Matthew Yoder

Director of Psychological Services, Sheila C. Johnson Center; Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., Virginia Tech, 2008
  • M.A., Eastern New Mexico University, 2003
  • B.S., Eastern Mennonite University, 1999

Dr. Matthew Yoder is a clinical psychologist and Director of Clinical Training in the Clinical & School Psychology Program at the Curry School of Education and Human Development. Prior to working for the University of Virginia, he worked for the National Center for PTSD as a consultant in the PTSD Mentoring and Consultation Programs and in the PTSD Clinical Team at the VA Medical Center in Charleston, SC providing evidence-based treatments to veterans diagnosed with PTSD. He also served as a regional mentor to other front-line clinicians treating PTSD and as a consultant on the national rollout of Prolonged Exposure. While at the Charleston Medical Center, Dr. Yoder helped expand the use of clinical video technologies to deliver effective treatments for PTSD to outpatient clinics and to patients’ homes. He also conducted research on mindfulness-based treatments for PTSD, on new approaches to treating co-occuring substance use disorders and PTSD, and on using biomarkers to inform treatment of PTSD. While most of his work has been within Virginia, Dr. Yoder has also consistently maintained a private practice, targeting families, students, and adults with psychological problems. He has also worked extensively in domestic and international acute post-disaster environments including New Orleans, Louisiana; Blacksburg, Virginia; and El Salvador and Japan. Dr. Yoder received his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in 2008 and completed his clinical internship at the Medical University of South Carolina. He lives with his wife and two kids in Charlottesville, Virginia.