Dr. Hawkins joined Chaminade University in 2018 as an Assistant Professor and the program Director of the Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Fellow, and an AAMFT-Approved Supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Dr. Hawkins’ conducts research on intercultural couple dynamics, transnational and families of color experiences, parent-child attachment in moderating the effects of trauma, relationship education and health in Hawaii, healing experiences of survivors of Intimate Partner Violence, and culturally safe and socially just factors in therapeutic client care. Dr. Hawkins was the recipient of the CUH Teaching in Excellence Award in 2022, the AAMFT Minority Fellowship in 2013 and the Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle award in 2015.
Ph.D. in Family Social Science concentration in Couple and Family Therapy, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (COAMFTE)
M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (COAMFTE, CACREP)
B.A. in Psychology, University of Hawaii, Manoa
Hawkins, B. P. & Zuiker, V. S. (2022). Transnational Couples: The Intersections of Race, Ethnicity, Nativity, and Gender. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy. 34(3-4), 313-342.
Hawkins, B. P. (2022, November). Emotionally-focused therapy interventions with diverse clients in emergency care facilities. Tripler Psychiatry Residency and Behavioral Health Department, Grand Rounds, Honolulu, HI
Hawkins, B. P. ., & Suh, J. K. (2022). Family Science and Psychology Meets Design: Exploring Self-Awareness through an Interdisciplinary Lens. SCIENTIA MORALITAS – International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 7(2), 1-10.
Hawkins, B. P. (2022, October). Valuing & Respecting Intersectionality for a more cohesive team: Boundaries and safety. Domestic Violence Action Center of Honolulu. Honolulu, HI
Hawkins, B. P., Solheim, & C., Zuiker, V. S. (2021). Transnational Couples Parenting in the United States: A story of Integration, Navigation, and Resilience. Journal of Family Issues. doi:10.1177/0192513X21993878
Hawkins, B. P. (2021, February). Navigating the minefield of Couples Therapy. Hawaiian Islands Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 2021 Conference. Honolulu, HI.
Hawkins, B. P. (2020, March). Power Dynamics in Transnational Intercultural Couples: Using and intersectionality and trauma-informed perspective. Domestic Violence Action Center of Honolulu. Honolulu, HI.
Hawkins, B. P., & Zuiker, V. (2019). Lessons learnt from financial counselors working with minority families. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 30(1).
Hawkins, B. P. & Halston, A. (2019, February). Family Engagement strategies for school counselors. 2019 School Counselor Conference. Honolulu, HI.
Hawkins, B. P. Linguistics in Relation to Couple and Family Therapy. (2017) In J. Lebow, A. Chambers, & D. Breunlin, (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy.
Hawkins, B. P., & Ballard, J. (2016). Embracing a new home: Resettlement Research and the family. In J. Ballard, E. Wieling, & C. Solheim (Eds.). Immigrant and Refugee Families: Global Perspectives on Displacement and Resettlement Experiences. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing.
Hawkins, B. P. (2016, February). Working and supervising transnational students and students of color: The impact of Intersections of Identities. Faculty training in the Communication Disorders and Sciences Program, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.
Hawkins, B. P., & Hertlein, K. M. (2012). Treatment strategies for online role-playing gaming problems in couples. Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy, 12(2), 150-167.
Hawkins, B. P. (2012, November). Treatment of Adult Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse; What Highly Experienced Clinicians Say. Paper presented at the annual conference of Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Minneapolis, MN.
Hawkins, B. P., & He, Y. (2011, November). Use of theory in analyzing financial decision-making in immigrant Asian families. One-hour paper presentation at the Theory Construction and Research Methodology-2011 Sessions at the National Council of Family Relations Conference, Orlando, FL.