Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology Director Doctoral Program in Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology, Counseling
Ashley Hutchison, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Doctoral Program in Counseling Psychology in the Department of Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology, and Counseling. She completed her Ph.D. in counseling Psychology from Ball State University (2013) and M.S. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University Counseling Center (APA-Accredited) in Salt Lake City, UT.
Dr. Hutchison's primary research interests lie at the intersections of cultural display rules, and emotion recognition, expression, and recognition in a variety of contexts. Of note, she studies emotion processes from an international and multicultural perspective, in the context of training mental health professionals, and stereotypes, bias, and prejudice related to emotion judgments. She has additional interests in operationalizing international counseling competencies, social justice activism, nonviolence, and vocational development. An additional focus is in the area of sexual violence prevention through fostering individuals' healthy relationships and positive sexuality. She has worked with students on projects from an intersectional lens, attending to how gender identity, race and ethnicity, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and rural context impact sexual violence prevention strategies.
Teaching Interests: Career Counseling, Professional Issues, Multicultural related courses, Research Methods, Supervision
Research Interests: cultural display rules, emotion recognition, expression, and regulation, international psychology, sexual violence prevention, nonviolence, vocational psychology
PhD in Counseling Psychology
Ball State University
University of North Dakota