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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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 Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)?

The main goal of DBT is to learn skills to cope with stress, regulate emotions, and develop balanced relationships with others. DBT validates current thought processes with the goal of working towards changing unhealthy behaviors. Through the process of accepting their problems, people learn ways to solve the issues and make positive changes. Along with […]

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What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

​Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most common types of therapy today. CBT aims to solve problems by focusing on the thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes that we hold (our cognitive processes) and how this relates to the way we behave, as a way of dealing with our emotions.For example: A woman seeks help […]

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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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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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