Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education (CHSE)

Adolescent Literacy & Professional Development Lab

The Adolescent Literacy and Professional Development LabUnder the guidance of Dr. Jade Wexler, the Adolescent Literacy & Professional Development Lab is committed to improving literacy outcomes for adolescent readers, both with and without disabilities. In partnership with school districts, instructional leaders, and teachers, the lab studies and develops innovative ways of professional...

Bullying Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Lab

The Bullying Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Lab conducts research on topics including bullying and bullying prevention, school-based mental health services and prevention of mental health problems, mental health literacy, help-seeking among culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students, parenting practices and family involvement. Some of our recent projects include:Influences of the...

Emotions, Equity, & Education Lab

We collaborate with educators and communities to improve socioemotional learning, literacy, and achievement for all students. We are interested in constructs like stress, mental health, resilience, persistence, emotional regulation, and motivation. Our work engages a diverse group of students from local schools as we examine socioemotional supports that make students successful in literacy and achievement.

Social Cognitive Career Theory Lab

WELCOMEWelcome to the Social Cognitive Career Theory Lab! Our research team includes Dr. Bob Lent and several graduate students in counseling psychology. The research team pursues individual and joint studies of career, academic, counseling, wellness, and relationship behavior. Most of the team's studies involve applications of social cognitive theory and focus on positive psychological adaptation...

Social Justice Lab

The Social Justice, Intersectionality, and Heteronormativity 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...

Temperament and Narratives Lab

Welcome to the Temperament and Narratives Lab! Our lab is led by Dr. Hedy Teglasi and is housed within the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education at the University of Maryland. We investigate young children and early career teachers’ emotional and cognitive processes that contribute to development and mental health. Our ongoing projects use multiple perspectives and...