Truthought, LLC Testimonials
Well worth the money!
I took home useable key pointers for establishing accountability, sanctions, and developing a common ground commitment.
Everyone who has contact with criminal offenders
needs this training! It is by far the most organized and professional workshop I’ve seen in over 20 years. The information is definitely pertinent and crucial to our systems. Until now, I had not fully understood just how criminals think.
Great for helping us to put together an all-school plan.
The instructor was always very helpful in giving examples on how to implement in a school environment.
The instructor was great!
This was the best of all training I've ever been to!
Truthought is a good curriculum to be used with youth in the care of the Dpt. of Juvenile Justice and teenagers in general. Truthought challenges the dysfunctional thinking and redirects the person to behave in a responsible manner.
My son's life is changed! I want to learn more!
My son learned from your information and it changed his life, now I want to learn more!
I especially liked how it relates to chemical dependency
and how everything begins in the mind. Plus, I appreciated the presenter’s calm demeanor, role-modeling, and appropriate use of the 12 steps while not allowing the client to use chemicals as an excuse for committing crimes. I would like this training for all staff.
Smooth Fit for All Our Staff
We have already implemented several of the activities that we learned in training and you wouldn’t believe how smoothly they fit into our existing program. Kudos to you, as this is the first and only training that our staff has attended and has not complained about how boring or useless the information was. Believe me, we have a highly resistant staff here and they have had nothing but good comments on your material. You did a wonderful job presenting the information in a way that everyone was able to understand and enjoy it.
I have talked to at least one person per day
about the Truthought Model since I received my Truthought Training. I've shared with teachers, parents, law enforcement, building principals, counselors, psychologists, and the list goes on. I can't find enought good things to say about Truthought's program!
Your Online Course Rocks!
It was actually fun taking the final exam and seeing how much I know!
Truthought has given us potential for success.
I loved it all, nothing was missing. It was all so good. Keep up what you are doing!
A great foundation for mental health workers!
I know it will aid in facilitating of groups as well as individual clients.
Thanks for showing how to place the responsibility where it belongs
– on the offender. Your principals are useful in any setting and full of ethics and specifics for applying the training.
A great enhancement for our juvenile drug court and treatment program
Excellent training!!!! I want this training to be available for ALL staff.
Best training I have received
for working with offenders. I believe this training should be a requirement for every probation officer.
I am so pumped after attending
Truthought Certification Training. The material is extremely relevant and has changed the way I think about the clients I see daily. This will affect the way I handle situations and create a more effective interaction and REDUCE the likelihood of RECIDIVISM! I think we should all get on board and use this effective program.
You do good work
All that I am doing these days is psychological testing. However, I still use the concepts of Truthought with both clients and friends. You do good work.
We have witnessed a dramatic decline in problem behavior
since Truthought was here and we have used little, if any, physical holds. The clients are now working harder than the staff. We have made the Truthought Corrective Thinking Model the foundation of our facility. Staff are excited about the changes they are making to their programs and most importantly the affect it is having on the clients.
Wonderful, stimulating, insightful...
I highly recommend that this course be presented again and again each year!
I’m recommending this to my school administrator!
I left with very useful information that applies directly to my work.
This is the missing piece to our puzzle!
I have often thought, "if only we could change the way they are thinking." Now we have the tools to do this!
This is a life changing course!
Anyone who takes this training can't help but idolize it!
Truthought is one of the best and MOST Useful Trainings
I have ever attended. The skills, tools, and knowledge I gained in this course will help many clients and families successfully recover!
This exceeds all training I have ever attended,
and I have attended a LOT of training. It was great for me! It was helpful when we got into groups and actually worked on putting a program together. Well worth the cost!
Everything you said about putting the focus on thinking was true.
When I returned to work I immediately began implementing Truthought. I have received a lot of praise for the changes that have occurred in my program.
Your Point of View
is so refreshing--just what I needed! And your process for providing alternatives instead of "telling others what to do" is so respectful. Thanks for showing clients "how to think" not "what to think!"
I have used the Truthought Model for over 5 years;
I have been exposed to many different types of programs that are supposed to help criminals change and become productive, but Truthought is the ONLY one that holds them accountable. Even those individuals who are court-ordered, do not want to change, and are just going through the motions seem to get something positive and lasting from the Truthought process.
Truthought gives learners
a continuum of care that empowers them to create a better future. -- Round Rock, TX
I suggest you go worldwide
with Truthought Training for juveniles!
As Clinical Director of a large Multi-Service Organization,
I am at liberty to be creative with program implementation. Yet the Truthought Curriculum can be implemented at so many different levels across the various programs and with varying populations that I plan to have staff implement it across the organization.
For schools with bullying-gang types
this application is a great intervention. Change their thinking and you will change their life.
Powerful Tools for Change
--understanding what goes on inside irresponsible minds, recognizing destructive thinking patterns, and a common language for professionals are all powerful tools for change. Come back, please!
Transformed my thinking and my life
I was first exposed to "thinking about your thinking" as a patient in recovery for alcohol dependency. After 3 years of sobriety and a BA in Psychology I have decided to pursue a cognitive approach for my post graduate work. I am firm believer in this program. I have recently ended my tour in the United States Marine Corps. Your company, Truthought, has transformed my thinking approach to what it is today. I believe in this program and the power that our thoughts have on our lives. -- Hernando, MS
Refreshing, Invigorating, Inspiring! Thank You.
The presenter was dynamic
and made the class fun and exciting. I found the most helpful parts to be interrupting tactics, consequences, indicators of change and designing the system.
This material breathed new life into opportunities for staff and families. I feel so privileged to have benefited from this program. You don’t just preach it, it’s obvious you live it!
As a former offender,
I am passionate about this curriculum and I believe 100% that this will work. My hope is that what I have learned will be accepted by all necessary staff.
With over 27 years in the field of education,
I have worked as a special education teacher, a principal, and director of special education. I have been involved with numerous children considered emotionally disturbed, behavior disordered, and conduct disordered. These are the children who took up so much of my mental energy. Truthought has helped me understand why 27 previous years of interventions were ineffective. My focus has changed from concentrating on changing the student's environment to changing the way the student responds to environmental factors.
The course was a blast!
The material was timely, applicable and relevant to our population. As I noted in my evaluation the information on the Stages of Change and engaging with kids is the best presentation of this material I have ever seen, not focusing too heavily on the clinical aspects, but providing context and identifying how to apply them to juvenile learners. Thank you also for keeping things light and making the classroom fun--the course was a blast.
This was what I’ve been searching for
–-to learn about thinking errors and how to practically utilize the material in my setting. This is the first training where I actually believe I will use the tools offered.
9 out 10 trainings
are a waste of time. Truthought is was that ONE EXCEPTIONAL TRAINING!
A text book case of ADHD
describes one of my clients. His habits were to place his hands on the bodies of female staff members. Staff had tried a number of interventions--contracts, meetings with probation officers, positive incentives--all had limited impact. After Truthought was implemented the touching behavior decreased markedly within only a few weeks.
This was my 2nd Truthought Training,
yet none of the information seemed old or boring. The audience wanted to discuss everything which provokes much thought. It was a great training!
I believe this works and it gives me hope.
I appreciated the honesty and the challenge to examine myself.
What a fantastic program!
It is about time the focus is being put on the individual and their thinking patterns instead of their excuses. I especially appreciated designing a program tailored to fit each agency.
Truthought gave our staff confidence
and skills that made conversation with residents easier and real and your process gave clients the tools they needed to succeed. After 7 years of using Truthought the enthusiasm among staff is still high and the effectiveness keeps on growing.
I am really excited about working with my staff
to integrate the ideas into our program. Overall a great training, one of the best ever!
This Truthought program has made a radical impact
in influencing behavior changes in the most "at risk" students in our district. In the most exteme cases Truthought techniques have been the key to unlocking the door to progress with students who many said were hopeless!
Truthought has a model that relates to all kinds of programs.
It helped me understand the learning styles of the antisocial. I liked the tactic interrupters, concept of the ripple effect and emphasis on paying attention to thoughts not feelings.
The progress has been incredible.
I supervise a high risk group of offenders. The Truthought Corrective Thinking Model we have used so far has worked better than I ever expected.
I've taken other Cognitive Behavioral Courses
but this was by far the best due to the way it was explained and how we were taught to put it into action. The simplicity of implementation will ensure staff success.
I really like the flexibility
that this program offers. It can compliment our current curriculum within the Department of Corrections. With budget constraints, environment, moods, etc. This eases the process in getting this information to the learners and making a difference.
Truthought will hopefully mushroom
creating a present generation of "changed" thinkers and a future generation of responsible thinkers.
As a University Professor and Author in
psychiatry and behavioral sciences, it is my view that Truthought's approach cuts through much of the confusion around working with manipulative, deceptive people and that it can be taught to and mastered by individuals from all training backgrounds and professional orientations. I am really interested in how this program overlaps with Kernberg's understanding of antisocial personalities as fragmented or partitioned personalities.
All criminal justice/social workers
need to speak this language. I gained all that I need to implement the material.
I am free to be more authentic and I love it.
...This training had a very rewarding impact on my life and I’m grateful. I’m planning to start the school year having all staff, students and parents make applicable commitments "to do whatever it takes…"
This course was terrific.
I learned more in it than any other conference I’ve attended. The instructor was great, very intelligent and understanding. The group exercises helped a great deal in understanding this valuable concept. Thanks!
Extremely beneficial workshop
for our treatment center. The instructor was outstanding and the workshop was interesting, informative and hands-on! -- Round Rock, TX
As a High School Speech Language Pathologist
for 25 years, two of my challenges have been to motivate students to "buy-into" therapy and to reach students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities. I believe Truthought's Process holds the best potential of any approach I've seen to date to pull in reluctant learners and to integrate school programs.
I learned how to work with my students more effectively and with less stress."
What a refreshing approach!
I greatly appreciate this portrait of the irresponsible thinker and understanding how my kid thinks. Learning how ‘not to buy into tactics’ was very important to me.
A powerful tool for offenders,
Truthought allows them to KNOW they have control of their recovery!
The Director said,
"This is a well-thought-out, detailed cognitive-restructuring program, with consequences, accountability, a family component, and systematic communication with referring agents. We are going to do this, and we will pay for it. When can you start?" This response to our proposal shows the quality of the Truthought Program. After your training I used Truthought concepts to submit the bid and we got it!
Your emphasis on reason over interest, and self-respect over self-esteem
is powerful and the tools are extremely useful for eliminating excuses and blame-shifting. This could bring great balance to connecting supervision and staff to working better together as a team. Let’s train all our staff!
I no longer get involved in "the dance"
which is very frustrating for many clients because 'the dance' has always been their ace in the hole.
You should develop a "24 hour book"
with all this material!"
Putting together an action plan
made this the best workshop I've been to in a long time - I'm glad I found your website and that you came to our town.
This no-nonsense approach is excellent
and the information on understanding the criminal mind balanced with respect holds exciting potential for dealing with difficult populations.
Some programs inspire, some teach.
I believe this program tracks the truth. The truth that inspires people to change.
This was the best training I have received
with regard to practical benefit. The trainer is excellent. He worked late and in the evening to make sure we understood the material.
My teenage son is ADHD
After Truthought Training when my son said he could not complete a school assignment, first he blamed the school, then the teacher, then his employer. But I continued to get to the bottom line using Truthought Tactic Interrupters. It was amazing. I watched him go from emotionally-drunk to thoughtfully-sober in less than 20 minutes.
Truthought is Saving Lives!
I use your program with professionals suffering with addictions. I have primarily doctors, lawyers, and pilots in my course. They tell me it is saving their lives and I agree.
I really enjoyed this course!
I not only plan to take it back to my facility, I intend to implement it in my everyday life!
Truthought Curriculum is working verywell
We've sent 4 of our staff so far and the Tru-Thought curriculum is working very well in our program and we would like to send more staff.
Not only did this training help me see how I can deal better with difficult individuals,
it helped me see how I can better deal with myself. My life has been changed and I’m returning home a better person.
I would like to tell you how much your program has helped me in my life. I was in a lock down facility and while at that facility I was given a chance to better my self by your program and it has helped a bunch. So thank you so much!