Faculty Ashley Sovereign, Psy.D. Program Director and Core Professor, Doctor of Psychology Program (612) 238-4557 firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Ashley Sovereign earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas and her master's from Saint Mary's University. She is an Associate Professor and serves as the Director of Clinical Training for the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) in Counseling Psychology program at Saint Mary's University. Dr. Sovereign has conducted qualitative research on the characteristics of master therapists in both Minnesota and Singapore, and is part of a research team conducting an international qualitative meta-analysis of master therapist characteristics. She writes qualitative research items for the research and statistics domain of the Examination for the Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP) and has a part-time private clinical practice in St. Paul. Dr. Sovereign teaches graduate-level courses in qualitative research, clinical supervision, dissertation writing, group psychotherapy, counseling theory and skills, working with LGBTQ clients, and has supervised clinical practica for master's and doctoral level students.