Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health – Carrboro
Education and Training:
MSW, Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
IPS Consultant and Trainer Program Manager with the Institute for Best Practices. Matt has more than 15 years’ experience in North Carolina providing services to adults and adolescents dealing with mental health and co-occurring conditions in a variety of settings. Much of Matt’s career has been dedicated to assisting individuals with chronic mental health and/or substance use disorders identifying, pursuing, and achieving employment outcomes consistent with their skills, interests, abilities, and desires. Matt has been leading an effort to implement high fidelity Individual Placement and Support (IPS) across the state of North Carolina, managing a team of five IPS Consultants and Trainers who are regionally located to best assist providers in their efforts to implement IPS. Former IPS-SE Supervisor of a higher fidelity IPS team here at UNC and current APSE-NC Board of Directors, Matt is a firm believer in people’s ability to move beyond their current circumstances, and the role a job and meaningful activity can have in one’s wellness and recovery.