FOUNDATION IN FAMILY THERAPY
Understanding the magic of connection
A 10 WEEK COURSE, THURSDAY MORNINGS. BEGINS AGAIN OCTOBER 2020.
Paula Ochs LCSW, TEP Jude Webster DSW, LCSW
THIS COURSE HAS BEEN REVAMPED FOR ONLINE
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!
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.
Paula Ochs and Jude Webster will draw on their rich experience
as active clinicians, supervisors, and educators in order to
teach beginning and intermediate level clinicians who wish to
treat couples and families. Both Paula and Jude have taught and
supervised for many years and have found that experiential
leaning is the most powerful form of learning. They use a
unique combination of Structural, Developmental, and
Psychodramatic theories in their 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 and Jude will provide instruction using
videotaped sessions from master clinicians. They 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…
1. Gain an overview of family treatment and its relation to
2. Reframe problems from an individual to an interpersonal
3. Develop skills in making systemic and developmental
assessments/ interventions that embrace current
relationships/events and include the dynamics of family of origin.
4. Learn how to incorporate movement/action in assessments
and interventions with a wide range of clients.
5. Develop multi-cultural sensitivity in assessing dysfunctional
patterns and acquiring knowledge of appropriate interventions
to alter family structure.
6. 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.
Paula Ochs LCSW, TEP
Paula Ochs is an experienced family therapist, psychodramatist,
and certified supervisor practicing in New Jersey fpr nearly 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 Family Therapy in Action, Psychodrama, and
Supervision in Action, at universities and conferences around
the country. She has trained intensively with several master
therapists including Sal Minuchin, Maurizio Andolfi, and Jeff Zeig.
Jude Webster, DSW, LCSW
Jude Webster has been a family therapist for twenty-five years.
She has been in private practice in Montclair, NJ for the past
eleven, where she specializes in women’s reproductive health
and clinical supervision. Currently she co-runs a clinical
supervision group for social workers training for their clinical
license. As a trained movement therapist she pays close
attention to the relationship between mind and body in her work.
She teaches at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and
frequently presents her work at conferences around the country.
When: Thursdays, 9:00AM until noon. Classes meet 2020: Oct 15
& 29, Nov 12; Dec 3.. 2021: Feb 4 & 18, March 4 & 18, April 1 & 15.*
Where: Upper Montclair, NJ
Registration is $895.Partial refund available until 9/15/20. No
refunds from 9/16/20 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.
Foundation in Family Therapy Course