2016-2017 Training for Child and Adolescent Therapists

Using the Oaklander Model



Karen Hillman Fried, Psy.D. (MFT30667)

Karen Fried is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Educational Therapist. After taking Violet Oaklander’s two-week training program in 1995, she then was fortunate to begin consulting with her monthly for the past twenty-one years. A founding member of the Violet Solomon Oaklander Foundation (vsof.org) she is a current board member. Besides incorporating this model in private practice with children, adolescents and families, Dr. Fried also trains child and adolescent therapists in this model in the US, and Europe.


I can’t praise Dr. Karen Fried enough! She is intelligent, creative, warm and an incredible person. She has trained therapists to do my work in Europe and here in the United States. I believe it would be a privilege for anyone to participate in her training.
— Violet Oaklander, PhD

Please join me for a 3-part training

Location: West Los Angeles



November, 19-20th, 2016

February 11-12th, 2017

May 6-7th, 2017

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Part I

Introduction to the Violet Solomon Oaklander Model

Dates: November 19, 2016 - November 20th, 2016

Time: Saturday 9:30-4:30   |   Sunday 10-3

Topics: Developmental Issues, Therapeutic Process


Part II

Experiencing the Model

Dates: February 11, 2017 - February 12th, 2017

Time: Saturday 9:30-4:30   |   Sunday 10-3

Topics: Emotional Expression, Anger/Aggressive Energy, Grief and Loss, Brief Therapy

Part III

Issues Regarding the End of Therapy, Termination and Application of Techniques

Dates: May 6th, 2017 - May 7th, 2017

Time: Saturday 9:30-4:30   |   Sunday 10-3

Topics: Self Nurturing, Sand Tray, Music, Termination



Throughout the training a wide variety of materials will be used, including, drawing, puppets, clay, sand tray, cards, and others.

Course meets the qualifications for 30 hours of continuing education for LMFT’s and LCSW’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  

Cost - $300 per weekend



Email: karenfried@kandmcenter.com OR Call: 310.998.0030