Agencies working with youth have a continual need to educate their staff
on clinical issues. Having served as an Internship Director and a Clinical
Director over the past 20 years, Dr. Bandoroff has provided training
on a wide variety of clinical subjects. These have included such topics
as anger management, adolescent development, motivation for (mis)behavior,
reality therapy, family dynamics, and ADHD. A particular favorite training
topic that Dr. Bandoroff is passionate about is Vicarious Traumatization.
In all of his trainings, he integrates adventure activities to help
keep the trainings stimulating and the staff engaged. Case studies and
small group discussion are also a standard component in clinical trainings.
Clinical First Responder Training
Dr. Bandoroff developed the Clinical First Responder training to provide frontline staff with the tools that they need to be more effective in their work. This hands-on course trains staff to:
In addition to increasing their skill level, staff will feel supported, empowered, and prepared-ingredients which will enhance their performance. The Clinical First Responder Training will help staff become better equipped to handle day to day treatment issues and to respond appropriately to the inevitable crises that occur in programs. The end result is a more competent and confident staff and a more effective and professional program.
- Recognize a wide variety of psychological issues
- Communicate in clinical language with clinicians
- Develop a solid therapeutic skill set
- De-escalate emotional crises to prevent critical incidents
Bandoroff's services with our program staff has proved, over and over
again, a very useful way for our three teams to come together, communicate
more effectively, and teambuild. Using an outside resource is by far,
the best method we have seen work for our staff. Dr. Bandoroff is a
caring, wise, creative, and empowering force and professional. I am
hoping to utilize his services on a regular annual basis, to maintanin
staff morale and improve communication patterns."
William D. Hoffman, Program Director, Mount Bachelor Academy
I really appreciated that we were asked what our outcome goals were
and throughout the experience, Scott continually checked in to guide
the training to our group needs… I loved being able to share this
experience with my co-workers. This training was awesome!
physical activities gave us the opportunity to rely upon each other…
I found all of the activities really helpful, even when I wasn’t
able to see it in the moment…I wish we could have kept going.
I felt like there was so much more to learn.
was very helpful to have someone who doesn’t work here help to
facilitate our communication. We don’t do it much, even though
it’s our job. It is so important.
training gave us the opportunity to communicate as a team in a fun and
relaxing environment. Your mediation skills are great. Thanks for sharing
was a great training- a lot of fun and good information. It was a day
well spent! I would like my entire team to attend a training of this
training helped to open our lines of communication and change our views
of each other. It was an excellent training!