Gonzalez's research focuses on increasing access to mental health and substance use treatments for minoritized youth. Overarching themes in Gonzalez's work include health equity, social determinants of health, and community engagement. Gonzalez seeks to build sustainable community partnerships in order to address systemic change that will impact the lives of youth. Gonzalez holds a T32 postdoctoral fellowship from NIDA.
Tests which therapist characteristics predicted father engagement and included qualitative descriptions of their experiences engaging fathers in treatment. Shows therapist use of engagement strategies predicted father engagement and therapists reported barriers to engagement such as clinic hours, lack of father-friendly programming, and agency priorities.
Discusses key clinician recommendations for talking about racism and racism-related events with youth of color.
Summarizes ways that this vital workforce engages caregivers into treatment. Mentions that engagement strategies fell into one of three themes: building trust, empowerment, and increasing access.