Dr. Mary M. Cavanaugh, Acting Dean of the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, is pleased to announce that Dr. Manny J. González is the recipient of the 2016 Hunter College Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award recognizes Dr. González’s distinguished service as a Hunter College and Silberman School of Social Work classroom educator across twenty years. Dr. Manny J. González, Associate Professor and Director of the MSW program at Silberman, teaches graduate courses in clinical practice, relational therapy, psychopathology, evidence-based mental health practice, comparative analysis of psychodynamic theories and education in social work. He has practiced as a clinician for 30 years specializing in community mental health, and has published extensively on clinical practice with Hispanic patients, mental health care for immigrants and refugees, evidence-based practice, urban children and families, poverty and mental health and the psychosocial care of families within the child welfare system. Dr. González has also co-written several books, including Multicultural Perspectives in Social Work Practice with Families, and contributed to a wide array of publications. He maintains a private practice in psychodynamic psychotherapy and clinical supervision in Brooklyn Heights, New York.