Dr. Lynda Ashbourne
Currently recruiting therapists and supervisors for a research study examining supervision practices for therapists working in English as their second language. If you are interested in learning more about this project, please contact Dr. Ashbourne directly.
Dr. Ashbourne is part of a 5 year (2011-16) CIHR Team Grant: Gender, Health and Violence (Principal Applicant Dr. Helene Berman), exploring the influences of structural violence on youth in Canada. There will be opportunities for graduate student research in FRHD or CFT on this project until 2016. Please consider this as you think about graduate school applications.
If you are interested in applying to the CFT MSc Program, please note that Dr. Ashbourne is unable to discuss potential thesis research projects prior to the completion of the applicant selection process in February, 2013. However, she is very interested in serving as an academic advisor for MSc.CFT or PhD.FRHD thesis research utilizing qualitative methodologies, related to her own work and to family/intimate relationships more generally, as well as research focused on specific aspects of therapy process. Contact Dr. Ashbourne directly if you are interested in PhD studies.
Dr. Lynda Ashbourne, Associate Professor in the Dept. of Family Relations & Applied Nutriton (CFT), is a couple and family therapist whose research interests are generally relational, and particularly focused on the co-construction of meaning within family relationships, particularly between parents and adolescents. She has conducted qualitative research projects with both immigrant and non-immigrant Canadian families, investigating the experiences of mothers, fathers, and adolescent sons and daughters (ages 16-21) in day-to-day interactions such as negotiating time together/apart and intergenerational storytelling. Her research suggests that both parents and adolescents are actively engaged in utilizing time apart and time together to transform their relationships in the areas of autonomy and connection. The negotiation of trust, responsibility and freedom in the context of time, and time choices demonstrate the actual relationship processes utilized by parents and adolescents. The influences of dominant social discourses, practices of child welfare, court-related, and educational institutions, and culturally-prescribed gender expectations on both parents’ and adolescents’ experience and relationships have been demonstrated in focus group conversations with Muslim immigrant families. Dr. Ashbourne is currently conducting a SSHRC-funded project related to intergenerational storytelling between adolescents and parents in Arab Muslim immigrant families [see summary of findings attached below], and is a co-investigator in a CIHR-funded national project involving marginalized youth in voicing their experiences and understanding of the influences of structural violence in their lives (Participatory Action research). In 2011, 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.
Dr. Ashbourne primarily utilizes qualitative methodologies in her research, most often grounded theory and narrative analytic frameworks. She is interested in Community Engaged Scholarship practices and has worked collaboratively with community partners particularly related to engaging with immigrant families. As an experienced family therapy supervisor who has worked with therapists whose first language is not English, she is currently involved in a study examining the particular challenges and experiences in therapy and supervision of therapists who are utilizing a language other than their mother language in the therapy setting. She is also working together with Dr. Olga Sutherland on understanding therapists' ideas about therapeutic alliance and contributing to professional understanding of best practices in postmodern clinical supervision.
Dr. Ashbourne was involved in the Father Involvement Research Alliance, contributing to team analysis of a large qualitative data set exploring the influences of children on fathers, fathers' negotiation of parenting with their parenting partners, and fathers' experiences of managing work and family.
Sutherland, O., Fine, M., & Ashbourne, L. (in press). Core competencies in social constructionist supervision? Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.
Ashbourne, L.M., Whitehead, D., & Hawkins, L. (in press). Orienting services to separated/divorced fathers: A conceptual framework. Family Court Review.
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, 201-215.
Ashbourne, L.M., & Daly, K.J. (in press). Changing patterns of family time in adolescence: Parents' and teens' reflections. Time & Society.
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.
Ashbourne, L.M. (2009). Re-conceptualizing Parent-Adolescent Relationships: A Dialogic Model. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 1, 211-222.
Daly, K.J., Ashbourne, L., and Brown, J.L. (2009). Fathers’ perceptions of children’s influence: Implications for involvement. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 624, 61-77.
Daly, K., Ashbourne, L. and Hawkins, L. (2008). Fathers and the work-family interface. In K. Korabik, D. Lero and D. Whitehead (Eds) The Handbook of Work-Family Integration: Theories, Perspectives & Best Practices. San Diego, CA: Elsevier.
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