Wendy Hawkins, LCSW

Empower! Educate! Evolve!

My Background

My Background

My Background

Curriculum Vitae


University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Master of Social Work, May 2013

Capstone: A multi-method, qualitative exploratory review in the use of expressive arts to help restore personal and family balance utilizing a series of urban Native American mother and daughter group workshops.

Research: A qualitative evaluation exploring the use and effects of social media within an afterschool urban mentoring program.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL

Master of Arts, Forensic Psychology, October 2009

Research: What I see matters: Self-Esteem, Fatherly Affirmation, and Early Sexual Encounters in Girls Aged 11-18

University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, May 2001


KS LSCSW, Expires December 2020

Missouri LCSW, expires September 2020

Professional Experience

Psychotherapist/Owner, Holistic Mental Health Services, Kansas City, MO (8/2016-present)

  • Maintain a caseload of approximately 12 weekly clients (primarily uninsured)
  • Collaborate with clients to develop treatment goals for brief therapy
  • Empower and support clients through use of supplemental and complimentary therapies

Adjunct Instructor, KU School of Social Welfare, Kansas City, MO (2016-2017)

  • Plan, organize and teach course for approximately 20 students
  • Encourage students through open communication, positive feedback and support
  • Provide enriching and relevant subject matter to develop core social work values

Psychotherapist, Hall & Associates, Kansas City, KS (2013-2018)

  • Maintain a caseload of approximately 10 weekly clients
  • Conduct weekly psychoeducational services to individual, family and group therapy sessions with youth, adolescents and adults
  • Develop and write treatment notes, progess notes and monthly reports
  • Participate in treatment planning and IEP meetings
  • Consistent communication with case managers and probation officers on client progress
  • Empower families with information on community resources

Field Instructor, University of MO-KC, Kansas City, MO (2015-2018)

  • Collaborative partnership with field liaison to assist with student educational support
  • Provide constructive and positive feedback to student to assist with development and mastery of core competencies
  • Demonstrate and model appropriate social work ethics
  • Consistent assessment of learning contract progress and educational goals
  • Identify and implement learning opportunities to enhance student’s knowledge and practice skills

Program/Volunteer Coordinator, Young Women on the Move, Kansas City, KS, (6/2011-8/2013)

  • Accurately assessed organization operational needs for weekly programming
  • Increased enrollment by 50% for 2011-2013 school year
  • Effectively collected volunteer information and facilitated mentor training
  • Curriculum development of  Summer Intern Leadership program 2011-2013
  • Increased organization collaborative partners by 30%
  • Data collected to evaluate yearly participant measurements and outcomes

Student Teaching Assistant, University of MO-KC, Kansas City, MO, (8/2011-5/2012)

  • Effectively assess student learning style and academic needs
  • Weekly meeting with 100% student grade of C or better
  • Accurately paraphrase and explain student assignments for additional understanding in psychology

Relevant Community Experience

Member-Board of Directors, Heartland 180 Inc., Kansas City, KS (2016-2018)

Wyandotte County Advisory Committee, MOCSA, Kansas City, KS (2/2014-12/2014)

  • Provide professional expertise in the area of sexual violence within the population being served
  • Assist with creation, implementation and analysis of community needs assessment
  • Collaboration with creating an action plan to assist with community mobilization

Activities for Teens, Connect the Dottes for a Better KCK, (9/2011-12/2014)

  • Served on planning committee to assist with organization of 2012 Mentoring Alliance Summit to bring awareness of mentoring agencies within metropolitan area
  • Actively forage community relationships to assist with research and development of safe and positive youth activities to counter alcohol and drug use/abuse by adolescents

Poet Mentor, Youth City Network, Kansas City, KS (8/2012-12/2014)

  • Provide youth poets with basic knowledge of poetry
  • Develop weekly curriculum to align with district requirements
  • Increase of monthly attendance of youth poetry events by 50%
  • Collaborate with school and community resources for program development

Social Work Intern, Kansas City Indian Center, Kansas City, MO (8/2012-5/2013)

  • Researched and developed expressive arts workshops for mothers and daughters to address historic trauma (capstone project)
  • Provide outstanding case management and advocacy through individual client collaboration
  • Assist with implementation of general Center activities

Supplemental training/education

  • Assessing and Managing suicide Risk (9/2017)
  • HRSA Grants 101 Workshop (8/2017)
  • IPSRT for Bipolar Treatment (6/2017)
  • The Immune System: Mind Body Connection. Who gets sick and who stay well. (5/2016)
  • EMDR-Part 2 (10/2015)
  • EMDR-Part 1 (6/2015)
  • Core Training, Home-based Family Therapy Training Partnership (9/2013)
  • DSM-5 Training, Home-based Family Therapy Training Partnership (7/2013)
  • Two Rivers Behavioral Health System-Trauma Symposium (7/2013)
  • Susan Ellis Volunteer Training Series (7/2013)
  • Kansas City Community Gardens-How to Start a Community Garden series (3/2013) Kansas
  • COMBAT series-The Adolescent Mind at Work (9/2012)
  • COMBAT series-Planning and Implementing an Evidenced Based Youth Program (9/2012)
  • COMBAT series-Utilizing Risk and Protective Factors to Enhance Community Based Prevention (9/2012)
  • COMBAT series-Person-Centered Treatment (9/2012)
  • Health Foundation-Leading Teams to High Performance (4/2012)
  • Kansas Health Foundation-Appreciative Leadership (4/2012)
  • Kansas Health Foundation-What do we know about collaborative relationships? (4/2012)
  • Human trafficking –Office of Women’s Health(10/2011)
  • DSM IV-TR Diagnosis and Treatment Workshop (9/2011)
  • Effective Interventions: Understanding Health Effects of Intimate Partner Violence (9/2011)
  • Working with Female DV Offenders (Turning Point curriculum) (7/2011)
  • The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experience on Adults (7/2011)
  • Women of Color Leadership Conference (5/2011)
  • “In Her Shoes” (Rose Brooks Domestic Violence Shelter) (9/2009)
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