AUTHOR Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD
Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD, has dedicated two decades to making the mental health, social service, and criminal justice systems more responsive to culturally diverse people. She is the author of Interviewing Clients Across Cultures: A Practitioner’s Guide and Child Abuse and Culture: Working with Diverse Families. She has written numerous journal articles and chapters on cultural issues in child maltreatment and violence against women, cross-cultural research, and ethics. She teaches at the University Without Walls at the University of Massachusetts. She has worked as a family, individual, and group psychotherapist, and has conducted research in Santiago, Chile, and with Puerto Ricans, African Americans, and European Americans in the United States. Dr. Fontes is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Fontes is a popular conference speaker and workshop facilitator. She completed a Fulbright Foundation Grant in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2007. As a volunteer, Dr. Fontes worked for three years with Somali refugees in Springfield, Massachusetts.