Alakai Na Keiki

Dr. Richard Kravetz

Dr. Richard Kravetz is the CEO and Associate Director of Alaka’i Na Keiki, where he initiated its intensive in-home and community-based program for children and youth with disruptive behavior disorders, anxiety, depression and PTSD. As a co-founder and CEO of the Hoahana Institute, Dr. Kravetz conceptualized and directed Hoahana’s consultant-skills trainer model for delivering intensive in-school, in-home, and community-based services for students with Autism Spectrum and related disorders under its CAMHD and Zero-to-Three contracts.  His administrative experience includes having been head of the State of Hawaii’s Central Oahu Children’s Team, chief of the Adolescent Unit at Hawaii State Hospital, former lead psychologist for the Leeward Children’s Team, and former head of the Diamond Head Day Treatment Program.  Dr. Kravetz continues to provide assessment and treatment in the agency’s outpatient clinic services program and to provide supervision to clinicians, interns and postdoctoral residents across all of the agency’s programs.  He has held teaching positions at Pepperdine University, the University of Hawaii, and California University at Hayward, and the University of Colorado.  Dr. Kravetz is a senior leader and supervisor participant in the Hawaii 2011/2012 TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) Learning Collaborative.