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Member at Large


Lauren Gonzales, PhD earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from John Jay College and the Graduate Center, CUNY where she specialized in recovery-oriented services for individuals experiencing psychosis. She completed a postdoctoral clinical psychology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center and was previously an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Adelphi University. She is now an Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at Columbia University Irving Medical Center where she conducts research and provides clinical services for individuals with psychosis at the Lieber Recovery Clinic. Dr. Gonzales has specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp) and extensive experience training mental health providers in CBTp and evidence-based approaches to working with psychosis and related experiences. She conducts research evaluating systems-level contributors to mental health inequities among individuals with psychosis, including stigma and discrimination, housing instability, and criminal legal involvement.

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