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Arieahn Matamonasa-Bennett, Ph.D. - Fielding Graduate University. Chicago, IL, US

Arieahn Matamonasa-Bennett, Ph.D.

Associate Faculty - Clinical Psychology | Fielding Graduate University


Adjunct Faculty in the School of Psychology



Arieahn Matamonasa-Bennett, PhD, is a member of the adjunct faculty in the School of Psychology.

Industry Expertise (4)

Mental Health Care


Training and Development


Areas of Expertise (10)

Multicultural Psychology

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

Adolescent Development

Identity Development in Bi-Racial, Bi-Cultural Individuals

Theory and Practice of Adult Education

Women's Issues / Feminist Psychology in Theory and Practice

Accomplishments (5)

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.”

Education (3)

Fielding Graduate University: PhD, Psychology, emphasis in Clinical Psychology 2005

Fielding Graduate Institute: MA, Psychology 2003

DePaul University: BA, Adult Education and Development 1998

Affiliations (3)

  • 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.”...

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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.


Articles (4)

“The Poison That Ruined the Nation” Native American Men—Alcohol, Identity, and Traditional Healing

American 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 ...

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Putting the Horse before Descartes

Business 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 ...

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“A Disease of the Outside People”: Native American Men's Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence

Psychology 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 ...

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"Until People Are Given the Right to Be Human Again": Voices of American Indian Men on Domestic Violence and Traditional Cultural Values

American 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 ...

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