Assistant Professor of Social Work
Office: Boston Campus, Activities West 305H
B.A. (Cognitive Science), Wellesley College, 1998
M.S.W., Simmons College School of Social Work, 2001
Ph.D. (Social Work), Simmons College, 2012
Ashley Davis completed a post-Master's fellowship in the treatment of couples and families at Cambridge Hospital, where she worked as a staff social worker and supervisor for eight years. She also provided clinical services to psychiatric inpatients and their families at McLean Hospital in Belmont for over ten years. She currently treats a diverse client population in her private practice in Arlington.
In 2003, she received a Stevens Traveling Fellowship from Wellesley College, which funded trips to Mexico, Sweden, and China for her study of their respective mental-health services. In 2008, she completed the Advanced Clinical Supervision training program at Smith School for Social Work.
For five years, she served as a field advisor and taught undergraduate and M.S.W. courses at Simmons, including the Dynamics of Racism and Oppression, Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Introduction to Statistics, and Culture Matters.
Her dissertation is entitled "Process, power, and possibilities: An exploration of experienced white social workers' cultural competence in clinical practice."