Ashley Galsky, Ph.D.
I am a Clinical Psychologist on faculty at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC). I received my doctorate in clinical psychology from Louisiana State University and completed my pre-doctoral internship at OUHSC as a Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA-Track) intern with an emphasis in Integrated Behavioral Health for Underserved Populations (IBSUP). I remained at OUHSC to complete a 2-year child maltreatment postdoctoral residency prior to joining faculty. I feel so fortunate that, as part of my daily work, I get to operate at the intersection of clinical practice, research, and training, allowing each to inform the other. I am a nationally certified therapist in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), an evidence-based treatment for youth who have been impacted by trauma and their caregivers and am approved to provide formal TF-CBT supervision to therapists seeking national certification. I am also a lead trainer through the National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY) in the Problematic Sexual Behavior – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adolescents model (PSB-CBT-A), in which I provide national training and consultation, and serve as a lead therapist on the PSB-CBT-A team. As I am bilingual, I maintain a caseload of Latino families across treatment modalities and have worked to increase access to evidence-based treatment for these families by developing translated and culturally informed therapy materials. The meaningful and challenging nature of this work demands a focus on one’s own wellness. In line with this focus, I became a Within-Agency Trainer in Components for Enhancing Career Experience and Reducing Trauma (CE-CERT), a model for preventing burnout and secondary traumatic stress in helping professionals and serve as the Training Coordinator for OUHSC’s CE-CERT Training Program. It is one of my greatest privileges to share CE-CERT with other helping professionals, as it has profoundly impacted the way I practice, relate to, and derive meaning from my daily work.