My research is focused on empowerment theory and practice, the experiences of women of color, and multicultural organizational and community change strategies. I coordinate the Detroit Initiative in Psychology: a program of scholarship, teaching and service with community based organizations in Detroit. My work includes qualitative, quantitative, and community based research.
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Woodford, M., Brennan, D., Gutiérrez, L., Luke, K. (2013) U.S. Graduate Social Work Faculty’s Attitudes toward Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People. Journal of Social Service Research 13 (1). 50-62.
Dessel, A., Woodford, M., Gutiérrez, L. (2012). Social Work Faculty’s Attitudes toward Marginalized Groups: Exploring the Role of Religion. Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought. 31(3), 244-262
Woodford, M., Fredricksen-Goldsen, K., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Gutiérrez, L. (2012). Social work Faculty Support for Same-Sex Marriage: A Cross-National Study of U.S. and Anglophone Canadian MSW Teaching Faculty. Social Work Research. First published online December 21, 2012
L. Gutiérrez, A. Dessel, E. Lewis & M. Spencer.(2012). Promoting Multicultural Communication and Collaboration: Dialogue, Meditation, Consensus Building, and Intergroup Empowerment. In M. Weil, et al. Handbook of Community Practice, 2nd Edition. Sage Publications.
L. Gutiérrez & E. Lewis (2012). Education, participation and capacity building in community organizing with women of color. In. M. Minkler (Ed). Community Organizing and Community Building for Health, 2nd Edition. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. (revision of 1997 chapter in 1st Edition)
Woodford, M., Luke, K., Gutiérrez, L. (2011) Support of sexual orientation and gender identity content in social work education: Results from national surveys of U.S. and Canadian Faculty. Journal of Social Work Education, 47(1): 19 -35.
L. Gutiérrez & M. Creekmore.(2008). Cultural Institutions and the Arts. In T. Mizrahi & L. Davis (Eds). Encyclopedia of Social Work. NY: Oxford Press.
L. Gutiérrez, E. Lewis, B. Nagda, L. Wernick & N. Shore (2005). Multicultural Community Practice Strategies and Intergroup Empowerment. L. Weil, et al. Handbook of Community Practice. Sage Publications.
L. Gutiérrez, M. Zuñiga, D. Lum. (2004). Educating Students for Multicultural Practice. Alexandria VA; CSWE Press.
L. Gutiérrez (2004). Participatory and Stakeholder Research. E. Freeman, Encyclopedia of Social Work:, Supplement. Washington D. C.:NASW Press.
Mowbray, C., Gutiérrez, L., Bellamy, C., Szilvagyi, S., Strauss, C. (2003) Replication of a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program: A Case Study Analysis of Supported Education. Journal of Community Psychology, 31 (5). 437-457.
L. Gutiérrez (2001). Multicultural Organizational Development. In. L. Dominelli, W. Lorenz, H. Soydan (Eds). Beyond Racial Divides Ethnicities in Social Work Practice. Aldershot: Ashgate Press.
A. Rosegrant Alvarez, L. Gutiérrez (2001) Choosing to do participatory research: An example and issues of fit to consider. Journal of Community Practice. 9 (1): 1-20, 2001.
L. Gutiérrez, J. Kruzich, T. Jones & N. Coronado (2001). Identifying goals and outcome measures for diversity training: A multi-dimensional framework for decision-makers. Administration in Social Work. 24 (3), 53 - 62
L. Gutiérrez, A. Yeakley, R. Ortega (2000). Educating students for social work with Latinos: Issues for the new millennium. Journal of Social Work Education. 36 (3): 541-557.
L. Gutiérrez, H. Oh & M. Gillmore (2000). Toward an understanding of (Em)Power(Ment) for HIV/AIDS Prevention with Adolescent Women. Sex Roles. Vol 42 (7-8), 581-611.
B. Nagda & L. Gutiérrez (2000). A praxis and research agenda for multicultural human service organizations. International Journal of Social Welfare L. Gutiérrez & A. Rosegrant Alvarez (2000). Educating Students for Multicultural Community Practice. Journal of Community Practice, 7 (1): 39-56, 2000.
L. Gutiérrez & E. Lewis (1999) Empowering Women of Color. New York: Columbia University Press.
E. Lewis, I. Sakamoto, L. Gutiérrez (accepted). Women of Color: Sources of Resilience and Vulnerability. In A. Gitterman (Ed). Handbook for Social Work with Vulnerable Populations.2nd Edition. NY: Columbia University Press.