My Resume

On this page is my resume, or curriculum vita (CV).  It is current as of 10/04/2016.

Jesse D. Matthews, Psy.D.

PA and DE Licensed Psychologist

Education

PsyD, Clinical Psychology, August 2012

APA-Accredited Clinical Psychology Program

Immaculata University; Immaculata, Pennsylvania

 MA, Clinical Psychology, May 2004

West Chester University; West Chester, Pennsylvania

 BS, Psychology, Sociology Minor, April 2000

University of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Clinical Interests

Individual psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults; family therapy; group therapy; couples therapy; integrative therapy; anxiety disorders; mood disorders; substance abuse; health behaviors; obesity; relationship issues; parenting/fatherhood; learning disabilities; ADHD; adjustment and transition issues; communication skills; social skills; life balance; bullying and cyberbullying; Autism Spectrum Disorders; clinical assessments; psychological testing

Clinical Work Experience

Sep 2014- Sep 2016                                   Licensed Psychologist

                                                                        Elders Counseling Services

                                                                        West Chester, Pennsylvania

  • Clinical assessments in skilled nursing and continuing care environments
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Consultation with multidisciplinary healthcare professionals and families

Sep 2014- Present                                     Licensed Psychologist

                                                                        Psychology Associates of Chester  County

                                                                        Downingtown, Pennsylvania

  • Individual, family, and couples therapy
  • Clinical assessments
  • Consultation with multidisciplinary professionals

Jan 2014- Present                                       Licensed Psychologist

                                                                          Jesse D. Matthews, Psy.D.

                                                                          Private Practice

                                                                          Chester Springs, Pennsylvania

  • Individual, family, and couples therapy
  • Clinical assessments
  • Consultation with multidisciplinary professionals
  • All aspects of marketing and billing 

Sep 2013- Present                                       Licensed Psychologist/Outpatient Therapist

                                                                         Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems

                                                                         Kennett Square, Exton, and West Chester,

                                                                         Pennsylvania

  • Substance abuse assessments in an outpatient office and at the Chester County Youth Center, making treatment referrals, precertifying care
  • Individual, family, and group therapy
  • Clinical supervision of psychology residents and BHRS staff
  • Consultation with multidisciplinary professionals
  • Participate in treatment team meetings
  • Participate in periodic trainings

Sep 2012- Aug 2013                                     Psychology Fellow

                                                                           Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems

                                                                           Kennett Square, Exton, West Chester,

                                                                           and Reading, Pennsylvania

  • Substance abuse evaluations in an outpatient office and in the Chester County Youth Center, making treatment referrals, precertifying care
  • Individual, family, and group therapy
  • Participated in weekly treatment team meetings
  • Participated in all required trainings
  • Participated in two hours of weekly individual supervision

 Jun 2012- Feb 2014                                      Licensed Psychologist/Psychotherapist

                                                                            The Center for Psychological Services

                                                                            Ardmore and Paoli, Pennsylvania

  • Individual and family therapy in a group private practice
  • Clinical assessments
  • Scheduling clients and collecting payment
  • Consulting with multidisciplinary professionals
  • One to two hours of weekly group supervision

Sep 2010- Aug 2011                                        Outpatient Therapist

                                                                              Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems

                                                                              Exton, Pennsylvania

  • Individual and family therapy with children, adolescents, and adults
  • Diagnostic evaluations
  • Treatment and discharge planning
  • Made referrals to and consulted with multidisciplinary professionals

Aug 2005- Jun 2011                                          Clinician

                                                                                Hill Top Preparatory School

                                                                                Rosemont, Pennsylvania

  • Facilitated weekly counseling groups with assigned groups of students
  • Provided individual therapeutic support as needed
  • Facilitated conflict resolution sessions with groups of students as needed
  • Provided crisis intervention as needed
  • Provided consultation to teachers and other staff pertaining to student behavior and learning issues
  • Participated in weekly staff and team meetings
  • Consulted with and referred to outside professionals
  • Facilitated twice-yearly student-parent conferences and other meetings as needed
  • Presented on relevant psychoeducational topics to the school community
  • Monitored student progress
  • Integrated data from student files to create student case histories
  • Participated in student IEP meetings
  • Documented all activities
  • Engaged in 2+ hours of weekly individual and group supervision

Nov 2004- Aug 2005                                          Psychology Technician

                                                                                  Department of Veterans Affairs

                                                                                  Medical Center

                                                                                  Homeless Veterans Domiciliary

                                                                                  Coatesville, Pennsylvania

  • Monitored an inpatient unit of 40+ homeless veterans, most with co-occurring issues
  • Facilitated individual therapeutic support as needed
  • Facilitated group therapy as scheduled
  • Completed psychosocial assessments
  • Monitored individual progress of assigned veterans
  • Participated as a member of the multidisciplinary treatment team
  • Engaged in weekly individual supervision

Oct 2004- Nov 2004                                              EAP Specialist

                                                                                    United Behavioral Health/LifeEra

                                                                                    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Facilitated telephonic consultations, addressing consumer issues regarding benefits, treatment providers, or behavioral health questions and concerns
  • Managed crisis calls and made appropriate referrals
  • Performed other duties as assigned by the team leader
  • Participated as part of the multidisciplinary team. 

May 2004- Jul 2004                                                Psychometrician

                                                                                      Leah P. Greenwood, Ph.D.

                                                                                      Exton, Pennsylvania

  • Scored neuropsychological test batteries following the completion of a master’s practicum while attending West Chester University.

Oct 2003- Oct 2004                                                  Discharge Specialist

                                                                                        United Behavioral Health

                                                                                        Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Made outreach calls to plan members recently discharged from treatment programs, checking the status of their outpatient treatment or assisting in locating providers or obtaining appointments
  • Managed crisis calls
  • Performed other duties as assigned by the team leader
  • Participated as a member of a multidisciplinary team

Nov 2000- Aug 2001                                   Milieu Therapist

                                                                            University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

                                                                            Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

                                                                            Child and Adolescent Unit

                                                                            Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Engaged individuals and groups of patients in therapeutic activities
  • Participated as a member of the multidisciplinary treatment team
  • Facilitated group therapy
  • Assisted patients with therapeutic assignments and activities of daily living
  • Managed safety of the unit by monitoring all patients and by deescalating crisis situations using approved methods

Dissertation Topic

Psychology Doctoral Student-Fathers: Balance of Multiple Roles– Defended April 2011

Supervised Practicum and Internship Experience

Sep 2011- Aug 2012                                             Predoctoral Intern

                                                                                   Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems

                                                                                   Exton, Pennsylvania

  • Outpatient individual and family therapy with children, adolescents, and adults
  • Adult substance abuse treatment groups
  • Clinical assessments: diagnostic evaluations; biopsychosocial assessments; behavioral health assessments; substance abuse assessments
  • Psychological testing
  • Report writing
  • Family-based therapy
  • Treatment and discharge planning
  • Weekly didactic trainings and case conferences
  • Two hours of weekly individual supervision
  • Community outreach: Facilitated Parenting Wisely parenting curriculum

Supervisors: Dr. Julie Leusner, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist; Dr. Sarah Stookey, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

Supervised Internship Hours: 2,000

Aug 2009- Sep 2010                                           Doctoral Practicum Student

                                                                                   Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems

                                                                                   Exton, Pennsylvania

  • Individual and family therapy with children, adolescents, and adults
  • Clinical assessments: diagnostic evaluations
  • Treatment and discharge planning
  • Weekly individual supervision
  • Case consultation with supervisor and assigned Immaculata University faculty

Supervisor: Sarah Stookey, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

Supervised Practicum Hours: 663

Aug 2008- Aug 2009                                                  Doctoral Practicum Student

                                                                                            Media Counseling Services

                                                                                            Media, Pennsylvania

  • Clinical interviewing
  • Psychological test administration, scoring, interpretation, and report writing
  • Individual therapy with adolescents and adults
  • Co-parent counseling
  • Reunification therapy
  • Two hours weekly individual and group supervision
  • Case consultation with supervisor and assigned Immaculata University faculty

Supervisor: Jane Iannuzzelli, MA, MEd, Licensed Psychologist

Supervised Practicum Hours: 757

Jan 2004- Apr 2004                                              Master’s Practicum Student 

                                                                                       Life Counseling/Rehab After Work

                                                                                       Exton, Pennsylvania

  • Observed and co-facilitated adolescent substance abuse treatment groups
  • Observed individual and family therapy sessions
  • One hour weekly individual supervision

Supervisors: Louis Bevilaqua, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist; A. Michael Blanche, MSS, LCSW, Drug and Alcohol Counselor

Supervised Practicum Hours: 122.5

Sep 2003- May 2004                                                  Master’s Practicum Student

                                                                                            Leah P. Greenwood, Ph.D.

                                                                                            Private Practice

                                                                                            Exton, Pennsylvania

  • Observed clinical interviews
  • Observed neuropsychological test administration
  • Scored neuropsychological test batteries
  • One hour weekly supervision

Supervisor: Leah P. Greenwood, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

Supervised Practicum Hours: 196

Sep 1999- Dec 1999                                     Undergraduate Intern

                                                                            University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

                                                                            Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

                                                                            Child and Adolescent Unit

                                                                            Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Observed and assisted staff with daily therapeutic activities on an inpatient unit.

Supervisor: Kelly Karcher and Rose Debar, RN

Supervised Practicum Hours: 120

Teaching Experience 

Aug 2013- Present                                              Lecturer

                                                                                  Immaculata University

                                                                                  College of Graduate Studies                   

                                                                                  Immaculata, Pennsylvania 

  • Taught Ethics to master’s counseling students, Spring and Summer 2014; Summer 2015
  • Taught Psychopathology to a combined master’s and doctoral student class, Fall 2013

Aug 2005- Jan 2011                                             Psychology Teacher

                                                                                    Hill Top Preparatory School

                                                                                    Rosemont, Pennsylvania

  • Taught Introduction to Psychology and Social Psychology to the senior class in a college preparatory school for students with learning differences

Research Experience

Mar 2008- Aug 2009                                 Research Assistant/Project Coordinator

                                                                           Immaculata University

                                                                           Graduate Psychology Department

                                                                           Immaculata, Pennsylvania

  • Worked with a professor and undergraduate students from multiple universities on a research project on young adults and Internet use
  • Conducted research from beginning to end, including: literature review; formulation of hypotheses; development of online questionnaire; data analysis; manuscript preparation; poster construction; poster presentation
  • Provided mentoring and supervision to three undergraduate research assistants
  • Participated in regular research team meetings
  • Research was presented at three conferences: the 2009 American Psychological Association Convention in Toronto, Canada; 2010 Immaculata University Graduate Research Symposium; and the 2010 Pennsylvania Psychological Association Convention in Harrisburg, PA
  • Successfully obtained a university mini grant for participation

Supervisor: Maria Cuddy-Casey, PhD, Assistant Professor

Supervised Research Hours: Approx. 150

Jan 2000- Apr 2000               Research Assistant

                                                        University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

                                                        Department of Behavioral Medicine and Oncology

                                                        Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Assisted a psychologist with various aspects of two research studies, including: data transcription, formulation of a coding system; data coding; literature review; data analysis; and manuscript preparation
  • Both studies submitted for publication, one was published in 2003

Supervisor: Jennifer Steel, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

Supervised Research Hours: 120

Professional Affiliations

Member, Pennsylvania Psychological Association

Member, American Psychological Association

Academic and Professional Honors and Achievements

Member– Nominations and Elections Committee, Pennsylvania Psychological Association, June 2015-

Chair– Early Career Psychologists Committee, Pennsylvania Psychological Association, June 2014- June 2016

Licensed as a psychologist in Delaware: July 2015

Licensed as a psychologist in Pennsylvania: December 2013

Passed the Examination for Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP):October 2013 

Passed the Pennsylvania Psychology Law Exam: June 2013

Member- Early Career Psychologists Committee: Pennsylvania Psychological Association

Convention Committee Chair: American Psychological Association of Graduate Students, August 2011- August 2013

Convention Committee Member: American Psychological Association of Graduate Students, September 2009- August 2011

Member: Chi Sigma Iota Counseling and Professional Honor Society, Beta Mu Chapter, Immaculata University, 2009- 2012

Passed the National Counseling Exam: National Board of Certified Counselors, April 2008

Peer Mentor: United Behavioral Health (Philadelphia, PA), 2004

JCAHO Workgroup Member: United Behavioral Health (Philadelphia, PA), 2004

Behavior Management Program Redesign Team Member: Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (Pittsburgh, PA), 2001

Scholarships and Grants

Tsoules, Sweeney, Martin and Orr Education Award Winner: $1,500, Pennsylvania Psychological Foundation, May 2011 

Graduate Scholarship Award Winner: $4,500, Immaculata University, 2010-2011

Graduate Scholarship Award Winner: $4,500, Immaculata University, 2008-2009

University Mini Grant Recipient: $1,500, Immaculata University, 2008-2009

Volunteer Experience

Assistant Baseball Coach, Lionville Youth Association, Exton, PA- 2013

Head Tee-Ball Coach, Lionville Youth Association, Exton, PA- 2011 

Teen ADHD Group Facilitator, Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) Chester County Chapter, Exton, PA- Aug 2010- Jun 2012

Assistant Tee-Ball Coach, Glenmoore-Eagle Youth Association, Uwchland, PA- 2010 

Board Member/Vice Chair, Downingtown Skatepark Organization, Downingtown, PA- 2009- 2015: Nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the action sports community of Downingtown and Southeastern PA and advocating and fundraising for a safe, legal, professionally-designed facility for youth to practice action sports.

Volunteer, Manna on Main Street soup kitchen/food pantry, Lansdale, PA- 2008- 2011

Publications

Steel, J., Herlitz, C., Matthews, J., Snyder, W., Mazzaferro, K., Baum, A., & Theorell, T. (2003).  Pre-migration trauma and HIV-risk behavior.  Transcultural Psychiatry, 40 (1), 91-108.

Presentations Given

Richards, K., Matthews, J., & O’Neill, A. Self-Care: An Ethical Imperative; presentation at the annual convention of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Harrisburg, PA, June 2015.

Matthews, J. Compassion Fatigue and Care of the Clinician; presentation at Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems, Exton, PA, June 2015

Matthews, J. Co-Occurring Disorders; presentation at Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems, Exton, PA, April 2015.

Matthews, J. & Gilman, R. Signs and Symptoms of Addiction and Accessing Services and Treatment Options for Youth; presentation at Chester County In-Service, West Chester, PA, November 2014.

Matthews, J., Herrigel, M., Luckey, F., & Richards, K. How to Not Only Survive, but Thrive as an Early Career Psychologist; presentation at the fall conference for the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Lancaster, PA, October 2014.

Matthews, J. Postdoctoral fellowships, the EPPP, and professional development. Immaculata University Internship Consortium, Immaculata PA, July 2014.

Matthews, J. ADHD and Social Interactions; presentation at the Chester County/Main Line CHADD Annual Conference at West Chester University, February 2014.

Honaker, S., Hyde, J., Benjamin, A., & Matthews, J. Early Career Psychologist and Parent- Seeking a Healthy Balance; symposium at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention- August 2013, Honolulu, HI.

Matthews, J., Smith, M., Jehu, C., & List, A. Set Goals, Say No, and Still Graduate; presentation at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention- August 2013, Honolulu, HI.

Matthews, J. Postdoctoral fellowships, the EPPP, and professional development. Immaculata University Internship Consortium, Immaculata PA, July 2013.

Matthews, J., Reed, L., Buchheit, C., & El-Ghoroury, N. Making the Post of Convention: An Introduction to APA for Graduate Students and First-Time Attendees– August 2012, Orlando, FL.

Matthews, J., Cuddy-Casey, M., Jenny, E., & Dorliae, F. Psychology Doctoral Student-Fathers: Balance of Multiple Roles; Poster presentation at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention- August 2012, Orlando, FL.

Kersting, K., Matthews, J., Aubuchon, A., & Farley, F. (2011).  Making the Most of Convention: An Introduction to APA for Graduate Students and First-Time Attendees– August 2011, Washington, D.C.

Matthews, J. Cyberbullying. Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems; July 2012, Exton, PA. 

Matthews, J. Cyberbullying in Schools. Hill Top Preparatory School; August 2010; Rosemont, PA.

Matthews, J. ADHD: Types and Treatment Options. Hill Top Preparatory School; April, 2010; Rosemont, PA.

Kersting, K., Matthews, J., & Koocher, G. (2010). Making the Most of Convention. American Psychological Association Convention; August, 2010; San Diego, CA

Cuddy-Casey, M., Matthews, J., Morgan, J., & Wayock, K., (2009).  Internet use among young adults: Frequency, quality, and impact on interpersonal relationships. Poster presentation; Pennsylvania Psychological Association Convention; June, 2010; Harrisburg, PA

Cuddy-Casey, M., Matthews, J., Morgan, J., & Wayock, K., (2009).  Internet use among young adults: Frequency, quality, and impact on interpersonal relationships.  Poster presentation; Immaculata University Graduate Student Poster Session; April, 2010; Immaculata, PA

Cuddy-Casey, M., Matthews, J., Morgan, J., & Wayock, K., (2009).  Internet use among young adults: Frequency, quality, and impact on interpersonal relationships. Poster presentation; American Psychological Association 2009 Convention; August, 2010; Toronto, Canada

Matthews, J. CV (10/2015)

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