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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Tips To Survive The Holidays

We have entered one of the busiest seasons of the year. Halloween is a faint memory, and we are all gearing up for more celebrating, more family and more fun!…right? Well, not all of us. What do you do when you are dealing with the grief of divorce? How do you balance managing your child’s […]

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Therapy Approaches: Methods of Psychotherapy

Psychodynamic TherapyPsychodynamic 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 […]

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Psychological Forensic Evaluations

Written by Dr. Katrina Kuzyszyn-Jones(previously published in NC&SC Lawyers Weekly)What are the differences between a clinical psychological and a forensic evaluation?How do you pick the right expert for your evaluation?Knowing when and how to obtain a forensic evaluation – which typically goes beyond thescope of a basic clinical interview – could make or break your […]

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Divorce and Heart Disease

By Dr. Whitney WallThe emotional impacts of divorce are undeniable. Individuals going through thedivorce process report high levels of stress and experience consuming emotionssuch as guilt, sadness, fear, hopelessness, and confusion. The widely usedHolmes-Rahe Stress Inventory ranks divorce as the second most stressful lifeoccurrence – second only to the death of a spouse. Divorce inherently […]

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