Manny Gonzalez, Ph.D., LCSW-R
Dr. Manny J. González earned his MSW degree from New York University and his PhD in Advanced Clinical Practice from Adelphi University. Prior to his current appointment at Florida Atlantic University he held tenured faculty positions at the Silberman School of social work at Hunter College City University of New York, The graduate center of the City University of New York and Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. Dr. González’s research and scholarship interests include mental health/mental illness, the application of developmental and psychodynamic theories to clinical practice, psychological and physical well-being among Hispanic immigrants, the psychodynamics of fathering and fatherhood, and qualitative research methods. He has taught graduate courses at the MSW and PhD level in clinical practice, relational psychotherapy, psychopathology, evidence-based mental health practice, contemporary psychodynamic theories and social work education. Dr. González has published numerous articles and chapters on mental health practice with immigrants and refugees, clinical practice with Hispanics, urban children, evidence-based practice, clinical social work practice and interprofessional collaboration. His book credits (co-edited) include Mental Health Care of New Hispanic Immigrants: Innovations in Contemporary Clinical Practice (Haworth Press) and Multicultural Perspectives in Social Work Practice with Families (Springer Press). Dr. González was awarded the Hunter College Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2016. He has practiced as a clinician for 30 years specializing in community mental health—and maintained a private practice in psychodynamic psychotherapy and clinical supervision in Brooklyn Heights, New York until his arrival at Florida Atlantic University.