Retired from the Core Faculty after 30 years, Dr. Hawes is now an Affiliate 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.