I found the Clinical First Responder every bit as valuable as the Wilderness First Responder. There is one difference between the two courses however; the WFR course materials you hope to never use on a regular basis, but a CFR class you will use every time you go in the field with any group of people. I can’t say enough about getting the training.
This training is an invaluable tool for anyone working in the adventure therapy industry…I know this training will help me feel more competent to do a job I love. Both Scott and Sandy brought their expertise, experience and overall practice to the course and made us feel better equipped to head back to the field.
I am so excited to share information and ideas that I received from this training. I am going to highly recommend that all of our Head Staff attend the CFR!
Very beneficial regardless of experience level in the field. Information can be applied at any level and/or facility…Thank you for a renewed passion to teach others, increase my own knowledge and expertise, and
most importantly, elicit change in ‘unchangeable’ youth.
This training is so informational and will challenge you in a very professional way. No matter how much previous training you have, you will gain self awareness and acquire tools to add to your tool belt: an awesome experience!
Do it! I learned so much about myself and my profession…The expertise exhibited by the trainers is enough to gain an abundant amount of confidence. I’m very thankful for the opportunity and for the people who put such a useful training together.
The CFR is a great training to gain a deeper and wider understanding of how, when and why we do what we do in wilderness therapy. It offers theory as well as practice to increase staff’s understanding of the therapeutic aspect of the program. I would highly recommend it.
The CFR training gave me a framework to apply the skills I already had, plus many new skills, in a more intentional and effective way.
This training is helpful to anyone working with and caring for youth- especially in the outdoors. The theory and skills provided have made me feel more prepared and better equipped for the work I do.
The scenarios, initiatives and discussions were most helpful. The training provided easy to recall acronyms and phrases that make complex clinical topics more useable in the moment. CFR has been an enormous help in adding depth, breadth and sophistication to my skills as a guide. Reinvigorating!
One of the most practical and informative trainings I have ever attended. The instructors delivered the content in a very expert and accessible manner. I enjoyed the combination of the lecture style entwined with experiential initiatives and practice sessions (i.e., scenarios) that really helped solidify the knowledge learned- excellent program and facilitators.
I believe this training should be necessary for anyone in a clinical position. The tools provided are extremely helpful and could be beneficial for anyone in and out of the field. I also think it should be necessary and mandatory to take this training as a wilderness field guide. Sandy and Scott have such an amazing wealth of knowledge to share.
At first I was concerned that this training was going to be more geared to wilderness programs and not as helpful for residential programs. I was pleasantly surprised and benefited immensely from the training. It served many purposes: insight with new and fresh ideas, abundance of tools to bring back for myself and my staff and it provided validation for so much of what I do- and who couldn’t use a little more of that in this work. Thanks so much!
The CFR was extremely valuable and directly applicable to our field and jobs. The instructors’ commitment to the participants’ competency and success was felt throughout the training. Their inspiration motivates me to not only be a better guide and leader but a better human being.
What was taught is invaluable to our front-line staff. As a clinician, I learned several new approaches and ways to better communicate what I’m doing. It was a fun learning environment that I definitely would want to attend again. It hits the mark over and over… I wish all of my colleagues were able to attend—they missed out!
This was the single best training that I have ever been to in my 15 year career! The content presented was directly applicable, balanced and well-supported, and the presentation itself was enjoyable, fluent and masterful. Not only would I recommend the CFR to any of my colleagues, I would require it.
Great information, great instructors and great program! I would certainly recommend the CFR to anyone working in a therapeutic setting of any kind.