Graduate Student Brie Gonzalez Awarded STAY Fellowship
We are proud to announce that Brie Gonzalez has been awarded a prestigious Services for Transition Age Youth (STAY) Fellowship by the American Psychological Association's Minority Fellowship Program.
Third-Year Grad Student Awarded APA Fellowship
Brie Gonzalez, a third-year graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program was awarded a prestigious 2021-2022 Services for Transition Age Youth (STAY) Fellowship by the American Psychological Association's Minority Fellowship Program (MFP). Funded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the STAY Fellowships are awarded to master's level students who have a strong commitment to working with youth in communities of color and their families. Brie will be working under the mentorship of Drs. Karen Tao and Jason Burrow-Sanchez.
Her fellowship comes with a year-long stipend and travel support to Washington, D.C. for specialized training with the APA's Psychology Summer Institute. All STAY Fellows sign a letter of commitment stating that they will work for two years, post-graduation, in a capacity that addresses the mental health needs of communities of color.
Brie has a passion for adolescent mental health treatment and had worked in the field in a variety of roles even before applying to and being accepted in the CMHC program. Since starting her program, she has developed a special interest in working with young adults and women. Brie leans strongly toward feminist-multicultural, mindfulness-based, and person-centered approaches in her work with clients. This year, she is fulfilling her internship requirements at Red Willow Counseling and Recovery and The Women's Resource Center. And when she isn't working or studying, Brie enjoys skiing, mountain biking, and spending time with her family and friends.