IncLab includes doctoral students, masters students, and a faculty member in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. IncLab alums are at work in applied and educational settings all over the country and the world.
Associate Professor of Psychology & Education
Now a professor in the Counseling Psychology program at Teachers College, Columbia University, Laura received her BA from the University of Virginia and her Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University. Laura was formerly the Training Director of Pace University's internship program, the Director of the Furman Counseling Center at Barnard College, and the Director of Psychological Services at the West Farms Center in the Bronx. Laura’s research interests include social inclusion/exclusion and emotional well-being, the influence of classism in psychological theory and practice, race/class intersections, and participatory action research (PAR) in schools and communities.
My name is Laila Abdel Salam and I am a first-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at Teachers College. As an Egyptian woman interested social class and participatory action research, Inclab has provided me with the perfect space to explore the intersectionality between mental health, social inclusion and ultimately social justice.
My name is Ranjana Srinivasan and I am a third-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at Teachers College. I am interested in research involving body image and eating disorder issues, the South Asian American community, and social class. Currently I am working on a consensual qualitative research study looking at the affect of socioeconomic status level on the development of body image for Indian American women.
Randolph M. Scott-McLaughlin, II is a fifth-year doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at Teachers College Columbia University whose research interests include the mental health impact of the judiciary on families and racially marginalized communities.