Lynda Ashbourne (Associate Professor)
- Family Relations & Applied Nutrition
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Degree & Discipline:
Marriage and Family Therapy
social construction; family life; family migration; family time; family violence; community services; grounded theory methodology; narrative analysis; participatory action research
Lynda M. Ashbourne, an associate professor in the Department of Family Relations & Applied Nutrition (Couple and Family Therapy), is a couple and family therapist and registered psychotherapist. Her research interests are focused on the co-construction of meaning within family relationships, particularly those between parents and adolescents; as well as the interface of broader social influences, such as migration and structural violence, on persons' lives and relationships. She has engaged in qualitative research projects using grounded theory and narrative analytic approaches with both immigrant and non-immigrant Canadian families, investigating the experience of mothers, fathers, and adolescent sons and daughters in day-to-day interactions such as negotiating time together/apart and intergenerational storytelling in Arab Muslim immigrant families (SSHRC-funded). Dr. Ashbourne is part of a CIHR-funded Team Grant: Gender, Health and Violence - http://www.voicesagainstviolence.ca - using participatory action research and arts-based methods to explore the influences of structural violence on youth in Canada with a team of researchers from across Canada. Recently, she completed a review of client and service provider feedback related to the Safe Integration Pilot Project in London, Ontario providing innovative coordinated services for families migrating from conflict zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan. She is currently involved in writing a book with co-author Dr. Mohammed Baobaid on a culturally integrative approach to working with Muslim communities in Canada around the issue of family violence. As an instructor and supervisor of intern therapists, Dr. Ashbourne is also interested in the processes of therapy and supervision practices.
Other Research Outputs :
Robson, J., Ashbourne, L.M., & de Leon, K. (2016). The spectrum of visiblity: Youth experiences of marginalization and homelessness. International Journal of Child, Youth, and Family Studies, 7(1), 104-124. http://journals.uvic.ca/index.php/ijcyfs
de Leon, K., Ashbourne, L.M., & Robson, J. (2016). The effects of neighbourhood, community, and social networks on marginalized youths' well-being: An arts-based approach. Canadian Journal of Family and Youth, 8(1), 47-71. https://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/cjfy/article/view/27142
Ashbourne, L.M., & Baobaid, M. (July 28, 2014). Parent-adolescent storytelling in Canadian-Arabic immigrant families (Part 2): A narrative analysis of adolescents’ stories told to parents. The Qualitative Report, Volume 19, week 30
Ashbourne, L.M., & Baobaid, M. (July 28, 2014). Parent-adolescent storytelling in Canadian-Arabic immigrant families (Part 1): A grounded theory. The Qualitative Report, Volume 19, week 30
Daly, K.J., Ashbourne, L., & Brown, J.L. (2013) A re-orientation of world view: Children's influence on fathers. Journal of Family Issues, 34(10), 1401-1424.
Ashbourne, L.M., & Daly, K.J. (2012). Changing patterns of family time in adolescence: Parents' and teens' reflections. Time & Society, 21(3), 308-329.
Ashbourne, L.M., Baobaid, M., & Shiriyeva Azizova, K. (2012). Expanding notions of family time and parental monitoring: Parents' and adolescents' experiences of time spent together and apart in Muslim immigrant families. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 43(2),201-215.
Ashbourne, L.M., Daly, K.J., & Brown, J.L. (2011). Responsiveness in father-child relationships: The experience of fathers. Fathering, 9(1), 69-86.
Ashbourne, L.M., & Daly, K.J. (2010). Parents and adolescents making time choices: Choosing a relationship. Journal of Family Issues, 31, 1419-1441.