What Trainees are Saying

Since 2010, CANY has surveyed each training participant. Here is a glimpse into the results.

On a 4-point scale with 4 being equal to "Strongly Agree," drama therapy training participants have responded to the following statements:

I would recommend this workshop to my colleagues: 3.85.

I would be interested in attending a future CANY training program: 3.87.

On a 4-point scale with 4 being equal to "Very Satisfied," drama therapy training participants have responded to the following question:

How satisfied were you with the overall quality and experience of this training: 3.88.

Danbury Hospital Staff Training Spring 2011
"This is a great start. Really can't wait to see where this takes us as a unit and our community. Thank you Heidi and Lucy."
"Wonderful experience. Gifted instructors whose skills allowed cohesiveness to develop among and between staff. A welcome addition to our patient program that focuses on their strengths and well being as well as their sense of humor. Thank you."
This has been such an enriching experience. One I plan on using in my practice as an RN as well as during group interaction with my patients. Thank you so much."

Post Graduate Center for Mental Health: January 2011
"This has been amazing! I often feel "stuck" in my work, this provides a useful new tool, very interesting, liberating and fun!"
"Wonderful training. Very engaging."
"This information and model are useful for counselors/therapists in any field."

"I have received nothing but compliments and accolades from your presentation yesterday! Our staff left excited with new “tools” for their professional toolkits. Many continued talking about it today at lunch...Thanks too, for delivering such a professional presentation..."
Heidi Duelfer, Staff Trainer
Green Chimneys
April 2010

"CANY facilitated an incredible training session with our new Iraq and Afghanistan veteran staff. Our goal for this orientation training was for the group to engage in team-building exercises so that we could start the new program with enthusiasm. CANY’s staff were exceptionally adept at navigating the different needs and strengths of the participants, and helped everyone feel at ease. In addition to providing a great team-building experience, it was a lot of fun!"
Caroline Peacock, LMSW
Director, Veterans and Families Initiative
Center for Trauma Program Innovation at JBFCS
August, 2009

Using Drama Therapy with Adolescents on March 25, 2012
"Great experience - helped me move beyond classroom theory."
"Fantastic workshop - left me wanting more!"
"Content was articulated very well! Thank you for a wonderful and informative experience."
"The CANY method [is] the method I need for my patients."

An Introduction to Drama Therapy for Artists on October 16, 2010
"Very clear insight into Drama Therapy."
"Great introduction to drama therapy -- loved participating in all the activities and how they were directed."
"I learned a lot about practical applications of drama therapy methods I have read about but never experienced."
"Wonderful day! Group healing is so powerful -- I learned so much today."

An Introduction to Drama Therapy for Mental Health Professionals on November 20, 2010
"Excellent training! I'm definitely going to use these methods in my work with children & teens."
"Great training! You created a wonderful sense of safety & community."
"One of the very best trainings I've ever attended. This will help my direct services practice with teens."

An Introduction to Drama Therapy for Educators on May 8, 2010
"This was one of the most meaningful trainings/experiences I have EVER attended. I feel so lucky to have been here and excited to see where it leads me in my career. Thank you a million times!"
"This workshop help me tap into my own creativity which I can use with my clients at my residential facility. It was great and I can't wait to use some of the wonderful techniques I learned."
"I truly felt [the facilitators] were connected to the 'pulse' of the group experience."

An Introduction to Drama Therapy for Mental Health Professionals on March 27, 2010
"Just wanted to thank you for the fabulous workshop today. You [Heidi Landis and Lucy McLellan] are both so skilled at the work, sensitive to the needs of individuals and the group, and are such excellent teachers. Wow - what a pleasure to witness. Not to mention what I learned. It's very powerful stuff and you both deliver it so gracefully."
“Today was really amazing for me. I've never spent so much time and been so first-hand involved in theater activities. It really pushed things within me that I want to explore more. Your [Heidi's & Lucy's] guidance and facilitation - what finesse!”