News Releases & Interviews

She accused a NASCAR champion of domestic violence and it ruined her life
By Lindsay Gibbs
(Dr. Kathie Mathis was interviewed for this compelling article)

Dr. Kathie Mathis, the National Training Director at the National Women’s Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation (NWCAVE), said that when a sports star is involved, sports teams and institutions and fans serve as an extension of that family system.

“The athlete has this public persona — I’m wonderful, I’m popular, and if I’m punished you won’t have a team that wins, you won’t have a hero to support, you will have your bubble burst and find out that I am just a human being like you,” Mathis said. “People love fantasy. People buy into the fact that this is my team, this is my guy, this is my outlet where I can feel better about my life.”

February 24, 2014 – Los Angeles CA – California Cognitive Behavioral Institute is proud to announce that as of June 2014, CEO – Kathie Mathis, PSY.D, NCP, DAPA, BIP, CDAC, CAMF – will become the Southern California Region Director for the National Women’s Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation.

Dr. Kathie Mathis was an Advisory Board member of the Coalition and has been working in the mental health field for over 30 years helping to end violence and sexual exploitation of women and children. Her work has won her many awards including: Woman of Distinction Award, Woman of the Year from the National Professional Women’s Association, Woman of the Year from Zonta International, Making a Difference for Women Award from Soroptimist International, Congressional Order of Merit, Woman of the Year Award, 2005, 2008, 2010. Kathie also received SCV Newsmaker Award, Acknowledgements and Recognitions from Los Angeles County Supervisors, Los Angeles Domestic Violence Council and more. Dr. Mathis has written legislation and continues to be active in advocating for the underserved. We are proud of Dr. Kathie’s service and commitment to making a difference.

The Interplay Between Substance Abuse and Mental Health
By Lisa L. McGloiry, J.D.

ICDC LifeTM sits down with Dr. Kathie Mathis, CEO of the California Cognitive Behavioral Institute and President of Mathis and Associates, to discuss the effects of mental illness on individuals suffering from various forms of addiction. Dr. Mathis has over 25 years of experience as a psychologist, mental illness and domestic violence advocate, and certified batterer and anger management, facilitator. She is also certified in sex addiction and emotional addiction, among other specialties. Dr. Mathis was a speaker at ICDC College’s Elements of Addiction Series workshop on “Domestic Violence: Behavior and Group Process” on April 25, 2012.

Dr. Mathis, throughout the year there are many national Mental Health observances to help our society become more aware of various forms of mental illness that affect our local communities. As a psychologist and mental health professional, what are the important issues about mental health we should think about during these observances?

I think that we should dispel the myths and establish the truths about mental illness. There is a lot of misconception as to what it is, what types there are, and the false belief that we should be afraid of those people who have been labeled as mentally ill. Stereotyping has led to mentally ill patients being viewed as more violent, dangerous, or unstable than those without the disease. I believe the important issue for mental health observances through the year is to get rid of the stigma associated with mental illness and commit to becoming more knowledgeable about its various forms, causes, and treatments.
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New President of the California Association of Anger Management Providers
January 2012

Dr. Kathie Mathis, Psy.D, CEO of California Cognitive Behavioral Institute and President of Mathis & Associates has been nominated President of the California Association of Anger Management Providers. Dr. Mathis has over 25 years experience in Anger Management Services and Training in California – training psychologists, therapists, counselors, facilitators, and organizations.

Dr. Mathis has won many awards for outstanding work and services in California. She is a sought-after speaker at conferences, workshops, and events – bringing her special style of humor, experience and motivation to these events.

Dr. Mathis holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, is a Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association, a Nationally Certified Psychologist, and holds certificates in domestic violence, addictions, parenting, relationship counseling, teen anger management, and sociopathic type relationship counseling.

Check out Dr. Kathie Mathis on the Dr. Phil Show: