Vivian Gonzalez

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
SSB 303J

(907) 786-6779
vmgonzalez@alaska.edu

Education

  • B.S., Psychology, University of Washington, 1996 
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2001
  • Predoctoral Internship, University of Texas at Houston Medical School, 2004
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology (dual speciality in ethnic minority clinical psychology), University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2004
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Research Institute on Addictions, 2007

Teaching Responsibilities

  • PSY A611: Ethics
  • PSY A345: Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY A652: Clinical Practicum I
  • PSY A681, A682, A683: Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment Series

Research Interests

  • Use of technology in treatment delivery
  • Alcohol misuse and disorders
  • Suicidal behavior
  • Comorbidity of negative affect and addictions
  • Attitudes toward harm reduction and abstinence-based interventions

Publications

Gonzalez, V.M., & Dulin, P. (in press).Comparison of a smartphone app for alcohol use disorders with an internet-based intervention plus bibliotherapy: A pilot study. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Giroux, D., Bacon, S., King, D. K., Dulin, P.L., & Gonzalez, V. M. (in press). “It really builds your confidence”: Examining perceptions of the Location-Based Monitoring and Intervention System for Alcohol Use Disorders. Telemedicine and e-Health

Skewes, M.C. & Gonzalez, V.M. (in press). Biopsychosocial model of addiction. In P. Miller (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Addictive Behaviors. Oxford: Elsevier.

Dulin, P.L., Gonzalez, V.M., & Campbell, K., (2014). Results of a pilot test of a self-administered smartphone-based treatment system for alcohol use disorders: Usability and early outcomes. Substance Abuse, 35, 168-175.

Gonzalez, V. M., & Skewes, M. C. (2013). Solitary heavy drinking, social relationships, and negative mood regulation in college drinkers. Addiction Research & Theory, 21, 285-294.

Skewes, M.C., & Gonzalez, V. M. (2013). Attitudes toward harm reduction and abstinence-only approaches to alcohol misuse among Alaskan college students. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 72, 21143.

Dulin, P. L., Gonzalez, V. M., King, D. K., Giroux, D., & Bacon, S. (2013). Development of a smartphone-based, self-administered intervention system for alcohol use disorders. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 13, 321-336.

Skewes, M.C., DeCou, C.R., & Gonzalez, V.M. (2013). Consequences of energy drink use among Native and non-Native Alaskan college students. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 72, 21204. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/ijch.v72i0.21204

Gonzalez, V. M., & Hewell, V. (2012). Suicidal ideation and drinking to cope among college binge drinkers. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 997-997.

Gonzalez, V. M., Reynolds, B., & Skewes, M. C. (2011). Role of impulsivity in the relationship between depression and alcohol problems among emerging adult college drinkers. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 19, 303-313.

Gonzalez, V.M., Bradizza, C.M., & Collins, R.L. (2009). Drinking to cope as a statistical mediator in the relationship of suicidal ideation and alcohol outcomes among underage college drinkers. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 23, 443-451. PMCID: PMC2751857

Gonzalez, V.M., Collins, C.M., & Bradizza, C.M. (2009). Solitary and social heavy drinking, suicidal ideation, and drinking motives in underage college drinkers. Addictive Behaviors, 34, 993-999. PMCID: PMC2786255

Gonzalez, V.M. (2008).Recognition of mental illness and suicidality among individuals with serious mental illness. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 196, 727-734.

Gonzalez, V.M., Bradizza, C.M., Vincent, P.C., Stasiewicz, P.R., & Paas, N.D. (2007). Do individuals with a severe mental illness experience greater alcohol and drug-related problems? A test of the supersensitivity model. Addictive Behaviors, 32, 477-490. 

Gonzalez, V.M., Schmitz, J.M., & DeLaune, K.A. (2006). The role of homework in cognitive-behavioral therapy for cocaine dependence. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74, 633-637. 

Gonzalez, V.M., & Vitsousek, K.B. (2004). Feared foods in dieting and non-dieting young women: A preliminary validation of the Food Phobia Scale. Appetite, 43, 155-173.

Career History/Work Experience

GRANTS 

National Institute of General Medical Sciences – P30GM103325 (4/2013-4/2015)
University of Alaska Fairbanks – CANHR Pilot Studies Grant                          
Attitudes Toward Alcohol Misuse Programs Among Alaska Native College Students
Direct costs: $75,000 
Role: Co-Investigator (Principal Investigator – Monica C. Skewes)  
 
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism – 1R21AA018135 (4/2011-3/2014)
Suicidal Ideation and Alcohol Outcomes in Emerging Adult College Drinkers
Direct costs: $262,500 
Role: Principal Investigator   

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism – 1RC2AA019422 (9/2009-8/2012)
Location-Based Monitoring and Intervention for Alcohol Use Disorders
Direct costs: $1,342,756 
Role: Principal Investigator (Co-Principal Investigator – Patrick Dulin)  
 
University of Alaska Anchorage – Innovate Grant (1/2012-12/2012)
Social Validity of Alcohol Treatments for Alaska Native College Students
Direct costs: $10,000 
Role: Principal Investigator (Co-Principal Investigator – Monica C. Skewes)

University of Alaska Anchorage – Chancellor’s Fund Grant (3/2009-3/2010)
Factors Associated with Solitary Binge Drinking Among Emerging Adult College Students. 
Direct costs: $10,000 
Role: Principal Investigator

University of Alaska Anchorage – Faculty Development Grant (12/2008-6/2009)
Role of Impulsivity in the Relationship Between Depression and Alcohol Problems Among College Drinkers. 
Direct costs: $3,393 
Role: Principal Investigator

Research Institute on Addictions – Research Development Proposal (9/2006-5/2007)
Association Between Suicidality and Alcohol Use Among Underage College Drinkers Direct costs: $15,000 
Role: Principal Investigator

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