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Dietra Hawkins, PsyD

Clinician; Clinical Director of Dixwell/Newhallville Community Mental Health Services

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Dietra Hawkins, PsyD


Dietra D. Hawkins, PsyD is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who consults with state and local government organizations, public and private schools and behavioral health agencies as the owner and lead consultant with Both And Partners, Inc. Dr. Hawkins has over 10 years of experience supporting healthcare providers, community stakeholders and large health care systems to enhance their cultural and linguistic approaches and policies. She is a published author and frequent speaker for communities and organizations seeking Appreciative Approaches toward Sustainable Change; Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC), Enhanced C.L.A.S., Asset Based Community Development and Inclusion, and the Healing of Racism. Dr. Hawkins holds a faculty appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale University, School of Medicine, Program for Recovery and Community Health (PRCH). Dr. Hawkins uses her qualitative and evaluation background to customize curriculum, webinars, supervision and learning events. She has worked with many systems including 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 9 course curriculum for PROCEED, Inc., National Center for Training Support, & Technical Assistance titled EMBRACING PEOPLE IN COMMUNITIES (EPIC) PROGRAM For Organizational Cultural Competence.

Education & Training

  • Post Doctoral Fellow
    Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Program for Recovery and Community Health Connecticut’s Department of Mental Health and Addictions Services (2004)
  • MA
    Chicago School of Professional Psychology (2002)
  • PsyD
    Chicago School of Professional Psychology (2002)
  • Pre-doctoral Fellow
    Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven, CT West Haven Mental Health Clinic The Consultation Center (2002)

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