Office & Hours
Office: SZB 262H
Thursday: 3-4 pm or by appointment
Courses of Instruction
Spring 2012, EDP 381. Multicultural Counseling
The University of Texas at Austin
1912 Speedway, Stop D5800
Austin, TX 78712-1289
Dr. Delida Sanchez is interested in teaching and research in the area of multicultural counseling. In addition to exploring ethnic and racial identity development, she focuses on racism and health disparities in behavioral and mental health among Black and Latino populations. Dr. Sanchez’s teaching encompasses the development of cultural competencies for working with racial, ethnic, gender and sexual minorities.
B.A., Major: Psychology, Minor: Latin American Studies, Binghamton University
Ed.M., Human Development and Psychology, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Columbia University Teachers College, 2002
McQuillan, J., Greil, A., & Sanchez, D. (2014). Does fertility-specific distress vary by race? Findings from a national probability sample. Journal of Health Psychology. doi: 1359105314524970.
Sanchez, D. (2013). Racial and ego identity development in Black Caribbean college students. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 6(2), 115.
Sanchez, D. (2013). Racial identity attitudes and ego identity formation in Dominican and Puerto Rican College Students. Journal of College Student Development, 54(5), 497-510.
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. (2010). Race matters for bilingual/bicultural children. In Soto, L. D. & Kharem, H. (Eds.). Teaching Bilingual/Bicultural Children: Teachers Talk about Language and Learning. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, 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.
Faculty Fellow, University of Texas at Austin Population Research Center, 2014
Current Research Projects and Grants
Sanchez, D. A Phenomenological Examination of Gender Socialization, Sexual Stereotypes, Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors of African American and Mexican American Preadolescent Girls
Sanchez, D. Exploring the Links Between Ethnic Identity, Cultural Variables and Health Risk Behaviors Among Latina and African American Adolescent Girls.
Research Interests and Expertise
Central to Dr. Sanchez’ work is identifying and incorporating culturally-specific constructs into her research design and interventions to advance mental health and behavioral interventions for youth of color. She is currently interested in perceived racial discrimination, racial identity, risk behaviors, and mental health outcomes among Black and Latino adolescents. Her research also examines identity development, particularly regarding the intersections of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and religion among populations of color. Dr. Sanchez implements her research to improve culturally competent clinical supervision and training.