California School of Professional Psychology
San Diego Campus
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
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