All Posts by Dr. Katrina Kuzyszyn-Jones

What Are Risk Assessments?

Written by Dr. Katrina Kuzyszyn-JonesRisk assessments cannot be used to determine if abuse, neglect or a violent or sexual act occurred. Generally, risk assessments are used to determine if someone is at risk for recidivism. At times, when allegations have been made, there are requests for risk assessment to determine if someone is likely to […]

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Written by Dr. Katrina Kuzyszyn-Jones(Previously published in North and South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, October 2008)What is PTSD and what does it have to do with my case?Traumatic events can include, but are not limited to, military combat, violent personal assault (rape, domestic violence), being kidnapped, being taken hostage, terrorist attack, torture, natural or manmade disasters, […]

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September 5, 2018 in All

Integrated Psychotherapy For Offenders With Antisocial Personality Disorder

Written by Dr. Katrina Kuzyszyn-JonesAbstractThe psychological treatment of antisocial personality has fallen to the wayside because most individuals with this disorder are excluded from therapy due to the punitive philosophy of the correctional system. These individuals continue to have unhealthy interactions with others, commit crimes, and return to prison after they have served both short […]

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Bipolar Disorder

Written by Dr. Katrina Kuzyszyn-Jones(This article was written for the NC Lawyers Assistance Program in January 2009.)Colloquially known as manic-depression, effective treatment is available. What is bipolar disorder and how do you know if your client has it and needs help?Bipolar disorder used to be called manic-depression because it includes major depressive and manic episodes. […]

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Parenting After Divorce

Divorce creates many obstacles that can leave both parties feeling defeated. For those with children, none may feel more trying (or important) than the challenges that come with co-parenting. Before making any co-parenting decisions, it is important to prepare for opposing opinions. Most likely, the same differences that stressed your marriage will manifest as you work […]

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Collaborative Law

The Intersection of Family Law and Psychology:  New Roles for PsychologistsBy Dr. Katrina Kuzyszyn-JonesInteracting with the legal system, during one of the most stressful times in your life, can be traumatizing. Collaborative law seeks to change all that. Collaborative law was developed in 1990 by attorney Stuart G. Webb. He was tired of dealing with […]

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Guest Writer Articles

Here is a selection of guest writer posts you might find interesting and informative:Domestic Violence and Custody, Part 1Tiffany Lesnik, AttorneyDomestic Violence and Custody, Part 2Tiffany Lesnik, AttorneyDomestic Violence and Custody, Part 3Tiffany Lesnik, AttorneyWhat’s So Important About The Therapeutic Relationship?H. Steven Moffic, MDSeparating Together and Collaborative DivorceJeff Seigle, Barbara Phillips-Bute, Christie M. Foppiano, AttorneysSomatic […]

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Navigating Child Custody

Making Wise Choices During DivorceIt’s hard to decide the best way to settle issues regarding your children when going through a divorce. KKJ Forensic and Psychological Services offers many options to help you decide.MediationMediation is a dynamic, structured, interactive process where a neutral third party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of […]

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Mediation For Developing A Parenting Plan

Traditional Mediation: In traditional mediation, you and your partner will come and meet with Dr. KKJ for a one day, all day mediation session. This session will be confidential and involve no notes and no court. You will be provided a summary that can be used to develop a separation agreement.Mediation Sessions:Mediation with a Twist! […]

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What Is Mediation?

What is Mediation?Mediation is a dynamic, structured, interactive process where a neutral third party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialized communication and negotiation techniques. Mediation is primarily focused upon the needs, rights, and interests of the parties. The main goal of mediation is to open and improve communication between parties […]

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