Family Therapy Training & Supervision

If you are interested in the Foundation in Family Therapy
 click here.

Attention MFT's:
 I have a number of trainings that you might be
interested in. Contact
Paula Ochs for more information.  

Is Family Therapy Supervision right for you?
  • Are you a therapist who would like more experience when
    working with couples and families?
  • Or a seasoned family therapist who wants to develop your
    therapeutic voice?
  • Or do you want the ability to work with individuals confidently
    when family members don't/won't participate?
  • Learn more about the benefits of supervision.
Family Therapy Training & Supervision
My Philosophy
I am passionate about the ability of family therapy to transform the lives of
our clients. I am also passionate about the ability of good supervision to
transform the clinician from good to excellent.  I strongly believe that those
who wants to help others through therapy needs to develop the best skills
they can.  Although the development of "skills" may seem like an end in
itself, it is really the development of self knowledge that is most important.
We all have limitations and need to stretch ourselves so that we have the
potential to help a wider range of people with a wider range of problems..
What can you expect?
My approach is supportive, building on the strengths of the therapist, but
also  challenging in order to stimulate new kinds of thinking and
approaches to therapy.  Good supervision leads to personal growth as
well as professional growth. For more information on me, please go to
About Paula Ochs.
Supervision in a group gives therapists an opportunity for experiential
learning.*  Experiential learning is a powerful way to learn because one is
able to experience seeing, hearing and doing.  
*Researchers have determined
that therapists are particularly receptive to experiential learning. (See articles by
Kolb and others.)

In Family Therapy Supervision I use role play and other experiential
techniques in ordr to facilitate learning.  Trainees also have the
opportunity to use the
genogram effectively or to learn how to use the
"social atom."  Additionally, trainees can present videotaped sessions for
discussion (with a signed released from your client).

Family Therapy Supervision helps therapists learn how to work
systemically with individual clients.  A systemic approach is an ecological
approach which allows the clinician to understand clients in the context of
their lives.  For example, is the lient recently widowed, a new parent, or the
parent of a drug abusing son or daughter?  A systemic approach develops
the clinician's ability to anticipate the challenges and consequences of
change.  For example, will the depressed wife's husband become angry if
she starts to go out more?

More experienced therapists will learn how to make better assessments,
sharper interventions and strengthen their therapeutic voice.  They will
also learn how to work with individuals when family members are not
available, using techniques from psychodrama.

Additionally, supervisees will learn how to develop effective interventions
in the "here and now."  Many clinicians struggle to find ways to intervene in
client interactions
in the moment.  Supervision using experiential
techniques help therapists learn and execute interventions that are
process-focused and that can be observed and evaluated in the
therapist's office.

Supervision is also offered for MSW graduates. Participants should have a
graduate degree and a job in which they see clients.

Paula Ochs to find out more about Family Therapy Supervision.
"Family Therapy in Action/Supervision in Action"      
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