Psychology & Counseling

Zahide Sunal, Ph.D.

Zahide Sunal, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Psychology & Counseling
Building: HPR 220


  • Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision (CACREP-Accredited)
    Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, Summer 2020
  • M.C. Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP-Accredited)
    Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, Spring 2016
  • B.A. Psychological Counseling and Guidance
    Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey, Spring 2012


Courses Taught:

COUN 5392 – Helping Relationships and Clinical Interview
COUN 5396 – Internship I
COUN 5397 – Internship II
COUN 5340 – Research and Program Evaluation
COUN 5367 – Assessment in Counseling

Professional & Research Interests:

  • Counselor Training
    • Counseling practices from diversity and multicultural lenses
    • Counselors’ role in different settings
    • Professional identity development
  • Clinical Supervision & Supervisor Training
    • Understanding and enhancing supervision process and outcome
    • Best practices of supervision in different settings (i.e., university, site, school, or IBH)
    • Understanding the multiculturalism’s influence on supervision
  • Research Training in Counseling
    • Researcher identity development
    • Mentoring
Curriculum Vita