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.
CIBHS provides Crisis Intervention Training. Crisis Intervention Team CIT programs throughout the United States and in other nations worldwide promote and support collaborative efforts to create and sustain more effective interactions among law enforcement, mental health care providers, individuals with mental illness, their families and communities and also to reduce the stigma of mental illness.
Through a contract with the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) is leading a statewide project, directed by legislation, to engage counties, providers, and stakeholders in an effort to establish consensus, and train to, California statewide clinical assessment guidelines for involuntary detainment (in various settings) that are person-centered, family driven/inclusive, culturally responsive and recovery oriented to improve the consumer experience.