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Aracely Gonzalez - USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Los Angeles, CA, US

Aracely Gonzalez Aracely Gonzalez

Adjunct Lecturer | USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work


Focused on children, youth, and families with expertise in mental health, crisis intervention and management.


ARACELY GONZALEZ joined the social work adjunct faculty at USC in 2013, where she teaches field education courses at the Virtual Academic Center. She has extensive experience in supervising undergraduate and graduate student interns, both as a field instructor and a field liaison.

She holds a bachelor's degree as well as a master's degree in social work from California State University, Long Beach.

Gonzalez is a licensed clinical social worker with over 16 years of experience in mental health. She began her career with a community-based mental health agency serving children and families. For the past nine years, she has focused her work on school settings. As a psychiatric social worker for the Los Angeles Unified School District, she provided individual, family and group counseling, as well as crisis intervention and risk assessment. She currently works at headquarters, providing district-wide consultation and support through LAUSD’s Crisis Counseling and Intervention Services.

She is trained in crisis intervention and management; threat assessment and management; suicide assessment, intervention and postvention; cognitive behavioral interventions for trauma in schools; mental health consultation and education; cognitive behavior therapy; motivational interviewing; problem-solving; seeking safety; and clinical supervision.

Education (2)

California State University, Long Beach: M.S.W., Children, Youth and Families 2006

California State University, Long Beach: B.A., Psychology 2001

Areas of Expertise (7)

Mental health consultation and education

Suicide assessment, intervention and postvention

Crisis intervention and management

Threat assessment and management

Cognitive behavioral interventions for trauma in schools

Social Work

Social Work Education

Industry Expertise (4)

Health Care - Services


Mental Health Care

Health and Wellness