On November 16, 2023, I (Dr. D’Arienzo) had the pleasure of presenting about Toxic Stress, Child Development, Trauma Informed Care, Trauma Responsive Courts, and Fostering Resilience in Children and Family Law Clients. I was fortunate to partner with the Honorable Judge Guy, and Attorneys Ms. Dyvonnda Thurston and Ms. Sarah Sullivan. Two of my associates, Ms. Cynthia Salameh, Attorney and Parent Coordinator, and Dr. Amy Hartley, Psychologist, came to support my presentations and this Florida Bar Family Law Section Office of the State Courts Administrator (OSCA) event. We enjoyed mingling and offering our expertise to the 50 attorneys and judges who participated. I would like to thank Judge Maureen Horkan for inviting me to present!
In a world marked by increasing security concerns and ever-evolving threats, and a reduction of a profession police force, the role of armed personal protection officers (PPOs) and other armed security professionals has gained unprecedented significance. These professionals are entrusted with the safety and security of individuals, often in high-risk situations. To ensure the effectiveness and reliability of PPOs, psychological testing has emerged as an essential tool. The Complex Demands of Armed Personal Protection: Armed personal protection officers are tasked with safeguarding the lives of their clients, often under intense pressure. Their roles encompass not only physical prowess but also intricate decision-making, conflict resolution, and emotional stability. The consequences of their actions, both in terms of safety and legal implications, are far-reaching. To fulfill these responsibilities, candidates must possess not only the necessary physical skills but also strong psychological traits.
Performance and Sports Psychology for Tennis In September 2023, I had the pleasure of working with the Eagle Harbor Tennis Club to discuss psychological factors that improve peformance. We learned to live and play in the “eye of the storm”. Areas addressed were relaxation and arousal control, proper self-talk, effective visualization, goal setting, concentration and […]
School is back in session, and we must talk about an uncomfortable topic but one we all need to be vigilant about, gun violence, and how to improve the safety of our students, teachers, and communities. There is a lot we can do to prevent it. The United States Secret Service has been studying violence in schools for over 20 years and has identified behavioral markers that most attackers have which include: having severe emotional distress for a long period of time, making threats or sharing fantasies about harming others for instance on social media or by drawing pictures, and having an intent or expectation to die. Most often there are people in their network who are aware of the attacker’s troubles and disturbing comments. When people don’t intervene, others lose their lives. Children and parents can save lives when they quickly share this information with the school, another trusted adult, or law enforcement. If you see something, say something. It’s that simple.
Amid rising divorce tensions, the concept of a cordial divorce is gaining traction, emphasizing collaboration, negotiation, and mutual respect to reduce emotional and financial strains (Morrison, 2023). Effective communication, including open expression of feelings and setting conversational guidelines, is vital. Engaging a mediator or collaborative divorce advocate aids in resolving conflicts amicably. Prioritizing children by crafting a focused parenting plan ensures their well-being, while personal psychological care through therapy can enhance the entire divorce experience. Adopting a cordial approach leads to better post-divorce relationships and overall well-being.
Dr. D’Arienzo, is a former Active Duty Navy Psychologist licensed in Texas, New Mexico, and Florida and has reciprocity in 40 other states to include Arizona and Pennsylvania. He has conducted nearly a thousand security psychological evaluations as a civilian and in the military. He has developed a seamless process providing virtual and in-person evaluations and psychological testing. Please do not trust your gun carrying related evaluations to just anyone. This is serious business! Cheaper means not a psychologist and cutting corners. Psychologists are the only professionals competently trained in psychological testing. Make sure you are using a psychologist if you are not using us.
We service individuals and companies seeking their credentialing needing psychological testing and psychological evaluations. Dr. D’Arienzo is a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist. If he is unavailable for the evaluation in question, he has four other licensed psychologists to assist in the process. We can get you scheduled within the week and once the testing has been completed, there is a 24 hour turnaround to get your results. We work with companies interested in a building a strong relationship with us. We want to work with you in finding the right people. Please contact us at 904-379-8094 or [email protected]. Find out more information about us at www.drdarienzo.com
This article discusses the increasingly prevalent issue of road rage and suggests a series of effective strategies to manage it, backed by scientific research. First, self-awareness is emphasized as critical in recognizing triggers and symptoms of road rage. Techniques such as deep breathing and stress management practices can mitigate feelings of anger and frustration. The article underlines the importance of communication on the road, including the use of respectful gestures and appropriate signaling to create a considerate driving environment. It advises against retaliation when faced with aggressive drivers and recommends distancing oneself and reporting threatening behavior. The piece mentions the role of technology, highlighting apps like Drivemode and LifeSaver that help manage road rage. It concludes by stressing the importance of empathy, recognizing that understanding others’ experiences can defuse anger and foster patience. These approaches collectively can significantly decrease road rage, contributing to safer roads.
I had the priviledge last week begining June 21, 2023 of speaking to several national and international news outlets about the psychology of submariners, the potential psychological state of those in the Titan Submersible and the search and rescuers. Once it was determined that the vessel imploded, I then spoke of how the missing submersible captivated the world. Based on my expertise in psychology and history of working with Navy submariners and search and rescuers while I served as a Navy Psychologist, I was able to offer unique insights about this event. Check out the links to see the interviews.
Summer LoveFest 30-Day Relationship Challenge As seen on TikTok @dr.justindarienzo I can help you improve your relationship by taking our Summer Lovefest 30-day Relationship Challenge. It’s free, and all you have to do is be bold and participate every day. I will give you one challenge based on the psychological science to do as a couple for the next 30 days that will absolutely improve your relationship if you stick with the program. There will be a new activity that should be maintained every day as best you can. If you reading this now, it starts today for you. Be bold and comment every day on the corresponding TikTok video once you’ve successfully completed the challenge. If you are feeling extra bold post a picture of you and your partner completing the challenge and tag me for a chance to be reshared on my page. My wife and I are going to be sharing [email protected] Be bold & send this to your partner!!! #fyp #fypシ #psychologist #psychologistoftiktok #psychologistsoftiktok #relationships #relationshipadvice #dating #datingadvice #marriage #marriageadvice #couples #couplestherapy #tipsandtricks #funfacts #evolutionarypsychology #improveyourrelationship #lovefest #30days #bold #confidence ♬ Forever – Labrinth
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on changing the way people think and behave. It is one of the most widely used forms of psychotherapy in the world, and it has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. What is CBT? CBT is based on the idea that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all interconnected. In other words, the way we think about things can have a big impact on how we feel and how we behave. CBT helps people to identify negative or unhelpful thinking patterns, and to learn how to challenge these patterns and replace them with more helpful ones. How does CBT work? CBT is typically conducted over a series of weekly or biweekly sessions. In each session, the therapist will work with the client to identify specific problems that they are facing, and to develop a plan for addressing these problems. The plan may include a variety of techniques, such as: Cognitive restructuring: This involves identifying and challenging negative or unhelpful thoughts. Behavioral experiments: This involves testing out new behaviors in order to see if they lead to more positive outcomes. Exposure therapy: This involves gradually exposing people to situations that they find anxiety-provoking, in order to help them overcome their fear. What are the benefits of CBT?
CBT has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of mental health conditions, including: Depression, Anxiety disorders, Eating disorders, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Substance abuse, Chronic pain, and Insomnia