Social work

Wendy Ashley

Ashley
Assistant Professor
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Phone:
(818) 677-3607
Office location:
ST 206

Biography

Wendy Ashley, Assistant Professor, joined the CSUN faculty in Fall of 2008. Dr. Ashley received her Psy.D. from Ryokan College and she received her MSW from the University of Southern California. She has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1998 and has over sixteen years of social work experience in the areas of community mental health and child welfare. Dr. Ashley has been employed in many settings within the arena of community mental health, including Family Preservation, Mental Health, Adoptions, Foster Care, Wraparound, Residential and Group Homes, and Day Treatment. Dr. Ashley has also worked as an Adjunct Faculty at the University of Southern California and National University, and has served as a field instructor for CSU Northridge, CSU Long Beach, Pepperdine and Alliant University (for MSW, MA and Psy.D. programs).
In addition to the Practice, Policy, Trauma, Psychosocial Assessment and Diagnostic Formulation, Human Behavior and other courses she teaches as CSUN, Dr. Ashley currently works as a clinical consultant at Soba Recovery Center, maintains a private practice and provides training for multiple community agencies.

Education

  • Psy.D., Ryokan College, Clinical Psychology
  • MSW, University of Southern California
  • BA, University of California, Riverside, Psychology

Courses Taught

  • Generalist Social Work Theory and Practice
  • Social Policy and Services
  • Advanced Social Work Practice in the Urban Communities
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • Advanced Social Work Practice with Urban Families
  • Family Crisis, Trauma and Grief
  • Suicide Prevention and Intervention
  • Group Therapy

Publications

  • Ashley, W. (2015). Weighty consequences: Diagnostic challenges and practice considerations associated with obesity. Cross Cultural Communication, 11: 1, 1-6, DOI: 10.3968/6085In press.
  • Ashley, W. & Brown, J. C. (2014). The impact of combat status on veterans' attitudes toward help seeking: The hierarchy of combat elitism. Accepted by: Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work. In press. DOI: 10.1080/15433714.2014.992695.
  • Ashley, W. (2014). The angry Black woman: Impact of pejorative stereotypes in psychotherapy with Black women. Social Work in Public Health, 29:1, 27-34, DOI: 10.1080/19371918.2011.619449.

Peer Reviewed Presentations

  • Ashley, W. (2015). Weighty consequences: Diagnostic challenges and practice considerations associated with obesity. Cross Cultural Communication, 11: 1, 1-6, DOI: 10.3968/6085In press.
  • Ashley, W. & Brown, J. C. (2014). The impact of combat status on veterans' attitudes toward help seeking: The hierarchy of combat elitism. Accepted by: Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work. In press. DOI: 10.1080/15433714.2014.992695.
  • Ashley, W. (2014). The angry Black woman: Impact of pejorative stereotypes in psychotherapy with Black women. Social Work in Public Health, 29:1, 27-34, DOI: 10.1080/19371918.2011.619449.
  • Mountz, S. & Ashley, W. "Unsettling norms: Challenging Models of LGBTQ Identity Development." 6th Annual EDGY conference: Embracing the Diversity of GLBTQ Youth & Families. November 14, 2014.
  • Ashley, W. "tHAIRapy: Therapeutic Hair Care as an Ethnically Relevant Treatment Paradigm for African American Foster Youth." International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry Conference. Urbana, Illinois. May 21-24, 2014.
  • Ashley, W. "Creating a Trans-disciplinary Family Focused Autism Case Management Program." California State University Northridge Faculty Retreat Poster Presentation. January 13, 2014.
  • Ashley, W. & Paez, J. "Deconstructing Social Work Education: Addressing Power and Privilege in the Classroom." Reclaiming Multicultural Education: Fighting Back, Imagining and Building Socially Just Worlds. CSU Fullerton, CA. January 11, 2014.
  • Ashley, W. "Power and Privilege in Trauma Work." End Abuse Long Beach. November 14, 2013.
  • Ashley, W., Rothenberg, D., Hoang, M., Andres, M. & Kaplan, N. "To "B" or not to "B": Meeting the Bisexual Client where they are at." Panel presentation. 5th Annual EDGY conference: Embracing the Diversity of GLBTQ Youth & Families. November 13, 2013.
  • Ashley, W. & Paez, J. "Racial Justice In Social Work Education: Using Critical Race Theory to Address Privilege and Power in the Classroom." Pedagogy of Privilege Conference. Denver, Colorado. August 5-6, 2013.
  • Ashley, W. & Brown, J. "The Impact of Combat Status on Veterans' Attitudes toward Help Seeking: The Hierarchy of Combat Elitism." Poster Presentation. Fourth Annual 'Promising Practices for Healing Psychological Trauma of Service Members, Veterans, Family and Community.' George Mason University. Fairfax, Virginia. May 10, 2013.
  • Ashley, W. & Paez, J. "Reshaping Social Work Education: Cultivating Critical Consciousness through Critical Race Theory." Western Social Science Association. Denver, Colorado. April 13, 2013.
  • Ashley, W. "Social Work Supervision and Cultural Diversity." Association of Social Work Leaders in Health Care. March 25, 2013.
  • Ashley, W. "Unspoken: Addressing Power Dynamics in Field Instruction." Keynote Speaker. 28th Annual Social Work Joint Symposium. February 15, 2013.
  • Ashley, W., Brown, J., & Wang, L. "Flipping your classroom with Softchalk: Lessons from early Adopters." Webinar (331 attendees). August 13, 2012.
  • Brown, J., Ashley, W., & Wang, L. "Flipping the Classroom with Softchalk: ABC for Early Adopters." Annual EduSoCal conference at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. May 17, 2012.
  • Ashley, W. "Attachment tHAIRapy: A Culturally Relevant Treatment Paradigm for African American Foster Youth." 2nd Biannual International Symposium: Vulnerable Families: Cross National Perspectives on Social Welfare Issues. Champaign, Illinois. April 2-3, 2012.
  • Ashley, W. "Shades of Silence in Trauma: Women of Color Reclaiming Our Voices." Panel presentation. California State University, Northridge. March 15, 2012.
  • Ashley, W. "The Angry Black Woman: The Impact of Pejorative Stereotypes on Psychotherapy with Black Women." 11th annual Southeastern Conference on Cross Cultural Issues in Counseling and Education. Savannah, Georgia. February 10-11, 2012.