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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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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A Team Approach To Reunification Therapy

By Dr. Katrina Kuzyszyn-JonesReunification therapy is often ordered in situations where allegations of abuse are inconclusive. While there are no standards for how to conduct the actual therapy, there are guidelines regarding the best practices for the structure of reunification therapy. As the keystone of the intervention, the court order should specify: (1) the goals […]

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What Is Psychodynamic Therapy?

Psychodynamic therapy is a form of talk therapy designed to help an individual find relief from mental or emotional stress. The goals of psychodynamic therapy are to increase a client’s self-awareness by understanding the influence of the past on one’s present behavior. In its brief form, a psychodynamic approach helps the client examine unresolved conflicts […]

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What Is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?

The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris, MDA book review by Katrina Kuzyszyn-Jones, Psy.D.Dr. Russ Harris explains Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in The Happiness Trap.  Overall, The Happiness Trap is a very readable explanation of ACT with many useful tools for implementing the strategies in daily living. Each chapter has exercises to either understand the […]

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