CED Initiative NCA-STAR Launches New Podcast, “Trauma Connections”

Posted on August 24, 2021

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The North Carolina Academy for Stress, Trauma, and Resilience (NCA-STAR) and the UNC Greensboro’s School of Education and Department of Counseling and Educational Development (CED) recently announced the launch of a new podcast, Trauma Connections. You can listen to the podcast’s inaugural episode and future episodes here.

In keeping with the mission of NCA-STAR, this podcast is focused on connecting people to helpful trauma information, making research easy to understand, and sharing powerful ideas for health and wellness. Perhaps that means having less stress and more peace. It might mean being happier, calmer, or kinder. This podcast is for curious people who want things to get better.

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Dr. Rebecca Mathews

The inaugural episode, which launched on August 23, 2021, features a helpful conversation centered on trauma with Dr. Rebecca Mathews, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor in the CED Department at UNCG. Dr. Mathews is a licensed clinical mental health counselor and board-approved supervisor. Over the past 14 years, she has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of settings (inpatient, outpatient, criminal justice, private practice), and specialized in suicide prevention.

Dr. Mathews is a passionate supervisor and educator who strives to empower the next generation of counselors to serve the community using trauma-informed and evidence-based practices built upon a therapeutic foundation. She is a frequent presenter and consultant for mental health organizations and works to disseminate research to providers in the field.

We hope that you tune in to the first episode of Trauma Connections, and keep an eye out for new episodes throughout the semester and beyond.