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David teaching in a lecture hall

"Dave is a gifted instructor. He delivered Conflict De-escalation training for front-line staff and the participants learned a great deal and enjoyed the course. His approach, knowledge and delivery of this material are extraordinary. He has a knack for reading, engaging and establishing good rapport with his audience."

— Maria Lavandier Bouffard, CEM, CBCP, Director, Yale University
Office of Emergency Management

“Over the years, Dave has made invaluable contributions to our master’s clinical mental health counseling program. Students have truly appreciated his courses in a range of topics in our department. There is no one else I know in the field who has amassed such a wide range of professional experiences helping clients and organizations in times of crisis. Indeed, our crisis counseling course could never be the same without his richly informed lectures that inspire our students to get out in the world and make a real difference.”

— Louisa Foss-Kelly, Professor and Past Coordinator, Clinical Mental Health Program,
Southern Connecticut State University

"Dave Denino possesses an extensive background in suicide prevention, psychological first aid, crisis response, and behavioral intervention and threat assessment experience. I have known and worked with Dave for many years and have full confidence in his expertise. He is well prepared, personable, and a true pleasure to work with." 

 — Chief Joseph M. Dooley, Southern Connecticut State University Police

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