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Hannah Kimbrough, PhD, LCSW, CDWF


Dr. Kimbrough is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker certified by the states of Arkansas and Texas. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work where she was a research assistant for Dr. Brené Brown and Dr. Ronda Dearing. Her dissertation was a grounded theory study of clinical social workers in interprofessional behavioral health teams where she developed the theory of Building, Maintaining, and Assessing Trusted Influence. She holds a Masters of Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Communication from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Her research interests include theory generation, intervention research, program evaluation, and leadership development.

Issues of power, privilege, and oppression are common themes that show up in Dr. Kimbrough's research, academic, and clinical work. Whether we acknowledge them or not, these issues impact our personal and professional lives making it more difficult to connect with each other. When we are able to talk about race, we can confront these issues that are at work in each of our lives and discuss ways we can work better together. Hannah is a Lead Strategist for Full Circle Strategies, where she co-leads trainings for organizations looking to have authentic dialogue around racial equity practices.

Dr. Kimbrough has a variety of social work experience in micro and macro settings including working with foster children, college students, adults in residential recovery, women experiencing homelessness, as well as groups, couples, and families. She worked as the Assistant Director for The Daring Way before moving full-time into private practice. She has also been teaching as an online visiting professor, course developer, and research coach for the University of Arkansas School of Social Work since 2012. Her treatment specialties include trauma, grief, and relationship challenges. Dr. Kimbrough is a Certified Daring Way Facilitator and Level II Gottman Facilitator. When she isn't working, she enjoys traveling and being outdoors with her dogs Ellie & Izzy, her husband Mark, and her daughter Miley.

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