Tom Caplan, MSW, MFT

Tom Caplan, MSW, MFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy, Social Work
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: OPTSQ-MFT. Psychotherapeute - CAPT09/08/250
Secondary Credential: Psychotherapist - 60626-13
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 01578
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5845 Cote des Neiges
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Montreal, Quebec H3S1Z4 - Canada
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I use an an integrated, Relational, client-focussed approach using concepts also described in: Cognitive-Behavioural / Motivational work (Ellis 1997, Jacobsen 1995, Miller & Rollnick 1991), Narrative work (White 1990, Jenkins 1990, Avis-Myers 2004), Solution Focused work (De Shazer 1991, I.K. Berg 1993), Emotion Focused work (Greenberg & Johnson 1988, Greenberg & Pavio 1997) and Process-Oriented work (Shulman 1992, Teyber, 2000, Caplan, 2005). The Needs-ABC Model is distinguished by its emphasis on the emotion-focused relational needs behind maladaptive behaviours, rather than the behaviours themselves, and by its flexibility in terms of applications to clients in a range of personal and therapeutic settings.

Email or Call Tom Caplan, MSW, MFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01578

More Info About My Practice

Tom Caplan is a private practice social worker who works with couples, families, groups, and individuals. An adjunct professor in the school of social work at McGill University, he is also a supervisor for the McGill Domestic Violence Clinic, in addition to being an expert in domestic violence for the Quebec Court System.

Tom does clinical forensic work, and is the clinical director of the Montreal Psychotherapy Centre. He is supervisor and founder of the Montreal Anger Management Centre. He regularly offers workshops, seminars, and lectures at junior colleges, universities, and community centers. He participates in research projects in collaboration with Concordia University, the Jewish General Hospital, Douglas Hospital, and Concordia University.

Tom sits on the Social Work With Groups editorial board. He is a marriage and family therapist and a marriage and family therapist supervisor (AAMFT). He is certified internationally as an alcohol and drug counsellor (ICADC), and a member of the Professional Order of Social Workers of Quebec (OPTSQ)

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Behaviour managment is a speciality - especially in a couple or family context. These include domestic violence, general anger management, substance abuse and family crisis (loss of a a loved one, work or school difficulties, career dilemmas, etc.)

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


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Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychotherapy
  • Anger Management
  • Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integral Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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