Seth Kadish, Psy.D.

Seth C. Kadish, Psy.D., Director of Group Therapists at PCH in Mar Vista and former Clinical Director of Milestones Ranch Malibu, was a Staff Psychologist at California State Prison, Los Angeles County, counseling maximum-security inmates. Prior to that, Dr. Kadish worked with Probation youth at Penny Lane in North Hills, CA where he was named Clinician of the Year 2001. He is the creator of Pattern Identification and Reduction Therapy™, a clinical approach based on his work in prison, group home, private practice and treatment center and is the author of Pop Your Patterns: The No-Nonsense Way to Change Your Life. An inspiring educator who leavens serious topics with humor, Dr. Kadish has spoken at a number of conferences in the U.S. and Canada including CAADE, U.S. Journal Counseling Skills, and Brief Therapy. He has lectured on Pattern Identification and Reduction Therapy and Facilitating Compelling Groups to various organizations including CAMFT and Kaiser Permanente, as well as hospitals, treatment centers and colleges. Dr. Kadish has been a guest lecturer at Pepperdine and UCLA and Adjunct Professor at California Graduate Institute (now the Chicago School), teaching popular courses including The Criminal Mind, The Prison Mind, and Psychotherapy With Difficult Clients. In addition, Dr. Kadish has appeared in print, radio and television, featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network documentary series, Ryan and Tatum: The O’Neals (2011) and in the award-winning documentary, Iceberg Slim (2013).
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“I enjoyed learning from this presenter. This helped me reevaluate what I have been doing in groups and helped me improve to create a better learning environment.”-Kaleena K., Counselor, Wisconsin 

Groups are a central part of virtually all treatment programs, whether in residential, intensive outpatient, hospital or forensic settings, and yet there is a dearth of useful and practical information on how to create and facilitate groups. This seminar is intended to provide pragmatic solutions to thorny group problems as well as coach the participant in ways to create exciting and compelling groups. Participants will learn new and effective ways of working with difficult group clients such as the Monopolizer, the Coach, and the Sleeper, specific techniques on providing structure, the importance of establishing and maintaining rules, and the elements needed to create a compelling group on any assigned subject or topic. 

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