Alisha Ali

Associate Professor of Applied Psychology

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Dr. Ali is an Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University. Her research focuses on the mental health effects of oppression including violence, racism and discrimination. She has examined depression and its psychosocial correlates across a range of disadvantaged populations including trauma survivors, clients in poverty transition programs, psychiatric outpatient samples, and immigrant/refugee women. Her current projects are investigating empowerment-based programs for domestic violence survivors, low-income high school students, and military veterans. She is the co-editor (with Dana Crowley Jack) of Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World published by Oxford University Press.

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Research Output 1994 2019

Art Therapy
posttraumatic stress disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Social Justice
Social Change
Mental Health

The therapeutic effects of imagination: Investigating mimetic induction and dramatic simulation in a trauma treatment for military veterans

Ali, A., Wolfert, S., Fahmy, P., Nayyar, M. & Chaudhry, A., Jan 1 2019, In : Arts in Psychotherapy.

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Therapeutic Uses
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Wounds and Injuries

A trauma-informed analysis of monologues constructed by military veterans in a theater-based treatment program

Ali, A., Wolfert, S., McGovern, J. E., Nguyen, J. & Aharoni, A., Mar 14 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Qualitative Research in Psychology. p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wounds and Injuries
Art Therapy