Kerry Causey

Kerry A. Causey

Clinical Associate Professor

What I do

Please join me in the pursuit of a compassionate and just society, where people live peacefully, courageously and hopefully.


children and youth, mental health and trauma, clinical social work, culturally-responsive practice, evidence-based practice/implementation, program development and implementation

Professional Biography

Licensed for over twenty years, Clinical Assistant Professor Kerry Causey has worked with a variety of diverse populations, held unique leadership positions at multiple agencies and taught at universities across the country. She lived and worked in southern California for nearly two decades, assisting children and families involved with child welfare and juvenile justice systems, serving the Khmer community and directing a children's outpatient mental health clinic. In addition to teaching at the University of Hawaii‚ Causey served as clinical director for Project Kealahou ("new pathway"), providing gender-responsive, trauma-informed, culturally resonant services to girls and families who have experienced significant trauma.


  • MSW, Social Work, California State University, Long Beach, 1992
  • BA, Psychology, Scripps College , 1985

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)