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Ashley L. Landers

Ashley Landers, Assistant Professor

Ashley Landers, Assistant Professor
Ashley Landers, Assistant Professor

Department of Human Development and Family Science
7054 Haycock Road
Falls Church, VA 22043
703-538-3796 | land0552@vt.edu

Ashley Landers is an assistant professor of human development and family science at Virginia Tech.

Accepting new grad students: Yes
In need of students for research team: Yes
Name of research team: American Indian Birthmother Study

  • Families in child welfare
  • First Nations families in child welfare
  • Reunification, adoption, placement instability
  • Family therapy interventions 
  • PhD, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
  • Approved Supervisor, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Dissertation Award (2017)
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Minority Fellow (2014-2016)
  • National Council on Family Relations Honors (2016)

Edited Books

Landers, A. L., Patton, R., & Reynolds, M. (Eds.). (2016). Family therapy glossary. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Journal Articles

Landers, A. L., McLuckie, A., Cann, R., Shapiro, V., Visintini, S., MacLaurin, B., Saini, M., Trocmé, N., & Carrey, N. J. (in press). A scoping review of evidence-based interventions available to parents of maltreated children ages 0-5 involved with child welfare services. Child Abuse & Neglect.

Landers, A. L., Danes, S. M., Harstad, J., & White Hawk, S. (in press). Finding their way home: Factors associated with reunification for American Indian and White adults. Children and Youth Services Review. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.09.002

Landers, A. L., Bellamy, J. L., Danes, S. M. & White Hawk, S. (in press). Internalizing and externalizing behavioral problems of American Indian children in the child welfare system. Children and Youth Services Review. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.08.014

Landers, A. L. & Danes, S. M. (2016). Forgotten children: A critical review of the reunification of American Indian children in the child welfare system. Children and Youth Services Review, 71, 137-147. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.10.043

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