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Mariaimeé “Maria” Gonzalez, PhD

Antioch University Seattle

Dr. Gonzalez is Professor of Counselor Education and Chair of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Program at Antioch University Seattle. She is co-leading the development of the low-residency CMHC program expected to start July 2021. The low residency program will be structured as a collaborative cohort model. Much of the master’s level coursework will be partnered with courses within the Ph.D. curriculum.  The low residency CMHC program will provide a structure and set of experiences to help students develop the intellectual and relational capacities needed to understand and work with others in the professional practice of counseling empowering diverse individuals, families, and groups.

Dr. Gonzalez earned her PhD and Master’s degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and moved to Seattle in 2014 to become a faculty in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri and an approved supervisor in the state of Washington.  Dr. Gonzalez was previously faculty at the University of San Diego, Director of Clinical Studies at Webster University, and clinic director, supervisor, and adjunct at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Dr. Gonzalez currently serves as the president of the American Counseling Association of Washington, an assistant chair of the American Counseling Association International Committee, a board member for the Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility and board member for the Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Journal of Technology in Counselor Education and Supervision (JTCES). She co-edited, Experiential Activities for Teaching Social Justice and Advocacy Competence in Counseling, and currently working on her next book.

Educational History

Doctorate of Philosophy in Education Counseling, PhD, University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Dissertation Title: Voices from behind bars: A working alliance?
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) approved program
Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society

Masters of Education, Counseling, MEd University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Concentrations: Community Counseling
Specializations: Couples and Family Counseling
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) approved program.

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, BA University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Minor: Sociology
Trauma Studies Certificate

  • Pope, M., Gonzalez, M., Cameron, E., & Pangalinan, J. (Eds). (2020).  Experiential Activities for Teaching Social Justice and Advocacy Competence in Counseling. New York: New York. Routledge.
  • Gonzalez, M. & Baker, D. (2020). Exploring Social Constructs Narrative to Promote Mental Liberation and Personal Agency. In Pope, M., Gonzalez, M., Cameron, E., & Pangalinan, J. (Eds), Experiential Activities for Teaching Social Justice and Advocacy Competence in Counseling (pp.123-126). New York: New York. Routledge.
  • Gonzalez, M. (2015).  Externalizing your addictions. In C. Suniti Bhat, Y. Pillay, & P. Selvaraj (Eds.), Group Work Experts Share Their Favorite Activities for the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorder. Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work.
  • Gonzalez, M. (2015). Vignette of ethical decision making of consensual romantic relationship between counselor educator and counseling student. In Sheparis, D., Kocet, M., & Henning, S. L. (Eds.), Ethical Decision Making in the 21st Century. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications.
  • Gonzalez, M. Externalizing Your Ism’s. (2014). In K. Fineran, B. Houltberg, A. Nitza, J. McCoy, & S. Roberts (Eds.), Group work experts share their favorite activities: A guide to choosing, planning, conducting, and processing volume 2 (pp.168-170). Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work.

Professional Conferences

  • 2020. Power in Numbers: How to Retain Students of Color in Counseling and CES Programs. Gonzalez, M., Bertelsen, C., & Cameron, E. American Counseling Association. San Diego, Ca. (Conference canceled).
  • 2020. iWEPA! Puerto Rican Pride as Reliance for Healing Post Hurricane Maria. Gonzalez, M. Association for Specialists in Group Work. Puerto Rico. (Poster session canceled).
  • 2019. Effective Global Mental Health Education Practices: A Mixed Methods Study of Counselors-in-Training International Service Experiences. Gonzalez, M., Baker, D., Batty-Hibbs, L., Berzins, E., and Byrd, M. Association of Counselor Educator and Supervision. Seattle, Washington.
  • 2019. Shattering the Glass Ceiling in the Ivory Tower: Women of Color in Leadership. Cameron, E., Gonzalez, M., Hyun, J., & Olatunji, C. Association of Counselor Educator and Supervision. Seattle, Washington.
  • 2019. Using Creative Arts Modalities when Counseling Globally. Gonzalez, M. Baker, D., Byrd, M. Sano, K., Batty-Hibbs, L. & Berzins, E. American Counseling Association. New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • 2018. Transformative Study Abroad Education. Gonzalez, M., Fort, K., Cameron, E., & Griskiewicz, A. Western Association for Counseling and Supervision. Santa Rosa, California.
  • 2018. Counseling, Supervising, and Supporting Working with Immigrant Clients and Families. Gonzalez, M., Fort, K., & Sano, K. Western Association for Counseling and Supervision. Santa Rosa, California.
  • 2017. Couples in Love. Meyer, D., Gonzalez, M., & Cameron, E. Association of Counselor Educator and Supervision. Chicago, Ill.
  • 2017. Study abroad. Round table. Gonzalez, M., Cameron, E. & Meyer, D. Association of Counselor Educator and Supervision. Chicago, Ill.
  • 2017. Human Sex Trafficking: Counseling and Social Justice Implications. Gonzalez, M. & Cameron, E. American Counseling Association. San Francisco, Ca.
  • 2016. Integrating Social Justice Advocacy Projects within MA Counselor Education Program. Gonzalez, M., Fort, K. McSparron, J., Shuurmans, Beth. Western Association for Counseling and Supervision. Vancouver, Canada.
  • 2016. Human Trafficking: Presenting issues and beneficial mental health services for survivors of Human Trafficking. Gonzalez, M., Cameron, E. & Meyer, D. American Counseling Association. Montreal, Canada.
  • 2016. Treatment of Depression and Psychopharmacology. Meyer, E. Gonzalez, M. & Cameron, E. American Counseling Association. Montreal, Canada.
  • 2015. Social justice activities for Counselor Educators. Poster. Dr. M. Gonzalez, Dr. E. Cameron, Dr. S. Henning, and Dr. D. Meyer. American Counseling Association. Orlando, Fl.
  • 2014. Social justice activities for mental health professionals. Session. Dr. M. Gonzalez and Dr. E. Cameron. Western Association for Counseling and Supervision. Anaheim, CA.
  • 2014. Human Trafficking: Presenting issues and beneficial mental health services for survivors of human trafficking. Poster. Dr. M. Gonzalez. Western Association for Counseling and Supervision. Anaheim, CA.
  • 2013. Getting Up Off the Couch: Creativity in Counseling. Dr. Dixie Meyer, Dr. Erika Cameron, & Joseph Pangalinan. Association of Counselor Educator and Supervision. Denver, CO.
  • 2013. What does the working alliance mean to female inmates? American Counseling Association of Missouri. Jefferson City, Mo.
    2013. Implementing Diversity Related Activities in Counseling. Co-presenter Joe Pangelinan, M.Ed. American Counseling Association of Missouri. Jefferson City, Mo.
  • 2013. Pedagogy and their Roles in Undermining Equity, Inclusion, and Global Citizenship. 1st Annual Equity, Inclusion, and Global Citizenship in Higher Education Conference. Webster University, Mo.
  • 2013. Social Justice and Race. Racial Formation since the Civil War: Gateways through Racism. St. Louis History Museum. St. Louis, Mo.
  • 2012. Race, racism, and classism. Cross-Cultural Conference. St. Louis, MO. Dr. JB Kwon.
  • 2012. “Voices from behind bars: Can there be a working alliance?” American Counseling Association. San Francisco, CA.
  • 2011. “Voices from Behind Bars: The Working Alliance with Female Inmates.” Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Nashville, Tn.
  • 2011. “In-class Experiential Training Lab.” Webster University. St. Louis, Missouri. First Annual Webster University Teaching Festival.
  • 2011. “Advising Qualitative Research: Multiple Voices”. University of Missouri- St. Louis 8th Qualitative Research Conference. Invited Panel. Faculty voices: Wolfgang Althof, Matthew Davis, Virginia Navarro, University of Missouri-St. Louis; Alejandro Morales, University of Missouri-Columbia. Student Voices: Alpha Thomas Bangura, Carolyn Brown, Teaching & Learning; Teaching & Learning; Maria Gonzalez, Counseling & Family Therapy; Desi Kirchhofer, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
  • 2008. “Engaging Students in Community Research: Evaluation of the CHAMP Prison Program.” Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology. St. Louis, MO. November. With presenter, Dr. Jody Miller, University of Missouri-St. Louis.
  • 2008. “Evaluation of the CHAMP Prison Program: Community-Based Service-Learning Research in Action.” 4th Annual Missouri Campus Compact Statewide Conference. St. Louis, MO. October. With presenter, Dr. Jody Miller, University of Missouri-St. Louis.
  • 2002. Predictors of Outcome for Sexually Abuse Children. Trauma Symptom Checklist for Young Children. St. Louis Child Abuse Conference, St. Louis, Missouri. Lyons, T., Vincent O’Boyle, J., & Dr. Jeffrey Wherry.

Invited Lectures/Speeches

  • June 2020. Guest Speaker. Gonzalez, M. Topic: The History of Racism and Policing. Hosted by: United Student Leaders of Washington.  Moderated by Derek Hoshiko.
  • May 2020. Presenter. Gonzalez, M. & Pennant, A. Topic: Counselors of color. Lessons learned. Instructor: Cayla Minaiy. Antioch University. Seattle, WA.
  • March 2020. Lecturer. Gonzalez, M. Topic: Counseling and Advocacy with Latinx Clients.  Instructor: Cleopatra Bertelsen. Antioch University. Seattle, WA.
  • October 2019. Panel. Presenter: Gonzalez, M., Cameron, E., Baker, D., & Fort, K. Topic: Book Signing Event. Experiential Activities for Teaching Social Justice and Advocacy Competence in Counseling.
  • October 2019. Panel. Presenter: Byers, S., Gonzalez, M., Shamoon, Z., & Pennant, A. Topic: Social Justice in Profession and Curriculum.
  • May 2019. Lecture. Presenter: Gonzalez, M. Topic: Human Trafficking-Mental health implications. Instructor: Alyssa Griskiewicz. Antioch University Seattle. Seattle, WA.
  • April 2019.  Panel. Presenter: Zain Shamoon, Cleopatra Bertelsen. Topic: Social Justice in Counseling. Host: Counselors for Social Justice AUS Chapter. Antioch University Seattle. Seattle, Wa.
  • October 2017. Lecture. Presenter: Gonzalez, M. Topic: Current Latinx Concerns in the US. Instructor: Dr. Mark Pope. University of Missouri-St. Louis. St. Louis, Mo.
  • March 2017. Women’s Month Guest Speaker. Presenter: Gonzalez, M. Topic: My Life Journey.
  • October 2016. Lecture.  Presenter: Gonzalez, M.  Topic: Human Sex Trafficking in Missouri. Instructor: Dr. Dixie Meyer. St. Louis University. St. Louis, Mo.
  • July 2015. Lecture.  Presenter: Gonzalez, M.  Topic: Human Sex Trafficking and Counseling Implications.  Graduate CFT/CAT.  Course: Art Therapy in Diverse Settings. Instructor: Dani Baker, M.A.  Antioch University. Seattle, WA.
  • May 2016. Lecture. Presenters: Gonzalez, M. & Baker, D. Topic: Human Sex Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Intimate Partner Violence. Course:  Abusive Relationships. Instructor: Dr. Finley. Antioch University.  Seattle, WA.
  • March 2013. Lecture. Presenter: Gonzalez, M. Topic: Qualitative research with special populations. Course: Anthropology Research class. Webster University. Webster Groves, MO.
  • May 2012.  Lecture. Presenter: Gonzalez, M. Qualitative research. Anthropology Research class. Webster University. Webster Groves, MO.
  • February 2012.  Lecture. Presenter: Gonzalez, M. “What is counseling?” Behavioral of Social Sciences. Webster University. Webster Groves, MO.
  • December 2010. Speech. Guest of Honor Speaker: Gonzalez, M.    “Proud Latina! How a college education has helped me help others.” Puerto Rican Society Holiday Gala. St. Charles, MO.
  • July 2010. Lecture. Presenter: M. Gonzalez. “Integrating Spirituality/Religion into Counseling Hispanics living in North America.” Instructor: Dr. Blash. University of Missouri- St. Louis. St. Louis, MO.
  • March 14, 2010. Lecture. Presenter: Gonzalez, M. “Counseling Hispanics living in North America and future social implications.” Instructor: Robin Moore-Chambers. University of Missouri- St. Louis. St. Louis, MO.
  • November 17, 2009. Lecture. Presenter: Gonzalez, M. “Counseling Puerto Ricans living in North America.” Instructor: Dr. Moore-Chambers. University of Missouri- St. Louis. St. Louis, MO.
  • August 2009.  Puerto Rican Scholarship Ceremony. St. Louis, MO.  Guest speaker. “The value and worth of pursing college education for Latinos/as in the United States.”
  • July 2009. Lecture. Presenter: Gonzalez, M. “Counseling Puerto Ricans living in North America.” Dr. Mark Pope. University of Missouri- St. Louis. St. Louis, MO.
  • August 2005. Lecture. Presenter: Gonzalez, M. “Counseling Puerto Ricans living in North America.” Instructor: Dr. Mark Pope. University of Missouri- St. Louis. St. Louis, MO.

Facilitator for Professional Workshops

  • May 2020. “Learn about the AUS Counselor Education & Supervision Ph.D. Program. Helpful tips to get into doctoral school.” Co-presenter Dusty Destler.  Online. Sponsored by Antioch University CSI Omega Mu Gamma Chapter.
  • September 2017. “First Aid Arts for Healing from Trauma”. Kathmandu, Nepal. Co-Presenter Alyssa Griskiewicz, ATR, LMHCA.
  • July 2012. “Observation, documentation, and evaluation of in-field experience.” Orlando Florida. Webster University. Co-presenter Dr. Stacy Henning.
  •  January 2012. “Training: Professional Skills Evaluation.” Webster University. Webster Groves, MO.
  • September 23, 2008. “Living below the poverty line in Missouri.”  Poverty simulation workshop for master level educators.  University of Missouri- St. Louis. Co-presenter Atia Thurman, MSW.
  • May 2006. “Ethnic Diversity.”  Educate and promote acceptance and ethnic awareness among middle school-age students. Hoech Middle School, Saint Louis, Missouri. Co-presenter Dr. Kent Butler.
  • April 2007. “Issues about resistance during supervision.” Workshop for school counseling master students receiving supervision at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Co-presenter Dr. Kent Butler.
  • February 2007.  “Living below the poverty line in Missouri.”  Poverty simulation workshop for master level educators.  University of Missouri- St. Louis.  Co-presenter Dr. Mary Ferguson
  • May 2007. Workshop. Americorps Headquarter Center, St. Louis, Missouri. “Building rapport.” To educate and teach micro-level rapport building skills to Americorps volunteers. Dr. Mathew Lemberger.
  • March 2006.  “Living below the poverty line in Missouri.”  Poverty simulation workshop for master level educators.  University of Missouri- St. Louis.  Co-presenters Dr. Mary Ferguson and Atia Thurman, MSW.
  • October 2005.  “Living below the poverty line in Missouri.” Poverty simulation workshop for master level educators.  University of Missouri- St. Louis.  Co-presenters Dr. Mary Ferguson and Atia Thurman, MSW.
  • May 22, 2019. Promotion of Diversity Award. “Diversity Task Force.” Includes: Michael Buchert, Lindsey Gay, Mariaimee’ Gonzalez, Fred Landers, Caryn Park, & Pella Weisman.  Antioch University Seattle. Seattle, Washington.
  • October 2017. Western Association for Counseling and Supervision (WACES) Mentorship Award. Presented at Association of Counselor Educator and Supervision (ACES), Chicago, Illinois.
  • May 2016.  Faculty Diversity Leadership Award. Antioch University Seattle. Seattle Washington.
  • May 2010. 21st Century Leadership Academy 2010 Shear Fellow. Sue Shear Institute, St. Louis, Missouri.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Approved Clinical Supervisor

  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (2010-Current)
  • American Counseling Association (2008-Current)
  • American Counseling Association Human Rights Committee (2013-2016)
  • American Counseling Association International Committee (2019-2022)     Assistant Chair 2020-21. Chair 2021-22.
  • American Counseling Association Counselors for Social Justice (2017-Current)
  • American Counseling Association of Washington State (2017-2021) President (2020-21)
  • Association of Counseling Sexology and Sexual Wellness ACSSW (2019-2022)
  • Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International Antioch University Chapter faculty representative: Omega Mu Gamma (2018-current)
  • Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (Board Member 2020-2022)
  • Western Association for Counseling and Supervision (WACES) (2015-current)
  • Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision- Journal of Technology in Counselor Education and Supervision (JTCES) (Board Member 2020-2023)
photo of Mariaimee' Gonzalez

Chair & Core Faculty,

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Multicultural Concertation Coordinator,

Former: Chi Sigma Iota Faculty Chapter Advisor,

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Courses Taught

  • Advanced Human Sexuality
  • Case Consultation and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship
  • Clinical Interviewing Skills
  • Clinical Mental Health Practicum
  • Clinical Mental Health Practicum: International Experience-Nepal Location
  • Communication and Counseling Skills
  • Counseling with Latino/as Clients
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Foundation-The Helping Relationship
  • Global Mental Health Issues and Professional Sustainability/COUC 7340: Global Mental Health Issues and Professional Sustainability in the Creative Arts Therapies. Doctoral level.
  • Independent Study: Counseling with Women of Color
  • Introduction to Family Counseling: International Course-Bahamas Location
  • Multicultural Perspectives in Counseling
  • Multicultural Concentration: Social Justice Issues in Counseling- Online Course
  • Psychopathology
  • Special Issues Topic: Sexual Abuse and Eating Disorders among Females
  • Special Issues Topic: Counseling with Transgender Clients
  • Supplemental Supervision
  • School Counseling Practicum
  • School Counseling Field Experience/Internship
  • Social Cultural Foundations of Counseling
  • Social Justice, Advocacy & Practice in Clinical Mental Health Counseling-Hybrid Course
  • Special Topics – Global Mental Health Research. Doctoral level.
  • Special Topics: Instructional Design for Social Justice, Advocacy, and Practice. Doctoral level.
  • Special Topics: International Course-Nepal Location
  • Techniques of Group Counseling
  • Techniques of Group Counseling-Hybrid Course
  • The Counseling Profession and Identity
  • The Counseling Profession and Identity-Hybrid Course
  • Trauma, Disaster Response, and Crisis Counseling: International Course-Nepal Location

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