Matthew is an associate for the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS). He is currently working with behavioral health centers implementing the Strengths Model. Matthew is also a volunteer trainer for Headquarters Counseling Center in Lawrence, KS, which answers calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Before joining CIBHS, Matthew worked as a Strengths Model consultant and trainer at the University of Kansas Center for Mental Health Research and Innovation. Matthew also has experience using the Strengths Model as a case manager, peer specialist, and crisis recovery specialist. As a consumer of mental health services, Matthew has over 25 years experience interacting with multiple aspects of the mental health system.