Geneva College

 

 

Dr. James K. Matta Sr.

Ed.D., NCC, LPC
Office Phone: 724-847-6537
jim-matta.jpgjkmatta@geneva.edu

Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Director of Clinical Mental Health track for the Masters of Arts & Counseling Program

Education

  • Ed.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision, Duquesne University, 2004
  • M.S.Ed. in Counselor Education, Duquesne University, 1999
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Edinboro University, 1986
  • B.A. in Psychology, Edinboro University, 1984

Courses Taught

  • CNS 514: Human Development
  • CNS 521: Counseling Skills
  • CNS 545: Substance Abuse Counseling
  • CNS 595: Advanced Assessments

Publications

  • Matta, Sr., J.K., Matta, D.S., & Matta, T.F. (2011). Retraining and Second Careers in Declining Job Market. In J. Samide, G. Eliason, & J. Patrick. (Eds.). Career Development in Higher Education (pp. 343-355). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Earlbaum.
  • Matta, T.F., Matta, D., & Matta, Sr., J.K. (2010). Mentoring Moments. National Council on Family Relations, April, 2010. Available at: http://www.ncfr.org/?pdf/mentor_stories/Mentoring_Moments.pdf
  • Cornelius, J.R., Bukstein, O.G., Clark, D.B., Matta, Sr., J.K., & Salloum, I.M. (2007). Fluoxetine Trial for the Cannabis-Related Symptoms of Comorbid Adolescents.  In T.A. Walcott (ed.), Drug and Alcohol Abuse Research Focus (pp. 1-6). Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
  • Cornelius, J.R., Bukstein, O.G., Clark, D.B., Matta, Sr., J.K., & Salloum, I.M., & Wood, S. (2007). Fluoxetine Trial for the Cannabis-Related Symptoms of Comorbid Adolescents. Journal of Drug Abuse, Education, and Eradication.
  • Cornelius, J.R., Clark, D.B., Bukstein, O.G., Birmaher, B., Kelly, T.M., Salloum, I.M., Walters, M., Matta, Sr., J.K., & Wood, S. (2006). Fluoxetine in Adolescents with Comorbid Major Depression and an Alcohol Use Disorder: a Five-year Follow-up Study. Journal of Dual Diagnosis 2:9-23
  • Johnson, B., Brent, D.A., Bridge, J., Connolly, J., Matta, J., Constantine,  D., Rather, C., & White, T. (1995). Familial Aggregation of Adolescent Personality Disorders. Journal of American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
  • Brent, D.A., Johnson, B., Bartle, S.V., Bridge, J., Rather, C., Matta, J.K., Connolly, J., & Constantine, D. (1993). Personality Disorder: Tendency to Impulsive Violence and Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents. Journal of American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Presentations

  • Matta, Sr. J.K., Jones, A., Monismith, M., Myers L. The Black Dog, Puff the Dragon and Other Sordid Tales of Adolescents: Identifying Effective Treatment Intervention for Adolescents and Young Adults Identified with Comorbid Cannabis Use Disorder and Major Depression. Accepted at the Annual Conference of the American Conference of the American Counseling Association, San Francisco, CA March, 2012.
  •  Matta, Sr. J.K., Barnett, S., Bohmer, L., Czartoryski, M., Jones, A., Matta, S.R.., Monismith, M., Myers, L., Ranelli, R., Suppes, B. Dealing with the “Highs and Lows” of Life: Identifying Effective Treatment Intervention for Adolescents and Young Adults Identified with Comorbid Cannabis Use Disorder and Major Depression. Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, State College, PA October, 2011.
  • Matta, Sr. J.K., Eshbach, L. Answering Those Frequently Asked Questions Related to Obtaining Licensure as a Professional Counselor. Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, State College, PA October, 2011.
  • Matta, Sr. J.K., Hennig, D. Bridging the Gap: Identifying Effective Treatment Intervention for Adolescents and Young Adults Identified with Comorbid Alcohol Use Disorder and Major Depression. Annual Conference of the American Counseling Association, New Orleans, LA March, 2011.
  • Matta, Sr. J.K., Hennig, D. Untangling the Knots: Understanding, Identifying, and Treating Adolescents and Young Adults Identified with Comorbid Alcohol Use Disorder and Major Depression. Beaver County School Counseling Association Meeting, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA February, 2011.
  • Matta, Sr. J.K., Hennig, D. Bridging the Gap: Identifying Effective Treatment Intervention for Adolescents and Young Adults Identified with Comorbid Alcohol Use Disorder and Major Depression. Annual Conference for the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, State College, PA October, 2010.
  • Matta, Sr. J.K., Bechtold, J., Hetrick, R., Matta, D.S., T.F., McElhaney, B. Prepraing Counselors to Treat Gambling Related Disorders: Magic & Loss. American Counseling Association, Pittsburgh, PA March, 2010.
  • Matta, Sr. J.K., Hetrick, R., Matta, T.F., McElhaney, B. Preparing Counselors to Treat Gambling Related Disorders: Magic & Loss. Presented at the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, State College, PA. October, 2009.

Affiliations, e.g., membership in professional organizations, etc.

  • Senior Research Principal at Western Psychiatric Clinic, which is affiliated with UPMC, where I have been involved with clinical research for 23 years. Currently, I serve on the national study called National Consortium on Alcohol and NeuroDevelopment in Adolescence. This research study is a part of the multi-site national consortium, which is attempting to learn more about mental abilities and brain development in adolescent and young adults.
  • Board Member of the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors
  • Chair Faculty Advisor for Chi Sigma Iota, the international honorary society for counselors
  • Board member on the Christian Counseling Collaborative, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase the availability of Christian counseling in the greater Pittsburgh area

 

Point of Excellence

In the past four years, on average, 90% of Geneva students are working or in grad school within six months after graduation.

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