Master of Social Work, University of Denver, Denver, CO
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Minor: Psychology, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT
Morgan Gonzales graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology from Westminster College and her Master of Social Work from the University of Denver. While earning her master’s degree, she co-facilitated research at Jefferson County Human Services with the University of Denver to create a matching database for potential foster-adopt parents and children. She also interned with an inner-city middle school for at-risk youth and worked as a medical school worker in an intensive care unit and emergency department.
Additionally, Morgan has worked in various capacities that have helped her develop as a mental health provider including serving as a palliative care social worker, oncology licensed clinical social worker, and a psychotherapist.
Morgan is dedicated and passionate about expanding her psychiatric knowledge and providing educational formats to other mental health providers. She strives to pass this knowledge on to her patients to help them achieve an optimal level of psychological wellbeing.
Grief and Loss Therapy
Depression and Anxiety
Psychosocial Distress Therapy
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
Publication in the Journal of the Advanced Practitioner of Oncology: The Wounded Healer, July/August 2017 Volume 8 Issue 5
Presented at the National Association of Oncology Social Work Conference in Tampa: self-care panel implementing Wounded Healer: Healing Ourselves and Others, 2016
Presented at the National Association of Oncology Social Work Conference in Seattle: Wounded Healers: Healing Ourselves and Others, 2015
Presented at San Luis Valley Medical Center in Alamosa, Colorado to a multi-disciplinary group of medical providers, community members and caregivers: Wounded Healers: Healing Ourselves and Others, 2015
Significant notoriety in the UCH Center Insider Magazine: Progress through Pain: UCH Social Worker Helps Providers Heal Themselves. By Tyler Smith, May 26, 2015 Volume 8 Issue 22
Presented at the Annual UCH Palliative Care Conference: Topic Wounded Healer, 2014