Attendee Feedback from previous trainings:
DSM 5 and ICD-10-CM training:
Helpfulness of presenter with practical suggestions and examples.
Presenter's wisdom and knowledge. Excellent!
Informative and very helpful!
Presenter Knowledge and Humor.
Materials provided and Vidya's wisdom and knowledge she shared with us.
Expertise of trainer.
Relaxed environment to learn in.
The resources provided, the changes to the DSM, the ICD-10 review and what to expect.
Seminar was great! Thank You!
Examples, Clinical Examples (provided).
...updates to the DSM5.
Having website options for further information.
The specific pointing out of changes...
Suicide Prevention Training Comments:
Thoroughness of documentation requirements and additional resources. Great presentation. You are very knowledgeable.
Handouts, handbook, Knowledgeable facilitator.
Learned how to respond to patients with suicidal ideation or intent.
Concrete tools and examples of documentation.
Assessment resources and discussion of cases.
How to get information by asking appropriately.
Excellent material to take home. I understood the differences in treatment for someone with a personality disorder versus someone with Axis I disorder.
Assessment tools I can take back to my work.
National Suicide Prevention Strategy; Specifics on creating safety plan for suicide prevention in my private practice.
Refreshed my clinical knowledge of suicide.
Learned about processes, laws, rules, ethics.
Breakdown of different topics such as treatment goals, assessment, safety plan, etc.Learned what to do if client is suicidal.
“Wonderful training, I’d recommend highly to other clinicians."
"Overall… I found this presentation outstanding."
"It was all useful! vignettes were helpful. Wonderful Presentation! Thank you!"
“Most Useful information was: Specific info on interventions, how to reduce lethality, how and when to involve other family /support systems, when to hospitalize versus outpatient treatment. Thanks!"
“The Risk formulation and documentation information is most useful. It was all useful. Thank you Vidya!"
“Knowing how to document suicidality shows good comepetency in meeting requirements …”
“The Case studies made it easier to understand and apply the information. “
“All of it (the training) is useful as it is all new to me."
"Assessment forms, treatment plan examples and resources, and matrix of risk factors were all very useful and practical! Safety Plan too. "
“I found the Information on counseling to decrease lethality useful and better than in other similar trainings. “
"Trainer talked about suicide and its treatment from multiple vantage points."
"The information was extremely helpful. I couldn't decide where I wanted to get these CEUs, but I'm glad I took them with you. I'm also planning to encourage others to take the course. Thanks again for sharing your storehouse of wisdom and experience."
"Your warmth radiated throughout the room as well as your desire to give us what we need; it was good and comprehensive. Ideas for how to manage the pressures of being responsible for someone else's life/death as a clinician."
"Thank you for the valuable course. I've learned a great deal about precise details and specific information about how to screen clients in detail. I'm thankful that I've taken this course with you."
"You're my heroine today! loved your presentation. It was very informative and I liked very much that you modeled confidence. I will be doing the same but within the Latino community."
"Obvious that you consulted with a lot of premium sources, then metabolized all that to give us the best and most salient information."
"I found analyzing the case studies very educational and insightful -- helps me to integrate what I have learned."
"Appreciated the real-life examples and case presentations."
"Very well done. Exceptional program, handouts and presentation, knowledgeable speaker. Thank you."
"Personable and passionate speaker, informative and useful presentations."
"Excellent job covering a lot of material."
"Really good, solid materials. Overall, great, thorough workshop! Thank you."
"Loved the matrix." ; "Learned how to organize suicide assessment"; "Most useful was the trainer's model'.
"It extended my understanding of suicide assessment and treatment."
"I learned effective ways to assess suicidality in patients."
"Kept info at the forefront of my thinking.'
"Matrix very useful and will be used...very well put together with all information taught in course; Very Well Done!"
"The whole workshop was helpful; Well done, Thank You!"
"I appreciate the reference material and case studies that you prepared for us."