Dr. Gonzales is a licensed clinical psychologist in NY with an interest in working with individuals from diverse populations who experience psychosis and/or extreme psychological states. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from John Jay College and the Graduate Center, the City University of New York (CUNY) with a specialization in forensic psychology. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, and returned to New York City in 2018 where she is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Adelphi University. Her research and clinical work focuses on promoting recovery and quality-of-life for individuals who have received mental health diagnoses, including investigating the influence of stigma and other social and environmental factors upon mental health and well-being.
- Clinical Supervisor, Center for Psychological Services, Adelphi University
- University of California, San Francisco Outpatient Psychiatry Early Treatment Program and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program
- Northwell Health Zucker Hillside Hospital Early Treatment Program for Psychosis
- Bellevue Hospital Center Forensic Inpatient Service
- Bronx Lebanon Hospital Child, Adolescent, and Adult Inpatient Psychiatry Services
- Services for the Underserved East Harlem Assertive Community Treatment Program
- Assistant Professor, Derner School of Psychology, Adelphi University
- Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California San Francisco Medical Center
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- Psychologists in Public Service (APA Division 18)
- American Psychology-Law Society (APA Division 41)
- International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis (ISPS)
- Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)
Selected Professional Presentations
- Gonzales, Lauren (November, 2019). “Working with the ‘severe’ in community settings: A quick guide.” Guest Lecture, Psychoeducational Interventions for School Psychologists, Adelphi University School Psychology PsyD Program
- Gonzales, Lauren (2019, August). The role of stigma and demographic characteristics in clinical conceptualizations of psychosis. Paper presented at the 21st International Conference of the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis, Rotterdam, NL
- Gonzales, Lauren, & Yanos, P. T. (2016, July). Neighborhood factors impacting psychiatric community participation. Poster session presented at the 23rd Annual National Institute of Mental Health Conference on Mental Health Services Research, Bethesda, Maryland
Selected Professional Publications
- Gonzales, Lauren, Yanos, P. T., Stefancic, A., Alexander, M. J., & Harney, B. (2018). The role of neighborhood factors and community stigma in predicting community participation among persons with psychiatric disabilities. Psychiatric Services, 69, 76-83
- Gonzales, Lauren, & McNiel, D. E. (2018). Can reduced homelessness help explain public safety benefits of mental health court? Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 24(2), 271-278.
- Gonzales, Lauren, Chan, G., & Yanos, P. T. (2017). Individual and neighborhood predictors of mental illness stigma in New York State. Stigma and Health, 2(3), 175-181.
- Gonzales, Lauren, & Yanos, P. T. (2017). Right to refuse psychotropic medications. In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. (pp. 2894). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.
- Gonzales, Lauren, Nesi, D., & Yanos, P. T. (2015). An examination of eligibility decisions in New York State’s Assisted Outpatient Treatment. Psychiatric Services, 66(12), 1373-1376.
- Gonzales, Lauren, Davidoff, K., Nadal, K. L., & Yanos, P. T. (2015). Microaggression experiences of persons with mental illnesses: An exploratory study. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 38(3), 234-241.