Radical Collaboration: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Crisis Intervention
March 19, 2015
This lecture will introduce 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 will conclude with a discussion on crisis intervention when suicidal or homicidal risk is involved.
Matthew Carlson will serve as the guest lecturer. Matthew Carlson received his MA in Counseling from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and is a PhD 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. Beginning this fall, he will teach an online course in trauma through GRTS. A Christian, husband, and father of four, Matthew enjoys mountaineering, camping, fishing, and participating in off-road triathlons.