"I really enjoy teaching at Franklin Pierce.  The spirit of community and family are evident in all that we do to promote our programs and mission at the University."

William B. Flynn, Jr. 

Professor of Psychology, Social Work and Counseling
Coordinator, Social Work and Counseling Program
Advisor, Psi Chi, the National Honor Society for Psychology
Psychology, Social Work and Counseling/Behavioral Science Division

Ed.D. Counseling Psychology, Boston University
M.A.C.A.G.S. Psychology and Counseling, Assumption College 
B.A. Lyndon State College

Courses Taught
Techniques of Counseling I, II
Abnormal Psychology
Introduction to Psychology
Health Psychology
Sports Psychology
Psychological Testing
Group Dynamics
Seminar on Addiction
Theories of Personality
Crisis Intervention

Research Interests & Areas of Expertise
Extroversion/Introversion and Cognitive/Affective Methods of Instruction as Determinants of Change in Self-Concept and Self-Actualization among College Students; Person-Centered Therapy vs. Rational Emotive Therapy in the Treatment of Anxiety;- “Anxiety and Somatic Complaint:  An Overview of Diagnosis and Treatment” .
As a Licensed Clinical and School Psychologist in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, I have a private practice and see clients for stress, anxiety, and depression.  I also specialize in treating personality and somatoformic disorders.

Honors & Awards:
American Board of Medical Psychotherapists,  Fellow and Diplomate

Professional Memberships:

  • American Psychological Association - Division of Counseling, Psychology and Psychotherapy
  • New England Psychological Association
  • Massachusetts Psychological Association
  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • American Association of University Professors
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Clinical Member
  • New Hampshire Psychological Organization
  • American Mental Health Counselors Association
  • Psi Chi, The National Honor Society in Psychology

Conferences Attended 

  • “ETHICS: Focusing on Families of Divorce” - Campbell Harvey, Esquire, American Mental Health Counselors’ Association
  • “Psychopharmacology”- Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry, Division of Postgraduate Education
  • “HIV Trends and Treatment” - Peter DalPra, LADC, LCS, NH Training Institute on Addictive Disorders
  • "Treating Couples and Families,” Harvard Medical School Dept. of Continuing Education
  • “Sustaining Communities in Work, Education and Health Contributions within an Ecological Framework” - Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences
  • “Puzzling it Out: A Discussion of Communication, Privacy, Conflict and Threats of Violence” - Barbara Maloney, Esquire, American Mental Health Counselors’ Assocication
  • “Autism Spectrum Disorders: From Childhood to Adulthood”, Harvard Medical School Dept. of Continuing Education Behavioral Health
  • “Ethical Challenges in Social Work and Counseling”, Dr. Frances Clark-Patterson, Summit Professional Education


  • Licensed Psychologist in the States of Massachusetts and New Hampshire
  • Licensed School Psychologist in the States of Massachusetts and New Hampshire
  • Private Practice in Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Psychologist, Allied Mental Health Staff, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital, Nashua, New Hampshire

Personal Interests 
Football, Baseball, Hockey, Cricket, Hiking, Fishing, World Travel, Piano and Theater