Dear Dr. Coyne, I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for your assistance to my staff and myself during our ASI Online Course. Your prompt replies to our questions ensured minimal disruption, and ensured a smooth flow throughout the course. I would like to provide some feedback to you on my experience regarding the course. I have participated in many online seminars and trainings throughout my career, and would have to say this is one of the best courses. The course s laid -out well, is very easy to navigate, and was on point for the topic. The ability to go back to a video and replay it is invaluable. The resource material that was provide throughout is relvant to the topic and easy to access. The ability to go back and forth to the different modules to access information was also very helpful. I have, and will continue to, recommend this course to colleagues, and I will definitely utilize this course again for further staff training.
Michael D. Knapp, Cowley County Community Corrections
Dr. Thomas Coyne,
On March 1st, 2007, I attended a three day training for certification in the ASI. I completed my first ASI in May 2007. For my job I am required to complete an ASI at the Presentence Phase for all Senate Bill 123 Clients and make a recommendation to the court.
My Director, Michael Knapp decided to take the training and talked me into taking the online course with him, as a refresher. I am so glad that I took advantage of this class. I learned a lot of different things that I did not learn with my first course.
It was nice to be able to take your time and complete the course as time permitted, and you could go back and refresh yourself while you were working on the modules. One of the simplest questions, What is your marital status? I wasn't getting right. I was never told to consider additional probing on this question.
Overall I thought this was a very good program and a good refresher course for me.
Jennifer Brothers, Cowley County Community Corrections
It was apparent the instructor knew his stuff. I liked his presentation style which was easy to understand and focused on the therapeutic value of the tool. The videos and resources were invaluable.
Doug B., Counselor
I had no knowledge of the ASI prior to taking the course. This was a great course and super informative. I would highly recommend this mode of instruction over a classroom environment.
Bryan G., Social Worker
The course is not only cost effective for any public and private agency, it is a self pace program that meets the needs of all professionals who are gainfully employed. I like the fact I can go back to the website for the next six months and look at the right approach in administering the interview.
Peter K., Counselor
My pre course learning measure scores were 47% and 50%, my follow up learning measure scores were 100% and 100% , thank you for the knowledge.
Donna S., Drug Court Assessor
The videos were most helpful. The instant feedback both verbal and written was invaluable.
Meghan S., Counselor
I liked the voice and written interaction, the immediate results, and the opportunity to go back whenever I wanted to gather additional information. All in all, a great tool. Knowing I can use this for the next six months is a relief. I hated the thought of only going by a book.
John D., Corrections