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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,”...

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...

Leading By Example: Fellow Alumnae Connect as Colleagues at Beth Israel Lahey Health

Given their individual life and career trajectories, Stacy Boss PsyD and Abby Eaves PsyD should have crossed paths in any number of locales—from London’s Heathrow Airport to One Wells Avenue or the Panera Bread on Highland. Instead, the pair of William James College alumnae (both graduates of the...

William James College Unveils College Mental Health Initiative and Examines its Origin

In order to fully understand the rise in present-day mental health challenges among college students and young adults in this country, it is essential to examine the multiple lenses through which it can be viewed. Epidemiologists who write about mental health and youth point to a decade, beginning in...

Caring for the Mental Health of Asian Communities with Funding from the Cigna Foundation

William James College (WJC) received a $50,000 grant in January 2023 from the Cigna Foundation's Health and Well-Being Grant Program to support a one-year pilot of the Asian Competency Education (ACE) program.

Answering the Call: State partnership enhances mental health training, aids the most vulnerable population

According to a 2021 report by the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council, there are more than 161,000 people living with at least one developmental disability in the Commonwealth. William James College INTERFACE referral serves as the bridge between people with I/DD who have experienced trauma...

Creating Relationships: A Focus on Supervision

Experiential education is a hallmark of training at William James College and a core value of the mission, one that integrates rigorous academic instruction with substantial hands-on experience making fieldwork essential to students’ future success.

William James College Graduate Named 2024 School Psychologist of the Year by the National Association of School Psychologists

Wendy Price PsyD, a 2015 graduate of the School Psychology doctoral program at William James College, has been named 2024 School Psychologist of the Year by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) for her exceptional contributions to the field.

Expanding and Strengthening the Mental Health Workforce in Schools

A $5.9 million-dollar grant—the largest in the history of William James College—will make a significant and immediate impact in public K-12 schools throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


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