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Podcast by William James College

    Episode 21: Spirituality, Social Justice, and Social Activism.

    Episode 21: Spirituality, Social Justice, and Social Activism.

    In a world marked increasingly by insensitivity and intolerance, faith and spirituality can serve as the motivational energy that animates the pursuit of a more socially just society and propel us toward social action and advocacy. In this episode, William James College President Dr. Nicholas Covino is joined by Dr. Nicholas Rowe, Ph.D., Dean of Student Engagement and Associate Professor of History and Peace Studies at Gordon College, and Rabbi Victor Reinstein, co-founder of Nehar Shalom Community Synagogue in Jamaica Plain with his wife Mieke and a congressional rabbi for over 30 years, for a discussion on spirituality, social justice, and social activism.

    • 35 min
    Ep 20: Nurturing Resilience in Children and Families

    Ep 20: Nurturing Resilience in Children and Families

    Dr. Robert Brooks, a leader in child psychology and parenting, former director of the department of psychology and of psychology training at McLean Hospital, and a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School, joins Dr. Stan Berman, vice president for academic affairs and associate professor in the department of clinical psychology at William James, for a conversation exploring topics including: resiliency, mindset, Brook's Islands of Competence model, parent-child communication and childhood anxiety.

    "Conversations with William James College" is a monthly podcast series produced by William James College in Newton, Massachusetts. William James educates professionals to bring psychological theory and skills to businesses and organizations, health care systems, correctional facilities, community mental health centers, schools and consulting rooms. www.williamjames.edu

    • 35 min
    Ep 19: Asian American Mental Health

    Ep 19: Asian American Mental Health

    Society is becoming more globalized than ever, and the field of mental health is struggling to keep up. Minority groups face countless obstacles in accessing mental health services. And when they are able to access these services, they’re often met with a therapist who doesn’t understand their culture – be it language, values, or other intangible aspects of their life experience. William James College President Dr. Nicholas Covino speaks with Dr. Jean Lau Chin, Professor at Adelphi University in New York, about the need for cultural competency in our increasingly global, interconnected world. Dr. Chin served as keynote speaker for a conference held at William James titled, “Integrative and Holistic Approaches to Mental Health Care for Asians.”

    • 26 min
    Ep 18: Examining LGBTQ Issues in Education

    Ep 18: Examining LGBTQ Issues in Education

    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month is celebrated each year in June to honor the history of the LGBTQ community and to recognize the impact LGBTQ individuals have had throughout the world. Although steps have been taken towards establishing equality, research suggests that the discrimination LGBTQ individuals face linked to societal stigma still endured by this community today is associated with various mental health issues such as high rates of psychiatric disorders, substance abuse and suicide. This podcast will explore specifically the stigmas faced by the LGBTQ community within education and the impact of these stigmas on mental health.

    • 33 min
    Ep. 17: Prevent Promote

    Ep. 17: Prevent Promote

    In March of 2017 Governor Baker authorized a Special Legislative Commission to study prevention science and evidence based strategies to promote mental wellness and prevent mental illness. For 12 months, this 26-member Commission worked with national and local experts and recently issued its report. In this podcast, Margaret Hannah, Executive Director of the Freedman Center at William James College, who was appointed to the Commission, discusses some of the report’s findings.

    • 30 min
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    • 1 min

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