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Psychological Traits for Armed Guards and Law Enforcement Officers

Navy Psychologist Dr. Justin D'Arienzo

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

Key Psychological and Physical Traits Essential for Armed Guards and Law Enforcement Officers: For armed guards and law enforcement officers, certain psychological and physical traits are critical for ensuring effective performance and maintaining public safety. Proficiency in these traits is supported by recent studies in psychology and security, providing insights into the best practices for training and operation in these fields. Dr. D’Arienzo employs psychological testing such as the MMPI-3, California Psychological Inventory, and a Psychological Interview to assist agencies and companies in identifying psychologically fit and suitable armed and unarmed officers. Contact us today at 904-379-8094 or at [email protected]. Dr. D’Arienzo, a Navy Veteran, is licensed in Florida, New Mexico, and Texas has reciprocity in most states to provides these services. 

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Why ‘How Not To F*ck Up Your Life’ Should Be Your Next Relationship Manual

How Not to F*uck Up Your Life

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

  Why ‘How Not To F*ck Up Your Life’ Should Be Your Next Relationship Manual “How Not To F*ck Up Your Life: The Art and Science of Finding the Right Partner—and Being the Right Partner—to Create a Lasting Happy Relationship” by Dr. Justin A. D’Arienzo is a comprehensive guide on forming and sustaining successful relationships. […]

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Tricare Psychology, Counseling, and Mental Health Care

Tricare Counseling Center in Jacksonville Florida

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

Tricare Psychology, Counseling, and Mental Health Care. Military psychology plays a pivotal role in supporting the mental health and well-being of service members, their families, and retirees. Understanding the unique challenges faced by these individuals is essential, as is providing comprehensive care through programs such as TRICARE Mental Health Services. This article delves into the significance of military psychology and the benefits offered by TRICARE for those serving, their loved ones, and those who have served. Military Service Mental Health Psychological and Counseling Center in Florida Understanding Military Psychology. Military psychology focuses on the psychological aspects of military life, combat, and the aftermath of service. It encompasses a wide range of mental health services aimed at addressing issues such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, and the stressors associated with military duties and transitions back to civilian life. The goal is to offer support that is both preventive and therapeutic, ensuring the mental resilience and well-being of the military community. TRICARE Mental Health Services: A Comprehensive Approach. TRICARE, the health care program serving Uniformed Service members, retirees, and their families, provides extensive mental health services. These services are designed to support the unique needs of the military community, including: Access to Care: TRICARE ensures access to mental health care without the need for referrals for active duty members. Family members and retirees can also access services with minimal barriers, emphasizing the importance of early and effective intervention. Diverse Treatments: The program covers a wide array of mental health treatments, including….

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When a student makes a threat at school what do you do

Secret Service

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

When a Student Makes a Threat at School, What Do You Do? When a student makes a threat within a school environment, it’s a critical moment that demands a swift, comprehensive, and nuanced response. As psychologists, it’s clear that such situations are complex and involve numerous factors, including the mental health of the student, the safety of the school community, and legal considerations. Here are key steps schools should take in response to a threat: Immediate Action and Assessment
Ensure Immediate Safety: The first priority is to ensure the safety of all students and staff. This may involve securing the area, notifying security personnel, and possibly even a temporary lockdown, depending on the nature and severity of the threat. Evaluate the Threat: It’s essential to quickly assess the credibility and specificity of the threat. This involves determining whether the student has the means, motive, and opportunity to carry out the threat. Professionals trained in threat assessment should be involved in this process.
Involving the Right Resources. Mental Health Evaluation: A critical next step is to have the student evaluated by a mental health professional. This evaluation can help determine the underlying issues contributing to the threat, such as emotional distress, psychological disorders, or external pressures. Collaboration with Law Enforcement: In cases where the threat is deemed credible and specific, it’s crucial to involve law enforcement agencies. They can provide additional security, guidance, and ensure that any legal requirements are met.

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Accessing Mental Health Care with Non-Network Providers for Mayo Clinic Employees

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

For Mayo Clinic employees, prioritizing mental health is essential for maintaining overall well-being. While the Mayo Clinic’s health insurance offers comprehensive coverage for mental health services, there are instances where employees may choose or need to see a non-network provider. Whether it’s due to a specific therapeutic need, a preferred specialist, or geographic limitations, understanding how to navigate reimbursement for these services is crucial. This article provides a guide for Mayo Clinic employees seeking mental health services outside the insurance network.

D’Arienzo Psychology has served multiple Mayo employees over the last 20 years as non network psychologists, counselors, and therapists. We are accustomed to filling out the necessary forms to assist you in getting reimbursed. It has been our experience that a large portion of your bills are reimbursed by Mayo’s insurance plan. Don’t be anxious about the process. You deserve the best mental health services available, and we can help you get them with us. Contact us at 904-379-8094 or [email protected]   

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Affordable Counseling in Jacksonville, Florida

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

Affordable Counseling in Jacksonville, Florida: A Path to Well-being. In the bustling city of Jacksonville, Florida, mental health services have become more crucial than ever. With its vibrant communities facing the everyday stresses of modern life, the demand for accessible and affordable counseling services is on the rise. Counseling, a pivotal aspect of mental health care, offers numerous benefits, from enhancing personal well-being to strengthening community bonds. This article delves into the affordable counseling options available in Jacksonville and the myriad benefits of seeking professional help. Navigating Affordable Counseling Options: Jacksonville, a city known for its sprawling parks and beautiful beaches, is also a hub for various affordable counseling services. These services aim to cater to individuals across different walks of life, ensuring that mental health care is not a privilege but a right accessible to all. Community centers, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions in Jacksonville offer sliding scale fees, grants, and even free counseling sessions to those in need. Moreover, telehealth services have gained momentum, offering cost-effective counseling solutions without the need to travel. Local initiatives and health departments in Jacksonville are continually working towards expanding access to mental health services. These efforts include outreach programs, awareness campaigns, and partnerships with private practices to offer reduced rates. The goal is clear: to make counseling services as accessible as possible, removing financial barriers that often deter individuals from seeking help.

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Texas Level 4 PPO Executive Protection Officers MMPI Testing

Texas CSO and PPO MMPI Testing Commissioned Security Officer and Personal Protection Officer Level 3 and Level 4

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

Understanding Texas Level 4 PPO Executive Protection Officers & MMPI Testing. In the bustling state of Texas, the security and safety of individuals are paramount, especially for those requiring the highest level of personal protection. Texas Level 4 Personal Protection Officers (PPO) are at the forefront of offering such elite security services. These officers, often referred to as Executive Protection Officers, are not just any security personnel. They undergo rigorous training and screening, including psychological assessments like the MMPI (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory) Test, to ensure they’re well-equipped for their roles. This post delves into the importance of Texas Level 4 PPO Executive Protection Officers and the critical role of MMPI Testing in their selection process.

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Texas Level 3 CSO MMPI Testing and Psychological Evaluations

Navy Psychologist Dr. Justin D'Arienzo

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

In response to growing concerns about the mental fitness of security personnel, Texas has introduced a groundbreaking law mandating psychological testing for Level 3 Certified Security Officers (CSOs) as of January 1, 2024. This law was enacted by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. This innovative move aims to enhance public safety and ensure that those entrusted with guarding lives and property are psychologically equipped to handle the pressures and responsibilities of their roles. Dr. D’Arienzo, former Navy Operational Psychologist, provides both Level III CSO and Level IV PPO MMPI Testing. Learn more HERE.
The law, which takes effect immediately, requires all existing and prospective Level 3 CSOs in Texas to undergo comprehensive psychological evaluations. The objective is to identify any underlying mental health issues that could impair an officer’s judgment, decision-making, or ability to respond effectively in crisis situations. This measure not only prioritizes the well-being of the officers but also the safety of the communities they serve.

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Where Can I Find Divorce Parenting Classes?

Parent and Family Stabilization Course

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

You Can Find Divorce Parenting Classes Right Here!!! If you are looking for a high conflict coparenting course or a parent education and family stabilization course that is online and taught by a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist who frequently provides court testimony for Family Law cases or works with parents and children experiencing a divorce, then you have landed on the right page. Our online divorce courses are accepted by family law courts and judges. If you don’t believe us, check with your attorney or Judge. Our Parent Education and Family Stabilization course is most often utilized by parents in Florida, Georgia, and Texas. If you need a certificate to list another state or provience, then let us know and we can make that happen for you. Our high conflict coparenting course can be used in all US states, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

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Trauma Informed Courts

Parenting coordinator Cynthia Salameh and Psychologist and Psychosexual evaluator Florida trauma informed

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

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!

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