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Outreach Programs


Alternative Licensure Program

A unique program that prepares individuals with bachelor’s degree to become teachers.


Colorado Center for Medical Laboratory Science

Post-Baccalaureate program in Medical Laboratory Science


Health Data Sciences Certificate

A post-baccalaureate program focused on applying information science methods to analyze and understand healthcare information and to progress from raw data to knowledge for improved decision-making and care delivery.


Hispanic Aspiring Leaders Program

The Denver Hispanic Chamber Foundation, in collaboration with Metropolitan State University of Denver, is launching a six-month leadership development program for local mid-career professionals to support Latino advancement in the civic and business community.


The purpose of the program is to assist participants in recognizing, realizing, and re-examining their full potential for leadership. In line with that goal, the program provides participants with:

  • An understanding of the concept we call leadership;
  • Specific tools useful for the practice of leadership;
  • Exercises that link leadership concepts with each participant's real life experience.

The program kicks off in February 2016 with a goal of securing 25-30 participants for the class.

For more information and application information, go to the Hispanic Aspiring Leaders Program website.

Motivational Interviewing

This three-day workshop prepares counselors to identify an individual’s readiness for change.  Participant will practice motivational interviewing skills that are specific to various stages of change and meets the Colorado Requirements for CAC II.


Motivational Interviewing (a course within the non-credit addiction counseling certificate*)

Motivational interviewing is a client-centered collaborative style of conversation designed to strengthen a person’s motivation for, and commitment to, change. Motivational interviewing guides one in eliciting change-talk and honoring the client’s autonomy about taking the next step toward a commonly agreed upon goal. Applying the principles of motivational interviewing to everyday interactions has been proven effective in eliciting "behavior change" that contributes to positive health outcomes and improved communication; these skills may be used in many professions.

This three-day workshop prepares counselors to identify an individual’s readiness for change.  Participant will practice motivational interviewing skills that are specific to various stages of change and meets the Colorado Requirements for CAC II. Participants may receive a certificate as long as they meet the attendance and skills demonstration competencies required. 

*Details about the full addiction counseling certificate program coming soon.

 Course content

  • Research and theory
  • Ambivalence vs resistance
  • Assessment
  • Techniques
  • Observation sheet
  • Action Plan/Darn-C/Skills coding
  • Simulations

 About the instructor 

Picture Dr. Tricia Hudson-Matthew is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Center for Addiction Studies in the Human Services Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She has a bachelor’s degree in Human Services with a concentration in High Risk Youth from MSU Denver, a master’s degree in Community Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Northern Colorado and a Doctorate in Counseling Education and Supervision from Argosy University. She is a certified play therapist and her current clinical work in private practice focuses on children aged five years+. She also works with substance abuse individuals and couples, assisting them in their relational journey. Her scholarly interests include ethics between therapist and clients, mental health and addictions. Dr. Hudson-Matthew is thrilled to be “living my life’s dream by assisting others in the process of transforming their lives.”  She joined MSU Denver in 2010 and loves to help students in their transformation process, as they pursue their life dreams. You’ll find her passionately teaching courses in the core requirements, concentrations and electives in the Human Service curriculum.

For more information, call 303.721.1313 or REGISTER HERE

 

Study Abroad

Extended Campus and the Office of International Studies work together to bring study abroad opportunities to MSU Denver students.


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