Catalyzing meaningful change to reduce stigma and inspire connection, Khara enjoys speaking to audiences of 12-2,000 in order to support community innovation and impact. Khara is available to speak on a variety of mental health topics. Some of her most requested speeches are listed below.
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Thrive through the top three devastating career challenges for therapists
Whether you are just starting out or have been in the field for years, there are few things that can derail your career. Instead of feeling overwhelmed and unprepared, you deserve to feel empowered and ready to respond should any of these happen to you. Protect your career as we tackle the three challenges of client death, suicide, and grievance. School cannot fully prepare you for these potentially devastating events and as someone who had experience with several of them in my first two months of work, I had to learn to adapt quickly to manage the stress! You will have an action plan and resource checklist to thrive in what otherwise feels like a sink or swim situation.
Breaking down the barriers of intimidation, panic, and procrastination
Medicaid insurance can cause discomfort and fear of state retaliation should you make a mistake. Fear leads to panic at the possibility of audits and mountains of paperwork, leaving you in a place of procrastination and avoidance of starting the process. Experience relief by learning how to navigate the Medicaid system competently and ethically. With 8 years of experience serving Medicaid in Colorado including agency and private practice settings, we can make it painless by transforming mayhem into mastery! By the end of this series, you will have eliminated unnecessary fears, replacing them with a comprehensive checklist and Medicaid-compliant forms to support you feeling prepared and excited to work with Medicaid in your practice!
Group Practice Power:
How to cultivate a team of contRactors that invigorates you and inspires clientS
Are you tired of feeling isolated and overworked in your practice? Bogged down by referrals, paperwork, and business needs? Perhaps you desire to work less and earn more by creating a team of like-minded individuals, thus feeling rejuvenated and passionate with the possibilities! Let us help you identify a value-driven team of contracted therapists, develop your leadership skills, and navigate the nuances of business to support yourself and your clients as your practice grows! Higher education may not have emphasized elements of business in therapeutic practice so learn from us, fellow entrepreneurs that can help you grow your business in ways you are only just beginning to realize! By the end of this presentation, you will have developed an understanding of contractors versus employees, legal and paperwork requirements of hiring other professionals, and ideas of how to establish a network of professionals from which to consult. You will leave with a glossary of important business terms and an action checklist.
Professional Speaking Engagements/Client List
International Association of Suicide Prevention (IASP), Bay of Islands, New Zealand
American Association of Suicidology, WA DC
Clinical Mental Health Program, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Child, Family and School Psychology Graduate Program, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
MA in Counseling Graduate Program, Regis University, Thornton, Colorado
Mental Health Professionals in Private Practice, Centennial, Colorado
Sigma Delta Omega, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Mental Illness Research Education Clinical Centers for Excellence (MIRECC), Denver, Colorado
Sandstone Care, Denver, Colorado
Metropolitan State University of Denver Professional Development Conference, Denver, Colorado
Harmony Foundation, Inc, Estes Park, Colorado
Colorado Counseling Association Mental Health Professionals Conference, Denver, Colorado
WINGS Soaring to New Heights Conference, Denver, Colorado
Chi Sigma Iota, Rho Upsilon Chi Chapter, Regis University, Denver, Colorado