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Testimonials

Feedback from Individuals at Workshops

"Loved how each task was broken down and simplified. I also enjoy the deep emotional connection in the therapy room. I can see myself using this practice as a great therapeutic tool." - Philadelphia, PA, October 2016

"This gave a great overview of ABFT. I appreciate the language and examples used, as I feel I can directly use it with clients when discussing process." - Philadelphia, PA, October 2016 

"Presenter's approach was relaxed, professional, considerate, and thoughtful. The different modes of teaching kept it refreshing." - Dublin, Ireland, September 2016

"Very user friendly, practical approach. Easy to follow material and useful to refer back to and take away for future reference." - Dublin, Ireland, September 2016

"The presenter did an excellent job! He has developed a treatment approach that can be used with a wide range of adolescent difficulties. Very practical and useful. Thanks!" – AAMFT conference, November 2014

"This was a fantastic presentation. I appreciated the paper hand out to take notes on and the session videos the demonstrated the clinical skills Dr. Diamond was describing." – AAMFT conference, November 2014

"Clear and organized presentation, presenters were knowledgeable and passionate, video helped clarify principles and topics, overall learned a lot in a short amount of time." – Philadelphia, PA, October 2014

"Very specific information about what to do, why to do it, how to do it. I like the focus on intentionality." – Philadelphia, PA, October 2014

"The material I have really needed + new frame for working with teens that have serious pathology which parents view as purely behavioral literally exactly what I was looking for. B) Excellent rationales that sort of underpins where I get stuck i.e vocabulary for parents to connect more deeply with their kids." – Philadelphia, PA, October 2014

"Lots of new ideas & techniques especially with families." – Toronto, Canada, September 2014

"Loved the flow of material. Appreciated breakout groups in day 2+3" – Toronto, Canada, September 2014

"This was a wonderful introduction that helped me crave more info on the model. Wouldn't change it." – Philadelphia, PA, May 2014

"It was very structured and engaging. I really feel like I can take away so much." - Philadelphia, PA, May 2014

"[This workshop] it inspired me to be more clear to myself and to the families, to set up a goal in treatment, and being aware of this goal and not giving up, letting it take time but not too long." - Ostersund, Sweden, March 2013

"[This workshop taught me] how you can work with a heavy issue in a short amount of time." - Ostersund, Sweden, March 2013

"[This workshop taught me how] to put my knowledge of family therapy into a new and very useful context." - Ostersund, Sweden, March 2013

"[This workshop taught me] how to be more directive in a therapeutic way." – Delaware, January 2013

"Overall the training was well received and easy to follow. I learned to control the therapy session by redirecting the conversation to what you need it to instead of wasting therapy time on uncecessary topics." – Delaware, January 2013

"Three wonderful days! Great teaching!" – Gothenburg, Sweden, April 2012

"A lot of practical examples of what to acutally say to parents in different situations. Excellent! I will bring this to my everday practice. Thank you! Also, Suzanne weas very warm as a person and made me feel cometent and excited about ABFT." - Gothenburg, Sweden, April 2012

"[This workshop] gave me new perspective in dealing with resistance from both parents and adolescents." -  Lynchburg, Virginia, June 2011

"[This workshop may change my practice in that I am] better prepared to use the clinical skills to motivate and move clients toward change." - Lynchburg, Virginia, June 2011

"This model provides a useful paradigm for understanding family problems." - Lynchburg, Virginia, June 2011

"High quality training for staff who are both experienced and those new to the field. Can't wait to get started!" - Lynchburg, Virginia, June 2011

"[This workshop gave me] a new perspective in dealing with resistance from both parents and adolescents." – Philadelphia, PA, June 2011

"[As a result of this workshop] I’ll be more aware of how attachment to caregiver may be affecting current relationship functioning." – Philadelphia, PA, June 2011

"[This workshop gave me] lots of new ideas for family treatment. This model provides a useful paradigm for understanding family problems." – Philadelphia, PA, June 2011

"It gave me both a clear idea about why this kind of therapy works/why I should work this way and how to do it, what to say, how to meet the families." - Gothenburg, Sweden, May 2011

"[This workshop], gave me a way to work with both the adolescent and parents and to focus on the relationship in a way that will both be inspiring and helpful for the family" - Gothenburg, Sweden, May 2011

Foundations Community Partnership Spring Workshop – March 2, 2011

"Great workshop today! Dr. Suzanne Levy from the Center for Family Intervention Science at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia talked about Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT). Although her workshops are usually one or two days, she managed to squeeze into three hours, enough information to intrigue me to obtain more education about this topic." Read the entire blog post.