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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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Better Together: Behavioral Health Service Corps.℠ Partners with Eliot Community Human Services to Provide College Graduates Paid, Hands-On Experience

Growing up, Carolina Jaldin attributes regular exposure to behavioral health services provided through her school as instrumental in processing some of the trauma she grew up with. “I can't imagine what my childhood would have looked like without the tools to comprehend all of what I was feeling,”...

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.

Why Careers in Public Sector Mental Health Matter: William James College Convenes Conversation with Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

The fact that there are people with mental health needs in our community, whose voices are hard to hear, is what motivates Commissioner Brooke Doyle, MEd, in her work with the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH)—the largest provider of psychiatric hospital services in the Commonwealth....

Moving the Needle Forward: CFAR Concentration Aims to Train Clinicians Keen on Supporting Children and Families Facing Adversity

A growing awareness of mental health issues in children and families, a largely underserved group in the mental health field, has given rise to an urgent need for evidence-based treatments to address this trend. “Historically, it's been a crisis,” says Julie Ryan, PhD, Director, Children and Families...

Course Spotlight: Using Pop Culture to Teach Psychology in the Bachelor’s Completion Program at William James College

Michael J. Peters, LMHC, MA, came of age in the late 1980s and has the vintage cassette tapes to prove it. His favorite artist was American rapper Tupac Shakur who, from the very beginning, gave voice to the systemic issues unfolding in his community—something that resonated with Peters on many levels....

Charting Your Course: MA in Organizational Psychology vs. MBA

Do you want to make a difference in organizations? Are you considering continuing your academic journey? Learn more about the difference between an MA in Organizational Psychology and an MBA program.

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...

Pounding the Pavement for a Cause: William James College Alum to Run the 2024 Boston Marathon in Support of the School Psychology Program

Making record time was entirely in character for Katherine O’Shea, 2022 graduate of the Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis program, when it came to pursuing graduate school and finding her way to William James College. On Monday, April 15, the former college athlete turned kindergarten teacher...

Practical Application: 5 Ways to Incorporate Transformative Social Emotional Learning (T-SEL) in the Classroom

To understand its impact on members of any given learning community, it is imperative “to first consider the purpose of T-SEL to the organization itself,” states Catherine Dubois, PsyD, Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology Department. “T-SEL is about promoting equity and inclusion to transform...

50 Reasons We Love WJC

In honor of our 50th year, we’ve put together a list of 50 reasons we love William James College (in no particular order)!

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