About Marc Sadoff, MSW, BCD

Marc Sadoff, LCSW

Psychotherapy & Couples Coaching

Qualifications and Specialties

Graduated USC in 1981 with a Masters in Social Work.

Licensed in 1985 in clinical social work psychotherapy.

Trained by Francine Shapiro in 1992 in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for treatment of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).

For more about Marc’s EMDR and Somatic Therapy for PTSD go here. I worked with the Program for Torture Victims in Los Angeles helping with the evaluation and testifying in immigration court for asylum seekers who had been tortured or abused in their country of origin.

I’m presenting on the topic of ‘Therapists Helping Refugees Avoid Deportation By Doing Psychological Evaluations’ at the IVAT international conference on September 6th.  
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I trained 170 therapists last two years in how to conduct diagnostic assessments of refugees, to help them avoid deportation.  I’m doing another 3 week webinar training beginning September 28, 2018.

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I’ve done Communication Skills trainings for the FBI, Immigration Asylum Officers, Catholic Church, Jewish Family Services, USC Medical School, Veteran’s Hospital, UCLA Extension & others.

For Marc’s CV click: Marc-CV-2018

I started my couples communication skills simulation training program called ‘Handling Conflict With Confidence’ in 1998.   Now 40% of my private practice is working with couples.   

While I use an educational approach in helping couples handle conflict, my work can still be called marriage therapy or couples counseling.   As a licensed therapist,  I assess the individuals to evaluate whether one, or both of them, has a disorder that results in poor impulse control.  I’ll make the appropriate referrals for medication or medical assessment when necessary. However, my skills training program is part of the assessment of medical issues.   

If someone cannot reasonably follow through on his agreements; then he (or she) is not in control of his own behavior, and may benefit from medications.   I’m doing my workshops for couples communication skills about once every other month.   I’ve been a psychotherapist for over 30 years treating people with depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorders. Twenty- years ago I began my work in domestic violence men’s groups and continue to co-facilitate a weekly group for abusive men. 

While the principles of working with abusive men are different than marriage counseling and marriage therapy, my experience with the men help me focus on the disrespectful behaviors clearly.  It’s also clear to me that women can be disrespectful with their men, and I address this as vigorously as with the men.

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