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Maria R. Scharron-del Rio Brooklyn College, City University of New York

María R. Scharrón-del Río is an associate professor and the program coordinator of the School Counseling Program in the Department of School Psychology, Counseling, and Leadership (SPCL) at Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY). She received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Puerto Rico, and completed her clinical internship at the Harvard Medical School in Boston. After moving to New York City, Scharrón-del Río worked as a child psychologist at the Washington Heights Family Health Center, a primary-care clinic that serves a predominantly Latino/a immigrant community. She is an active leader in GLARE (GLBTQ Advocacy in Research and Education) since joining the Brooklyn College faculty in 2006. Scharrón-del Río is committed to the development of multicultural competencies in counselors, psychologists, and educators using experiential and affective educational approaches.  Her research, scholarship, and advocacy focuses on ethnic and cultural minority psychology and education, including multicultural competencies, LGBTQ issues, gender variance, mental health disparities, spirituality, resiliency, and well-being.