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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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Collaborating to Embrace the Most Vulnerable Haitian Migrants: Center for Workforce Development to Host Conference Aimed at Fostering the Well-Being of Haitian Mothers and Children Through Community-Based Partnerships

For two members of the William James College community in particular, the humanitarian crisis that persists in Haiti is not simply devastating, it’s deeply personal. “For those of us who live in the diaspora, home is always very close to our heart,” says Gemima St. Louis, PhD, Vice President of...

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.

For Effective DEIB Efforts, First Know Thyself

Higher education and mental health professionals from across 72 institutions and organizations attend Part III of the Reimagining Behavioral Health on Campus Summit centered around the theme "Celebrating Diversity."

Want Behavioral Health Workers to Stay? Intentionally Support Them

WJC’s Dr. Gemima St. Louis, Dr. Natalie Cort, and Dr. Alexandra Alden presented at the at the Accelerate The Future Behavioral Health Workforce Development Innovation Symposium at Boston College on building a scalable model with community health organizations to retain their workers while advancing...

William James College and Department of Mental Health Co-Sponsor Inaugural Co-Response Research Symposium

William James College's Center for Crisis Response and Behavioral Health (CRBH), in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH), successfully organized a first-of-its-kind Co-Response Research Symposium on March 31, 2023 at the Warren Conference Center and Inn in Ashland, MA....

Children’s Mental Health Matters: William James College Hosts Annual Conference and Launches the Center for Behavioral Health, Equity, and Leadership in Schools

William James College ushered in Mental Health Awareness Month and celebrated Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week on May 5 with a half-day conference aimed at exchanging knowledge and best practices in addressing the mental health needs of children, adolescents and families — in particular, those...

William James College Awarded $50,000 Cigna Foundation Grant To Support Mental Health Equity Program for Asian American Communities in Massachusetts

WJC was awarded a $50,000 grant by the Cigna Foundation to fund a one-year pilot of the Asian Competency Education (ACE) program. The program will help increase equity and access to quality behavioral health care for underserved Asian populations in the Commonwealth.

We Stand with Asian and Asian American Communities

For the past two years, the country has witnessed escalating hate and terrorizing violence directed to our Asian and Asian American communities. The targeted and lethal violence brutally continued during the past week as many Asian communities, around the world including in the US, began celebrating...

Alumni Spotlight: Enin Rudel, PsyD, Leading with Emotional Intelligence

The average person spends 90,000 hours working over a lifetime. Dr. Enin Rudel, Leadership Psychology PsyD graduate and current director of the Inclusive Leadership concentration, challenges leaders to build healthy work environments where employees can bring their whole selves to the office or Zoom...

Ruderman Family Foundation Sponsors WJC/AICUM Higher Education Leaders Summit

William James College received a grant of $13,000 from the Ruderman Family Foundation (RFF) to convene higher education leaders and directors of campus counseling centers for the first “Reimagining Behavioral Health in Higher Education” Summit in partnership with AICU Mass and William James College.

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