Patrick Kamakawiwoole

Associate professor

Areas of Focus: Diverse & Marginalized Populations

Phone: 808-791-5212



  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, American School of Professional Psychology/Honolulu, 2002
  • MS, Organizational Leadership, Argosy University, Hawai‘i, 2014
  • MA, Counseling Psychology with emphasis in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy, University of San Francisco, 1994
  • BA, Psychology, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 1989


Patrick K. Kamakawiwoʻole, Psy.D., is the Director of Clinical Training and core faculty at The Hawaiʻi School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. He received a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Argosy University, Hawai‘i, and a master's degree in counseling psychology from the University of San Francisco, with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy. In addition to the doctorate program, he previously taught courses in the Marriage and Family Therapy and Bachelor's Programs at Argosy University, Hawaiʻi. His areas of specialization include: identity development, diverse and marginalized populations, LGBTIQ, HIV/AIDS primary and secondary prevention, Asian and Pacific Islander populations, interpersonal and experiential theory and therapeutic interventions, EMDR, family and group dynamics, program development, consultation, and supervision. He has taught: Advanced and Intervention practicum and seminar, Psy.D. and M.A. professionalization groups, group theory and therapy, Argosy University Consortium internship training and supervision seminars, qualitative inquiry, MACL integrative paper & Psy.D. CRP, clinical supervision, private practice in clinical psychology, and clinical interviewing techniques. He worked at the University of Hawaiʻi Counseling and Student Development Center as a staff psychologist, developed a mental health component and served as a post-doctoral counselor at the Life Foundation, and completed a master’s internship at the UCSF AIDS Health Project. He currently continues to be in consultation with, and volunteers at, community organizations, volunteers as an APAGS LGBT mentor, is current working toward a doctorate in business administration, and has a private practice. Professional memberships include: American Psychological Association (APA), Hawaiʻi Psychological Association (HPA), and EMDR International Association.


  • Diverse & Marginalized Populations
  • Death/Dying, Advocacy, Social Justice, College challenges
  • Anxiety, Depression, Life Transition, Identity Development, Transpersonal issues
  • Asian/Pacific Islanders, Hawai'i local populations, adults


  • American Psychological Association
  • Hawai'i Psychological Association
  • EMDR International Association

Selected Presentations

  • Kamakawiwo‘ole, P. K. & Siebert, J. R. (2016). Unraveling family values (12 Dialogues: Values learned from our families; Thoughts, feelings, and behaviors related to values; Race and ethnicity; Spirituality/Religion; Gender and sexuality; Body awareness; Societal values; Self-compassion; Gender expression; Self-acceptance; Emotional intimacy; Self-love) [‘Olelo Community Media]. Honolulu, HI: Indi Rajahkuman.
  • Kamakawiwo‘ole, P. K., & Trammel, R. L. (2013, August). Transgender Native Hawaiian Issues. Poster presentation at the Hawai‘i Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
  • Kamakawiwo‘ole, P. K. (2013, August). Cultural Considerations of Health Outcomes Among HIV-Positive Older Adults: Implications for Treatment. Panel presentation at the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
  • Trammel, R. L., & Kamakawiwo‘ole, P. K. (2013, August). Symposium: Multicultural Groups and Social Justice Issues with Transgender Native Hawaiians. Panel presentation at the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
  • Kamakawiwo‘ole, P. K. (2006) (accepted presentation). Working Through Emotions. Presented at the Life Foundation PLUS program, Honolulu, HI.

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