Diversity Research

The faculty and graduate students are also strongly interested in enhancing research on multicultural issues. The program was recently listed as one of the top programs in terms of productivity in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender scholarship in The Counseling Psychologist (see Smith, 2010).

Examples of topics faculty and students research include:

  • The largest on-going study of African American families.
  • Implicit biases towards individuals of color.
  • Assessment of counselors’ stereotypes toward sexual minorities.
  • The effect of multicultural counseling training in reducing implicit racial/ethnic and sexual orientation biases.
  • Physiological responses to discrimination, and gender issues and psychological adjustment.
  • Asian/Asian Americans’ coping with discrimination, acculturative stress, and minority stress.
  • Understanding the role of religion and spirituality in counseling.

References of published research on diversity (2010-present)