Welcome to Hope Lab

What We Do

Our work includes research, training and clinical services in two primary areas - discrimination and stigma, particularly for gender and sexual minorities, and anxiety disorders. We have research and clinical services related to sexual orientation and gender identity through the Rainbow Clinic. We also offer clinical services, research and training on anxiety disorders and related problems through the Anxiety Disorders Clinic. The Rainbow Clinic and Anxiety Disorders Clinic are specialty services in the Psychological Consultation Center. The lab also has community-based participatory research aimed at improving health care and quality of life for indidivudals who identify as transgender and gender non-conforming. This is conducted under the umbrella of Trans Collaborations. The lab is led by Dr. Debra Hope and is comprised mainly of graduate students pursuing their Ph.D. in clinical psychology and undergraduate research assistants.

Registration for the Nebraska Consortium on Sexual and Gender Minority Health can be done here.