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Praise for Our Training Programs


“The rave reviews continue to pour into my office for your presentation yesterday on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder for Montgomery County Public Schools counselors, psychologists, and pupil personnel workers. Not only were the evaluations spectacular across all disciplines, but the residual ‘buzz’ was also extremely positive. Participants commented on your depth of knowledge, your professionalism, and your engaging presentation style. Many veteran staff members reported that they had gleaned a great deal of very useful information from your presentation—much to their surprise! You masterfully combined theory with practice, leaving the audience feeling like they had the ability to begin to do the important work of helping trauma survivors heal.”

Judy Madden, Supervisor
Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools
School Counseling Services


“I appreciated and valued your presentation and afternoon discussion very much at The Women and Mental Health Study Site Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. Your presence, sensitivity, insight, and expertise touched me....”

Pamela R. Valenta
Consumer Coordinator, Mental Health Center of Dane County, Inc.

“Thank you again for sharing your expertise with us. We learned a lot about how to effectively approach, engage, assess, and treat children and adolescents who are traumatized. I look forward to working together again in the future.”

Olga Acosta, Ph.D.
Clinical Administrator, Government of the District of Columbia
Commission on Mental Health Services


“…very well received by our hospice volunteers . . . the volunteers were at ease with you due to your understanding of hospice and your ability to speak ‘in the hospice mode’ . . . I am very glad I asked you to speak to our group. Your interest in ‘death and dying’ as part of the life cycle is a common theme among hospice workers.”

Helen Streimer, LCSW-C
Coordinator, Hospice Support Services, Stella Maris, Inc.

“Thank you for adding such excellence to our Wisconsin conference...”

Howard Mandeville
Wisconsin Council on Developmental Disabilities

“Interesting, informative, and very well-received. . . . We greatly appreciate your time and effort in creating such a successful program. . . . It has been very enjoyable working with you and we hope to have the pleasure of doing so again in the future.”

Shirley D. Ferté, LCSW-C
Staff Development Chair, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Department of Social Work

“Let me just say that in my two years with the Board I have NEVER heard feedback so positive, and we send folks to training all the time. Your contribution will have a lasting impact on our organization.”

Chris Young
Norfolk Community Services Board, Virginia

“I attended the [Sidran] Risking Connection® Training in April 2005. It was a phenomenal training and life changing for more. I got much more out of the training on a personal level than I expected. I wanted to write and thank [the trainer] for helping me to reconnect with myself and look at how trauma work was affecting me.”

Darlene Gordon, LCSC-C,
Crisis Counselor

“[The Sidran Trainer] validated my knowledge of trauma and increased my awareness of intervention techniques and self care.”

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency,
Office of Victim Services

“The presenter was fantastic! Information was practical and well organized. She presented material well and from different perspectives. Also appreciated her sense of humor and openness.”

"[The Sidran Trainer] is an excellent teacher, connecting with the audience well and both being highly prepared and responsive to participants’ needs. The context and framework that [she] works from is extremely respectful and helpful. I appreciate and value the sharing of information and experiences and found the concepts useful and applicable in my work.”

Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

“The seminar was extraordinarily informative, comforting and helpful to us. The professionals involved in it were exceptional and helpful in every way.”

Susan Herchenroder
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