Research Center

The Research Institute for Counseling & Education’s (RICE) areas of research include:

  • clinical outcome research.
  • intimate partner violence and gender issues in psychotherapy.
  • the interplay of religion, spirituality, and existential issues with mental health.
  • addiction prevention, and
  • mindfulness practice

Research activities include:

  • conducting empirical research studies using quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • training doctoral students in empirical research methods.
  • engaging in interdisciplinary dialogues and scholarly activities such as symposia and theoretical writings.
  • offering presentations and publications to professional and lay audiences.


RICE is committed to research in the areas of counseling and human behavior.  With multidimensional academic approaches that includes theories from psychology, human development, gender studies, and religious studies, RICE provides a critical voices through mainstream counseling methods.