School Psychology Program Information

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William James College

Updated: 03/05/2024

School Psychology Program
One Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459

Program Director: Robyn Bratica

E-mail: Robyn_Bratica@williamjames.edu

Program Website: http://www.williamjames.edu/academics/school/index.cfm

* The William James College School Psychology Programs train practitioners through extensive integration of field work and course work; faculty are experienced practitioners and active within the school psychology community. The program prepares students for a broad role in school psychology, and emphasizes behavioral health and prevention. Students also have opportunities to participate in concentrations, including African & Caribbean Mental Health, Children & Families of Adversity & Resilience (CFAR), Global Mental Health, and Latino Mental Health.

Programs Offered and Program Approvals
  • Doctoral level, NASP Approved/Accredited (full), APA-Accredited
    Other Accreditations: NECHE (Institutional)
    Graduation Credit Hours: 120
    Not Accessible to Working Professionals
  • Specialist level, NASP Approved/Accredited (full)
    Other Accreditations: NECHE (Institutional)
    Graduation Credit Hours: 66
    Not Accessible to Working Professionals
Financial Support
SpecialistDoctoral

Assistantship/Traineeship

  
Do students in your program have access to an assistantship/traineeship?YesYes
Total number of students receiving an assistantship/traineeship101
Minimum hours per semester100.0100.0
Minimum stipend/salary per week$117$117
Minimum tuition waiver (%)0%0%

Hourly Work

  
Do students in your program have access to hourly work?YesYes
Total number of students receiving hourly work50
Minimum hours per semester100.0
Minimum stipend/salary per week$100$0
Minimum tuition waiver (%)0%0%

Internship

  
Number of interns who received stipends91
Number of interns who received stipends$10000$35360

Additional Information

  
Student Enrollment Data

2023 / 2024

SpecialistDoctoral
Total Enrollment (including interns)382
# of First Year Students80
# of Male Students20
# of Minority Students*70
# of interns during the academic year161
# of accepted students for 2023 / 2024400
# of applicants for 2023 / 2024470
* Note: Minority students are defined as those from ethnic/racial minorities historically underrepresented in United States colleges and universities.
Faculty
NameEmailFTEMinority
Daniel Jacobsdaniel_jacobs@williamjames.edu100 %
Elana Wolkoffelana_wolkoff@williamjames.edu100 %
Jason Kaplanjason_kaplan@williamjames.edu100 %
Robyn Braticarobyn_bratica@williamjames.edu100 %
Lisa Chalukianlisa_chalukian@williamjames.edu100 %
Note: Minority faculty are defined as those from ethnic/racial minorities historically underrepresented in United States colleges and universities.
Unfilled faculty positions from the previous academic year?No
Anticipate opening a search for a new faculty member in the upcoming academic year?No
PRAXIS
No data from program has been submitted.
Respecialization

Specialist

Formal Option for Respecialization?
No
Evaluation through standard Admissions?
Yes
Description of Respecialization Process
Please see the School Psychology MA/CAGS Program Handbook, available at the link below, for program policies on Advanced Standing and Transfer of Credits.
Culminating Documentation
Degree only

Doctoral

Formal Option for Respecialization?
No
Description of Respecialization Process
Please see the School Psychology PsyD Program Handbook, available at the link below, for program policies on Advanced Standing and Transfer of Credits. The PsyD Program is no longer accepting new students.
Culminating Documentation
Degree only
Internship Settings

2023 / 2024

SpecialistDoctoral
Total Number of Interns161
Total completing internship entirely in school settings160
Total completing internships partly in school settings1
Total completing internships entirely outside school settings0
Total APA Accredited Internships1
Total APPIC listed meeting CDSPP Internship Guidelines (not APA)0
Total APPIC listed not meeting CDSPP Internship Guidelines0
Total meeting CDSPP Internship Guidelines not APPIC listed0
Total not APPIC listed and not meeting CDSPP Internship Guidelines0
1. The 2010 NASP Standards for Graduate Preparation of School Psychologists defines a school setting as “…one in which the primary goal is the education of students of diverse backgrounds, characteristics, abilities, disabilities, and needs. Generally, a school setting includes students who are enrolled in Grades pre-K–12 and has both general education and special education services. The school setting has available an internal or external pupil services unit that includes at least one state-credentialed school psychologist and provides a full range of school psychology services.”
Multicultural Settings
Program offers a bilingual specialization (i.e. students graduate beign eligible for a bilingual school psychologist certification or designation).No
Program or department provides the following graduate preparation activities related to multicultural responsiveness.
  • A specific required course on multicultural responsiveness
  • Inclusion across some (not all) required courses
  • Extracurricular Events (e.g., Town Halls, Institute Days)
  • Research Opportunities (e.g., Faculty-led PAR, CBPR)
Program or department provides the following graduate preparation activities related to social justice that align with the NASP definition and extends beyond cultural awareness into action.
  • Inclusion across some (not all) required courses
  • Extracurricular Events (e.g., Town Halls, Institute Days)
  • Research Opportunities
Student Outcome Data

2021 / 2022

SpecialistDoctoral
# of students completing program (including internship)116
Mean # of years to complete the program36
Median # of years to complete the program35
# of students who transferred to a School Psych Doctoral Program0
# of students that left the program prior to graduation11
# of graduates employed by schools114
# employed in settings other than schools02
# employed in a faculty position00
# entering other fields00
# continuing formal education00
# not employed or continuing education00