Speaking Engagements


Speaking engagements for professionals and the community

I have vast public speaking experience and have developed training for clinicians, law enforcement and paraprofessionals. I am available for speaking and training engagements on a variety of topics such as substance use, harm reduction, and de-escalation.

I have been fortunate to provide training and presentations to: 


  • NAADAC, National Association of Addiction Professionals

  • Ethos Behavioral Health

  • Simple Practice, Ask the Expert Panel Series

  • TAAP, Texas Association of Addiction Professionals

  • Texas Behavioral Health Institute 

  • Integral Care

  • HUB Learning Community

  • Austin Police Department, CIT Unit

  • Austin Police Department, Cadet Training

  • Travis County Sheriff's Office Corrections Unit

  • Travis County Sheriff's Mental Health Officer Unit

  • Pathways to Justice, an initiative of The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability® (NCCJD®)

Upcoming Events for 2021

This fall, I will have  the opportunity to speak at both the state and national addiction conferences. "Integrating Harm Reduction Strategies into your Practice" will be presented to a variety of addiction professionals.  Interested in attending or learning more?

Texas Association of Addiction Professionals (TAAP) State Conference

47th Annual Conference, Sept 8-11, 2021 in San Antonio, TX

National Association of Addiction Professionals  Conference 

Annual Conference, October 28-30, 2021 held virtually

Reviews from the 2020 TAAP State Conference

“This was one of the best classes I have had.  This information is crucial for the industry and Kimberly presented her facts and reasons in a clear and convincing manner.  Anyone in the field of substance abuse counseling should be required to have this training.”


“This had a big impact on me. I will change the way I work with clients with this information.”


“Excellent presentation: I believe this is the best one yet for me. I will surely use this in my practice. I am tired of substance abuse clients being treated like they have black and white choices, rather than seeing the steps they made for reduction. Love, love, love this!”

Reviews from NAADAC Webinar

“The presentation was excellent. I really enjoyed the presenter's style of presentation. It was informative and kept my attention. Please have her back! I could listen to her for hours......”

“This was an excellent webinar and the presenter's passion for the subject matter was evident. This is such an important topic and good information about the necessity of talking about substance use in a very nuanced way.”

“I manage a harm reduction project (Narcan distribution), and this presenter was amazing. I felt like I already knew everything there was to know about harm reduction, but my experience is almost exclusively community-based so it was so valuable to learn about it from a clinical perspective, especially since one of my goals is to better integrate harm reduction in that setting. The presenter was also engaging, entertaining, and offered fantastic examples/metaphors to better explain the concepts.”