Events at William James College

Panel Discussion with William James College Faculty Members:

  • Julie Ryan, PhD
  • Bruce Ecker, PhD
  • Jason Osher, PhD
  • Aladdin Ossorio, PsyD
  • Erelene Rosowsky, PsyD, FGSA
  • Shyamala Venkataraman, PhD

Featuring Excerpts from:
Aging Wisely: Wisdom of our Elders
By: Irving Silverman & Ellen Beth Siegel

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
12:00 - 2:00 pm
William James College
One Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459

Lunch and refreshments will be served.

Kindly RSVP to Scott Fraatz at or directly at 617-564-9459.

Immersion Program PresentationImmersion Program Presentation 

October 18, 2017
11:30 am-1:00 pm
Rooms 335/336

Interested in learning about how you can engage with communities around the world? Join us for the Annual Immersion Program Presentation to hear the Center for Multicultural & Global Mental Health (CMGMH) students and faculty discuss their experiences in Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, and Kenya as well as obtain more information about upcoming immersion trips.



NEPA Conference at WJC

Working with Syrian Refugees: Medical, Psychological & Self- Care Implications

October 27 & 28, 2017
8:30 am-4:30 pm
Rooms 334/335/336

This continuing education event is an opportunity to join alumni, faculty, professionals, and students for discussions and presentations on the mental health needs of Syrian Refugees. 


Where Did You Learn to Behave Like That?Book Launch Event

"Where Did You Learn To Behave Like That?" 
By Dr. Sarah Hill

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
5:00-7:00 pm

William James College, Third Floor
Register Online

Join Author Sarah Hill, Ph.D. in conversation and exploration of her book, "Where Did You Learn To Behave Like That?" hosted by Dr. Kathryn Stanley & The Organizational and Leadership Psychology community at William James College.

IslamophobiaThe Implications of Islamophobia: Its Impact Beyond the Muslim Community and Key Components of Allyship

November 13, 2017
6:30-8:30 pm
Room TBA

This presentation examines the impact of Islamophobia within the Muslim community, especially in the identity development of Muslim youth. It will also discuss the far-reaching influence of Islamophobia on other marginalized and minority communities. It explores ways in which the narratives around American-Muslims are changing. Attendees will learn key components of allyship, and they will explore ways in which they can become allies to these disenfranchised groups in both clinical and non-clinical settings.


Fall 2017 Student Events and Programs:

Events are subject to change so please come back to check for updates including dates, times, and locations. This list is also not complete. More will be added as we continually plan for our community!

Paint Night Event for New Students 
September 7, 2017
6:00 pm in the Atrium

A creative night spent painting with new classmates while you enjoy some food and conversation with students, faculty, and staff.

Virtual Student Group Fair 
Week of September 11, 2017
Online all week

A great opportunity to learn about the exciting and enriching student organizations at William James College, and sign-up to be a member!

Brown Bag Discussion Series 
September 18 & 20, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm in the Atrium

This series is an opportunity to join students, faculty, and staff for timely discussions about society and culture that affect our personal and professional lives.

Samaritans 5K Walk/Run – William James College Team 
September 23, 2017
10:00 am at Artesani Park, Brighton

Suicide is a taboo subject for many, yet it touches our clients, their loved ones, and their communities. Join the William James College community to raise awareness, reduce the stigma, and demonstrate with our participation that we want to and can make a difference. 

Research Workshop with the ARC 
Week of September 25, 2017

Students often find themselves frustrated about how to use research tools to find relevant articles for a research paper or literature review. This workshop will offer tips and demonstrations to optimize your research.

National Coming Out Day 
October 11, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm in the First Floor Lounge

Everyone is invited for cake to celebrate coming out as LGBTQ or as an ally.

Brown Bag Discussion Series 
Week of October 16, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm in the Atrium

This series is an opportunity to join students, faculty, and staff for timely discussions about society and culture that affect our personal and professional lives.

Prospectus Workshop 
Week of October 23, 2017

A preview of strategies to organize and write a successful prospectus.

Organizational & Leadership Psychology: Professional Development & Career Enhancement Expo 
November 2, 2017
6:00-8:00 pm in rooms 334/335/336

Life-long learning and professional development is a hallmark of the Organization & Leadership Psychology field. Join alumni, students and professionals for a buffet dinner and networking, as we hear from several regional and national professional organizations which provide ongoing opportunities for career enhancement, development, and networking. Business Casual Dress.

Clinical/School PsyD: Psychology Health Service Provider Career Expo 
November 9, 2017
12:00-1:30  pm in rooms 335/336

Current Clinical PsyD and School PsyD students and recent alumni who are pursuing the HSP licensure credential are invited to meet employers and learn about career paths, organizational cultures, and potential postdoctoral and professional opportunities. Students and alumni are encouraged to bring copies of their CV/resume to give to employers. Business Casual Dress.

Brown Bag Discussion Series 
Week of November 13, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm in the Atrium

This series is an opportunity to join students, faculty, and staff for timely discussions about society and culture that affect our personal and professional lives.

Community Time 
Week of November 27, 2017
12:00-2:00 pm in the Atrium

Blood Drive with Boston Children’s Hospital 
December 7, 2017