NCU Sponsors Lecture on the Post-Divorce Adjustment Process in Families & Children

Tom Matta PhD, LMFT

Northcentral University’s Department of Marriage and Family Sciences is hosting an online guest lecture on Thursday, May 19. The title of the lecture is: The Post-Divorce Adjustment Process in Families & Children: Research & Treatment.

Many MFTs will encounter families in their practices who are struggling with re-stabilization following a divorce. The ongoing hostility between the former partners can be debilitating to everyone involved, including the children. Old marital issues can carry over into the post-divorce process regarding money, visitation and custody arrangements. This lecture will review pertinent landmark studies as well as the most recent research in the literature concerning the long-term effects of parental divorce on children and interventions the MFT can utilize to enhance recovery.

The presenter, Thomas F. Matta, PhD, LMFT, has been an MFT for almost 40 years. He received his PhD from the University of Southern California in sociology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. He has served in many settings including outpatient, inpatient, partial hospitalization, private practice and employee assistance programs (EAP) for several businesses. Currently, he is teaching full-time with NCU and has a part-time private practice in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Matta has been very involved in licensing and regulation of the MFT profession, serving as President of the Association of Marital & Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB) on a national level and Chairman of the Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors on a state level. He is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Pennsylvania and California.

Lecture: The Post-Divorce Adjustment Process in Families & Children: Research & Treatment
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time
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