Staff Profile

Khani Gustafson, MSW
Sr. Associate

Khani Gustafson is a Senior Associate with the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS). She is a member of the Evidence Based Practices Team and project lead for EBP training and implementation including Moral Reconation Therapy CBT MRT, Trauma Focused CBT and PIER Model Training for identification and intervention of early psychosis.

Khani is responsible for identifying training, strategies, and support to address critical issues related to racial, ethnic, cultural and linguistic competencies for county mental health providers and their partners. She is the project lead and primary trainer for Health Equity and Multicultural Diversity Core Training HEMCDT and Mental Health and Spirituality   training an program implementation. Khani works with California county behavioral health, law enforcement and lived experience networks to facilitate Behavioral Health Crisis Intervention training and programs for law enforcement and other first responders. Khani is an active board member of the California Crisis Intervention Training Association.   

Prior to joining CIBHS, Khani served as a Manager with Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. In this role, she developed and implemented multiple service programs and collaborative models serving ethnic and culturally diverse communities. She partnered with other county and community-based organizations to develop innovative programs such as a school-based suicide prevention curriculum and protocols, crisis response flight teams/ risk assessment services, kinship care support programs, and satellite ethnic-specific counseling support services. She also served as the Executive Director of The Stanislaus County Children’s Council for 3 years and is currently the chair of the CSU, Stanislaus MSW Advisory Committee.

Khani enjoys cooking, reading , biking and  spending time with her family and two dogs.

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