Ibis Carrión-González, PsyD


Dr. Ibis S. Carrión-González has a doctorate in Clinical Psychologist. She is the Director of the Institute of Research, Education, and Services in Addiction
(IRESA) at the Universidad Central del Caribe, School of Medicine in Puerto Rico. Dr. Carrión is the Grant Project Investigator and Director of behavioral health projects for Hispanic and Latine communities from SAMHSA and the Office of Population Affairs. She has several publications and academic professional presentations in the behavioral health treatment and service field. Currently, their projects portfolio includes the Hispanic and Latino Behavioral Health Center of Excellence to deliver technical assistance for providers servicing Hispanics and Latines in the United States, Improving Adolescent Sexual Health Equity and Preventing Teenage Pregnancy in PR to reduce teen pregnancy and STDs in the north coast of PR, Mental Health Awareness Training to train persons of the metro north area to identify and refer to treatment individuals with symptoms of mental health disorders previously them have a mental health crisis and HIV Prevention and Substance Use Navigator Project, to prevent the HIV transmission among adolescents of 13 to 17 years and young adults of 18 to 24 years. In addition, Dr. Carrión has subcontracts to deliver training and technical assistance for service providers on substance use disorder, including some on opioids only, for PR and USVI. She is the Co-Director of the Northeast and Caribbean Addiction Technology Transfer Center. Dr. Carrion has vast experience in the substance use and mental health field, acting as director of outpatient and inpatient programs for Hispanic and Latino homeless, women, and persons with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. Also, she was a clinical consultant and trainer of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in the SAMHSA’s TCE-Women’s project, HIV Prevention in Youth, and research coordinator of the clinical trial Brief and Strategic Family Therapy with Adolescents Active in Drug Use (NIDA: Clinical Trial Network).

Dr. Carrión’s leadership has led to the development of evidence/research-based educational products for the workforce serving Hispanic and Latino populations, including the development of booklets: Cultural Elements in Treating Hispanic Populations, U.S. Hispanic Street Gangs, and Family Therapy for Substance Abuse in Hispanic Adolescents, among others. Dr. Carrión has developed a remarkable network of collaborating alliances and relations with relevant agencies, community organizations, and nationwide.