Dietra Hawkins

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Dietra Hawkins

Dietra Hawkins, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist. Since 2006, Dietra had worked nationally and internationally with public and private K-12 schools, state and local government organizations, and behavioral health agencies through Both And Partners. She is a published author and frequent speaker for workshops addressing appreciative approaches toward system change, recovery oriented systems of care, asset based community development and inclusion, and the healing of racism. Fifty percent of her clients are K-12 schools and school systems.

Dr. Hawkins holds a faculty appointment as an assistant clinical professor at Yale University, Program for Recovery and Community Health, School of Medicine. Prior to her consultation practice, she served as the Director of Consultation and Training at the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health (PRCH). She has served as a provider, administrator and evaluator in various settings including hospitals, university housing, and schools. She has worked to develop innovative, culturally responsive and recovery-oriented services and programs, and provided supervision for BA, MA, and doctoral level students. She has extensive experience with family, child, adult, and community behavior health and has worked closely with parent and consumer advocacy organizations.

Dr. Hawkins uses her qualitative and evaluation background to customize curriculum, webinars, supervision, and learning events. She has worked with the Southeast AIDs training and Education Center, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Maryland Department of Mental Hygiene, and Texas Department of State Health Services, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). Dr. Hawkins developed Beyond the Surface: Making Cultural Competence Real, Organizational Cultural Competence Two Day Training

Curriculum for Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum; and co-authored an 80-hour Certification course curriculum for PROCEED, Inc., National Center for Training Support, & Technical Assistance titled EMBRACING PEOPLE IN COMMUNITIES (EPIC) PROGRAM for Organizational Cultural Competence. Dr. Hawkins has most recently worked with Region 4/5 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to facilitate several Cultural Agility workshops, Appreciative Leadership and Community Engagement, and bring an Appreciative Inquiry lens to their Environmental Justices Academy curriculum.

Her primary research addresses racial and ethnic health care disparities; organizational systems change and transformation; HIV prevention/intervention; qualitative and community based participatory research; and the critical dimensions of cultural competency, recovery and community engagement.

Specialties: Appreciative Inquiry, Asset Based Community Development, Sustainable Change, Cultural Competency, Recovery Oriented Systems of Care and Wellness- Recovery Transformation, Healing Dialogues and Community Based Participatory Research.





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