Application Deadline:November 1st, 2023
Interview Notification Deadline:
December 15, 2023
Interview Dates:1/4/24, 1/11/24, 1/18/24
(Kauai School District)
1/3/24, 1/10/24, 1/17/24
(All Other Sites)
Program Start Date:July 16, 2024
Program End Date:July 15, 2025
Contacting HI-PIC:Questions regarding the application or interview process may be directed to the HI-PIC Program Director, Dr. Michael Taylor, (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the HI-PIC program consultant, Ms. Erin Briley (email@example.com).
Kauai School District
Dr. Alex Bivens earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Loyola University Chicago. He has co-authored a number of articles published in behavioral science journals, on topics ranging from personality assessment to depression, substance abuse, and therapist behavior. His professional practice on Kauai focuses on providing optimal mental health services to adolescents in a school-based setting, and being an active participant in the multi-agency service array that serves the needs of abused and at-risk children in Hawaii. He is the Training Director for the Kauai School-Based Behavioral Health Program, and for the HI-PIC Kauai site. Dr. Bivens conducts trainings across the state on topics including child sexual abuse and working with high-risk families. He also serves statewide as an expert witness in child sex assault cases.
Kauai School District
Dr. Suzuki earned his PsyD in Clinical Psychology at Wright State University after earning a Master of Science degree in Counseling and Counselor Education at Indiana University. Currently at Hawaii K-12 public schools on the island of Kauai, Dr. Suzuki enjoys working with youth and children on their inner journey of discovering self/relational narratives. His therapeutic motto is “Never underestimate the power of listening”. Dr. Suzuki has previously practiced in a variety of settings, including in adult/juvenile corrections, hospitals, a university, and with state programs, and brings this experience to bear in his work and in supervision of interns. In addition to his work in Kauai’s public schools, he is passionate about long distance running.
Michael Taylor, PhD
Kauai School District
Dr. Michael Taylor is the Program Director for the Hawai’i Psychology Internship Consortium. He earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the SDSU/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. He has authored and co-authored a number of articles investigating the neurobehavioral and neuroimaging correlates of substance use and HIV. He also served as Director of the SDSU Psychology Clinic, the primary training site for the SDSU/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology for 14 years and was Program Chair for the Association of Psychology Training Clinics for 12 years. Since retiring from San Diego State University, he has worked as a Clinical Psychologist for the Hawaii Department of Education providing psychological treatment and conducting evaluations for School-Based Behavioral Services for the West Complex on Kauai. He also serves as an intern supervisor for HI-PIC. In addition to his work in Kauai’s public schools, he enjoys outdoor activities including snorkeling, paddle-boarding, and hiking.
Big Island Faculty
Hawai'i School District (Big Island)
Dr. Jessica Carroll has worked for the Hawaii Department of Education School-based Behavioral Health program since 2011. Dr. Carroll also has experience in the areas of intensive in-home therapy, adult case management, and neurobehavioral research. In addition to working for the Hawaii Department of Education, Dr. Carroll has a part-time private practice serving children, adolescents, and adults. Special interest areas include COPMI (Children of Parents with Mental Illness) as well as intergenerational trauma.
Hawai'i School District (Big Island)
Dr. Katlyn Hale earned her Psy.D. in clinical psychology at Pacific University School of Professional Psychology in Hillsboro, OR. She completed her Predoctoral Internship with HI-PIC at the Department of Education, West Hawaii District, where she was later employed. Since 2014 Dr. Hale has been working with the West Hawaii District on the island of Hawaii providing consultation, psychological evaluation and, conducting individual and group psychotherapy to children ages 4 to 18. Dr. Hale also works part time as an on-call Crisis support worker.
East Hawai'i Family Guidance Center (Hilo)
Dr. Mei-Lin Lawson is a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead at the East Hawaii Family Guidance Center in Hilo, where she completed her predoctoral internship through HIPIC and postdoctoral fellowship. She earned her Psy.D. from the Hawaii School of Professional Psychology at Chaminade University in 2019. Dr. Lawson has experience in providing psychotherapy and psychological assessments for culturally diverse children and their families in a variety of settings including community mental health centers, group private practice, and military hospital. She is certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Parent-Child CARE (PC-CARE), and Child Maltreatment. Dr. Lawson is passionate about serving the children and families of Hawaii, trauma-informed care, and multidisciplinary collaboration.
East Hawai’i Family Guidance Center (Hilo)
Dr. Alexandria King is a Clinical Lead at the East Hawaii Family Guidance Center in Hilo, where she completed both her predoctoral internship through HIPIC and postdoctoral fellowship. She earned her Psy.D. from Alliant International University Sacramento campus in May of 2021. Dr. King has experience providing psychotherapy and psychological assessments in a variety of settings with diverse populations. Dr. King has training in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and is also a certified provider and trainer of PC-CARE therapy–an adapted version of Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). She has been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to bring PC-CARE to Hawaii and has currently trained six therapists on the Big Island in PC-CARE. Dr. King is passionate about increasing accessibility to mental health services for children and families who have experienced trauma.
Oahu Community Corrections Center
Dr. Hashimoto earned a PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University of Hawai’i. After completing her degree, she did a post-doctoral fellowship at the Hawai’i State Hospital in adult forensic psychiatry focusing on violence and risk assessments, psychosocial rehabilitation, and individual therapy. She currently serves as the Mental Health Section Administrator at the Oahu Community Corrections Center in Honolulu, on the island of Oahu. Dr. Hashimoto enjoys the balance of clinical and administrative duties, and feels that the Oahu Community Corrections Center is an excellent training setting for interns to learn about clinical work in a jail setting.
Hale Ho’omalu Juvenile Detention Center
Dr. Canaan Higa is a Clinical Lead for the Department of Health’s Family Court Liaison Branch at the Hale Ho’omalu Juvenile Detention Center and Home Maluhia shelter located in Kapolei, where he also completed his postdoctoral fellowship through HIPIC. Dr. Higa also completed his predoctoral internship through HIPIC through the Department of Education on Kauai. Additionally, he has completed training in a community mental health setting and a children’s inpatient hospital. He earned his Psy.D. from Pacific University’s School of Graduate Psychology in 2020.
Family Court Liaison Branch
Dr. Andrea Hiura is a Clinical Lead and site Training Director for the Department of Health’s Family Court Liaison Branch located at the Hawaiʻi Youth Correctional Facility in Kailua, where she also completed her predoctoral internship through HIPIC. She earned her Psy.D. from the Hawaiʻi School of Professional Psychology in 2015. Dr. Hiura completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa Child Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy (UH CCBT), serving children and families through the Departments of Health and Education. Additionally, she also completed training in a private practice setting and military hospital. In 2019, she was recognized by the Hawaii Psychological Association for her service to underserved populations. Dr. Hiura is also an adjunct professor at Hawaiʻi Pacific University. She is passionate about providing trauma-informed and culturally-responsive assessment and treatment, clinical supervision, and multidisciplinary collaboration.
Windward School District (Oahu)
Dr. Tod-Casey Takeuchi earned his Psy.D. in clinical psychology at Argosy University, Hawaii. He completed his Predoctoral Internship with The Hawaii Psychology Internship Consortium at The Family Court Liaison Branch. He also completed his Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Northern California Kaiser Permanente Child and Family Mental Health Department providing a wide range of services including assessment, treatment planning, individual and group psychotherapy, and crisis management. For the last few years, Dr. Takeuchi has worked as a psychologist for the Department of Education in the Windward Oahu District providing consultation and psychological evaluations.
Hawaii State Hospital
Meghan McBrearty, Ph.D., ABPP, received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Seattle Pacific University in 2011. She completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Northeast Florida State Hospital. While there, she completed a minor rotation in the Forensics Department, which is where her love of forensic psychology began. Currently, she is a unit-based psychologist for an inpatient unit at Hawaii State Hospital where she has worked for the past nine years. Her main duties include completing forensic evaluations (competence assessments, feigning assessments, civil commitments, and assessments of restorability), providing individual and group psychotherapy, and conducting violence risk assessments. Meghan is Board Certified in Forensic Psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology.
Hawaii State Hospital
Stanley Luke, Ph.D: Born and raised in Hawaii, Stan has been a staff psychologist in Hawaii State Hospital since 2018. He previously worked in OCCC and Halawa Correctional Facility; in 2013 he was the clinical supervisor for the OCCC internship managed by HI PIC. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University and attended Amherst College for his B.A. In addition, he has worked in managed care organizations such as Hawaii Biodyne, Queens Health Care Plans, MDX Hawaii, and Beacon Health Strategies. He continues to do private practice work in Kailua and enjoys playing tennis, cooking, and family activities.
Our Focus on Diversity
Hawaii is a highly diverse state, and HI-PIC is committed to promoting diversity in its training program. We are invested in recruiting and retaining staff who represent culturally and individually diverse backgrounds. Diversity is a core emphasis of the training curriculum, and it is woven into every component of the internship, which creates a supportive learning and employment environment for our interns and staff. Individuals interested in applying for staff positions within HI-PIC’s training sites may see the individual state agency websites for information about openings.