About Us

The Social Justice and Intersectionality Lab within the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education at the University of Maryland, College Park investigates the ways in which privileged social status in terms of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and (dis)ability result in discriminatory attitudes and behaviors among mental health professionals. Key values and skills that are embraced within our lab include open dialogue, shared decision-making, inclusivity, support, collaboration, self-awareness, and critical consciousness development.