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New classes begin in September 2023!

Click on Classes above or contact me for more information.

CEU's available.


Whether you are an experienced social worker, MFT, or counselor looking for training or supervision or someone new to the field, I have something to offer you.

I am a highly experienced supervisor and educator who specializes in "Family Therapy in Action™." and "Supervision in Action™." These modalities recognize the mind/body connection by using action methods from psychodrama. I use these modalities to deepen your work by working on the "self of the therapist" and to teach key concepts.


I have 26 years of experience counseling families and couples with a wide range of problems, including loss, stress, conflict, and chronic disease.  In addition, I have extensive experience working with groups and individuals with a broad range of issues.  I am an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and AAMFT Clinical Fellow, a Certified Systemic Supervisor (IFTA), and have the highest certification in psychodrama as well: Trainer, Educator, Practitioner (TEP).  I present my work around the country.

Workshops, Trainings, and Articles

Advanced Supervision Group. Learn how to use systemic thinking

and action methods to enhance your practice.

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Clinical Work Using Action Methods. .

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Foundation in Family Therapy: Understanding the Magic of Connection. 

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"Using Action Methods in Clinical Supervision: A Journey from Talk to Action" Social Work in Groups,

July 30, 2020.

There are other services/trainings offered.

Please click on the services/trainings you are interested in on the services page.

Clinical Supervision and Training

  • Do you strive to be the best clinician you can be?

  • Are you an LSW who needs supervision in order to obtain LCSW licensing, an MFT who has a provisional license or who wants to become an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, 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 by incorporating the body 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 the body/action methods in your supervision?


I offer clinical supervision/consultation to social workers, family therapists, counselors, psychiatrists and psychologists, focusing on your strengths while providing challenge in a warm and supportive environment.  


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 at 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 available one-on-one and in groups. 

More Information about Supervision Modalities.

Social Work Supervision

Is Social Work Supervision right for you? If you are an LSW, you 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 those 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.

Family Therapy Supervision

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.


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, loss, including death of a child or other family member, divorce, separation, moving, empty nest, and loss of a job.

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

For more information on the Foundation in Family Therapy Class, Clinical Work Using Action Methods Class, Social Work Supervision, Family Therapy  Supervision, Counseling Services or Psychodrama, 

contact Paula Ochs

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