St. Bonaventure University

Faculty


Luedke, Ashley J.

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ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT
Counselor Education
ACADEMIC SCHOOL
School of Education

TITLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Assistant Professor, Counselor Education
CONTACT
Office phone: (716) 375-2369
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OFFICE
B42 Plassmann Hall
COURSES TAUGHT
  • CE 510. Introduction to the Profession of Counseling
  • CE 625A. Internship I: CMH Counseling
  • CE 637. Management of Clinical Mental Health Programs
    For more, please see CV linked below.
ACADEMIC DEGREES
  • Ph.D. Counseling, August 2013, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.
  • M.S. Community Mental Health Counseling, May 2009, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY.
  • B.A. Psychology, May 2006, State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY.
     
OTHER EDUCATION
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
I was an assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, for three years prior to joining the faculty at St. Bonaventure.

I am a clinical professional counselor in Nevada, where I provided consultation to school districts and agencies as well as provided supervision to counseling interns.

Prior to that I was working as a licensed mental health counselor in Florida with adolescents from the Palm Beach County School District through the High School Grant Initiative program. These students were initially identified due to academic reasons, however they were also struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, family conflict and substance abuse.

I also have experience as a crisis counselor working with individuals who were actively suicidal and/or homicidal.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
    Referred Journal Articles
    • Luedke, A. J., Peluso, P. R., Diaz, P., Freund, R., & Baker, A. (April, 2017). Predicting Dropout in Therapy Using Affect Coding of the Therapeutic Relationship: An Empirical Analysis. Journal of Counseling & Development, 95, 125-134. doi: 10.1002/jcad.12125 

    • For more, please see CV linked below.
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
I strongly believe that students are successful when given experiential opportunities in the classroom. It is imperative they be able to see how what they are learning is applicable and utilized to help them be successful with their future clients. 
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS/PROJECTS
Since 2010 I have been involved in a research project with a team from Florida Atlantic University that studies the therapeutic relationship. Our goal is that by studying nonverbal and verbal communication we can gain a better understanding of what is happening in counseling relationships to increase retention rates. This is also related to how we teach counseling skills and about the counseling relationship to give students the skills to think like master clinicians do.

I am also working on a study involving live supervision and the impacts for counseling interns and their clients in receiving live supervision in comparison to more traditional models.
PERSONAL INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
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