Thomas F. Matta, PhD

Professor, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Marriage and Family Sciences

Areas of Expertise:Thomas Matta

• Couples
• Adolescents
• Men’s Studies
• Men in Therapy
• Military Families
• Regulation of the MFT profession

Education: • Ph.D., University of Southern California
• M.M.F.T., University of Southern California
• M.A., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Dissertation: The voices of men: the shaping of masculinities in three subcultural contexts

Selected Publications:

• “The Changing Landscape in Higher Education,” in Career Development Across the Lifespan,” IAP-Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2014
• “Retraining and Second Careers in a Declining Job Market,” in Career Development in Higher Education, IAP-Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2011
• “Core Competencies: A Regulatory Perspective,” Family Therapy Magazine, 2005
• The Voices of Men: The Shaping of Masculinities in Three Subcultural Contexts, McGraw-Hill Publishing, 2001

Selected Professional Experience: • LMFT, Vet Center, Department of Veteran’s Affairs
• MFLC, Military and Family Life Counselor
• Former President, Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards
• Former Chairman, Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors
• Certified Substance Abuse Professional
• Ministerial Review Specialist for the Western Pennsylvania Conference of United Methodist Churches
• Employee Assistance Professional for Lord Corporation, Inc.

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