Professional Speaking: Ahas and Action

 
Khara’s presentation was clear and interactive. She provided a good overview of risk factors, trends in suicide assessment tools, and apps for clinicians to share with clients. I have been in practice for a while but this provided different perspective from other clinicians along with Khara’s expertise. The training was two hours well spent.
— Joanna Ford, MA, LPC, Participant

Giving people aha moments that create goosebumps and catalyze powerful action, Khara is passionate about 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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Khara was informative and impactful. She did a beautiful job of answering questions with insight, creativity, and kindness. I would definitely attend another one of her trainings in the future.
— Paulina Siegel, MSW, LCSW, CAC II, Participant
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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 a 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.


Medicaid Mastery:
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


Khara was engaging, professional, and attuned to the needs of the group while explaining complex material. Khara presented an informative and interactive workshop on teenage mental health, suicidal ideation, self-harm, and evaluating the risks - all difficult topics. Her presentation was well thought-out and provided skills and confidence to a group of professionals who had varying levels of experience in these areas.
— Tia Amdurer, LPC, Participant
Khara has been a tremendous resource for Harmony and the community at large. Her recent webinar on Suicide Intervention was highly engaging and supportive to communities looking to identify early identification and intervention techniques for suicide behaviors. Additionally, she has been a featured blogger on the Harmony Blog, posting quality content for readers locally, regionally and nationally.
— Gina de Peralta Thorne, Chief Marketing Officer and Event Organizer, Harmony Foundation, Inc.
Khara is an event planner’s dream. She comes prepared with her slide deck and knowing the type of AV needs that work best with her presentation style. Throughout the planning process, Khara was incredibly helpful by not only providing guidance on topics that needed to be covered, but also writing content for marketing materials to ensure the workshop was appropriately represented. I relied on her expertise to build out the workshop’s program, and she led a thoughtful presentation on such an incredibly difficult topic. The workshop was very well received by attendees.
— Megan Stribling, Director of Alumni Engagement, Event Organizer

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