D'Arienzo Psychology Blog

Models and Stages of Divorce

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Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

Divorce shares very similar patters of grief when losing a loved one to death. With the help of Kubler Ross, Paul Bohannan, and Stanley Hagemeyer, a collection of divorce phases has been created to move you through the emotional processes of divorce. Though every divorce is unique, these models lead to a divorcing persons transformation from their married to new independent self. Dr. D’Arienzo, after working with thousands of divorcing and divorced individuals, is able to get you to the point of being adaptable to the single life, independent, and self-supportive. Take one of our divorce courses or high conflict courses to improve your coparenting relationship.

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Establishing Limits on Kids Technology Use

Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

Establishing Limits on Kids Technology Use March 9, 2022 Why is establishing limits on kids technology use so important?! Well, kids little brains are more susceptible to social influence than adults. Starting around the age of 10 to 12, children’s brains undergo a major shift that causes them to seek social rewards – which means […]

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The Eye of the Storm

Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

The Eye of the Storm January 26, 2022 A few weeks ago, I was in the kitchen and my daughter Julia – who is in the eleventh grade – entered and she was on the verge of tears. She said “Dad, I’m so overwhelmed about exams. I have so much to study and I think […]

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The Greatest Gift

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Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

The Greatest Gift December 15, 2021 It’s the holiday season and if you’re like me, you’re around a lot of family this time of year. As a psychologist, I hear about all the burdens that families bring over the holidays – such as people bringing their dogs to an event without asking permission, grandparents micromanaging […]

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Surviving & Thriving Over the Holidays

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Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

2021 has been a very difficult year for everyone. A lot of you have lost family or friends to COVID-19, political division, divorce or other accidents, tragedies & health related concerns. There’s been a lot of loss this year & your life has changed because of it. Your view on the holiday season might’ve changed too. I want you to know, you are not alone in your struggles & you will get through the holidays – even if that means leaving your old rituals behind to create new ones.

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The Impact of Divorce

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Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

Children and Divorce and My Experience as a Forensic Psychologist in Family Court: As a custody evaluator I’ve seen these parents at their worst. I remember one mom fighting for custody who aghast that her husband took the children to the pediatrician’s office. She told me that dads don’t belong in the pediatrician’s office….

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Preparing for Minnesota Wedding

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Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

Are you getting married in Minnesota and having conflict? We can help you! It is crucial to solve an argument when fighting to avoid reoccurring, additional, and lasting conflict. Ensuring confidence, safety, and trust between partners is key to finding success in your relationship. Couples can effectively solve and deescalate their problems by using Dr. D’Arienzo’s conflict resolution tips, Dr. Gottman’s five step tool, and safe talking techniques. Find out more through out Minnesota Premarital Education Course!

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Emotional Process of Divorce

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Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

The loss of a marriage and the physical loss of a partner share similar grief patterns. When going through a divorce, you must rectify the loss of your partner and their continued influence over your life and your children. Kubler Ross, Paul Bohannon, and Stanley Hagemeyer explain the stages of divorce and models of grief with idea’s on how to cope with your divorce. Here you can read more about the emotional process of divorce and our High-Conflict Co-Parenting course.

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High Conflict Co-Parenting Divorce Course: What is your Co-Parenting Status?

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Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

Did you recently undergo a divorce or separation? If you are looking for co-parenting education, the odds are that you are having trouble managing conflict with your co-parent. In this article, our Board-Certified Psychologist and Divorce Expert, Dr. Justin D’Arienzo goes over how to determine what your co-parenting status is. The first step to solving your co-parenting conflict is determining what your co-parenting status is.

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Managing Unruly In-Laws

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Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

A hugely important topic. In-laws. They can make or break even the best relationships. I’ve heard countless stories about great in-laws as well as particular monster-in-laws in my clinical practice as a psychologist.

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