Paula Ochs, LCSW, TEP

I am temporarily offering training, supervision, and counseling via secure video.
Please
contact me for details.

Welcome to my website.  Whether you are a therapist
looking for training/supervision or a family member or
individual looking for counseling, I have something to
offer you.

I have 24 years of experience counseling families and
couples with a wide range of problems, including loss,
stress, conflict, and disease.  In addition, I have
extensive experience working with groups and
individuals with a broad range of issues.

I am also a highly experienced supervisor and
educator who specializes in "Family Therapy in
Action
TM" and "Supervision in Action TM." These
modalities recognize the mind/body connection by
using action methods from psychodrama.

Workshops, Trainings, and Articles

New:
       
Advanced supervision group. Learn how to
       use systemic thinking and action methods to
       enhance your practice. Click here for more
       information.

  • Clinical Work Using Action Methods. 30 CEU's for the
    series of 10.  Click here for more information.

  • Foundation in Family Therapy: Understanding the Magic
    of Connection. 29 CEU's. Click here for more information.

  • "Using Action Methods in Clinical Supervision: A Journey
    from Talk to Action" Social Work in Groups, Jul 30, 2020.


There are other services/trainings I offer. Please click on the
services you are interested in on the menu on the left.

Clinical Supervision and Training

  • Do you strive to be the best clinician you can be?
  • Do you have a passion for learning?
  • Are you an LSW who needs supervision in order to
      obtain LCSW licensing, an MFT who has a
      provisional  license, or an LAC?*
  • Are you a seasoned therapist who feels comfortable
    working with individuals, but usually refers families
       and couples out?
  • Are you an experienced therapist who wants to
  • enhance your work using action methods?
  • Are you a supervisor who needs occasional consultation
    for clarification around ethical or other issues?
  • Are you a supervisor who is interested in learning how to
    use action methods in your supervision?

If you are interested in
Counseling Services click here.

I offer clinical supervision for LSW's, LAC's, LCSW's, LPC's and
family therapists, focusing on clinician's strengths while
providing challenge in a warm and supportive environment.  
For more information on me, see
About Paula Ochs.

I believe that those who want to help others through therapy
need to bring their very best to their clients.  This means
more than skills. Clinicians of all levels of experience need to
develop self knowledge, an understanding of the fundamental
beliefs and values which drive the clinical decisions we make at
any point during therapy as well as an understanding of our
professional handicaps.  We also need to be able to work in the
moment, to be spontaneous. Good supervision helps us to
stretch ourselves so that we have the potential to help a wider
range of people with a wider range of problems and to develop
our spontaneity.

I specialize in Supervision in Action, which uses
"sculpting" and role play to concretize difficulties and to
provide solutions to therapists who are struggling with difficult
cases. I help clinicians see how their own internal
and external systems interact with client systems and how to
improve this interaction so they can be most helpful.

Supervision is tailored to the clinician's level of experience,
training, and learning style.

*Supervision is required for LSW's who wish to obtain LCSW licensing.  See NASW
FAQ's on supervision https://naswnj.socialworkers.org/Professional-
Development/Clinical-Supervision

Supervision is available one-on-one and in groups.  To learn
more on how supervision is offered see
Supervision Modalities.

Family Therapy Supervision is available to help family
therapists (MFT's, MSW's and other degree holders) who want
to focus on relational issues in order to improve their skills for
working with couples and families.  Supervision is also
available for therapists who want to develop skills for working
with groups.  Family Therapy Supervision is offered one-on-one
and in groups.  I incorporate action/ psychodramatic methods
into supervision.

Training in Action Methods/Psychodrama Training
I am a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner of psychodrama (TEP),
which means I can offer you supervision and training credits in
this dynamic field. Training includes didactic and experiential
learning of techniques including empty chair, role play and role
reversal, concretization, working in the here and now, as well as
the social atom.

Supervision Modalities
Social Work Supervision, and Family Therapy Supervision are
offered both one-on-one and in groups.  Learn more about
Supervision Modalities.

Counseling Services
I offer counseling to families, and couples,  individuals, and
groups, who are struggling through difficult transitions.
Transitions are times when we are most stressed and when
difficulties can overwhelm us.  These include forming new
relationships--personal and professional; conflict, losses
including death of a child or other family member, divorce,
separation, moving, empty nest, and loss of a job.

For more information on the Foundation in Family Therapy
Course, Social Work Supervision, Family Therapy  Supervision,
Counseling Services or Psychodrama
, contact Paula Ochs.
Chrysalis Clinical Supervision, Training &
Counseling Services

Specializing in Supervision in Action TM and Family Therapy in Action TM
"Family Therapy in Action/Supervision in Action"      
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