Kelly Hutchins, Psy.D, HSPP
Internship: Kern County Mental Health Department (Bakersfield, CA / 2009-2010)
License: Clinical Psychologist
Areas of Expertise, Research, or Interest (Title, Institution and/or Year):
Veteran Interest or Specialties: Star Behavioral Health Provider
Kelly Hutchins, PsyD, HSPP is a Clinical Psychologist and the Coordinator of Trauma-Informed Care at Hamilton Center Inc. Dr. Hutchins has been leading her organization in providing direction, training, and guidance toward becoming a trauma-informed system of care. These efforts have led the HCI Trauma-Informed Care Implementation Team to receive the award of "Best in Class" with the National Council for Behavioral Health's 2013 Trauma-Informed Care Learning Community. Dr. Hutchins will present a workshop at the 2014 National Council for Behavioral Health's National Conference on the topic of "Measuring Success in Implementing Trauma-informed Care" to explore accomplishments and pathways taken by HCI toward becoming trauma-informed.
Dr. Hutchins also works as an outpatient psychologist completing psychological testing and individual therapy with consumers throughout the lifespan. She holds a BA in Psychology and Law and Society from Purdue University, an MS EdS in Counseling Psychology from The Florida State University, and a PsyD in Clinical Psychology from University of Indianapolis. She received her postdoctoral training in Bakersfield California at the Kern County Mental Health Department. Her experiences include working with children, adolescents, families, juvenile offenders, and incarcerated females through individual, group, and family therapy. She also has expertise in psychological testing and evaluations (behavioral health, developmental conditions, forensic, competency, parenting, and child hearsay). Her special interests are primarily working with adolescents, young adults, and women and in studying and treating trauma across the lifespan, female incarceration, and feminist theory.