William James Community Engagement

William James Community Engagement: Expanding Services and Reaching New Populations

Honorable Christina Harms (Ret.), BA, JD; Robin Deutsch, PhD, ABPP; Aladdin Ossorio, PsyD; Gemima St. Louis, PhD; Robert Kinscherff, PhD, JD; Nadja N. Lopez, PhD; and Margaret Hannah, MEd, GCEC.


Dr. Leon O. Brenner Center for Psychological Assessment & Consultation

  • Assessment Programs for Adults, including:
    • SageMind
    • Individualized Adult Assessment
    • Adult Memory Clinic
  • Neurodevelopmental Assessment Service for Young Children (NYC)
  • Psychoeducational Assessment Service for Students (PASS)
  • Rapid Response Psychological Testing Service (RRPTS) for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults
  • NEW: Statewide Task Force on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)


  • Partnerships with:
    • West Roxbury Education Complex
    • (Urban Sciences Academy and
    • West Roxbury Academy)
    • Boston Public Schools & the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC)
    • Haitian Mental Health Network
    • NEW: John D. O’Bryant High School in Roxbury

Richard I. and Joan L. Freedman Center for Child and Family Development

  • INTERFACE Referral Service
  • Primary Project
  • Free Support Groups for New Parents
  • Community Workshops & Classes
  • NEW: State Commission on Behavioral Health Promotion and Upstream Prevention

Center of Excellence for Children, Families and the Law (CECFL)

  • Certificate in Child & Family Forensics
  • Child & Family Evaluation Services (CAFES) Including:
    • Custody & Other Forensic Evaluations
    • High Conflict Parent Education Classes
    • Consultation for any GAL or Custody Evaluation or Parent Coordinator
  • NEW: Families Come Together


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