Centers and Services

Learn How We're Educating and Engaging With the Community

William James College is home to several Academic and Research Centers of Excellence that house academic programs and research opportunities. We offer direct services to the community, by appointment, contract, or referral. Learn more about our services.

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Academic and Research Centers

Our Centers of Excellence explore pressing concerns in the world of mental healthcare, from the individual level to the larger systems in which challenges are embedded. Our Centers advance research and promote coursework, host guest speakers, and advance community-based projects. As a student, by engaging with our Centers, you gain foundational skills as a generalist or highly-trained specialist, in areas that address important societal needs.

Center for Workforce Development
Center for Alcohol and Drug Education in Psychology Training
Center for Crisis Response and Behaviorial Health
Center for Children, Families, and the Law
Center for Multicultural Global Mental Health
Center for Psychological Science
Human Trafficking Community Research Hub
International Association for Firesetting Intervention, Research, and Education
Lucero Center for Latino Mental Health
Military and Veterans Mental Health

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Services for the Community

Our passion for serving our community in practical, high-impact ways is realized through our targeted service centers. In addition to providing clients with much-needed resources, treatment, and support, each service center provides invaluable opportunities for our students to gain hands-on clinical experience and to deepen their skills in their future area of practice. 

Behavioral Health, Equity, and Leadership in Schools (BHELS)
Court Ordered High Conflict Parenting Class
Brenner Center for Psychological Assessment and Consultation
Interface Referral Service
Juvenile Court Clinics
New Moms Support Groups
Youth and Family Psychotherapy Services

Read About Our Impact

Faculty, students, and community members connected to our Centers and Services have a significant impact on the greater community.

Student Profile 

Meet Felicia Agbanyo, a student in the Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and Human Services completion program.

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BHSC Scholars

The first-of-its-kind service-learning program was created to address a shortage of skilled workers in the behavioral health field by creating a pipeline of competitively paid, culturally informed entry-level professionals. Meet three of the original cohorts.

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Peace Corps Inspired Program Encourages Young People to Pursue Mental Health Careers

Workforce inititives like the Behavioral Health Service Corps℠ (BHSC) are designed to attract new and emerging talent to work in behavioral healthcare, and provide supportive pathways.

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