Donald D. Matthews, Psy.D

"I strive to provide opportunities for individuals to enhance and expand their life potential through self and social awareness, mindfulness and metacognitive thinking, education, coaching and personal development."   

I provide the following services to individuals, groups and organizations

Memberships/Professional Affiliations

AET - Association of Educational Therapists, 2006 - 2013

APA – American Psychological Association, Division 15 – Educational Psychologists,  2014 - present - Affiliate

ATI - Arizona Trauma Institute - Certified Trauma Support Specialist (2022)

CCTC - California Commission on Teacher Credentialing - 1991- present.  - Education Specialist - Mild/Moderate Disabilities

FSU - Florida State University - Professional Certification in Trauma and Resilience - Level 1 

IBCCES - International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards - 2022  - Certified Cognitive Coach  -  #CCC22817595

ILCT - Institute for Life Coaching Training - Cognitive Behavioral Coaching

ISCP - International Society of Coaching Psychology - Affiliate

Articles, Publications, Websites

Autonomy and Motivation: The Keys to Successful Learning and Goal Attainment -

Mindset Practices for Wellness and Wellbeing -

Neuroplasticity -

Mindful Breathing Institute - website

Mindful Breathing - ebook or paperback

Mindful Self Care - ebook or paperback

Mindfulness for Beginners - website

Metacognitive Thinking - website

Trauma Informed Practices: Teaching Self Regulation through Mindfulness -

Trauma Informed Teaching Practices - American Psychological Association - Practice Brief - October 2022

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