School of Psychology

Dr. Alejandra Gonzalez

Assistant Professor

Dr. Gonzalez is an assistant professor of psychology at Xavier University. She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The University of Akron after completing her Predoctoral Internship at the Southwest Consortium (New Mexico VA and University of New Mexico Hospital) in Albuquerque, NM. Dr. Gonzalez’s interests and expertise are in interpersonal trauma and resilience, intimate partner violence, post-traumatic stress disorder, and Latinas with a history of interpersonal trauma. She is also interested in community-based prevention and intervention.

Teaching

PSYC 231: Developmental Psychology

PSYC 580: Clinical Psychopathology

Research

Recent Publications

Holmes, S. C., King, K. C., Gonzalez, A., Norton, M. K., Silver, K. E., Sullivan, T. P., & Johnson, D. M. (2022). Associations among intimate partner violence, posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, and disordered eating among women intimate partner violence survivors residing in shelter. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. https://doi.org/10.1177/08862605221098968

Sanders, S. & Gonzalez, A. (2021). Applying Liberation Psychology tenets to the career trajectory of the first Chicano psychologist. Psychology from the Margins 3(1). https://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/psychologyfromthemargins/vol3/iss1/6/

Johnson, D. M., Zlotnick C., & Gonzalez, A. (2020). Treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in survivors of intimate partner violence. In R. Geffner, J. W. White, L. K. Hamberger, A. Rosenbaum, V. Vaughan-Eden, & V. I. Vieth (Eds.), Handbook of Interpersonal Violence across the Lifespan: A project of the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan (NPEIV) (pp. 3223–3246). Springer Nature Switzerland AG. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-89999-2_149

Recent Conference Presentations

Gonzalez, A. & Fogwell, N. T. (2022, June). Addressing mental health inequities in Latinx communities through multi-level interventions [Conference paper]. Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Fogwell, N. T. & Gonzalez, A. (2022, March). Improving measurement of internalized heterosexism for sexual minority women [Conference paper]. Association for Women in Psychology Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Alshabani, N., Gonzalez, A., & Johnson, D. M. (2022, February). Building student advocacy through empowerment based and social justice intervention courses and teaching practices [Conference paper]. Winter Roundtable Conference.

Professional Interests

Intimate Partner Violence, Latinx Communities, Interpersonal Trauma and Resilience, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Queer Women, Community-Based Prevention and Intervention