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Thomas Matta, PHD

Full Professor, Department of Marriage and Family Services

Thomas Matta, PHD

Areas of Expertise:

  • Satir’s Experiential Therapy
  • Men’s Studies
  • Military and Veteran Populations
  • MFT Regulatory Issues
  • Sociology of Education


  • Ph.D., University of Southern California, Sociology, Marriage & Family Therapy
  • M.M.F.T., University of Southern California, Marriage & Family Therapy
  • M.A., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Clinical Psychology
  • B.A., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Psychology


The Voices of Men: The Shaping of Masculinities in Three Subcultural Contexts

Selected Publications:

  • Matta, T., Matta, J. & Matta, D. (2014). The Changing Landscape in Higher Education. In Eliason, Eliason, Samide and Patrick’s (Eds.) Career Development Across the Lifespan: Counseling for Community, Schools, Higher Education, and Beyond (pp. 825-841). Charlotte, NC: IAP-Information Age Publishing, Inc.
  • Matta, J., Matta, D., & Matta, T. (2011). Retraining and Second Careers in a Declining Job Market. In Samide, Eliason and Patrick’s (Eds.), Career Development in Higher Education (pp. 343-356). Charlotte, NC: IAP-Information Age Publishing, Inc.
  • Hayes, M., Becvar, D., Matta, T., Verser, J., Hinson, W., Lord, D., Paff-Bergen, L. (2005, July/August) Core Competencies: A Regulatory Perspective, Family Therapy Magazine (pp. 32-35).

Selected Professional Experience:

  • Clinical Fellow of AAMFT
  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor
  • Past President of the Association for Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB)
  • Past Chair of the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors
  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (Pennsylvania and California)