Social Work Supervision, Northern NJ.

Attention LCSW's--I have a number of trainings/groups that may be of
interest to you.
See Foundation in Family Therapy, Clinical Work Using
Action Methods, and my supervision groups.  Contact Paula Ochs for
more information.

Are you an LSW or an LCSW who is looking for clinical supervision in
Northern NJ?  Are you committed to giving your clients the very best of
you?  I offer Social Work Supervision to LSW's and LCSW's focusing
on your clinical strengths while providing challenge in a warm and
supportive environment. I am also approved to supervise MFT's with a
provisional license and LAC's.

My Philosophy about therapy and training

I am passionate about the ability of psychotherapy to transform the
lives of our clients and the ability of professional training to transform
us as professionals as well.  If you want to help others through therapy
you need to bring your best self to session. Although you may think
this means developing skills, it really means the ability to understand
oneself in the context of one's life and the ability to be spontaneious in
session. Good supervision helps us to understand the beliefs and
values that drive us, as well as our clients, and to be more present so
that we can respond in the moment.  In the past several years I have
developed Supervision in Action which uses role play and "scupting" to
help supervisees become better therapists.

Is Social Work Supervision for You?

LSW's are required to have clinical supervision in order to obtain
licensing.* Social Work Supervision can also help LCSW's by providing
guidance in engagement/joining, framing problems into workable
contexts, and by developing effective interventions. Supervision is also
available to LCSW's who supervise other clinicians in order to provide
support and clarification around ethical and other issues.  I believe
supervision should be supportive building on the strengths of the
therapist while challenging enough to stimulate new kinds of thinking
and approaches to therapy.  Good supervision leads to personal
growth as well as professional growth.

See NASW FAQ's on Supervision

Supervision Modalities
I offer social work supervision in a group and one-on-one.  Supervision
in a group setting helps the therapist improve skills by practicing
interventions with group members via role play.  Group supervision
also provides the therapist with a network of peer support.  
Supervision in a group gives the therapist an opportunity for
experiential learning.  Experiential learning is a powerful way to learn
because it utilizes sight, sound, feeling and action.

Learn more about the benefits of supervision.

My Approach
My approach to Social Work Supervision uses role play and other
experiential techniques in order to facilitate learning.  Trainees also
have the opportunity to use the social atom, a type of genogram,
effectively.  Additionally, trainees can present videotaped sessions for
discussion.  For more information on me, see
About Paula Ochs.

My approach to Social Work Supervision helps therapists learn how to
work systemically with individual clients.  This approach allows you to
understand clients in the context of their lives: is the client recently
retired, divorced, or suffering from a debilitating illness?  A systemic
approach helps you anticipate the challenges and consequences of
change: will an angry child become subdued if his parents stop

Supervisees also learn how to work effectively with couples, families,
and groups and how to understand the relationship between
interpersonal dynamics and the presenting problem.  Does the
daughter cut when her father comes home drunk? Does the husband
become depressed when his wife talks about having a child?

Trainees also learn how to develop effective interventions in the here
and now.  Many clinicians struggle to intervene in client interactions
the moment.  
Supervision in Action uses experiential techniques from
Psychodrama to help you learn and execute interventions that are
processed focused and can be observed and evaluated in the
therapist's office.  Can a husband learn to speak to his wife without
raising his voice?  Can a wife learn to let her husband nurture their
sad son so that the wife is less burdened?

Supervision is also offered for MFT's and LAC's and LPC's.  
Participants should have a graduate degree.

Contact Paula Ochs to find out more about Social Work Supervision.

Social Work Supervision

Chrysalis Clinical Supervision,Training &
Counseling Services
"Supervision in Action/Family Therapy in Action"      
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