Delida Sanchez

Delida Sanchez

Assistant Professor

Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education


Office & Hours

Office: SZB 262H
Thursday: 3-4 pm or by appointment

(512) 471-0845

(512) 475-7641

Courses of Instruction
Spring 2012, EDP 381. Multicultural Counseling

Mailing Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Educational Psychology
1912 Speedway, Stop D5800
Austin, TX 78712-1289


My interest is in teaching and research in the area of multicultural counseling.  In addition to exploring ethnic and racial identity development, I also focus on racism and health disparities in behavioral and mental health among Black and Latino populations. My teaching encompasses the development of cultural competencies for working with racial, ethnic, gender and sexual minorities.  In addition to teaching the Multicultural Counseling course, I teach Practicum, Individual Skills and Group Counseling Classes.


EdM, Human Development and Psychology, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 1995

PhD, Counseling Psychology, Columbia University Teachers College, 2002

Representative Publications

Sanchez, D. (accepted for publication in 2013). Racial identity attitudes and ego identity formation among Dominican and Puerto Rican College Students. Journal of College Student Development.

Sanchez, D., Davis III, C. (2010). Becoming a racially competent therapist. In Cornish, J., Schreier, B., Nadkarni, L., Metzger, L. & Rodolfa, E., (Eds.). Handbook of Multicultural Counseling Competencies.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Sanchez, D., Del Prado, A., Davis III, C. (2010). Broaching ethnicity in therapy. In Cornish, J., Schreier, B., Nadkarni, L., Metzger, L. & Rodolfa, E., (Eds.). Handbook of Multicultural Counseling Competencies. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Sanchez, D. & King-Toler, E. (2007). Addressing Disparities: Consultation and Outreach Strategies for University Settings.  Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 59(4), 286-295.

Sanchez, D. & Carter, R.T. (2005). Exploring the relationship between racial identity attitudes and religious orientation among African-American college students.  Journal of College Student Development, 46(3), 280-295.

Recent Awards

  • 2010 American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, Faculty Fellowship Recipient
  • 2008-2010  National Institutes of Health, Health Disparities Research Award Recipient

Current Research Projects and Grants

Sanchez, D. (under review) Racial and Ego Identity Development among Black Caribbean college students.

Sanchez, D. The Effects of Perceived Racial Discrimination and Perceived Stress on Psychological and Behavioral Outcomes among Black and Latino Adolescents.

Sanchez, D. Perceived Racial Discrimination, Racial Identity and Psychological Well-being among Black and Latino Urban College Students.

Research Interests and Expertise

Perceived racial discrimination, racial identity, risk behaviors, and mental health outcomes among Black and Latino adolescents; Identity development including the intersection with race, class, gender, sexual orientation and religion among populations of color; Multiculturally competent clinical supervision and training.