Dr. Kathie Mathis has over 35 years of administrative and mental health experience. She has been responsible for administration, board development, staff development, public relations, funding development, program development, and volunteer development. She is also an international motivational speaker and trainer. During her career, Kathie has developed and introduced national models in mentoring, abuse prevention, and school-based stop-bullying programs. She also authored books and wrote monthly columns for magazines and newspapers. Dr. Mathis is a state, national, and international advocate meeting with legislators in Washington D.C., and California. She has testified before the California State Senate/Assembly and met with California’s judicial Council, promoting legislation and safety measures for victims of abuse. Dr. Mathis has received a great deal of awards, including: Woman of the year 2005 and 2009/2010, Professional Woman’s Who’s Who; a special award from President Bush for her work in domestic violence, and Congress and Senate acknowledgments. Dr. Mathis has assisted in over 500 court cases with expert testimony.
During her career, Kathie has developed and introduced national models in mentoring, abuse prevention and school-based stop-bullying programs. She also authored books, wrote monthly columns for magazines and newspapers. She trains in Batterers Facilitation which meets the California LA County Probation Department Standards and created a 52 week workbook curriculum for facilitators which meets probation standards. She has trained Probation and Parole staff around the country and has helped update and revise the Los Angeles County Standards. She also created and certifies mental health professional in knowing a personality disorder through the Sociopathic Type Facilitator Training, which is being presented nationally. She is an Emotional Addiction Specialist and writes articles for magazines, newspapers on her book entitled “Emotional Addiction – A Bitter Sweet Truth.” Mathis is a keynote speaker at convention, symposiums and conferences. She is only one of three trainers and specialists in the the area’s of trauma, violence/abuse, victimology, understanding and identifying predators, human trafficking intervention and prevention, laughter and provides expert testimony in over 500 legal cases across the United States. Kathie testified as expert witness in a Hague Trail which only those who train trainers get asked to do.
Dr. Mathis is certified in drug/alcohol, sex addiction, sex offender, human trafficking, emotional addiction, laughter and happiness therapy, parenting, child abuse intervention/prevention, batterers intervention/prevention, domestic violence victims intervention/advocacy, anger management, grief and loss and many more mental health focuses. She also participated on the taskforce reforming the California Dept. of Parole/Rehabilitation Adult Outpatient Mental Health Programs and has presented in 2010 and 2012 at the American Probation and Parole Association Conference. Her keynote speaking requests have taken her to international locations, promoting abuse prevention and intervention. She has appeared on radio and television shows and has been published in many current magazines and newspapers.
Dr. Mathis has written several California laws and got them passed as well as took the lead on Prop 46, which provided $2.1 billion in new funding for affordable housing projects including $195 million in grants for capital development projects for emergency shelters and transitional housing. She helped with SB734 which passed and currently has a legislative proposal being considered on public safety.