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Ashley Wynne, PhD

Ashley’s research interests focus on serious mental illness and the effectiveness of treatment and rehabilitation, psychopathology, and health psychology. Specifically, she is interested in studying the relationship between receiving mental health services prior to age 18 and insight levels and the course of treatment after age 18. One of her placements during her time at UNL was as a research assistant for the Nebraska Concussion Study at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital. This placement involved studying the effects of mild traumatic brain injuries on adolescent athletes throughout the state of Nebraska and how the recovery patterns compare to those of collegiate and pro athletes.

Ashley received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. During her undergraduate career, she was involved in several research projects consisting of understanding how child maltreatment affects children and their non offending families, working with the Lincoln Action Program, the Early Head Start Program, the FISC lab at UNL, and helping to assess individuals with SMI at the Community Transition Program at the Lincoln Regional Center. Ashley has worked in a variety of clinical settings including working as a community living instructor and medical aide at a local group home, as an athletic trainer with UNL athletics, and administering assessments to measure achievement and rates of depression in local children and their parents.

Ashley completed her internship at the Oklahoma VA Medical Center and is now a staff clinical and research psychologist in the UCSD/San Diego VA system.  

Email Ashley: awynne6@yahoo.com

Publications In Progress
Johnson, R. W., Liu, N. H., Wynne, A., & Spaulding, W. D. (in press). Schizophrenia. In H. Tinsley & E. Lease (Eds.) Encyclopedia of counseling. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications. Manuscript submitted.

Presentations & Posters

Reddy, L. F., Wynne, A., & Spaulding, W. D. (2009). The relationship between neurocognitive functioning and childhood abuse among persons with SMI: Mediating proximal and distal factors. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Assocation for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. New York City, NY.

Cook, E. A., Johnson, R. W., Wynne, A., Tarasenko, M., & Spaulding, W. D. (2009, November). The Comprehensive Inventory of Mental Health and Recovery and Rehabilitation Services (CIMHRRS): A One Year Case Study. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. New York City, NY.

Johnson, R. W., Wynne, A., Taransenko, M., Choi, K. H., & Spaulding, W. D., (2007, November). Examining inter-rater reliability for the Comprehensive Inventory of Mental Health and Recovery and Rehabilitation Services (CIMHRRS). Poster presented at the 41st ABCT Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Wynne, A ., Terryberry-Spohr, L., Wilson, K., and Bleiberg, J. (2007). Recovery in High School Athletes: Preliminary Results Utilizing the ANAM-SMB. Poster presented at the annual American Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, CA, August 16-19, 2007.

Choi, K. H ., Liu, N. H., Kleinlein, P., Wynne, A., Kim, J.S., Lee, S.A., Kwon, J. H., & Spaulding, W.D. (2007). Culture and Contextual Cues Affect Emotion Perception: Context-dependent emotion perception among Korean controls and negative biases in emotion perception in individuals with schizophrenia. Poster presented at the 19th APS Annual Convention, Washington, DC.

Choi, K. H., Liu, N. H., Kleinlein, P., Wynne, A., & Spaulding, W. D. (2006, November). Facial affect and emotional context processing in people with severe mental illness. Poster presented at the 40th ABCT Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Reddy, L. F ., Wynne, A. & Spaulding, W. (2006). Neurocognitive Functioning Assessment of Persons with Serious Mental Illness and a History of Childhood Maltreatment. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Chicago, Illinois, Nov.16-19, 2006.

Sawyer, G. K., Yancy, C.T., Hsu Tsao, E., Wynne, A., Hansen, D.J., & Flood, M.F. (2005, November). Parallel group treatments for sexually abused youth and their nonoffending parents: Treatment integrity, outcomes and social validity of Project Safe. Poster presented at the 39 th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies: Washington, D.C.

Wynne, A. R. (2005, April). Predicting post treatment compliance and physical aggression in a sample of adolescents with behavior disorders. Presented at the University of Nebraska UCARE Undergraduate Research Conference, Lincoln, NE and the Nebraska Psychological Association Research Poster Competition, Lincoln, NE.  

Wynne, A. R. (2004, November). Gender differences between past sexual and physical abuse as they relate to occurrence of criminal activity. Poster presented at the 6 th Biennial NPS/PERK Joint Psychology Convention: Kearney, NE.