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Val Gonzales, Ph.D., LCDC, LPC

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Adjunct Faculty
Substance Abuse Counseling

Dr. Val Gonzales has been teaching Substance Abuse Counseling at Eastfield since 2003 as an adjunct faculty member and visiting scholar. His courses include Counseling Theories, Counseling Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions, Family Intervention, Co-Occurring Disorders and Multi-Cultural Diversity in Counseling.

He earned a doctorate in pastoral care through an institutional consortium that includes Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., and Asia Baptist Graduate Theological Seminary, now based in Hong Kong but originally based in his native Philippines. He earned a master’s degree in counseling from Dallas Baptist University and holds two bachelor’s degrees, one with a double major in English and economics and one in business administration, both from Central Philippines University.

An ordained Southern Baptist minister who had already earned his doctoral degree before emigrating to the U.S. in 1979, Dr. Gonzales earned a certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling from Eastfield College (see his profile as a “student success story”) which allowed him to sit for the exam to be licensed as a counselor in the state of Texas. He holds licensure as a licensed chemical dependency counselor (LCDC) and licensed professional counselor (LPC).

Dr. Gonzales previously served as program coordinator of clinical research in St. Paul University Hospital’s department of psychiatry, where he was a recipient of the Spirit of St. Paul employee award in 2002. He holds active membership in the American Counseling Association, the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors and the National Council on Family Relations. He was recognized with the Outstanding Alumnus Award from Central Philippines University in 2004.