How to spot a narcissist? Dr. D’Arienzo, Clinical Psychologist here. I am going to share five signs that indicated you might be dealing with a narcissist. Receiving criticism: Their fragile self-esteem can’t even handle constructive criticism. Feedback seems like a direct attack. Losing Control: When they lose control of situations and people around them, they feel powerless because it contradicts their grandiose image of themselves. Not being admired: They thrive on admiration and attention and when they are ignored and don’t get what they think they deserve they pout, and get frustrated and angry. Being exposed: They create a false persona to maintain their inflated self-image but when someone exposes their true self, vulnerabilities or manipulations, they go on the attack. Losing a competition: They think they are superior to others and when someone beats them, they feel inferior, so they react with rage, make excuses, and “file away” a serious resentment. Losing is personal to a narcissist. Obviously, we all have some of these traits, but if you’re narcissist, you would have most of these and to the extreme. If that’s you or your in a relationship with one, get professional help.
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.
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 […]
Florida Parenting Coordination Center Jacksonville, Florida Duval, St. Johns, Baker, Nassau, and Clay Counties Parenting Coordination If you are interested in parenting coordination please review the parenting coordination guidelines from the APA. I have provided the link below. We do offer parenting coordination services in Florida. Our two parenting coordinators are Dr. Justin D’Arienzo, Clinical […]
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.
What is domestic violence and abuse? What constitutes domestic violence and child abuse? What are the warning signs of abuse and how can we report abuse? Section 6 of our DCF-Approved Parent/Family Stabilization Course goes over these answers in detail. Click here to learn more about domestic violence and abuse.
According to psychologists and social learning theory, most couples undergo changes in roles and demands along with the challenges to balance other new parent responsibilities. The precarious transition leads to a decrease in relationship functioning and increase in specialization of parental roles.
A moderate level of conflict is normal when you are in the divorce or separation process. If you are experiencing high levels of conflict with your co-parent, it might be time to try parallel parenting. Parallel parenting is when you and the other parent take care of the children completely independent of one another. Click here to learn more about parallel parenting.
Dr. D’Arienzo is our Board-Certified Clinical Psychologist and National Divorce Expert. Dr. D’Arienzo developed our parent education and family stabilization courses and our high conflict divorce course. This article outlines the five stages of the Kübler Ross Stages of Grief model and how they relate to divorce. Learn more about divorce and co-parenting by taking one of our parent education and family stabilization courses or our high conflict divorce course.
Dr. D’Arienzo is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and National Forensic Expert. In this article, he discusses consent for minors regarding healthcare. Dr. D’Arienzo discusses psychological services in divorce and separation cases. It might appear harmless when a divorced parent takes their child to receive psychological services. This can lead to many dilemmas, like parents not agreeing on treatment plans for their child.