2017-2018 Training for Child and Adolescent Therapists

Using the Oaklander Model

About the Instructor


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.

karenfried@kandmcenter.com //  (310) 998-0030


      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 11th & 12th, 2017

      February 24th & 25th, 2018

      June 2nd & 3rd, 2018

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      Part I

      Introduction to the Violet Solomon Oaklander Model

      Dates: Nov. 11-12, 2017

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

      Topics: Developmental Issues, Therapeutic Process


      Part II

      Experiencing the Model

      Dates: Feb. 24-25, 2018

      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: June 2-3, 2018

      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

      Non-Discrimination Statement

      All trainees are welcome without regard to gender, race, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, or disability. Oaklander Training complies with all local, state, and federal regulations including the American’s with Disabilities Act. Please indicate on your registration or contact Karen Fried if you have questions regarding special accommodations.

      Oaklander Training maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


      Grievance Policy

      Oaklander Training is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict compliance with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in treatment of program participants. If any registrant has special needs, please make those clear at the time of registration. Oaklander Training will do its best to anticipate problems and, if they present themselves, will work to alleviate or resolve complaints as quickly as possible. Direct communication of any difficulties to the workshop leader or the Oaklander Training assistant is requested and will be respectfully attended to.


      Additional Information

      Information regarding financial assistance, schedule of trainings, lodging, and transportation to and from airports will be provided to all registrants with confirmation of registration.