of social-emotional skills has garnered widespread attention over the past three decades. From developing empathy for others to employing problem-solving skills, they allow individuals to manage emotions and build healthy relationships. Since the advent of Social Emotional Learning (SEL)...

Faculty Viewpoint: Helping Couples Navigate Trauma, Infertility, and the Therapeutic Process

Dr. Niko Wilson, assistant professor and director of the Couples and Family Therapy emphasis in the MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, is teaching her students to ask their patients about reproductive health and sexuality, and to help them safely navigate these conversations through the...

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.

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.

Dr. Kris Taylor Co-Leads Training on Effective Implementation of Equitable and Inclusionary Practices

The Center for Behavioral Health, Equity, and Leadership in Schools (BHELS) at William James College joined the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (MASS) Executive Institute to promote the critical work of educational equity, racial understanding, and organizational transformation.

William James College Honors Longtime Faculty Members’ Impact on College and Students at Transition Celebrations

William James College faculty, staff, and alumni gathered for two events in the month of June to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of a group of ten faculty members who announced they would be moving on from the College this summer.

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