Ann Collier, PhD
BS 1982 University of California, Los Angeles
MA 1985 University of California, Los Angeles
PhD 1990 University of California, Los Angeles
Postdoctoral Fellow in Psycho-Oncology, Psychiatry Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, 1990-1991.
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Dr. Collier is a clinical psychologist with specialties in both health psychology and cross-cultural psychology. For her cross-cultural work, Dr. Collier uses Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) models with indigenous people and refugees. Dr. Collier is actively developing projects that are relevant to both Pacific Islanders and Native American people to change health behaviors. She also studies the role of arousal and engagement in mood-repair and rejuvenation; this has been applied to her research with textile handcrafts in women, art-making, the do-it-yourself (DIY) and "Maker" movements.
Invitation to Participate in a National Study
We want to know about the meaning of handcrafts and textiles in your lives! Dr. Ann Collier (NAU, Psychology) and Dr. Kim Hahn (Kent State University Fashion School) are looking for participants from 18 to100 years of age with textile and handcraft experience to participate in an on-line survey that asks about the role of fiber arts (e.g., sewing, knitting, weaving, felting, lace-making) and handcrafts in your life, especially as it relates to fashion, psychological meaning, technology, and sustainable practices. The survey is confidential and takes about 30 minutes! Please share this link with interested participants: https://kent.qaultrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_39lpqnNy65NAhJr
- Collier, A. D. (2012). Using textile arts and handcrafts in therapy with women: Weaving lives back together. London, England: Jessica Kingsley Publications. ISBN: 978-1-84905-838-4.
- Collier, A. D., Munger, M, & Moua, Y. K. (2012). Community-Based Participatory Research Evaluating the Mental Health Needs of Hmong People in a Small Mid-Western Community. AmericanJournal of Community Psychology, 49: 73-86. DOI: 10.1007/s10464-011-9436-z.
- Collier, A. D. (2011). The well-being of women who create with textiles: Implications for art therapy. Art Therapy, 28(3), 1-9.
- Cowan, L., Deering, D., Crowe, M., Sellman, D., Futterman Collier, A., & Adamson, S. (2003). Alcohol and drug treatment for women: Clinicians' beliefs and practice. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 12(1), 48-55.
- Robertson, P., Futterman Collier, A., Sellman, J. D., Adamson, S. J., Deering, D., Todd, F., & Huriwai, T. (2001). Clinician beliefs and practices related to increasing responsivity to the needs of Maori with alcohol and drug problems. Substance Use and Misuse, 36(6), 1015-1032.
- Adamson, S. J., Sellman, J. D., Futterman Collier, A., Huriwai, T., Deering, D., & Robertson, T. (2000). A profile of alcohol and drug clients in New Zealand: Results from the 1998 national telephone survey. New Zealand Medical Journal, 113, 414-416.
- Wenzel, L. B., Futterman Collier, A. D., & Munn, N. A. (2000). Psychosocial Aspects of Cancer. In M. Wood & P. A. Bunn (Eds) Hematology/Oncology Secrets (2nd Edition). Philadelphia PA: Hanley & Belfus, Inc. Medical Publishers.
- Futterman-Collier, A. D., McClure, F., Collier, J. H., Otto, C., & Polloi, A. (1999). Culture-specific views of child maltreatment and parenting styles in a pacific-island community. Child Abuse and Neglect, 23(3), 229-224.
Dr. Collier teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in health psychology, as well as undergraduate courses in abnormal psychology. She frequently involves students in her research, both at the undergraduate and graduate level.