- Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Fielding Graduate University
Dr. Arieahn Matamonasa, of Lakota and Menominee heritage, earned her PhD in clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University, with a focus on diversity and the prevention of violence. In addition to her role as an adjunct in the DPT program where she teaches a special topics course on Indigenous Healing Traditions and Emerging Cultural Phenomenon, she is a member of the interdisciplinary faculty at DePaul University in Chicago, where she teaches psychology, Native American studies, and cross-cultural communications. She works in Equine Assisted Therapy, engaging horses as co-therapists and researching the impact of such cross-species connections. She has published numerous articles and book chapters and is a nationally known speaker on issues relating to multicultural issues in psychology as well as the research, assessment and treatment of Native American populations, animal human bond and animal assisted therapies.