Training for the Mind Testimonials

“Our staff has given me unanimously positive feedback for all the trainings they’ve attended.”

-Multnomah County Community Justice Training Coordinator

Jan 13, 2017 Male Trauma 101 Course—Portland, OR

“Real life examples coupled with the content – illustrations.”

“Facilitators did a good job working together and presenting information while still being individualized and having their own style.”

“Culturally relevant material and even culturally specific presenters.”

“I like the neurobiological info. Many of the male clients I work with want scientific information / evidence for intervention.”

“I am looking forward to Male Trauma 102 and 103.”

May 8, 2017 Male Trauma 101 course—Vancouver, WA

“Although the focus of the training was on men, it was not solely on men. It focused on trauma as a whole, communally and culturally.”

“Broadening my conceptualization of trauma.”

“I liked how engaging the presenters were. They were both very knowledgeable and well-versed in the material.”

“Overview on the male experience—from my view (as a woman) and what the guys said—similarities and differences.”

“Crisis planning vs. safety planning.”

Feb 23, 2018 Male Trauma 101 course—Mt. Vernon, WA

“The demonstrations, the speaking style of both presenters which was welcoming and gracious and knowledgeable.”

“I liked the emphasis on discussing the importance of narrative and how words really matter.”

“The most helpful part of this training was the referenced material and real-world examples.”

“I have a greater understanding of a male perspective.”

“I really appreciated the integration of culture elements within the context of this lecture.”

Feb 13, 2017 Male Trauma 102 Course—Portland, OR

“Concise delivery of diverse information.”

“Lots of great examples to truly conceptualize what is going on for men who have experienced trauma.”

“Good lecture and conversation on trauma mindfulness.”

“Covered broad range of topics that fall under trauma or PTSD.”

“(Useful) exercises to display psychoeducation to clients.”

July 18, 2017 Male Trauma 102 course—Vancouver, WA

“I liked the presenter’s knowledge and consideration of privilege and oppression, social justice, and inclusion of a variety of gender identifies.”

“Good reminders about trauma in general, specific intervention demonstrations, group discussions, knowledgeable instructors.”

“The most helpful part of the workshop was the specific complexion apparent with working with male clients.”

“Excellent slides! Very nice takeaways.”

“I really liked the activities we did. I thought they were very helpful and I plan on using some of them with my clients.”

November 15, 2017 Male Trauma 102 course—Salem, OR

“The entire content was informative and useful.”

“The materials clearly stem from the knowledge and clinical experience of two clinicians who know about traumatic impacts and trauma treatment.”

“…getting me to think and challenge current ways and doing trauma.”

“Hands on exercises that can be used. I like that a lot of time was not spent on the symptoms but on the treatment and interventions.”

“One of the best trainings I’ve been to period. Excellent. Brilliant! Both of you [presenters].”

Jan 22, 2017 Male Trauma 103 Course—Portland, OR

“Everything is explained in detail. A lot of good info.”

“The most helpful part of this workshop was hearing from
trauma survivors.”

“(Discussing) moral injury and dealing with counter-trauma.”

“Great exercises; vulnerability of presenters was helpful.”

“This was the best training of the three for me.”

August 30, 2017 Male Trauma 103 course—Vancouver, WA

“I liked the self-compassion/self-expression worksheet. Emphasis on context. I appreciate the non-linear format.”

“I found discussing and exploring vulnerability through activity and discussion most useful.”

“So important to speak about vicarious traumatization and psychological resilience.”

“I was very interested in the tonglen concept. I look forward to integrating that into my practice.”

“I liked the group activities and case study exercises/vignettes the best.”

Feb 12, 2018 Family, Men and Trauma 101 Course—Portland, OR

“I like the fact that this course focuses on men and their traumas. It was interesting how this was framed as ‘minority.’”

“The most helpful part of the workshop was the background knowledge and theory and how to actually implement it in the therapy room.”

“Sincerely appreciate that the speaker does direct service and is speaking from experience; incredibly knowledgeable.”

“It was fabulous and informative. I would advocate that we go to the whole series.”

“I would like to sincerely thank you for the opportunity to attend the Family, Men, and Trauma 101 course. Overall, the course was very well presented. It has been hard for me to come up with any constructive feedback.”