Matt Clayton

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Education and Training:

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Training (The Center for Deployment Psychology, 2016)

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy Group (CPTG) (PESI, Inc., 2016)

  • Addressing the Psychological Health of Warriors and Their Families, including training modules in Military Culture, the Deployment Cycle, Assessment and Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Military Families, Traumatic Brain Injury, Depression and Suicidal Behavior Associated with Military Service, and Sexual Assault in the United States Military (The Center for Deployment Psychology, 2016)

  • The Impact of Deployment and Combat Stress on Families and Children, Part 1: Families and Deployment (Military One Source/Value Options, 2016)

  • Serving Those Who Served: Community Based EMDR Therapy with Military Veterans (The Western Massachusetts EMDRIA Regional Network, 2016)

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1: Bridging The Couple Chasm (The Gottman Institute, 2015)

  • Military Cultural Competence (Relias Learning, 2012 and 2015)

  • Acute, Chronic, and Complex PTSD: Exploring Their Neuroendocrinology and Relationship to Medically Unexplained Symptoms and EMDR Therapy (Ana Gomez Workshops, 2015)

  • EMDR and Treatment for Problematic Anger, Hostility and Violent Behaviors (EMDR Institute, Inc., 2014)

  • The Limits of Adaptive Coping: Neurobiology of Extreme Stress (Southern Regional Area Health Education Center, 2014)

  • PTSD and Problem Gambling (National Center for Responsible Gaming, 2013)

  • Understanding and Treating Unique Issues in Military Families (Addiction Professional Webinars, 2012)

  • Trauma and the Developing Human Brain (Washburn University, 2012)

  • Complex PTSD, Attachment and Dissociative Symptoms: Treating Children with Pervasive Dysregulation: Using EMDR and Adjunctive Approaches Training (EMDR Institute, Inc., 2011)

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Training (Army Medical Department, 2010)

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) I & II Training and Supervision (Army Medical Department, 2010)

  • Master of Social Work (Washburn University, 2009)

  • Kansas Certified Gambling Counselor Training (Kansas Coalition on Problem Gambling/The Mental Health Consortium, 2004)

  • Master of Science in Family Therapy (Friends University, 2002)

  • Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services (Kansas State University, 2000)

  • Bachelor of Science in Bible/Educational Ministry (Manhattan Christian College, 2000)

Areas of Concentration:

The diagnosis and treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder due to traumatic experiences, including war zone exposure, utilizing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), as well as the treatment of other anxiety issues, depressive symptoms, adjustment difficulty, and couple's/marital therapy.


Never tell anyone it can’t be done….God may have been waiting for centuries for somebody ignorant of the impossible to do that very thing.
— J. A. Holmes