School of Arts and Sciences
Philosophy Home page
<< back to Faculty Listing

Chris G. Dematatis, Ph. D.
Adjunct Professor


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Counseling Psychology (APA approved) Michigan State University, 1981
  • Post Graduate Certificate, Marital and Family Therapy Family Institute of Philadelphia (3 yr AAMFT approved program), 1986
  • Masters of Education, Counseling University of New Hampshire, 1974
  • Masters Of Arts in Teaching, History University of New Hampshire, 1973
  • Bachelor of Arts, Religion Bowdoin College, 1971

Licensed Psychologist, State of Pennsylvania.  #PS-003889-L, 1982

Professional Experience:

5/84-Present Full Time Independent Practice, Bala Cynwyd, PA Private practice activities include individual, group, marital and family Psychotherapy, psychological assessment, and organizational consultation.

5/94-Present Adjunct Faculty Member, LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA. Teaching graduate courses in Group Processes, Counseling Lab, Family Systems Theory, and Professional Seminar/Case Conference, Clinical Training Committee, Masters Advisory Committee, Advisor, Counseling Psychology Tract.

9/83-8/90 Adjunct Faculty Member, Villanova University, Villanova, PA.\ Teaching undergraduate courses in Introductory Psychology, and Personality Theories and graduate course in Psychological Testing.

9/81-5/84 Staff Psychologist, Villanova University, Villanova, PA. Duties included individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, campus consultation, teaching and supervision of psychology interns.

9/78-9/81 Chief Resident, Research Resident, and Psychology Intern. St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. Washington, D.C. (APA approved)

8/77-5/78 Doctoral Intern. Student Counseling Center. Illinois State University. Duties included individual, group, and marital counseling, behavioral programs: including weight loss, test anxiety, and assertiveness training. Organizational Consulting.

2/76-8/77 Emergency Services Therapist. St. Lawrence Community Mental Health Center, Lansing, Michigan. Services included crisis intervention, clinical assessment, and hospital consultation

9/75-2/76 Teaching Assistant. Michigan State University. Lansing, Michigan. Taught several sections of a course in interpersonal and group dynamics.

9/73-6/75 Instructor, T-Group Trainer. Whittemore School, University of New Hampshire

9/72-6/73 Social Studies Teacher. York High School, York, Maine.

Doctoral Dissertation:  A Comparison of the Traditional Filial Therapy Program to an Integrated Filial-Interpersonal Process Recall Program.  Chairman:  Norman Kagan, Ph. D.

Courses taught at La Salle University:

  • PSY 502 - Counseling Lab
  • PSY 612  Group Psychotherapy
  • PSY 660  Counseling Practicum
  • PSY 690, 691, 692  Professtional Seminar