Adriana Laura González Ph.D.
Faculty - Clinician
Child Maltreatment; Attachment Relationships; Resilience and Dysfunction; Developmental Psychopathology.
Current ProjectsCommittee Member of an Attachment Research Network in Latin America:
Alan Sroufe, professor emeritus at ICD, recently recruited 26 researchers and clinicians from 8 different Iberian-American countries, and created an attachment network, Red Iberoamericana de Apego: RIA (Iberian-American Attachment Network). RIA was established due to pressing need for expanded attachment research programs and attachment informed interventions in Latin America. The purpose of RIA is to promote human development and well being, informed by attachment theory, centering on research, and with implications for public policies, education, and intervention.
Dr. Adriana L. González has been involved in research and
clinical interventions with maltreated children and their families. Her research interests emphasize
developmental psychopathology perspectives that focus in the interplay between
normal and atypical development, the developmental consequences of child
maltreatment, and the study of attachment relationships, including their relation to
the development of the self and psychopathology across development. Dr. González’s clinical interventions are
derived from an ecological-transactional model that underscores the importance
of attending to cultural, community, and family features influencing individuals’
lives and factors fostering resilience or dysfunction.