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William Beverly

Counseling Faculty, Director of Behavioral Health Sciences

Current Classes

BHS150 - Introduction to Behavioral Health and Social Services
BHS210 - Addictions, Substance Use Disorders, and Relapse Prevention
BHS272 - Managing Difficult Children
PSY267 - Introduction to Forensic Psychology


Dr. William Beverly is Counseling Faculty and Coordinator of the Behavioral Health Sciences program at South Mountain Community College. He is a licensed psychologist and a licensed couples & family therapist with over 17 years of counseling experience and 10 years of college teaching experience with diverse student and client populations. Dr. Beverly has held leadership positions in a wide array of behavioral health settings serving as Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Director, and Executive Director of numerous behavioral health programs across the state of Arizona, including residential treatment for teens, therapeutic group homes for adults with serious mental illness, forensic psychological services, sex offender treatment, and general outpatient counseling and psychiatric services. He was previously the Lead Psychologist for the Maricopa County jail system, where he co-developed a trauma-informed model for training officers working with inmates with mental illness, and developed a mindfulness-based stress management program for incarcerated veterans. Dr. Beverly has conducted numerous workshops at regional, national, and international conferences and published on the topic of suicide prevention and intervention with vulnerable populations. He earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Northern Arizona University, with additional graduate studies at the Academy of Family Therapy in Rome, Italy. He is passionate about serving the community of South Phoenix and helping students discover their strengths while supporting their personal and professional growth.


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