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Penelope Asay

Associate professor




  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Maryland, 2006
  • M.A., College Student Personnel, University of Maryland, 2001
  • B.A., Psychology, Connecticut College, 1996


Dr. Asay has extensive experience working in university settings in a variety of capacities. Prior to joining Argosy University, Chicago, Dr. Asay completed her clinical internship in the Counseling and Psychological Services Department at Purdue University, and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California Santa Cruz, where she specialized in crisis services. Her research and clinical experiences include LGBT issues, multicultural issues, career issues for women in the sciences, social anxiety, groups, and working with dreams in therapy. Dr. Asay can be reached at 312-777-7713 or via email at pasay@argosy.edu.


  • LGBT Issues
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Women's Issues

Selected Publications

  • Fassinger, R. E. & Asay, P.A. (2006). Career counseling for women in math, science, technology, and engineering fields. In W.B. Walsh & M. Happner (Eds.), Handbook of Career Counseling for Women (2nd Ed.) (pp.427-452). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
  • Fassinger, R. E., Arseneau, J., Paquin, J., Walton, H., Giordan, J., Asay, P., et al. (2006). It’s elemental: Enhancing career success for women in the chemical industry. College Park: University of Maryland.
  • Kim, B. S. K., Cartwright, B. Y., Asay, P. A., & D’Andrea, M. J. (2003). Multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills scale-Counselor edition-Revised: Factor analysis, reliability, and validity. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 36, 161-180.
  • Kim, B. S. K., Brenner, B. R., Liang, C. T. H., & Asay, P. A. (2003). A qualitative study of adaptation experiences of 1.5-generation Asian Americans. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 9, 156-170,
  • Kim. B. S. K., Hill, C. E., Gelso, C. J., Goates, M. K., Asay, P. A., & Harbin, J. M. (2003). Counselor self-disclosure, East Asian American client adherence to Asian cultural values, and counseling process. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 50, 324-333.


  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for Women in Psychology


  • Asay, P.A. (August, 2011). Group psychotherapy in college and university counseling centers: A national survey of current trends, issues, what works, and what gets in the way. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • Asay, P.A. & Pytluk, S. (August, 2011). Let’s talk about sex…or not: Counseling and clinical trainee comfort, experience, and fears in discussing explicit client sexual behavior. Poster session presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • Asay, P.A., Lal, A. (August, 2010). Online social networking concerns and experiences of psychology trainees. In S. Pytluk (Chair) Computers and the couch: The new norms of practice in the information age. Symposium conducted at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Asay, P. A., & Walton, H. (February, 2010). Sensory overload for feminist researchers When the vision stings the eyes and the voices go unheard. Structured discussion presented at the annual conference of the Association for Women in Psychology, Portland, OR.
  • Asay, P. A. (June, 2009). Counselor and client perceptions of counselor multicultural competency. Paper presented at the annual Society for Psychotherapy Research International Conference, Santiago, Chile.