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Ankita Sahu

Ankita Sahu, Assistant Professor

Clinical Psychology

Ankita Sahu, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor and Program Director in the Counseling Psychology program. Dr. Sahu earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University. She holds an M.Ed. in Prevention Science from University of Oregon, and a B.A. in Psychology from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at The Ohio State University, Counseling and Consultation Service with an emphasis on providing mental health services to Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC), and international students using a multicultural and system-level framework of counseling.

Dr. Sahu’s research interest is in multicultural training and supervision with special emphasis on explicating how multicultural theories and principles can be translated into practice. She has co-authored The Process Model of Multicultural Counseling Competence which provides a conceptual framework of in-depth incorporation of culture throughout the counseling process. Her current research examines multicultural case conceptualization skills and multicultural and social justice integration in training programs. Additionally, she is interested in exploring the experiences of BIPOC trainees with multicultural training/supervision, for many of whom these trainings are rooted in lived experiences.

SIU Psychology Ankita Sahu

Pronouns: she/her
Life Science II, 222A
Phone: 618-453-3529
Curriculum Vitae

Representative Publications

Ridley, C., Sahu, A., Console, K., Surya, S., Tran, V., Xie, S., & Yin, C. (2021). The Process Model of Multicultural Counseling Competence. The Counseling Psychologist.

Sahu, A., Console, K., Tran, V., Xie, S., Yin, C., He, X., & Ridley, C. (2021). A case using The Process Model of Multicultural Counseling Competence. The Counseling Psychologist.

Ridley, C., Console, K., Sahu, A., Yin., C., & Mollen, D. (2021). A Call to the Profession: Rejuvenating the Multicultural Conversation. The Counseling Psychologist.

Chang, Y., Ali, S., Sahu, A., Dong, S., Thornhill, C. W., Milian, P., & Castillo, L. G. (2021). Chinese international student sexual harassment on U.S. college campuses. Journal of International Students.

Educational History

Ph.D., Texas A&M University