Tricia Hudson-Matthew

Degree: Ph.D.

Chair and Professor

Department: Human Services and Counseling

Tricia Hudson-Matthew


Addictive Behavior/Addictions Children/Youth Issues Criminal Justice/Criminology Drugs Family Dynamics High-Risk Youth Issues Human Services Psychology/Mental Health


  • Mental Health
  • Domestic Violence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Addiction and Substance Abuse
  • Grief and Loss
  • Motivational Interviewing Techniques
  • Couples Counseling


Tricia Hudson-Matthew, Ed.D., is the chair of the Department of Human Services and Counseling at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She teaches about Legal and Ethical Issues in the Helping Profession, Family System, Motivational Interviewing Conflict Resolution, and Decision-making Skills.

Hudson-Matthew performs clinical work at a private practice with individuals with substance abuse, couples counseling, and children ages 5 and up as a certified play therapist. Prior to joining MSU Denver, she worked as a therapist and clinical case manager at the Mental Health Center of Denver. Hudson-Matthew was also the clinical director and child and family therapist at the Council on Substance Abuse and Mental Health.

Her scholarly interests are in ethics between therapists and clients, mental health, and addictions. She has given presentations and published her work about mental health, ethics, domestic violence, self-esteem, addiction, grief and loss, and motivational interviewing techniques.

Hudson-Matthew received her educational doctorate in Counseling Education and Supervision from Argosy University in 2012, a master’s in Clinical Behavioral Healthcare from the University of Northern Colorado in 2004 and a bachelor’s in Human Services from MSU Denver.

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