Lauren Gonzales, PhD

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Lauren Gonzales, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at CUMC. Dr. Gonzales earned her PhD in clinical psychology with a forensic specialty from John Jay College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, and completed her clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship training at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center. She then spent four years as an Assistant Professor at Adelphi University, where she conducted research and training for undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students in clinical psychology. Her expertise is in evidence-based treatments for psychosis including cognitive behavior therapy for psychosis (CBTp) and recovery-oriented care.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Psychosis

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Female

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New York, NY 10019
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  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

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Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Behavioral Health (Columbia University Employee Plan)

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • John Jay College
  • Fellowship: University of California San Francisco Medical Center


Selected Publications

Gonzales, L., Kois, L E., Chen, C., López-Aybar, L., McCullough, B., & McLaughlin, K. J. (2022). Reliability of “Serious Mental Illness”: A systematic review. Psychiatric Services. Advance online publication.

Gonzales, L., López-Aybar, L., & McCullough, B. (2021). Variation in provider attitudes and treatment recommendations for individuals with schizophrenia and additional marginalized identities: A mixed-method study. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 44(2), 107-117. 10.1037/prj00004613.

Yanos, P. T., DeLuca, J., & Gonzales, L. (2020). Commentary: The United States has a national pro-stigma campaign. It needs a national, evidence-based anti-stigma campaign to counter it. Stigma and Health, 5(4), 497-498.    

Gonzales, L., 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, L., 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, L., 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.