Kristen Hawley, Ph.D.
Faculty Affiliate

Home Miz­zou School: Psy­chol­o­gy


Phone: 573–882-5859

204c McAlester Hall, Colum­bia MO

Kris­ten Haw­ley earned her bachelor’s degree from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mis­souri and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Los Ange­les. Her grad­u­ate work at UCLA focused on prac­tice-based inter­ven­tions research and she com­plet­ed post­doc­tor­al train­ing in youth men­tal health ser­vices research at San Diego State Uni­ver­si­ty, San Diego Children’s Hos­pi­tal, and the NIMH-fund­ed Child and Ado­les­cent Ser­vices Research Cen­ter. Her cur­rent research focus is on improv­ing youth men­tal health ser­vices in com­mu­ni­ty-based set­tings by col­lab­o­rat­ing with ser­vice providers and fam­i­lies in order to (a) iden­ti­fy con­di­tions that enhance ther­a­py reten­tion, engage­ment, and out­comes; (b) dis­cov­er key com­po­nents of effec­tive inter­ven­tions, © refine promis­ing research-sup­port­ed ther­a­pies to increase their prac­ti­cal use­ful­ness; and (d) under­stand and improve provider train­ing and adop­tion of research-sup­port­ed ther­a­py prac­tices. She con­tin­ues to pro­vide clin­i­cal train­ing and super­vi­sion to grad­u­ate clin­i­cians with­in MU’s Psy­cho­log­i­cal Ser­vices Clinic. 


  • Youth Men­tal Health Ser­vices and Interventions, 
  • Dis­sem­i­na­tion and Imple­men­ta­tion of Evi­dence-Based Practices.