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James Matta

Past President

Jim Matta is the former Chairperson of the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.  He served two terms as a member of the board.  He has a 33-year counseling career that includes roles as educator, researcher and clinician.  Matta serves as a Professor and Coordinator of Geneva College’s, CACREP accredited, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program.  He was a Senior Clinical Principal with Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) for almost 30 years before resigning his position this past March.  During his time at WPIC he was involved in well over a dozen major research studies that ranged from drug and alcohol longitudinal studies to treatment intervention investigations.  Many of these studies entailed comorbid issues involving adolescents and young adults.  Matta has also served in a variety of community mental health settings, as well as private practice.  He currently serves Past-President of the American Association of State Counseling Boards. 

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