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NEFESH ALL POINTS NORTH LODGE Professional Development

Paradoxical Interventions and Radical Validation

Presenter: Joel Kleinman, MSW, LSW

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These webinars offer 4 NYS ED Self Study Credits
All webinars in this series are recorded and will not grant live credits

Subject: Understanding the underlying theory, learning the practical applications, and applying the skills of Paradoxical Interventions and Radical Validation.

Description: In this two part series of two hour webinars, we will explore the underlying theory and learn some of the practical skills needed to use Paradoxical Interventions and Radical Validation. Some of the topics that will be covered include:
• The Theory of Radical Validation
• Taking a “Radically Validating” Stance
• Diving Deeply - Function Elicitation
• Intervention - “What Do You Want?”
• Using Paradox in the “Here And Now”
• Paradox and Personality Disorders
• What’s Broken? - Locating The Problem
• Radical Acceptance and Mapping


Joel Yisrael Kleinman, MSW, LSW is a psychotherapist practicing in Lakewood NJ. He is the author of “Parenting By Design”, published by Artscroll.

This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an intermediate level Click here to see levels of programing : ,and is beneficial for an intermediate level clinician: Click for Description :
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.

  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Social Workers (#SW-0048), and by the NYSED’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (#MFT-0046) and Licensed Mental Health Counselors (#MHC-0082).