Retired CDCR psychologist Arthur L. Mattocks, PhD, passed away on Feb. 11, 2019.
He earned his BA in psychology from the University of California Berkeley, his Masters in Psychology from San Francisco State University, and his PhD in Psychology from the University of Oregon.
It was during an internship at San Quentin prison that his interest in psychology merged with the psychology of criminal offenders. Dr. Mattocks went on to work as a licensed clinical psychologist and counselor at California Medical Facility (CMF) in numerous positions for 38 years.
At CMF, he served as staff psychologist, supervisor of clinical research, and as Chief Psychologist, Coordinator of Clinical Services for the department. He also taught child and adolescent development at the university level, was published in several medical journals throughout his career, and maintained a part time private practice. He retired from CMF in 1994.