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

I have over 20 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 wide range of issues.


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.

IMPORTANT NEWS FOR LSW'S IN NJ:
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, Trainings, and Articles

  • March 16,  2018: The Diamond of Opposites: working
    with ambivalence in action. Ambivalence can be
    crippling because we can become stuck in indecision
    and put our lives on hold. This workshop will help you
    explore ambivalence by putting it into concrete form.

  • Psychodrama group
         Thursday evenings  
    
     The group is still open to 3 more participants.
    
     Click here for more information.

  • "Family Therapy in Action" Just published in The
    Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group
    Psychotherapy: Vol. 65, No. 1, pp. 111-121.

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 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 they 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 read more on
Supervision in Action, click here.
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  http://www.naswnj.org/?LicensingFAQs#Clinical%
20Supervision

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 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, 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 Services
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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