William James College, formerly Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP), established in 1974 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, The Multicultural & Global Mental Health Center of Excellence, The Dr. Leon O. Brenner Center for Psychological Assessment and Testing, The Freedman Center, and The Lucero Center for Latino Mental Health, and the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies.
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. 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 Masters and Doctoral degree programs for mental health counseling and psychology.
William James College is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The MA/CAGS in School Psychology is an approved program by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). William James College offers professional continuing education for psychologists, social workers, nurses, mental health counselors, school psychologists, counselors, other mental health professionals, educators, businessmen and women, psychotherapists, and the community.