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Steven Stone-Sabali

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies

Program Area: School Psychology


Steven Stone-Sabali is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Studies. His professional experiences and transdisciplinary academic training has provided him with an analytical and human-centered approach to serving underrepresented communities, identify emerging scientific trends, and designing impactful interventions for the social sciences fields. Specifically, Stone-Sabali has aided the development of learners of all levels (from 3rd grade to non-traditionally aged college students), provided career and traditional psychotherapy to individuals and groups, designed and facilitated mental health prevention programs, and guided organizations in creating inclusive policies and practices.


  • PhD, Counseling Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin
  • MEd, Counseling Psychology, Temple University
  • BS, Computer Science and Business, The University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests

  • Counseling Psychology
    • Mental Health and Academic Achievement
    • Multicultural Counseling and Supervision
    • Psychosocial Variables (shame, impostorism, discrimination, resilience, marginalization, racial identity)
    • Racial Ally Development

Research Summary

Stone-Sabali’s scholarship broadly focuses understanding the educational and mental health experiences of individuals of color, with a focus on Black and African American individuals. This work primarily examines how the social landscape of higher education institutions relates to underrepresented students’ self-concept (e.g., impostorism), resilience, mental health, and cross-racial interactions with faculty, peers and mental health professionals. An extension of his work also focuses on multiculturalism in counseling and supervision, as well as racial ally development and training.