Araceli (Shelly) Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Dr. Gonzalez is a postdoctoral fellow at the UCLA Semel Institute, working with mentors at the UCLA Child OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders program. She recently graduated from the San Diego State University / University of California San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology and completed her clinical internship at the UCLA Semel Institute and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital. Her research interests center on familial influences on the development, maintenance, and treatment of youth anxiety disorders, including parental psychopathology and cultural factors. Her independent program of research is focused on cross-ethnic comparisons of the influence of maternal anxiety on youth internalizing symptoms. Currently, she is examining stress response within the context of parent-child interactions in non-Hispanic White and Latino youths. Long term, she is interested in designing and evaluating culturally-sensitive parent-focused interventions for youth anxiety disorders. She is the recipient of the NIMH T32 Fellowship in The Science of Child Mental Health Treatments.