Guest Lecture by Matthew Carlson

This lecture introduced the concept of radical collaboration in response to trauma and crisis intervention. Radical collaboration involves cross-disciplinary cooperation and communication among care providers. It may be used to assess and respond to biopsychosocial-spiritual needs before, during and after a traumatic event.

The goal of radical collaboration is to harmonize support, enhance resilience, promote safety and reduce retraumatization. The lecture concluded with a discussion on crisis intervention when suicidal or homicidal risk is involved.

Audio Recording

Matthew Carlson's Intercultural Studies Lecture Series presentation was entitled "Radical Collaboration: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Crisis Intervention." We apologize for any inconvenience, but the audio recording of this session is unavailable.

About the Speaker

Matthew Carlson served as the guest lecturer. Matthew Carlson received his M.A. in Counseling from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and is a Ph.D. candidate in Advanced Human Behavior at Capella University.

Formerly a firefighter, Matthew now serves as clinical supervisor of a crisis intervention program in southern Colorado, where he is responsible for overseeing emergency evaluations, crisis psychotherapy, a crisis "living room," law enforcement employee assistance, critical incident stress debriefing and hostage/barricaded negotiations.

A Christian, husband and father of four, Matthew enjoys mountaineering, camping, fishing and participating in off-road triathlons.