12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Please join us on Tuesday, September 1, 2021 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm presented by Lieutenant Kimberly L. Harris – M.Ed; NCC; LPC. Please register for the event at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/967572848831762703. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation with information about joining the webinar. Feel free to share this event with people outside of our organization.
This 45-minute presentation will provide basic statistics, information, and skills to increase confidence when working with individuals who exhibit a mental health crisis. Participants will be introduced to the Recognize, Redirect, and Restore model.
About our Speaker
Lieutenant Kimberly L. Harris – M.Ed; NCC; LPC is the Mental Health and Community Advocacy Commander at the Arlington Texas Police Department. She serves as the department’s subject matter expert on behavioral health topics and training. Kimberly is a negotiator and psychological consultant for SWAT. Her law enforcement journey of 21 years includes supervisory positions within Victim Services, Internal Affairs, the Jail, Crash Investigation, and Patrol Operations as a Field Training Officer. Kimberly has led the department in law enforcement response to behavioral health crisis since 2012 when she established a Co.Responder program to address gaps within the various county mental health services. She has developed training, policy, and forms to enhance knowledge and skills in the areas of behavioral health and crisis intervention towards a best practice outcome.
Kimberly received her bachelor’s from Oklahoma City University in Psychology. From there she studied at the University of North Texas and graduated with a master’s in Counseling Education with a focus on community behavioral health, specializing in severe mental health issues. She is currently a licensed counselor for the State of Texas and also holds a National Counseling Certification. She’s a TCOLE instructor, has a Master Peace Officer designation, and has served on the Critical Incident Stress Management Team.
Her prior career experience in the behavioral health field includes positions within inpatient psychiatric settings, community mental health agencies, and private practice. She specializes in crisis intervention, serious behavioral health counseling and solution focused therapy.