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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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Alumna’s Marathon Effort Raises More Than $3,000 For Student Scholarships

Dr. Veronica Steller represented William James College at the 2022 Boston Marathon, raising over $3,000 for student scholarships through the new Lucero Fund.

William James College and Middlesex Community College Announce Transfer Partnership for Bachelor's Students

William James College and Middlesex Community College (MCC) have announced a new transfer partnership agreement that will allow Human Services, Psychology and Liberal Arts students to complete their first two years at MCC before transferring to WJC to complete their Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology...

New Faculty Fellowship Program Aims to Recruit Psychology and Counseling Teaching Faculty from Under-Represented Communities

William James College has announced the launch of a new institution-wide teaching faculty fellowship program for recent graduates with doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology, Counseling, Organizational and Leadership Psychology, and School Psychology. The program will equip teaching faculty fellows...

Alumna Who Witnessed 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing Will Run 2022 Marathon to Raise Funds for WJC Student Scholarships

Veronica Steller will represent William James College and Team Newton during the 2022 Boston Marathon. She will be raising money for the Lucero Fund, which will support student scholarships.

The Great Resignation: Organizational Leadership Psychology Experts Point to Workplace Culture, Worker Dissatisfaction

Organizational and Leadership Psychology suggests workplace satisfaction is essential to keeping employees in the midst of "the Great Resignation"

Republic of Ireland National Police Force Looks to Local Law Enforcement Models, WJC Expertise, for Guidance on Co-Responder Models

Roundtable Brings Republic of Ireland Superintendent Together with Local Law Enforcement and Behavioral Health Leaders for Co-Response Discussion

William James College Launches Training Center for Law Enforcement and Mental Health Professionals; Sarah E. Abbott, PhD LSW, Named Inaugural Director

William James College has launched the the William James College Center for Crisis Response and Behavioral Health. Dr. Sarah Abbott will serve as its inaugural director. The center will be the first practical training program housed within an academic institution designed to provide frontline responders,...

President Nicholas Covino Receives Massachusetts Psychological Association Ezra Saul Psychological Service Award, Dr. Catherine Vuky Named MPA Teacher of the Year

The Massachusetts Psychological Association (MPA) has recognized two members of the William James College community.

Massachusetts State Senate Passes Mental Health "Addressing Barriers to Care (ABC) Act"

The Massachusetts State Senate this month passed The Mental Health ABC Act 2.0, which proposes a wide variety of reforms to ensure equitable access to mental health.

Marc Abelard, William James College, Named “Business Partner of the Year” by Massachusetts Providers’ Council

The Providers’ Council is the largest membership association for health and human services agencies in the state. Partnering organization JRI submitted the award nomination.


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