Dr. Hawkins joined Chaminade University in 2018 as an Assistant Professor. 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, financial literacy delivery methods with different populations, and other factors in therapeutic client care, in addition to democratic learning communities in academic instruction. Dr. Hawkins was the recipient of 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
M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
B.A. in Psychology, University of Hawaii, Manoa
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.