Foundation in Family Therapy

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Understanding the Magic of Connection

29 CEU's

A 10 WEEK COURSE

THURSDAY MORNINGS

BEGINS AGAIN JANUARY 20, 2022.

Paula Ochs LCSW, TEP

 

I PLAN TO OFFER THIS COURSE IN PERSON. IF COVID IS STILL AN ISSUE WE WILL MEET VIRTURALLY.

 

 

Are you working with children and adolescents and feel that you would like to know how to engage the parents in your work in order to enhance your effectiveness with your clients? Are you unsure of how to help your individual adult clients resolve 

issues with family of origin or current family members? If you answered yes, you will benefit from this 10 week course, 

Foundation in Family Therapy

 

This 10-week intensive training in family therapy in Northern NJ  offers clinicians in private practice and in agency environments a foundation in family therapy. Participants will gain an understanding of: why family therapy is a revolutionary step in psychotherapy; the importance of family dynamics; the role of intergenerational dynamics in the family structure; the importance of the body/mind connection; and the development of the self as therapist.

 

THIS COURSE RECEIVED A RATING OF 4.5 OUT 5.0 BY LAST 

YEAR'S PARTICIPANTS WHO EXPERIENCED THE CLASS BOTH IN 

PERSON AND ONLINE!

 

CE INFORMATION

This course, Foundation in Family Therapy, Approval #202603-1625, provided by Paula Ochs is approved for continuing education by the New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW-NJ. CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period: Friday, May 1, 2020 through August 31, 2022. New Jersey social workers will receive 25 Clinical and 4 Social & Cultural Competence CE credits for participating in this course. 25 Clinical CEUs, 4 Social/Cultural Competence. Apply now! Space is limited

 

For registration and more information on Foundation in Family 

Therapy contact Paula Ochs

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is appropriate for licensed social workers, especially LCSW's, family therapists, and counselors who are interested in learning how to do clinical work with couples and families. There are limited seats available.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Paula Ochs will draw on her rich experience as an active clinician, supervisor, and educator in order to teach beginning and intermediate level clinicians who wish to treat couples and families. Paula has taught and supervised for many years and has found that experiential leaning is the most powerful form of learning.  She uses a unique combination of Structural, Developmental, and Psychodramatic theories in her work.   

 

Participants will learn that current and past events and relationships,both physical and psychological, along with 

environmental factors, have a profound effect on couples and families.  Paula will provide instruction using videotaped sessions from master clinicians.  She will also reference writings from leaders such as Thomas Szasz and 

Daniel N. Stern, designed to challenge common assumptions about mental health.  Participants will engage in role-play and sculpting in order to learn the concepts.

 

Participants will be able to…

 

  • Gain an overview of family treatment and its relation to clinical practice.

  • Reframe problems from an individual to an interpersonal perspective.

  • Develop skills in making systemic and developmental assessments/ interventions that embrace current relationships/events and include the dynamics of family of origin.

  • Learn how to incorporate movement/action in assessments and interventions with a wide range of clients.

  • Develop multi-cultural sensitivity in assessing dysfunctional patterns and acquiring knowledge of appropriate interventions to alter family structure.

  • Identify how participants’ roles and experiences in their family of origin and current life have an impact on the therapist/client relationship and treatment. A certificate is provided at the end of the course.

 

INSTRUCTOR

Paula Ochs LCSW, TEP

Paula Ochs is an experienced family therapist, psychodramatist, and certified supervisor practicing in New Jersey for 25 years.  She is the founder and director of Chrysalis Clinical Supervision and Training, which specializes in the professional development of social workers, family therapists, and counselors, at all levels.  Paula is an Adjunct Associate Professor at NYU and Columbia and has taught family therapy at both the graduate and institute levels. She has presented workshops on many topics including Family Therapy in Action and Psychodrama, at universities and conferences around the country.  She has trained intensively with several master therapists including Sal Minuchin, Maurizio Andolfi, and Jeff Zeig.

When: Thursdays, 9:00AM until noon.

Classes meet :

Jan. 20, Feb. 3 & 17; Mar. 3 & 17; & 31; April 14 & 28; May 12 & 26*.

Where: Upper Montclair, NJ

 

FEES/CANCELLATIONS/GRIEVANCES

Early bird $895 if you register by 12/1/21. Registration is $995.Partial refund available until 12/20/21. No refunds from 12/21/21 on.

All requests for refunds and other grievances must be sent in writing to Paula Ochs Please contact Paula Ochs for instructions for disability access. Chrysalis Clinical Supervision & Training is wheelchair accessible.

 

*Dates subject to change. A make up class will be available on June 9.

       For more information: contact Paula Ochs