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California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

Hong Kong

Interim Asst. Dean for Academic Affairs


Alliant International University San Diego
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego CA 92131


Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Multicultural Competency Development

Qualitative Methods of Research

International Psychology

Psychology of Ethnic Diversity

Cross-Cultural Psychology: Delivery of Services

Multicultural and community psychology; Asian American mental health; feminism and women's issues; cultural competency in mental health services and supervision; qualitative research methodology

Kawahara, D. M. (2007). Diverse voices of Feminism. Chair of symposium at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit. Seattle, WA.

Kawahara, D. M. (2006). Redefining Feminism. Presentation at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association. New Orleans, LA.

Kawahara, D. M., & Jaye, J. J. (2004). Asian Americans in the workplace: Facing prejudice and discrimination in multiple contexts. In J. L. Chin (Ed.), The psychology of prejudice and discrimination: Ethnicity and multiracial identity (pp. 39-63). Westport, CN: Praeger

Kawahara, D. M., Esnil, E. M., & Hsu, J. (in press). Agency and empowerment in Asian American women leaders. In J. L. Chin, B. Lott, & J. Sanchez-Hucles (Eds.), Feminist visions and diverse voices: Leadership and collaboration.

Kawahara, D. M., & Espin, O. M. (Eds.) (in press). Feminist reflections on growth and transformation: Asian American women in therapy. New York: Haworth Press.

Academic History and Background

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Multicultural/Community Emphasis, California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, 1994

Licensed Psychologist in California

American Psychological Association

Asian American Psychological Association

Association of Women in Psychology

Professional Practice and Community Service

Awards Coordinator for APA Society for the Psychology of Women

Chair of Task Force on "Making Feminism Relevant" for APA Society for the Psychology of Women

Private Practice in San Diego, CA

Ad Hoc Reviewer for Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology and Professional Psychology: Research and Practice