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Ashley Cooper, PsyD, CAS

Assistant Professor of Psychology


Recognitions, Certifications, Trainings

  • Nationally-Certified School Psychologist (February 2019)
  • Certified of Advanced Study (May 2017)
  • Roberts Wesleyan College Class of 2017 Commencement Class Speaker (May 2017)
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Certification ( March 2017)
  • New York Association of School Psychologists Student Scholarship Winner (2015-2016)
  • Achieved a passing score on the National School Psychologist Praxis Exam (Fall 2016)
  • DASA certification, Autism Training, S.A.V.E. Child Abuse Seminar (Spring 2016)
  • Assistant Editor of The Beacon (Roberts Wesleyan College newspaper) (Fall 2011-Spring 2012)
  • Dean’s List honoree at Roberts Wesleyan College (Fall 2009-Spring 2012)
  • Student Association Member at Roberts Wesleyan College (Fall 2011-Spring 2012)
  • Roberts Wesleyan College Grant Recipient (Fall-2009-Spring 2012)
  • Freelance journalist with original work recognized by the likes of publication(s) Buffalo Spree, The Student News Cooperative Wire, Rochester Woman Magazine, Encounter Revival Ministries, First Bible Baptist Church, The Gates-Chili Chamber of Commerce, etc.

Professional Memberships

  • Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS)Membership ID: 19597
  • American Psychological Association (APA)-Division 16Membership ID: 00163732
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)Authorization: 61696997913

Professional Experience

School Psychologist/CPSE Chairperson; Hilton Central School District

Mental Health Counseling Supervisor, Roberts Wesleyan University

Post-doc Psychologist and Supervisor, Westside Psychological Services


Bassett, R. L., Cathron, D., Gibson, D., Cooper, A., O’Neill, D., DiBenedetto, S., & Murphy, J. (2015, April).  Is religious legalism just worldliness playing dress-up as religiosity?  Poster presented at the meeting of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Denver, CO.

Related Coursework

  • Play Therapy
  • Statistics and Research Design
  • Advanced Developmental Psychology
  • Conflict Management
  • Consultation for Prevention and Intervention
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
  • Exceptionality and Diversity
  • Professional, Legal and Ethical Practice in School Psychology
  • Personality Theory
  • Social Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Counseling: Theory and Practice
  • Advanced Counseling
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Group Dynamics and Counseling