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Utah Seminar Testimonials

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“Excellent, relevant material. Presenter was very effective.” – Gary De Vries, Psychologist, Salt Lake City, Utah (10.3.13)

“Very refreshing to hear some reality of the root of anger problems and how to help others/ourselves to control anger.” – Rich Jensen, Counselor, Salt Lake City, Utah (10.3.13)

“I learned a significant amount. The biological aspect was helpful. All of it was helpful. This will change and improve the way I teach anger management!” – Shannon Ramirez, Case Manager, Salt Lake City, Utah (10.3.13)

“It was very helpful to have anger reframed in the concept of the Law or Reciprocity versus the Golden Rule. Instructor/participant role plays were excellent methods to demonstrate concepts and made material enjoyable to learn.” – Jane Osborne, Counselor, Salt Lake City, Utah (10.3.13)

“It was great, loved it. He was honest. He was fun!” – Darren Gillespie, Social Worker, Salt Lake City, Utah (8.29.12)

“Interesting presentation with some thought provoking ideas on an age old subject.” – Craig Scholnick, Social Worker, Salt Lake City, Utah (8.29.12)

“I really enjoyed this seminar. It was one that kept my attention through the entire time period, unlike others I have been to in the past.” – Social Worker, Salt Lake City, Utah (8.29.12)

“Izzy Kalman did a great job teaching–enjoyed his class very much.” – Lois Erquiaga, Social Worker, Salt Lake City, Utah (8.29.12)

“Thanks for the information. Although a lot of the material are things I already do in therapy, I appreciated the new tools on how to create meaningful change in my clients.” – James Hewett, Marriage and Family Therapist, Salt Lake City, Utah (8.29.12)

“New twist on an age old issue.” – Kevin Clark, Social Worker, Salt Lake City, Utah (8.29.12)

“Clear and concise. Most specifically, I found his role-plays excellent–his skill level, and the demonstration to his audience that they are very effective for the client as well as ‘how to’ do them as the therapist.” – Psychologist, Salt Lake City, Utah (8.29.12)

“I strongly agree with the philosophy of the concepts that were taught.” – Ken Sorensen, Social Worker, Salt Lake City, Utah (8.29.12)

“Interesting, thought-provoking theory and practical approach.” – Gina Zhdilkov, Social Worker, Salt Lake City, Utah (1.19.06)

“I liked the seminar because I feel that not only can I use this in my current job, but they are skills that I can use with family, friends, etc.” – Christine Nelson, Case Manager, Salt Lake City, Utah (1.19.06)

“This information is so practical and makes so much sense. Thank you!” – Bonnie Brown, Nurse, Salt Lake City, Utah (1.19.06)

“These are the tools in which I’ve been looking for to help me as a junior high counselor. THANKS!” – Tina Ploch, Counselor, Salt Lake City, Utah (1.19.06)

“I really enjoyed having a different approach to the subject of bullying. Great role playing for understanding of subject matter.” – Blair Findlay, Educator, Salt Lake City, Utah (1.19.06)

“What is so badly needed in our world today – role plays helped so much. Instructor was so awesome and loves to share his knowledge. Materials were clear and helpful. Handout/booklet valuable. I do this but learned valuable teaching techniques.” – Robert C. Croxford, Director, Island View RFC, Salt Lake City, Utah (2.15.05)

“I didn’t realize the wide scope this course would cover. I had an idea of a specific client in mind in which to use anger management interventions, and found that most of my clients can benefit from these interventions. The majority of my case load are couples and families with adolescents.” Janna McGaw, Social Worker, Salt Lake City, Utah (2.15.05)

“Enjoyed course/seminar – liked emphasis on ‘easy’ not to react – etc. I do an anger management group at a mental health center. Really loved the ‘game’ – a ‘hands-on approach’ that works, rather than just lecture.” – Julie Miller, Social Worker, Salt Lake City, Utah (2.15.05)

“I love the simplicity – Brilliant!” – Frances Banta, Counseling Assistant, Salt Lake City, Utah (2.15.05)

“Thank you for being willing to self-disclose. Presenter is easy to relate to. I feel fulfilled by being here and somehow validated for things I have done intuitively. Thank you! I appreciate your honesty. I heard a quote on TV like: ‘If necessity is the mother of invention, Humor is the father of learning.” – Marie Durney, Social Worker, Salt Lake City, Utah (2.15.05)

“Enjoyed his wit-presentation style. Overall, very, very good. Loved it.” – Shawn Edgington, LPC/Therapist, Salt Lake City, Utah (2.15.05)

“Izzy does a great job! He is very knowledgeable, well-prepared, energetic and presents his information in an enjoyable manner. Excellent program – very useable and applicable.” – Cornell Nate, Behavioral Consultant, Salt Lake City, Utah (2.15.05)

“Great. I will take this back to my staff and train all the prevention specialists in our district. Thank you. I loved going back to the Golden Rule and addressing the victim – not a school wide program.” – Jennifer Tempher, Prevention Specialist, Salt Lake City, Utah (11.09.04)

“I feel that the program was great – super education. Make sure at least one teacher per school attend this and take it back to their school.” – Carol Lewis, Child Care Worker, Salt Lake City, Utah (11.09.04)

“Instructor showed knowledge of material, he showed empathy for students. I like how he brought up ancient wisdom and made it applicable now.” –  Dolores Dorton, Undergraduate Teaching Fellow, Salt Lake City, Utah (11.09.04)

“Experiential role-plays are great. Mr. Kalman was a wonderful presenter.” – Kim Sommers, School Social Worker, Salt Lake City, Utah (11.09.04)

“Thanks for presenting realistic and innovative ideas. Good job on challenging our belief systems.” – Heather Whitehead, Social Worker, Salt Lake City, Utah (11.09.04)

“Really feel this should be taught and/or required for all teachers.” – Child Care Worker, Salt Lake City, Utah (11.09.04)

“I have used these strategies with kids (from website) and have had great success. It was great to see Izzy in person.” – School Psychologist, Salt Lake City, Utah (11.09.04)

“Deceptively profound, passionately presented, thought provoking, good use of humor.” –  Jim Hottinger, Social Worker, Salt Lake City, Utah (11.09.04)

“The instructor was wonderful. He was able to involve participants and keep our attention.” – Heather Paskett, Psychologist, Salt Lake City, Utah (11.09.04)

“Very useful info! I appreciate the energy and confidence of Izzy Kalman, as well as his well-informed, pragmatic approach.” – Kay Ames, School Psychologist, Salt Lake City, Utah (11.09.04)

“This seminar gave a new perspective and very specific steps which are easy to remember and follow.” Laura Sego, Prevention Specialist, Salt Lake City, Utah (11.09.04)
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