Welcome to my website.  I have over 20 years of
experience counseling families and couples with a
wide range of problems. In addition, I have extensive
experience working with groups and individuals with
a wide range of issues including loss, stress, and
life/family transitions. I am also a well-seasoned
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 techniques from psychodrama.

The NJ Board of Social Work Examiners is
considering increasing the number of clinical hours
you must acquire in order to become LCSW's from
1920 to 3000. Check with the NJ chapter of the NASW
to get more information.

New Workshops and Trainings

  • Foundation in Family Therapy, 30 CEU's, begins
    January 18th. Click here for more information.

  • Psychodrama group
    Group begins Thursday, January 18th.  
Click here for more information.

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 or a an MFT who has a provisional license?*
  • 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.
If you are interested in Psychodrama click here.

I offer clinical supervision for LSW'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 develop the best skills they can.  Some of these skills can be
called techniques but mostly, clinicians of all levels of experience
need to develop self knowledge--an understanding of the
fundamental beliefs and values which drive the clinical decisions
they make at any point during therapy as well as an understanding
of our professional handicaps.  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.

Supervision helps the clinician grow by using the clinician's
strengths as a starting point and then providing guidance and
challenge in a supportive environment. A supportive environment
creates the opportunity to  take risks, develop new skills and new
ways of thinking.

I believe in an ecological approach to therapy and supervision and
the mind/body connection.  Therapists need to understand their
clients in the contexts of their lives --how internal systems--both
physical and emotional-- interact with external systems like family
and community. I help clinicians see how their own internal and
external systems interact with the clients' 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.  Social Work Supervision is available
for LSW's and for more experienced LCSW's who want to hone
skills, expand areas of expertise, and/or strengthen their own
therapeutic voice.  Supervision is also available for experienced
LCSW's who are supervising or wish to supervise other therapists.

*Supervision is required for LSW's who wish to obtain LCSW licensing.  See NASW
FAQ's on 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.

Psychodrama Training
I am a Certifiied Practitioner and PAT which means I can offer you
up to 160 hours of training towards your certification in
psychodrama.  Training includes didactic experiential learning of
techniques including empty chair, role play and role reversal,
concretization, working in the here and now, as well as the social

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, couples and 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, 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
or Psychodrama contact Paula Ochs.
Chrysalis Clinical Supervision, Training &
Counseling Services

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

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