I have known Dr. Waldman for over 35 years. Larry has presented numerous lectures and seminars for professionals and for the community. He is one of the finest speakers I have worked with. His lectures are always well organized, informative, provocative, and entertaining. He is more than a polished professional speaker ; he is a master teacher.”
As a Psychologist, I have recommended Dr. Waldman’s books “ Who is Raising Who” and “Coping with Your Adolescent” to many of my patients. The feedback from parents is universally positive.
My colleagues and I always look forward to Larry’s presentations at professional association meetings. We leave with practical, solution- focussed tips.
Martin E. Keller, Ed .D. ABPP
RE: The Graduate Course You Never Had
I cannot tell you how wonderful your presentation was! I am in a life transition right now as I begin the MFT program at CLU next week after several years in the workforce in the telecommunications industry. I walked away with so much “food for thought” as I embark on this new life venture and look forward to what the future holds. I appreciate the insight you presented on the business aspect, which quite honestly, I had not even given a thought. It is comforting to know that there are resources out there (such as yourself) available to aid and enhance in the marketing of “our business”.
Thank you so much for sharing your experience, knowledge and wisdom with me. I look forward to future contact with you, and in the meantime will enjoy reading your books!
“It was very helpful to learn about having an independent practice. Thank you for your wonderful insight!”
Christy Adams, Graduate Student
“Thank you for the information which I can use in my profession. It will further enhance my life-long career of training and therapy.”
Deborah Van Gelder, K9 Specialist
“Great speaker-great stories!”
Jose Garcia, MFT Intern
“I love your outlook and willingness to share your valuable information and wisdom.”
C. McClellan, LCSW, Pastor, Internship Supervisor, Argosy Adjunct Professor
Thank you so very much Sir for all the information you have provided. I was so inspired and intrigued by the advice and experience I gained from your seminar. I will keep my eyes open for any other chances to hear you speak, and as I continue my education in the psychology field, I will take all your advice into great consideration and I will happily apply it to my own future career. I have been honored by your great knowledge and expertise.
Thank you, and I hope you are blessed through your life.
Kacie Cleghorn – Azusa Pacific University Sophomore Student
I am impressed with Dr. Waldman’s understanding of the challenges that face mental health professionals who wish to manage their own private practice. Dr. Waldman’s proven suggestions for various marketing strategies, time management, practice management, and business tips were so practical and inspiring that I could barely wait to go out and begin applying them!!! I definitely believe Dr. Waldman is the “expert” on the subject of managing a successful private practice in psychotherapy. I’m grateful for his ingenuity and ability to organize and present this invaluable material to the profession.
Mary Stinson, M.A., LMHC, MT-BC Conference Chairperson
Well, I finally have received the evaluations for your workshop from the person who was compiling the data! Your numbers are outstanding! I’ve attached the summarized information for you.
Since your workshop I’ve heard so many wonderful reports from folks who attended. I’ve even had folks request that we bring you back for a second round! Then of course there were all the folks we had to turn away because the workshop sold out! They want you back because they didn’t get a chance to attend. So, we’ll have to keep that in mind for the future.
Speaking for myself, I learned so much from your workshop! And am glad I bought your extra books and CD’s. I’ve read the books and it was well worth every penny! I also had so much fun working with you! Your charming personality and wit made my crazy busy schedule more bearable because I knew a I could take a break and come over and visit with you and your wife at your table for some light conversation.
In closing, thank you so much for bringing your workshop to the CCA here in Colorado. You’re information was absolutely valuable and well received. I do hope you know what a wonderful gift you bring to mental health practitioners! You’re absolutely right about it not being something they’re taught in graduate school and thank goodness there are folks like you out there to teach each. I do look forward to our paths crossing again in the future. Until then, take care my friend.
April Young, MFT, Ph.D. – Past President, Colorado Psychological Association
“I have been reading about marketing. Your presentation did well in addressing marketing specific to therapy.”
Hochina Treppa, MFT
“I got a lot of great ideas & inspiration. It was excellent!”
Elaine Gaylor, MFT
“Excellent seminar. You’ve done your homework.”
Chris Wolf, PhD
“Good presenter; clear speaker; good humor; and good examples.”
Frank Lucchetti, PhD
“Worth the cost of the conference. Most useful information.”
Danielle Biggs, Psy.D.
“Practical information that can be used ASAP to improve my practice. You’re a great speaker! Please come back next year to share more of your wisdom.”
Elle Walker, Psy.D.
“Frank talk on marketing from someone who really knows the topic.”
Brad Applegate, PhD, CEO
“Thanks for giving ‘permission’ to psychologists to be not only helpful to others but to themselves, as well”
Robert North, MD, Ed.D.
“Great concrete ideas I will use next week!”
“Your book-“The Graduate Course…” gave me the knowledge (and courage) to begin my practice 7 months ago.”
“Practical, hunorous. Very Helpful.”
“This seminar challenged some of the assumptions I’ve made that I can now see have been limiting my practice.”
“Very informative, clear and ‘real'”
“Thanks for being realistic & encouraging about starting a private practice.”
“Excellent Presenter. He is definitely in touch w/ the needs and issues of people in the mental health profession.”
“Dr Waldman obviously ‘walks his talk’ and his advice is based on 30+ years of successful private practice.”
Nancy Campbell Hanks
Larry, I enjoyed your straight forward presentation”
Barry Dewing, MA, MFT
“Your How To’s and info was inspiring and motivating. It helped convince me marketing was easier than I thought.”
Jackie Gordon, LMFT
“Enjoyed your talk–will consider all your ideas & the MHMA” (Mental Health Marketing Academy)
Charles LaVorgna, MFT
“The Elevator Pitch was brilliant! This was very valuable and encouraging. I am still scared to go out on my own, but now not quite as much.Thank you!”
Clare Herder, MS, MFT
“Hi Dr. Waldman,
I wanted to thank you so much for attending the Southwest Riverside County Chapter luncheon and speaking on such an appropriate topic for these times. I noticed that many of my colleagues were taking notes furiously. Your ideas in regards to building an effective practice were well received and I loved your step-by-step approach which I haven’t found anywhere! Again, thank you for your time and expertise in regards to establishing a flourishing mental health practice.”
Cathryn Leff, LMFT, Past-President of SWRC-CAMFT
“Enjoyed it. Great speaker; enthusiastic and motivating.”
Patricia Ruddy, LMFT
“Not all the ideas are new but helpful to have them all in the same place presented with enthusiasm”
Diane Gundermuth, PhD, MFT
“I came away from the presentation with some ideas that I can start using right away.”
Erika Budig, MFT Intern
“Great Seminar! A+”
Debra Warner, MFT Trainee
“Great Practical Information–Motivational”
Dr. Steven Trudeau, Psychologist, Radio Host
“Good info! Liked casual nature of Dr. Waldman”
Maureen Houtz, MA, LMFT, Director of Ventura Counseling Center
“I liked the new info–and the excitement of the speaker”
Melody Black, MFT
“Very useful for a therapist starting out”
Darin Gilchrist, MFT Trainee
“I most liked the elements of an optimal business”
Jaelline Jaffe, PhD, MFT
“Interesting and informative. As the title indicates, this is the graduate course that psychologists need but don’t have”
J Mather, PhD
“I liked the many business aspects–dealing with managed care and owning a building, etc. Thank you”
Mala Oboma, PhD
“Good integration of business principles”
Raymond Branton, PsyD
Dr. Waldman, I attended your workshop “The Graduate Course You Never Had,” at the CAMFT conference in Sacramento. I must tell you that the workshop was very informative and inspiring for new therapist and for seasoned therapist as myself, it was extremely reviving. Again, thank you, I learned so much. It was information every therapist can use.
Patsy P. Phillips, Ph.D., LMFT CAMFT – Past President
“I left with many ideas I will use in my practice.”
Cheri Surloff, PhD, PsyD
“Thank you so much. I can now implement the things I thought of but was not sure how to do.”
Susan Rudolph, PhD, LP
“Thanks for the tip on estate planning evals—this is something I can do.”
Brenda Smith-Booth, RN, PsyD
“Straight-forward, very-well organized, highly useful content and articulately and enthusiastically presented. Your experience and perspective—not to mention your great success—you so generously share are much appreciated.
Janice Gloster, PhD
RE: Teaching Parents to Parent
“Thank you for presenting to our members. I enjoyed the presentation and plan to use the information within the community where I work.”
Gabriel Gutierrez, Ph.D., Director of School Psychology, San Diego Unified School District
“Dr. Waldman presented his program with humor and clarity. He provided a template that can be used to build parent development.”
Sue Craddock, School Psychologist
“An awesome, informative presentation! I plan on implementing a parenting workshop at my school site. Dr. Waldman provided the tools to get me started.”
Sharon English, School Psychologist
“This was an amazing workshop! I’m very happy I attended. I can use this information as a school psychologist and as a parent.”
Monica Herrera, School Psychologist
“This was such a helpful and useful seminar. Behavior management has always been an area of weakness for me. This workshop helped me understand behavior management in such a practical way.”
Kristi Hebert, School Psychologist
“Very practical. Dr. Waldman carries with him a wealth of knowledge that he generously shares through anecdotal stories and humor.”
Templeton, Psy.D., School Neuropsychologist
“You did a great job in presenting behavior modification concepts and interventions. I appreciated the straight-forward format you offered related to parenting.”
Tom Casolaro, Social Worker
“I liked how Dr. Waldman related techniques to ‘real life’ situations. I give the course an A.”
Sharese Collier, Social Worker
“The information was very helpful for my school and it is something I can also use with my two sons.”
Betty A. Smith, MSW, Social Worker
“Dr. Waldman was very engaging and informative. I like that I left with practical tools to educate parents.”
Amber, Social Worker
“Awesome workshop! Dr. Waldman gives you tools you can use right away, which are easy to follow, and easy to put into practice. He gives excellent examples. I look forward to reading his books.”
Anita Williams, Social Worker
“I absolutely loved the examples. It sounded like what goes on in my household! I will incorporate these techniques in my daily practice with my parents.
Jessica Ochoa, Social Worker, Pregnant and Parenting Program Coordinator
“Funny. To the point.”
Rachel Clarke, MSW Student
“Great Presenter! The seminar was fun & energetic.”
Nicole Brown, LCSW
“This makes so much sense. Dr. Waldman’s suggestions can be used immediately and will bring much change for parents.”
Koral Shook, MSW, Elementary School Counselor
“Dr. Waldman provides a variety of emotions. He was great! The seminar is so beneficial to educate parents.”
Billy Cooper, Middle School Teacher
“Dr. Waldman was very engaging. The examples given were great. One of the BEST parenting programs I’ve attended.”
Jessica Alcazar, Social Worker