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June 24, 2014
Democrat and Republican Candidates to Participate in Gubernatorial Forum on Mental Health

May 22, 2014
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) Announces Mental Health Matters: Leadership in the Wake of Trauma

April 1, 2014
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) Announces 40th Anniversary Gala

September 19, 2013
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology holds 12th Annual Lucero Memorial 5K at new campus in Newton. MSPP remembers fallen graduate Dr. Cynthia Lucero who died during 2002 Boston Marathon.

August 1, 2013
Brookline resident, Dr. Robert Kinscherff of Newton-based MSPP to Chair Task Force on Gun Violence for American Psychological Association (APA)

May 28, 2013
MSPP Awards Mental Health Humanitarian Award to General Rhonda Cornum at Gala on May 15, 2013

May 7, 2013
Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth to be Commencement Speaker at Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology on June 2.

April 23, 2013
Resilience is Theme of Haitian Art Exhibit at Newton's Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, April 25 – May 24. Exhibit is Part of Month-Long Celebration of Haitian Resilience.

April 2, 2013
Join Us to Watch and Respond to Provocative Films about the Complexity of Human Relationships. MFA/MSPP's Third Annual Hollywood Scriptures Film Series.

March 25, 2013
Gala to Benefit U.S. Veterans Set for May 15th, Hosted by the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. General George W. Casey, Jr. Heads List of Distinguished Guests and Honorees.

February 1, 2013
Dover Resident Named Vice President of Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in Newton, MA.

December 20, 2012
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology expresses sadness at Sandy Hook tragedy, advocates for more mental health services.

September 19, 2012
MSPP Launches New Master’s Degree Program in Global Mental Health to Help Meet Mental Health Needs around the World. Program is first in New England to Prepare Students for Licensure.

September 18, 2012
The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology Announces the 11th Annual Lucero Memorial 5K. Annual run/walk honors MSPP graduate Dr. Cynthia Lucero and will follow route of Marathon in Newton for first time.

August 30, 2012
Director at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology appointed to Governor’s Council. Dr. Robin Deutsch selected to help review laws on parental responsibilities

June 12, 2012
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology Awards Honorary Degrees to Mayor Menino, Former U.S. Surgeon General at June 3 Commencement Ceremony.

June 12, 2012
Worcester resident Richard (Rif) Freedman, receives honorary doctorate from MSPP for commitment to children, families and the school.

June 12, 2012
Hortensia Amaro, resident of Hyde Park, MA, to receive Honorary Doctorate from MSPP for her work to help the disenfranchised.

May 18, 2012
Mayor of Boston to be Honored at Commencement of Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, June 3, 2012.

May 17, 2012
U.S. Surgeon General is Commencement Speaker at Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, June 3, 2012.

May 9, 2012
New works by Haitian artists of “When our Brushes Shook” on exhibit at The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. CLOSING RECEPTION May 17th, 2012, 6-8pm. Works of Art Show Emotional Shift As Time Passes

May 8, 2012
U.S. Surgeon General—Keynote Commencement Speaker, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.

May 7, 2012
Lowell Resident, Dr. Arnold Kerzner Receives Humanitarian Award for Lifetime Devotion to Children and Families from MSPP.

May 7, 2012
Shrewsbury resident receives prestigious alumni award for devotion to children’s mental health by Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.

April 24, 2012
New works by Haitian artists of “When our Brushes Shook” at exhibit at MSPP from April 27-May 11, 2012. Works of Art Show Emotional Shift As Time Passes.

April 10, 2012
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology to move to Newton: New State-of-the-Art Learning Environment is Culmination of a Decade of Revitalization and Growth.

April 2, 2012
“Family Matters” - A Collaboration of Psychology and Cinema

March 28, 2012
Newton Resident and Psychiatrist Dr. Larry Lifson is Honored for his 30 Years of Providing Continuing Education to the Mental Health Community. Prestigious Conference Endowed and Named in his Honor.

March 19, 2012
Shaping Leaders for the 21st Century with Positive Psychology is Focus of New Degree Programs at MSPP. Webinars Share Information for Prospective Students.

January 12, 2012
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology Receives Donation from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation For Lucero Latino Mental Health Program - One of First in U.S.

January 10, 2012
Dr. Frances Mervyn of MSPP Receives Prestigious Award for Inspiring Students to Make a Difference in the World.

November 18, 2011
Educators Gather Today to Increase Social and Emotional Learning in K-12 in Mass. Public Schools. Will Discuss Latest Findings on Positive Impact of SEL on Academics, Social Behavior and Life.

November 16, 2011
Train Vets to Treat Vets® Becomes Law in MA.

October 31, 2011
MSPP Executive Coaching Program holds open house Nov. 15 to celebrate International Coach Federation approval and unveil new, more accessible program format to prospective students. Program director says program’s new format is designed for busy professionals.

September 10, 2011
Tenth Annual 5k Walk/Run on September 25 will Honor Fallen Marathoner and Support Latino Mental Health Program at MSPP.

August 8, 2011
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology Addresses Needs of Job Seekers and Career Changers.

August 1, 2011
Dr. Erik Gregory is new Director of Organizational and Leadership Psychology at MSPP. Will Create Unique Doctoral Program to Foster Leaders for 21st Century!

July 18, 2011
MSPP’s Dr. Sara Orozco named to Massachusetts Health Disparities Council by Senate President Therese Murray Attends. First Meeting on July 18, 2011.

June 16, 2011
Former Secretary of Veterans’ Services, thanks graduates for their commitment at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology commencement.

June 15, 2011
Dr. Robin Deutsch to Direct New Center of Excellence for Children, Families, and the Law at Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Center will train judges, lawyers, court personnel, child welfare professionals and mental health providers

May 6, 2011
Hidden Wounds of War Report Inspires Advocates to Support “Train Vets to Treat Vets®” Program. Local Marines to Speak of Need and their Personal Experiences at May 11 Public Briefing at State House.

March 29, 2001
The First Annual Hollywood Scriptures Film Series: The Psychology of War, April 14-17, 2011 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Collaboration between the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.

January 31, 2011
MSPP Establishes Center on Psychotherapy and Spirituality. Center will increase understanding of role of spirituality in healing process


December 16, 2010
Appointment of Puerto Rican, Dr. Stacey Lambert, Director of Diversity Education and Inclusion. "My background has always been in working with the underserved, in particular minority populations, the homeless, people with severe mental illness and the elderly. Throughout my career I have maintained a broad social consciousness and a sense of social responsibility." — Stacey Lambert, PsyD.

September 27, 2010
West Roxbury man is the winner of the Ninth Annual 5K Lucero Memorial Race on Sunday, September 26th. Legacy of Cynthia Lucero lives on—the Latino Mental Health Training Program has Graduated Seven and Enrolled 43 Since 2006.

July 13, 2010
Therapeutic workbook to help Haitian children cope trauma of earthquake. Workshop at Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology on July 21 will train professionals and parents to help healing process.

June 14, 2010
Latina Mental Health Therapist Consults in U.S. Human Trafficking.

June 14, 2010
Gerald Chertavian, Founder of Year Up Thanks MSPP Grads and Urges Them to Keep the Balance in Their Lives.

June 3, 2010
Gerald Chertavian, a “Thoroughly Modern Do-Gooder,” is Commencement Speaker for the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.

May 17, 2010
Lt. Governor helps kick off Yellow Ribbon Campaign for Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology at May 21 Reception. Campaign will raise scholarship funds to supplement GI-Bill grants to veterans training to treat other veterans.

March 26, 2010
MSPP Leaders Advocate for More Language and Cultural Training for Mental Health Providers to Work with Latinos and Other Underserved Populations.

March 8, 2010
MSPP Continues Commitments to the Mental Health of Veterans. Conference Series to Focus on the Individual Soldier, the Children of Soldiers and the Impact on Families.


November 13, 2009
Wheelock College and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) today announced a landmark educational partnership that will fast-track students entering the growing field of mental-health counseling. Wheelock students may complete their undergraduate education at Wheelock within three years, and then earn a two-year master’s degree from MSPP. Both programs qualify their graduates to pursue licensure in Massachusetts as Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC) in as little as five years.

September 28, 2009
Torrential rain did not deter 129 runners and walkers from “finishing the race” for Dr. Cynthia Lucero, the talented young psychologist—who died during the 2002 Boston marathon—to raise funds for her legacy on September 27.

May 29, 2009
Three New Programs Confer Degrees at MSPP Graduation on June 7, 2009. Sister Judith Brun, fierce mental health advocate for hurricane-traumatized children, is commencement speaker.

May 26, 2009
Returning War Veterans: Challenges in Continuing Mental Health Care After Military and Civilian Trauma. Forum to Examine Solutions. Presented by Erich Lindemann Community Mental Health Education Center Initiative of The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology

April 29, 2009
Ceremony at State House honors community mental health pioneer Dr. Stephen D. Hayes on May 5.

April 20, 2009
Gala to Celebrate 35 Years of Pioneering Spirit at MSPP.


December 15 , 2008
Latino Psychologist Appointed to Mental Health Post in Commonwealth.

October 28, 2008
WarmLines Parent Resources, longtime Newton-based private social service agency, has been acquired by Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in West Roxbury.

September 29, 2008
Running and Walking in the Rain—Seventh Annual 5K Lucero Memorial Race is Success and Cynthia’s Legacy Grows. West Roxbury’s John Lohan wins.

September 4, 2008
Ira Magaziner joins Leaders in Peace Psychology at MSPP to Explore Ways to Transform Violence, Heal Families, Communities and World. Special display of Palestinian and Israeli teenagers’ art from Artsbridge Camp.

May 27 , 2008
Growing Public Health Crisis of Domestic Violence and Suicides by Returning Veterans. Forum to Explore Solutions Presented by The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.

May 5 , 2008
MSPP Gala on May 2 is huge success. Raises funds for School’s Psychological Assessment Center.

April 29, 2008
Gala to benefit Psychological Assessment Center at MSPP on May 2.

April 7, 2008
Children of New Bedford immigrant raids are victims of terrorism, testifies Dr. Laria today


October 12, 2007
Effective Parenting During and After Divorce on Thursday, October 25, is first of new of community education series sponsored by Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology for Greater Boston towns

October 8, 2007
Sunday, October 14, MSPP holds Sixth Annual 5K Lucero Memorial Run and Latino Leadership Breakfast

September 7, 2007
The Power of Coaching for Middle Managers is Focus of Annual Boston Executive Coaching Conference on October 12

June 1, 2007
Mental Health Commissioner will be Commencement Speaker at Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology on Sunday, June 3, 2007

April 10, 2007
Latino Mental Health Addresses Crucial Need


October 24, 2006
Executive Coaches Train Nonprofit Leaders in Boston

October 22, 2006
MSPP holds Fifth Annual 5K Lucero Memorial Run—Will Raise Funds for New England’s First Program Training Psychologiststo Develop Linguistic (Spanish) and Cultural Competence to Care for Latinos

October 18, 2006
Brookline resident Dr. Thomas Cottle to speak about his book “When the Music Stopped, Discovering my Mother” at MSPP on November 5—Book describes his relationship to his concert pianist mother who left her brilliant career for domestic life

June 4, 2006
METCO Executive Director Jean McGuire is Commencement Speaker at Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology

March 7, 2006
MSPP Thanks Donors and The Art Connection and its Artists at Special Celebration and Seminar—The Art of Psychology—on March 14


November 30 , 2005
The Connection Between Spirituality and Psychology-MSPP Spirituality Program and Conference Seek to Build a Community

November 2 , 2005
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology Elects New Chairman of the Board

October 20, 2005
MSPP Launches New School Psychology Program to Help Meet National Need for Mental Health Providers for Children

September 26, 2005
Lucero Memorial Run at Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology a Success - Proceeds to go to MSPP’s Lucero Latino Mental Health Program

September 26, 2005
MSPP Launches Program to Train Latino and Non-Latino Psychologists to Meet Critical Shortage Which Addresses Complex Mental Health Needs of Latinos in the U.S.

September 25, 2005
Sunday, September 25, MSPP holds Fourth Annual 5K Lucero Memorial Run. Will Raise Funds for New England’s First Program Training Psychologists to Develop Linguistic (Spanish) and Cultural Competence to Care for Latinos.

May 24, 2005
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology Celebrates 30th Anniversary and Dramatic Expansion of Program Offerings

May 24, 2005
Juvenile Court Chief Justice Martha Grace to be Commencement Speaker at Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology on June 5


November 6, 2004
Brave Heart: Marisa Auerbach, 14-year-old recipient of the heart of fallen marathon runner, psychologist Cynthia Lucero, to attend Annual Lucero Memorial Run at MSPP on Sunday, November 7

September 7, 2004
New Executive Coaching Program is Unique Among Local/National Offereings

September 7, 2004
Executive Coaching Conference on October 15 Launches New Program

June 7, 2004
Noted Anxiety Expert is Speaker at 2004 MSPP Commencement June 6

April 7, 2004
Nationally Regarded Expert Lectures on Protecting Children from Bullying, Harassment and Emotional Violence

April 5, 2004
The Psychological Consequences of Terrorism/Disaster. Lecture Builds on Lessons Learned from 9/11 and Coconut Grove

February 23, 2004
Ethics for the Consulting Professional: A Workshop for Business/Organization Consultants, HR Professionals, and Mental Health Professionals


October 25, 2003
Internationally Renowned Physician Herbert Benson, MD To Lecture on Spirituality and Forgiveness at MSPP in West Roxbury

September 5, 2003
Growing Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology Inaugurates Nicholas Covino, PsyD, As Second President

June 3, 2003
MSPP Welcomes Dr. Prothrow-Stith as Commencement Speaker and Graduates First Psychopharmacology Class for Psychologists in the Northeast June 8


December 30, 2002
Covino is New President of Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in West Roxbury --Will Advocate for Prescription Privileges for Psychologists

April 24, 2002
Board of Trustees selects Dr. Nicholas Covino as President of MSPP

Updated 6/25/14

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