Matt Laska

Global Professional Manager With CPI since 2012

“Be sure to celebrate when you catch situations early. Celebrate when you de-escalate. Make a big deal out of success. This will inspire your team to keep working hard at prevention.”

With an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling, Matt has professionally advocated for others’ needs since 2002. Before joining CPI, he served in management roles in adult community care, ABA therapy, residential treatment for youth, nursing home care, and both inpatient and outpatient therapy for all ages and abilities.

Now as a Global Professional Manager, Matt travels the world to train professionals in our Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program. His interests include camping and anything outdoors, constantly challenging his body and mind, cooking and of course eating, and appreciating the many perspectives of the human experience both in his travels and in his personal life.

Favorite CPI Memory

I had several hours between the end of a Denver program and a red-eye, so I went driving in the mountains of Evergreen, Colorado. I saw a giant elk in someone's yard, found a beautiful hiking trail with a scenic overlook and a waterfall, and happened upon a fantastic little pub with great local beer, bison burgers, and a 20-piece jazz band.

Fun Facts
  • I am an Eagle Scout.
  • I lived in Charleston, South Carolina for 10 years.
  • I met my wife when I was in Sydney, Australia for work.
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