Alisha Ali

Associate Professor of Applied Psychology

19942019
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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
Veterans
Research
posttraumatic stress disorder
Veterans
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
theater
science

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Imagination
Veterans
Therapeutic Uses
Space Flight
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

Veterans
Wounds and Injuries
Therapeutics
Art Therapy
Psychology

Improving high school students' executive functions through digital game play

Homer, B. D., Plass, J., Raffaele, C., Ober, T. M. & Ali, A., Feb 1 2018, In : Computers and Education. 117, p. 50-58 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Students
school
student
computer game
performance