Dr. Stephanie Winkeljohn Black has a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Louisville and completed her pre-doctoral internship at Virginia Commonwealth University’s University Counseling Services. She earned a B.A. in psychology and history from The College of William & Mary in Virginia. Dr. Winkeljohn Black’s research focuses on (1) diversity in religious, spiritual, and secular (RSS) behaviors as related to mental health outcomes, (2) health professionals’ multicultural competencies and humility toward client/patients’ RSS identities, and the subsequent relation to psychotherapy training, processes, and outcomes, She also has a history of studying diversity in undergraduate populations as related to coping behaviors and mental health.
Her lab, Diversity in Religion/Spirituality/Secularism and College Students (DIRECT) Interventions, is comprised of graduate and undergraduate psychology researchers and uses quantitative (self-report measures, implicit association tasks) and qualitative focus groups) data to investigate the above areas of research.