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Dr. Paola Contreras Authors Boston Globe Letter to Editor on Exploitative Nature of Commercial Sex

Dr. Paola Contreras, associate professor in the Counseling and Behavioral Health Department, authored a Letter to the Editor in the February 5 edition of the Boston Globe, which commended the Globe for exposing the exploitative nature of commercial sex, and called for the transfer of shame to where it...

William James College Partners with the Newton Food Pantry to Fight Food Insecurity

Food insecurity is on the rise around the country and across the Commonwealth, even on college campuses. According to recent studies almost 25% of college students in the US have experienced hunger which can have a long-term impact on their physical and mental health. A new campus-based food pantry,...

William James College and Ruderman Family Foundation to Launch College Mental Health Initiative Through $250,000 Grant

William James College (WJC), a leader in behavioral health workforce development and the Ruderman Family Foundation, an internationally recognized organization that works to end the stigma associated with mental health, have today announced a new partnership to create the Ruderman Family Foundation Fellowship...

Military and Veterans Psychology Highlights

Dr. Jenny D’Olympian received the 2023 Deborah Sampson Award. Presented at the annual Women Veterans Appreciation Day Ceremony in Boston, and William James College was proud to host the conference Advancing Veteran Suicide Prevention: Military Culture, Moral Injury and Military Resilience on October...

DESE Awards BHELS Contract to Lead Teacher Diversification Training

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has awarded William James College’s Center for Behavioral Health, Equity, and Leadership in Schools (BHELS) a one-year, $425,000 contract to support the development of a diverse and culturally responsive educator workforce across...

William James College Associate Professor, Dr. Jason P. Kaplan Named 2023 Trainer of the Year by the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association

Dr. Jason P. Kaplan, Associate Professor and Chair, School Psychology Department at William James College (WJC) has been named 2023 Trainer of the Year by the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association (MSPA.)

WBUR Highlights Program on Suicide Prevention for Veterans

WBUR’s Producer, Reporter, and anchor Lynn Jolicouer, covered William James College’s "Suicide Prevention for Military Veterans Through Lethal Means Counseling" program in an in-depth report.

President Covino Co-Authors Boston Globe Letter to Editor on Student Mental Health Crisis

William James College President Nick Covino, Thomas Scott executive director, Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, and Glenn Koocher, executive director, Massachusetts Association of School Committees, co-authored a Letter to the Editor in the Boston Globe, highlighting the student mental...

Dr. Jenny D'Olympia Speaks to WBUR as Part of Veterans Day Panel

Dr. Jenny D'Olympia, director of the Military and Veterans Psychology concentration, was interviewed by WBUR for a Veterans Day panel about her military service and how her experience has impacted her life.

Boston Globe: WJC’s Asian Mental Health Program Highlighted as Resource to Support Rising AAPI Mental Health Needs

Dr. Catherine Vuky, director of the Asian Mental Health program (AMH), spoke to the Globe on behalf of William James College and the AMH program which were mentioned as local resources available to help support the AAPI community and create paths for aspiring clinicians who wish to serve the population.

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