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Monica Matthieu, Ph.D., M.S.W., LCSW

Associate Professor; Social Work
School of Social Work

Courses Taught

Social Work Direct Practice (foundation and concentration) classes; Social Justice; Trauma Treatment; Veterans Services, Evidence Based Practice in Community Mental Health, Evidence Based Practice with Children and Adolescents


  • Ph.D., Social Work, Columbia University
  • M.S.W., Tulane University
  • B.A., Social Work, Northwestern State University-Natchitoches, LA

Research Interests

Access to and quality of mental health services for veterans, military service members, and their families; public health and clinical approaches to suicide prevention; evidence-based treatments for trauma; military social work/veterans services; disaster mental health; social work training and education, implementation science research methods particularly in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA); VA Mental Health Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI).

Publications and Media Placements

  1. Matthieu, M.M. & Carbone, J. T. (2020) Collective action among United States Veterans: Understanding the importance of self-efficacy, collective efficacy, and social support. Journal of Community Psychology. DOI: 10.1002/jcop.22397
  2. Matthieu, M.M., Ounpraseuth, S.T., Painter, J., Waliski, A., Williams, J.S., Hu, B., Smith, R., & Garner, K. (2020) Evaluation of the national implementation of the VA Diffusion of Excellence Initiative on Advance Care Planning via Group Visits: Protocol for a quality improvement evaluation. Implementation Science Communications, 1(19), 1-10. DOI: (previous link)
  3. Matthieu M.M., Lawrence, K.A., & Robertson-Blackmore E. (2017). The impact of a civic service program on biopsychosocial outcomes of post 9/11 U.S. military veterans. Psychiatry Research, 248, 111–116. DOI:
  4. Rosen, C. S., Matthieu, M.M., Cook, J.M., Wiltsey Stirman, S., Bernardy, N.C., Chard, K.M., Crowley, J., Eftekhari, A., Finley, E.P., Hamblen, J.L., Kehle-Forbes, S.M., Landes, S.J., Meis, L.A., Mott, J.M., Rodriguez, A.L., Ruggiero, K.J., Ruzek, J.I., Smith, B.N., Trent, L.R., & Watts, B.V. (2016). A review of studies on the system-wide implementation of evidence-based psychotherapies for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in the Veterans Health Administration. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 43(6), 957-977. Doi:10.1007/s10488-016-0755-01.
  5. Waltz, T.J., Powell, B.J., Matthieu, M.M., Damschroder, L.J., Chinman, M.J., Smith, J.L., Proctor, E.K., & Kirchner, J.E. (2015). Use of concept mapping to characterize relationships among implementation strategies and assess their feasibility and importance: Results from the Expert Recommendations for Implementing Change (ERIC) study. Implementation Science. 10, 109. DOI: 10.1186/s13012-015-0295-0. 
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Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Central Arkansas VA Healthcare System
  • Research social worker

Community Work and Service

Matthieu's community service, mentoring and teaching focus on improving the access to and the quality of mental health services for veterans, their families and their communities. 

Prior to joining the faculty, she worked for five years as a clinical social worker and trauma therapist at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Readjustment Counseling Services' New Orleans Vet Center.