Linda Hawkins

Linda A. Hawkins, Ph.D., L.P.C.

Adjunct Assistant Professor

B.S., University of Washington; M.S.Ed., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Widener University

Courses taught: PsychoSocial Implications of HIV and Chronic STDs; Behavioral foundations of human sexuality; Sexual minorities; Practicum in clinical sexology I

lahawkins@mail.widener.edu

Linda A. Hawkins, Ph.D., L.P.C., is committed to the sexual health and wellness of contemporary adolescents, and to that goal, training professionals who will better serve this important population. Dr. Hawkins has nearly 20 years of experience working with children, youth and families around sexuality issues, as well as 15 years of experience in providing therapy to sexual and gender minority youth, their partners, family and supporters. In addition to Dr. Hawkins' specialization in working with adolescents, she has subspecialized in issues pertinent to transgender and gender variant youth as well as youth who are living with HIV.  The last decade has added HIV behavioral research, clinical supervision, program development and grant writing to Dr. Hawkins' specialties. Dr. Hawkins has presented at conferences locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. She has also published in peer-reviewed press on HIV, Stigma, PTSD, and Trauma, with publications pending on Communicating with Adolescents and HIV Care for Pediatric Psychologists.