Camille Matthews WOI Oct '11 Tour

Camille Matthews, MSW, LCSW is a clinical social worker and writer who  specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, complex PTSD and attachment disorders. In 2002 she received her certification in the new field of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) from the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association and established the Pathfinder Program in Farmington, NM where she treated adolescents, children and women victims of domestic violence using EAP.

Ms. Matthews is also the author of the Quincy the Horse Books for children ages 5-10. She teamed with illustrator, Michelle Black to create the series. Their first book, Quincy Finds A New Home was published in 2009 and awarded a Mom’s Choice Gold in 2010. The sequel, Quincy Moves to the Desert  was released in August  2011.

Ms. Matthews has been an advocate for access to mental health treatment, an op ed contributor on the importance of psychotherapy and served on the Healthcare Task Force of Representative Louise Slaughter in 1993. Currently she is passionate about educating the public, especially parents and healthcare professionals, on the  effectiveness of EAP for children and adolescents who need mental health treatment.

Ms. Matthews earned a BA with honors in Government from Smith College in 1972, and a MSW from the University of Chicago in 1976. In 1977 She began work as a clinical social worker in a family service agency and entered private practice as a psychotherapist in 1983. She has worked for over 25 years with adults, adolescents and geriatric clients who are experiencing a range of mental health difficulties and life transitions.

Ms. Matthews was an adjunct professor at New Mexico Highlands University School of Social Work, Farmington, NM from 2000 to 2006 where she taught Advanced Clinical Methods, Human Behavior in the Social Environment and Multicultural Practice, and served as a consultant for Field Placement. Prior to moving to New Mexico she lived and practiced in Rochester New York from 1977 to 1998 where she was also an Instructor in Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine.

Ms. Matthews was born and raised in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky where her father was a law school professor. She was an only child and her favorite thing to do was visit her grandparents and cousins. She is a life long equestrian, avid reader and student of politics who blogs and is an op ed contributor.  She relocated to the Reading , PA area from Northwestern New Mexico in 2010.

Quincy Moves to the Desert (2nd Book - new)

ISBN Number: 9780981924014

Publication Date: March 2011


Book Blurb: In this second book of the Quincy the Horse series, Quincy and his friend, Beau, leave the comforts of home and go on a big trip. As they ride across the country on a huge horse van, Quincy sees amazing sights and learns new things, mostly about horses of course! Beau, who loves to talk, is in his element as Quincy's tour guide. Quincy Moves to the Desert is the story of Quincy's journey of self-discovery. Quincy has doubts about this journey at first but Beau explains why they need to go and before he knows it, Quincy is soaking up the sights and learning new things. He even begins to dream about his own possibilities and by the time they reach the desert, Quincy has learned something very important about himself.

Click here to change this text.

Quincy Finds a New Home (1st Book)

ISBN Number: 9780981924007

Publication Date: February 2009



Book Blurb: One day a new owner comes to the farm where Quincy lives and takes him to a new home. At first Quincy feels sad and confused. His new home is the biggest barn he has ever seen. The people at the new barn are friendly but Quincy is not sure of himself. The new barn is a VERY busy place. Quincy is ridden almost every day and when he is finished he gets a bath and CARROTS! Quincy meets a new friend named Beau but there is a BIG problem. There are horseshows every Sunday and Quincy does not know how to jump jumps and win ribbons. At first Quincy does not know what to do but in the end, Beau and Quincy find an answer.


Publisher: Pathfinder Equine Publications


Author Website:


Blog Address: 


Facebook URL:


Publisher Website:


Places where your book(s) are available for sale: Amazon, B&, Assorted Brick and Mortar Bookstores, and


Genre of Book: Children’s Picture Book


Click here to change this text.