GRADUATES OF THE MASTER’S PROGRAM

William Sharp

Dr. Sharp came to the BGSP Master’s program with a Master’s in School Psychology. “I was looking to get practical clinical skills. I found that and a whole lot more.” He has most recently been granted the Doctorate in Psychoanalysis.

While Dr. Sharp attended courses at the school, he was working full time as a milieu counselor on a hospital inpatient unit. Modern analytic techniques and awareness of resistances helped him move into a position as a home based therapist working with the Department of Social Services in Massachusetts. “Supervision and the chance to present cases in classes, groups, and conferences helped me gain the confidence to not only work with difficult patients but also to teach others in the field who noticed that my techniques were working.”

Dr. Sharp became an independent consultant in 2005, working on cases for the Department of Social Services and the Department of Mental Health. In 2006, he became the director of the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy (BIP) and BGSP collaborative school based program, providing therapy within schools in the Boston area. He was influential in expanding that program which now provides services to children and teachers in more than 15 Boston school systems.

“I attribute my success and abilities to the training I received at BGSP. I have learned that there is always more to know about myself and how to work with patients. BGSP will always be a part of my life.” He currently teaches the community extension course “Parenting Through Divorce” and is a teaching assistant at the school.

Dr. Sharp is also an adjunct professor at Wheelock College and Northeastern University in their Psychology Departments.