TAMIU Names Dr. González New Director of Student Counseling and Disability Services
Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) has named Dr. Guillermo González as its director of Student Counseling and Disability Services.
A native Laredoan, Dr. González completed his graduate studies at Texas Tech University. He holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with a minor in Clinical Neuropsychology, and an M.A. in Physiological Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience. His B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Biology was earned at Texas A&M University.
He completed two years of internship in Clinical Psychology at Audie Murphy Veteran’s Memorial Hospital (AMVMH), a general psychiatry internship and specialty Neuropsychology/Health Psychology internship. After completing his training, he went on staff at the San Antonio State Hospital and later joined the psychology staff at AMVMH before returning to Laredo in 1991. Here, he developed a full-time private psychology practice over the past 29 years, providing psychological consultation, treatment, and assessment services to the Laredo community.
Six years ago, he scaled down his private practice and joined the Laredo Outpatient VA Clinic as its first Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) psychologist. There, he was charged with carrying out a nationwide VA mandate to integrate mental health into the primary care setting.
His PCMHI mission accomplished, González set out to realize a long-term career goal: to work in a University setting.
“I’m delighted to join the TAMIU family, and equally excited for the opportunity to serve our students, to become part of a very dynamic Student Success team, and to complement the great and ongoing work of the counselors and coordinators that comprise the Student Counseling and Disability Services team,” González said.
“Our services are of critical importance to our students and their success here. In Student Counseling, we are dedicated to providing a safe space for students to explore and address personal challenges to foster independence, encourage growth, and strengthen their resiliency. Likewise, Student Disability Services promotes a supportive learning community to empower students with disabilities to accomplish their academic goals by ensuring accessibility to University programs. These are especially challenging times for all, and our staff is honored to advocate for and help our students as we move forward,” González said.
For additional information, contact Student Counseling and Disability Services at 956.326.2230, visit offices in Student Center 128, or find information online at https://www.tamiu.edu/counseling/ and https://www.tamiu.edu/disability/
TAMIU registration for Fall 2020 is now underway. An online catalog containing a list of all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs is at http://catalog.tamiu.edu
TAMIU ranks 5th in the nation among the 100 Most Affordable Public Schools with the Highest Return on Investment (ROI), according to ranking authority Great Value Colleges. U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 Edition of its popular Best Colleges guide ranks TAMIU as the second highest-ranked Texas public university in its Best Regional Universities West category and the highest-ranked regional campus of the Texas A&M University System.
Most recently, TAMIU earned a top tier ranking for its COVID-19 Pandemic response. The 2020 Educate to Career College ranking placed TAMIU in Tier I for colleges and universities that have responded to the pandemic in ways that benefit and protect students, especially in terms of available online learning resources. Some 1200 colleges across the nation were reviewed.
The University’s online COVID-19 Response Center is updated regularly and includes information on office schedules and services, an expansive FAQ, quick links, student resources, official information resources and much more.