Dr. Miatta R. Snetter is a licensed clinical psychologist, in the state of California, where she currently provides a full range of psychological services in private practice in Culver City, California, while also clinically serving our Nation’s veterans with the Veteran’s Administration.
Dr. Snetter received her undergraduate degree from Clark Atlanta University, and earned both her Master’s and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University (Approved by the American Psychological Association). At Pepperdine, Dr. Snetter gained the skills to become a life-changing psychotherapist, consultant, guest lecturer, and educator. She has presented to culturally diverse audiences on various clinical, academic, and interpersonal topics, including adult and adolescent trauma recovery; impact of various medical diseases on mental health and methods of effectively coping; effective clinical treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in combat veterans; treatments of Anxiety and other Mood Disorders; effective integration of spirituality and psychotherapy; as well as numerous educational forums. She has guest lectured for the Susan G. Komen Annual Breast Health Symposium, American Cancer Society, The Green Foundation, CSU Fullerton, CSU Long Beach, and The 9th European Conference on Traumatic Stress (in Stockholm, Sweden).
Dr. Snetter was previously featured on the Discovery Channel’s “The Colony," for two consecutive television seasons, as a psychology expert. Here, she provided clinical commentary, regarding the effects of disaster and catastrophe on the human psyche over extended periods of time, on this nationally syndicated educational reality television show. Dr. Snetter has also appeared on other television shows, as an educational psychology expert.
Dr. Snetter previously sat on the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA), where she co-chaired the “Mind-Body Project,” which promoted city-wide awareness within the community about the relationship between mental and physical health. She is also a professional consultant and on the Board of Directors for a local non-profit organization, which encourages young adult women to identify and pursue their full academic, social, and spiritual potential. She guest lectures for Pepperdine University’s Master’s and Doctoral level Psychology degree programs, as her time allows; and occasionally speaks to high school students about their personal empowerment to achieve and contribute positive legacies for the future.
Dr. Snetter is frequently sought after by organizations to speak and lecture on spirituality and healing, throughout the United States. She holds the opinion that faith, for many, is an integral part of how they define themselves; and therefore, faith should be an integral part of any clinical treatment. Most recently, Dr. Snetter has appeared on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), where she was interviewed about her ability, as a Christian psychologist, to clinically serve people of all faiths (or lack thereof), without hindering the therapeutic relationship.
Dr. Snetter is a captivating speaker, presenting on numerous clinically relevant topics within her scope of practice and training; and is able to reach crowds of every ethnicity, culture, faith, and clinical challenge.
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Veterans Seek Ways To Help Overcome Traumas
Cristina De Leon-Menjivar May 2011
At the forum, about 150 veterans, service providers and family members filled one of the conference rooms at Alpert Jewish Community Center in east Long Beach. Among the speakers were noted therapists and psychologists including Dr. Miatta Snetter, Dr. Lori Katz from the Women’s Health Program at the Long Beach VA and Dr. William Saltzman.
Women Veterans: A New Focus
Dr. Miatta Snetter and Dr. Diane West then presented on the Renew program, which serves both homeless and non-homeless women veterans and is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Veterans Initiative - Long Beach and the Long Beach VA Medical Center. This innovative program treats women veterans who have experienced military sexual trauma - and often pre-military sexual trauma - via a comprehensive 12-week course.