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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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Asian Mental Health Program creates parent guide to help families address xenophobia, racism fueled by COVID-19

Last spring, at the Asian community health center where she works, Dr. Catherine Vuky saw the number of teenagers referred for depression or cutting related to COVID-19 start to rise.

Dr. Bruce Ecker Named Massachusetts Psychological Association Teacher of the Year

He’s known as a mentor, challenging but supportive. He’s known for his classes, which are interactive and empowering. Now, he’s known as MPA teacher of the year.

MA/CAGS Student Louise Baptista Receives Mass. School Psychologists Association Diversity Scholarship

Louise Baptista, a second year MA/CAGS School Psychology student, decided on a career in school psychology after observing professionals in a district where she worked. She said she was “captivated” by the work they were doing and, as an English Language Learner (ELL) student herself, saw an opportunity...

Dean of Students Josh Cooper Receives NASPA Region 1 Institutional Leadership Award

When Dean of Students Josh Cooper came to William James College a little over six years ago, he was given a lot of freedom to grow and shape student affairs and implement his vision for the department.

Dr. Katherine King: “Gratitude Without the Shoulds”In the Community

Katherine King, PsyD, is assistant professor of Psychology in the Clinical Psychology Department and director of the Geropsychology concentration.

"Visions of Warriors" Offers Visions of Hope for Veterans Battling Mental Illness

William James College Hosts Virtual Film Screening of Veterans Mental Health Film “Visions of Warriors,” and Q&A Featuring Film Director, Student Veterans and Veteran Panelists

Dr. Sade Callwood Appointed to Doc Wayne Youth Services, Inc. Board

Dr. Sadé Callwood has joined the board of Doc Wayne Youth Services (“Doc Wayne”), a Boston nonprofit that fuses sport and therapy to heal and strengthen at-risk youth.

Alumni Spotlight: Paths Convergence in a Family Partnership

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First Clinical Psychology Cohort of the New Specialized Training and Academic Retention (STAR) Fellowship Program Announced

Although one in five adults in the United States experiences a diagnosable mental illness within a given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) only about 43 percent receive treatment.

William James College Alumna Sarah Wolford Named Clinic Director at Pfeiffer Institute for Marriage and Family Therapy

Wolford attributes counseling success to WJC faculty mentoring and hands-on learning


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