Arieahn Matamonasa-Bennett, PhD, is a member of the adjunct faculty in the School of Psychology.
Industry Expertise (4)
Training and Development
Mental Health Care
Areas of Expertise (10)
Equine Assisted Therapy
Equine Assisted Learning
Cultural Diversity Issues in Education, Research, Treatment and Assessment
Prevention and Treatment of Social Violence
Prevention and Treatment of Interpersonal Violence
Identity Development in Bi-Racial, Bi-Cultural Individuals
Theory and Practice of Adult Education
Women's Issues / Feminist Psychology in Theory and Practice
Ethnic Minority Dissertation Award (professional)
(2005) Awarded by Fielding Graduate University, School of Psychology.
Diversity Scholarship Award (professional)
Awarded by Fielding Graduate University, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004.
Research Grant (professional)
(2004) Conferred by Fielding Graduate University.
Excellence in Teaching Award (Nominee) (professional)
Awarded by DePaul University School for New Learning, 2001, 2002, 2003.
Diversity Award (professional)
(2001) Awarded by the American Psychological Association, Division 29 for “Second Thoughts: The Integration of Cognitive Therapy for Addressing Multiculturalism and Diversity.”
Fielding Graduate University: PhD, Psychology, emphasis in Clinical Psychology 2005
Fielding Graduate Institute: MA, Psychology 2003
DePaul University: BA, Adult Education and Development 1998
- EAGALA Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association : Member
- American Psychological Association : Member
- Society for the Psychology of Women, Division 35 American Psychological Association : Member
Media Appearances (1)
Arieahn Matamonasa-Bennett to Speak on the Power of Place
The Association for the Study of Women & Mythology online
We are please to announce that Arieahn Matamonasa-Bennett, Ph.D., will give the keynote presentation for ASWM’s Symposium (April 20, St. Paul, MN). Her topic is “Honoring the Web: Indigenous Wisdom and the Power of Place.”...
Event Appearances (5)
Using the power and principles of ritual to enhance EAP (Equine Assisted Therapy) Sessions
Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association National Conference Layton, UT.
Indigenous Healing and Western Psychology
Fielding Graduate University National Session Conference Alexandria, VA.
Shape shifting: On being minority women and scholars
American Psychological Association National Conference Feminism’s Past and Future: Asian and Native American Women New Orleans, LA.
Wounded Warriors: Narratives on Domestic violence from Native American Men
New Directions in American Indian Research Conference University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Advanced Topics in Multicultural Psychology: Working with Native American Populations- Issues in Assessment, Research and Clinical Practice
Fielding Graduate University National Session Alexandria, VA.
“The Poison That Ruined the Nation” Native American Men—Alcohol, Identity, and Traditional HealingAmerican Journal of Men's Health
(2015) Alcoholism and destructive drinking patterns are serious social problems in many Native American reservation and urban communities. This qualitative study of men from a single Great Lakes reservation community examined the social, cultural, and ...
Putting the Horse before DescartesBusiness and Professional Ethics Journal
(2015) This article addresses the need for discourse and dialogue on ethics in the fields of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) in general and equine-assisted therapy (EAT) specifically. Utilizing animals as partners in a therapeutic process requires major cultural paradigm ...
“A Disease of the Outside People”: Native American Men's Perceptions of Intimate Partner ViolencePsychology of Women Quarterly
(2014) Intimate partner violence (IPV) has been identified as one of the most serious issues facing Native American women. Despite epidemic rates of IPV in urban and reservation communities, less is known about IPV in Native American populations than ...
"Until People Are Given the Right to Be Human Again": Voices of American Indian Men on Domestic Violence and Traditional Cultural ValuesAmerican Indian Culture and Research Journal
(2013) Domestic violence is a serious social problem in contemporary American Indian communities and research is critical to create and evaluate prevention and intervention strategies. This small qualitative study sought to discover the ways in which men from a ...