Susan Hawes

Antioch University
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Retired from the Core Faculty after 30 years, Dr. Hawes is now an Adjunct Faculty member.  She received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1990 and a master’s in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from Harvard School of Education in 1980. Prior to entering the field of psychology, Dr. Hawes engaged in graduate studies in German at the University of Freiburg, then at the University of California at Berkeley, where she was awarded a master’s degree in Germanic Languages and Literature.

Dr. Hawes served as Assessment Coordinator and Testing Supervisor of the Antioch Psychological Services Center for fifteen years. Dr. Hawes’s scholarship has been concerned with the question of how clinical psychologists can incorporate a commitment to social justice activism into their professional practices. She taught dialogical practices in the service of bridging differences of many kinds, including differences in values, beliefs, race, sexual orientation, socio-cultural differences. She wrote a chapter, Dialog across Differences, for the book, Working for Peace: A Handbook of Practical Psychology, Second Edition (McNair, 2006).

From the summer of 2007 to 2012, Dr. Hawes led small groups of PsyD students in volunteering at the Johannesburg, South Africa NGO, Cotlands, where they provided community-based psychological and psychoeducational assessments and community outreach staff counselling to HIV+ children and their caregivers in the township of Soweto.

Dr. Hawes is licensed as a psychologist in Massachusetts.


Clinical Psychology

  • PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • MEd, Counseling & Consulting Psychology, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • MA, Germanic Languages & Literature, University of California
  • BA, German (summa cum laude), University of Massachusetts
  • Paper: Reader Reviews of Reviving Ophelia: Sites of Resistance and Re-enactment of Individualism at the end of the 20th Century at the ISTP 2007 Conference: Theoretical Psychology Beyond Borders: Transdisciplinarity and Internationalization. York University, Toronto, June 18-22, 2007.
  • Paper: Peacemaking as Ethical Being: Difference, Dialogue, and Hermeneutic Practice in the symposium, Visions in Conflict at the 5th Annual Division 36 Mid-Year Research Conference on Religion & Spirituality, Loyola College, March 2, 2007.
  • Paper: Training Clinical Psychologists for a Better World: Transcultural Competency at The 2007 Winter Roundtable on Cultural Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, February 17, 2007.
  • Paper: Culture Studies Criticism and Popular Psychology. The 3rd North American Critical Psychology Conference: Critical, Theoretical, & Historical Perspectives in Psychology. York University, Toronto, Canada. April, 2006.
  • Paper: Self Help, Popular Psychology, and Popular Culture, Division 26, Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C., August 2005.

Historical and Social Contexts of Psychology,  Feminism in Psychology

Past: Research Methodology and Statistics, Methods of Psychological Assessment, Tests and Measurements in Psychology, Doctoral Research Seminar, Fundamental Clinical Skills, Dialogue and Difference, Critical White Studies in Psychology, A Social History of Popular Psychology

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