William James College

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William James College
Former name
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP)
Motto Meeting the Need...Making a Difference
Type Private university
Established 1974
Academic affiliation
NEASC
APA
NASP
President Nicholas Covino, PsyD
Students 600
Location Newton, Massachusetts, United States
42°17′42″N 71°12′12″W / 42.2950°N 71.2033°W / 42.2950; -71.2033Coordinates: 42°17′42″N 71°12′12″W / 42.2950°N 71.2033°W / 42.2950; -71.2033
Website http://www.williamjames.edu

William James College, formerly Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP),[1] is a graduate college of psychology located in Newton, Massachusetts. With nearly 700 students, William James College offers seventeen graduate academic degree programs and one academic graduate certificate across four departments: Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Organizational and Leadership Psychology, and School Psychology. William James College is home to the following centers: The Center of Excellence for Children, Families, and the Law,[2] The Multicultural & Global Mental Health Center of Excellence,[3] The Dr. Leon O. Brenner Center for Psychological Assessment and Testing,[4] The Freedman Center,[5] and The Lucero Center for Latino Mental Health,[6] and the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies.[7]

Educational approach[edit]

Founded in 1974, William James College uses an experiential education model, which combines academic instruction with supervised clinical experience. Students are in the field beginning in the first year, and are placed in various local field facilities including social service agencies, schools, hospitals, community mental health centers, child guidance clinics, court clinics, college counseling centers, private agencies and corporate settings.[8]

Specialty areas[edit]

The Lucero Latino Mental Health Training Program is a concentration open to students from many of the graduate programs, specializing in the specific mental health needs of Latino patients or clients.[9] The Dr. Cynthia Lucero Center, which sponsors the concentration in Latino Mental Health, was founded by the friends and family of the late Dr. Cynthia Lucero, a graduate of William James College.[10] Lectures and scholarships in Cynthia’s memory are also sponsored by the Lucero Center.[11] The academic concentration provides relevant coursework and summer immersion programs in Costa Rica and Ecuador focused on improving Spanish language skills and exposure to Latino cultures through community service mental health work.

One distinguishing William James College program is designed to "train vets to treat vets". In 2011,[12] William James College was awarded a grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, working to recruit veterans and train them to meet the mental health needs of their fellow service men and women. William James College participates in the Veteran’s Administration Yellow Ribbon Program and provides matching grant assistance to eligible veterans.

The Center for Multicultural and Global Mental Health (CMGMH) aims to be a preeminent academic, clinical training, and research center in promoting social justice and addressing mental health disparities among disenfranchised populations in the U.S. and abroad. It houses the Latino Mental Health Program (LMHP), the African and Caribbean Mental Health (ACMH) Program, and the Global Mental Health (GMH) Program.[13]

William James College is also home to the Black Mental Health Graduate Academy, an emerging academic pipeline program designed to recruit, mentor, and support Black students in Master's and Doctoral degree programs for mental health counseling and psychology.[14]

Academic programs[edit]

Clinical Psychology

  • Clinical Psychology PsyD[15]
    • Concentrations Available:
      • Children & Families of Adversity & Resilience[16]
      • Clinical Health Psychology[17]
      • Forensic Psychology[18]
      • Geropsychology[19]
      • Neuropsychology[20]
  • Certificate of Respecialization in Clinical Psychology[21]

Counseling Psychology

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MA[22]
    • Couples & Family Therapy Emphasis[23]
    • Expressive Arts Therapy Emphasis[24]
    • Forensic & Correctional Counseling Emphasis[25]
    • Health & Behavioral Medicine Emphasis[26]

Organizational and Leadership Psychology

  • Leadership Psychology, PsyD (Blended).[27]
  • Organizational Psychology, MA (Blended, Online)[28]
  • Executive Coaching Graduate Certificate[29]

School Psychology

  • School Psychology, PsyD[30]
  • School Psychology, MA/CAGS[31]
  • Applied Behavior Analysis, MA[32]

Accreditation[edit]

William James College is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA)[33] and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).[34] The MA/CAGS in School Psychology is an approved program by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).[35]

Continuing and community education[edit]

William James College offers professional continuing education for psychologists,[36] social workers, nurses, mental health counselors, school psychologists, counselors, other mental health professionals, educators, businessmen and women, psychotherapists, and the community.

In addition, the Freedman Center for Child and Family Development, offers courses for parents.[37]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ William James College Home Page - www.WilliamJames.edu
  2. ^ "The Children, Families & the Law Center of Excellence". www.williamjames.edu. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  3. ^ "Multicultural & Global Mental Health Center of Excellence". www.williamjames.edu. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  4. ^ "Adult Assessment, Child Assessment (NYC), Rapid Response Testing (RRPTS)". www.williamjames.edu. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  5. ^ "The Freedman Center at William James College, Parent and Educator Resources, Newton MA Metrowest". www.williamjames.edu. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  6. ^ "Dr. Cynthia Lucero Center at William James College". www.williamjames.edu. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  7. ^ "The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies at William James College". www.williamjames.edu. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  8. ^ "Graduate Psychology School Field Placement & Training" - http://www.WilliamJames.edu/academics/field-placement/default.asp
  9. ^ "Latino Mental Health Training Program - William James College Lucero Center" - http://www.williamjames.edu/academics/centers-of-excellence/latino-mental-health/program-overview.cfm
  10. ^ "Remembering Dr. Cynthia Lucero: The Marathon Solution" - https://bostonmarathoncoach.wordpress.com/2011/04/28/remembering-dr-cynthia-lucero//
  11. ^ "Meet Our Lucero Scholars: The Dr. Cynthia Lucero Center at William James College" - http://www.williamjames.edu/academics/centers-of-excellence/latino-mental-health/lucero-scholars/index.cfm
  12. ^ "'Train Veterans to Treat Veterans' Program Becomes Law in Massachusetts" - http://patch.com/massachusetts/westroxbury/train-veterans-to-treat-veterans-program-becomes-law-46d2194ab4
  13. ^ "Multicultural & Global Mental Health Center of Excellence". www.williamjames.edu. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  14. ^ "Black Mental Health Initiative". www.williamjames.edu. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  15. ^ "PsyD Program (Doctorate in Clinical Psychology) - http://www.williamjames.edu/academics/clinical/psyd/index.cfm
  16. ^ "Children & Families of Adversity & Resilience Concentration in Clinical PsyD Program". www.williamjames.edu. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  17. ^ "Clinical Health Psychology Concentration at William James College". www.williamjames.edu. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  18. ^ "Forensic Psychology Concentration in Clinical PsyD Program". www.williamjames.edu. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  19. ^ "Geropsychology Concentration in Clinical PsyD Program". www.williamjames.edu. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  20. ^ "Neuropsychology Concentration in Clinical Psychology PsyD Program". www.williamjames.edu. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  21. ^ "Clinical Psychology Respecialization Program". www.williamjames.edu. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  22. ^ "Masters Program in Counseling Psychology" - http://www.williamjames.edu/academics/counseling/counseling-ma/index.cfm
  23. ^ "Couples & Family Therapy Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters". www.williamjames.edu. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  24. ^ "Expressive Arts Therapy Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters". www.williamjames.edu. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  25. ^ "Forensic & Correctional Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters". www.williamjames.edu. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  26. ^ "Health & Behavioral Medicine Area of Emphasis". www.williamjames.edu. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  27. ^ "PsyD Program in Leadership Psychology" - http://www.williamjames.edu/academics/olp/leadership-psyd/index.cfm
  28. ^ Masters Program in Organizational Psychology - William James College" - http://www.williamjames.edu/academics/olp/organizational-ma/index.cfm
  29. ^ "Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching". www.williamjames.edu. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  30. ^ PsyD Program in School Psychology - William James College, Newton, MA" - http://www.williamjames.edu/academics/school/school-psyd/index.cfm
  31. ^ "School Psychology Masters (MA) & Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS)" - http://www.williamjames.edu/academics/school/school-ma-cags/index.cfm
  32. ^ "Applied Behavior Analysis MA Program". www.williamjames.edu. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  33. ^ "Accreditation" - http://apa.org/education/grad/program-accreditation.aspx
  34. ^ "New England Association of Schools and Colleges: Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) - http://cihe.neasc.org/
  35. ^ "National Association of School Psychologists" - http://www.nasponline.org/
  36. ^ "Continuing Education Programs for Psychologists" - http://www.apa.org/education/ce/index.aspx
  37. ^ "Freedman Center at William James College" - http://www.williamjames.edu/community/freedman-center/about.cfm

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