Crystal Collier

Program Dean

Diversity

813-463-7158

cgant@argosy.edu

Degrees

  • Psy.D. Wright State University School of Professional Psychology, 2006
  • B.A. Human Biology, University of Kansas, 1996
  • Mental Health Executive Leadership Certificate, Case Western Reserve University, 2008

Biography

Dr. Crystal S. Collier received her PsyD in Clinical Psychology at Wright State University School of Professional Psychology in Dayton, Ohio. She is currently the Program Dean at the Florida School of Professional Psychology (FSPP) at Argosy University, Tampa. She has expertise and teaches in the areas of diversity, family and child therapy. Her theoretical orientation is primarily influenced by assimilative psychodynamics and family systems. Prior to teaching at Argosy University, Tampa, Dr. Collier taught at Wright State University. She has researched the doctoral-level experiences of African-American females in clinical psychology, diversity training and the prevention of conduct disorders in preschool populations. She is interested in working with diverse populations of children, adolescents, families and parents. She is professionally affiliated with the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi), the National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology (NSCPP), and the American Psychological Association (APA). Within the profession, she conducts workshops and seminars locally and nationally on a broad range of topics associated with her interests.

Expertise

  • Diversity
  • Family therapy
  • Child and adolescent therapy
  • Women's issues

Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • Association of Black Psychologists
  • National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology

Selected Publications

  • Wolf, E., & Collier, C. (2005). Assessment and treatment of eating disorders in children and adolescents. In L. Vandecreek & J. Allen (Eds.), Innovations in Clinical Practice: A Source Book, Sarasota, FL: Professional Resource Press.

Selected Lectures

  • Collier, C. (2011, July). Counseling Women: 3 hour Lecture. FSPP, Argosy University; Tampa, FL. Audience: Clinical Psychology department faculty and graduate students.
  • Collier, C. (2011, June). Counseling African Americans: 1.5 hour Lecture. FSPP, Argosy University; Tampa, FL. Audience: Clinical Psychology department faculty and graduate students.

Presentations

  • Dunson, F. and Collier, C. (2011). Identifying Subjective Facilitators and Barriers to Intervention for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Poster session at the American Psychological Association 119th Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.
  • Dunson, F. and Collier, C. (2011). Mentoring as collaboration: A perspective from early career psychologists. Symposium presented to the Association of Black Psychologists 43rd International Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Collier, C., Dunson, F ., and Wilson, T.(2011). Transformative Leadership: Modern Approach for Current Community Challenges. Think Tank presented to the Association of Black Psychologists 43rd International Conference, Washington, D.C
  • Warfield, J., Dunson, F., Collier, C. (2011). Using Group Theraplay with Preschoolers: A Collaborative Intervention between Psychologists and Head Start Teachers. Professional Development workshop presented to the Association of Black Psychologists 43rd International Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Dobbins, J., Collier, C., Wilson, T., Winfrey, L., and Dunson, F. (2010). Defining “Post Racial” : Deconstructing The Conspiracy of Silence about Racism. Symposium presented to the Association of Black Psychologists 42nd International Conference, Chicago, IL.

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