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Ashlea Smith

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

Degree Program M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Ashlea R. Smith has worked in the mental health field since 2001 receiving her M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2005 from the University of Arizona. She completed her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Clinical Supervision with concentrations in Play therapy, Neurofeedback, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Relational Cultural Theory and Social Justice from St. Mary's University in 2008. Dr. Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. Currently she works as a play therapist in private practice with children whom have experienced trauma. In addition, Dr. Smith is a certified EMDR therapist, recognized by EMDRIA. Dr. Smith's research interests and clinical specialty areas include: eating disorders, self-injurious behavior, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), and the use of play therapy and sand tray therapy as therapeutic interventions with children and adolescents. Dr. Smith has been a contributing faculty member with Walden since 2010.

Dr. Smith loves to travel, spend time with her husband and two sons, and enjoys spa days.

Courses Taught

COUN 6100 - Intro to Mental Health Counseling

COUN 6214 - Lifespan

COUN 6336 - Counseling Crisis and Trauma

Education

BS, University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Greensboro, NC United States

MA, University of Arizona at Tucson - Tucson, AZ United States

PhD, St. Mary's University - San Antonio, TX United States

Publications

Smith, A. R. (2012). An evaluation of body image assessments in Hispanic college women: The multidimensional body-self relations questionnaire and the appearance schemas inventory-revised. Journal of College Counseling

Smith, A. R. (2007). Assessment of body image, appearance management, and psychosocial functioning among Hispanic collegiate females. VISTAS online.

Smith, A. R. (2010). Classroom Response System Questions supplement

Smith, A. R. (2011). Conformity among adolescents.

Smith, A. R. (2011). Classroom Response System Questions supplement

Smith, A. R. (2012). Classroom Response System Questions supplement

Smith, A. R. (2011). Dysmorphia.

Smith, A. R. (2011). Femininity.

Smith, A. R. (2010). Instructor Manual

Smith, A. R. (2011). Instructor Manual

Smith, A. R. (2012). Instructor Manual

Smith, A. R. (2011). Media.

Smith, A. R. (2011). Play-group therapy.

Smith, A. R. (2010). Power point supplement

Smith, A. R. (2012). Power point supplement

Smith, A. R. (2011). Power point supplements

Smith, A. R. (2011). Power point supplements

Smith, A. R. (2011). Power point supplements

Smith, A. R. (2011). Psychological disorders.

Smith, A. R. (2011). Purging.

Smith, A. R. (2016). Researched, wrote, and developed the entire online course for the CACREP accredited program, as well as selected the media for the course as the sole Subject Matter Expert (SME).

Smith, A. R. (2009). Somatoform Disorders: Conversion Disorder, Somatization Disorder, Pain Disorder, Hypochondriasis, & Body Dysmorphic Disorder). .

Smith, A. R. (2019). The influence of breast augmentation on women’s body image and sexual satisfaction.

Smith, A. R. (2009). The Stages of Counseling: Relationship building, action, and termination. American Counseling Association Encyclopedia of Counseling.

Smith, A. R. (2014). Therapeutic modification of the children’s board game: Operation

Smith, A. R. (2011). When body image becomes a disorder. Vistas

Presentations

Smith, A. (2007). Assessment of body image, appearance management, and psychosocial functioning among hispanic collegiate females.

Smith, A. R. (2007). Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD): When body image becomes a disorder. ACA

Smith, A. R. (2011). Developing graduate programs in play therapy: Tailoring the course to nontraditional students and incorporating the on-line component. International Play Therapy Study Group

Smith, A. R. (2012). Play therapy, attachment, and treatment of children through creative and playful interventions using EMDR. Ireland Play Therapy Association

Smith, A. R. (2013). The Adult Attachment Interview (AAI), Attachment, and EMDR. International Play Therapy Study Group

Smith, A. R. (2007). Transforming counselor identities and cultural oppression: Stories of healing in social justice internships. ACES

Smith, A. R. (2011). Women who go under the knife: What mental health professionals should know about the cosmetic surgery industry. ACA

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