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Sonya K. Boone, DBH, LCSW, MSW, MHSA
Faculty Instructor

Gartley Hall Rm. 009
Tel: 808.956.6205
E-mail: skboone@hawaii.edu


Biographical Narrative

Dr. Sonya K. Boone is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has a doctorate in behavioral health with a concentration in integrated health care with over ten years of mental health experience. She is originally from Virginia; however currently resides in Honolulu, HI. Dr. Boone is a former Army officer, Victim Advocate, and Suicide Prevention Leader with over 20 years of military service. Dr. Boone continues to serve in the military, part-time in the Army Reserves. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science in psychology from University Maryland University College, a Master’s in Health Service Administration from Strayer University, a Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University, and Doctor of Behavioral Health from Arizona State University. Dr. Boone teaches Doctorate level courses supporting the Cummings Graduate Institute. She also provides teletherapy and uses a holistic and solution-focused approach when providing therapy to her clients, which involves assessing if a client has co-morbid issues such as diabetes and depression or chronic pain and anxiety. Dr. Boone believes it is vital to assist clients and patients with health management while addressing mental health issues. In addition to providing services to the civilian population, she also has experience working with the military community, including Active Duty, Reserves, National Guard, and Veterans. Dr. Boone worked in a psychiatric hospital as the Military Program Director. She gained experience treating anxiety, depression, and personality disorders, i.e., borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorders, trauma, sexual abuse, self-esteem issues, and PTSD. Dr. Boone has also worked in a private practice setting, assisting clients with substance abuse issues, adjustment problems, grief and loss, and work- related stressors. Her previous work experience also includes helping at-risk youth in a non-profit organization and partnering with the juvenile justice system to successfully transition youth back into their homes.

Education

Bachelor of Science in psychology from University Maryland University College,

Master’s in Health Service Administration from Strayer University

Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University

Doctor of Behavioral Health from Arizona State University

Research Interests

  • Depression
  • Suicide Prevention

CV

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If you require the Curriculum Vitae document in an alternative format, such as large print, please contact Sonya K. Boone at skboone@hawaii.edu

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