Our High Conflict Co-Parenting Divorce Certificate Online Course is now available! Our course was created and is led by Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, and Divorce Expert. The course is comprised of 10 sections and takes approximately eight hours to complete. Each section is a video presentation followed by short exercises to complete. Once the videos are viewed and the short exercises are completed, there is a a brief quiz at the end. Once you have completed the quiz, a certificate will automatically be emailed to you.
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Section 1 Exercise: Consider writing these questions and answers on a device or medium that you can quickly refer to in the future when you begin to be triggered by your co-parent or related situation.
Imagine Life Without This Conflict. How Would Life Be?
Section 2 Exercise:Identify, in writing, examples of parental high conflict that have been experienced by your children.
Section 3 Exercise: The aim is to move through these stages to reach psychic or psychological divorce, where you are now independent and have created a new healthy self-identity. What is your current stage based upon the model that applies to you best, and how can you begin to move to the next and final stage if you are not there already?
Section 4 Exercise: What has been your responsibility in the conflict, and what do you need to do to change it right now? Most importantly, are you willing to begin to make that change regardless of the other's parent's behavior and position?
Section 5 Exercise: I want you to write brief statements about the defense mechanisms you use when misinterpreting your co-parent's behaviors or messages, and then write down your alternate thoughts, and then shorten these alternate thoughts and create a list of easy to use self talk messages or mantras that you will gently arm yourself with in preparation for resolving your own reactions during the next conflict.
Section 6 Exercise: I would like you to run through the steps described above to create a four stepped plan to establish a boundary around a problematic behavior exhibited by your spouse that you hope to have improved by persistently changing your own behavior regarding the matter.
Dr. D'Arienzo completed his undergraduate degree at Furman University and the University of North Florida, a master's and doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University, his psychology internship at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center and psychology residency at Pensacola Naval Hospital.
Once a licensed psychologist, he began his career as a US Navy Psychologist holding such positions as the Director of Psychological Services, Joint Medical Group/Joint Task Force, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and Director of Psychological Services and the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program, USS KITTY HAWK Carrier Strike of the Pacific Fleet, Behavioral Health Clinic Department Head, Naval Air Technical Training Center, Pensacola, Florida.
Since leaving the Navy in 2008, he established D'Arienzo Psychological Group. He is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist specializing in independent psychological evaluations, social investigations, parental fitness evaluations, parenting coordination, family mediation, and reunification therapy. He has been qualified as an expert witness to testify in civil and criminal cases at the state (Florida and Tennessee) and federal levels and in the military court system.learn More