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Arieahn Matamonasa Bennett

Arieahn Matamonasa Bennett


  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Fielding Graduate University
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Fielding Graduate University

Arieahn Matamonasa Bennett, Ph.D., joined Pacifica as guest instructor/adjunct in 2019, co-authoring DPT992 Indigenous Healing Traditions and Emerging Cultural Phenomena. She completed her MA and Ph.D. in clinical psychology and Fielding Graduate University and is a licensed psychologist. She is an Associate Professor with the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS), at DePaul University where she has taught for the past two decades. She has widely published and taught in multidisciplinary research areas: Cross-cultural, ethnic minority & indigenous psychology, women’s psychology, and the history, science, and psychology of human-animal relationships. In addition to teaching, she maintains a small private practice which incorporates Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and experiential learning in nature as a part of holistic therapeutic practice.