Ankita Sahu | Psychology | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Ankita Sahu

Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology

Ankita Sahu

Office: Life Science II 222A

Phone: (618) 453-3529



Dr. Sahu earned her PhD 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 the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at The Ohio State University, Counseling and Consultation Service with a particular focus on providing mental health services to Black, Indigenous, People of Color 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. Additionally, she is interested in exploring experiences of trainees of color with multicultural training/supervision, for many of whom often these trainings are rooted in lived experiences. She has co-authored The Process Model of Multicultural Counseling Competence that provides a conceptual framework of in-depth incorporation of culture throughout the counseling process. Her interest is in developing multicultural training and supervision by translating multicultural theories and principles into trainable components.

Ph.D., Texas A&M University

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.