Racism in Forensic Evaluations, Part 3

This is the third and final article in a series regarding racism in forensic evaluations.Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 (here)By Dr. Julianne LudlamAs noted previously, race has the potential to become a source of bias in all steps of a forensic evaluation, from the initial interview to the final recommendations made by the […]

Continue reading

Racism in Forensic Evaluations, Part 2

This is the second in a series of articles regarding racism in forensic evaluations.Part 1 | Part 2 (here) | Part 3By Dr. Julianne LudlamRace has the potential to become a source of bias in all steps of a forensic evaluation, from the initial interview to the final recommendations made by the evaluator. This article is […]

Continue reading

Access To Care: Why Using a Student Counselor Makes Sense

Given the current stressors that we face with COVID-19, unemployment, racial tensions, and political unrest, more people are seeking support for dealing with anxiety, depression, and grief. However, some people do not seek services due to lack of financial resources. Here at KKJ, we offer sliding scale and pro-bono services, often through the use of […]

Continue reading

Racism in Forensic Evaluations

This is the first in a series of articles regarding racism in forensic evaluations.Part 1 (here) | Part 2 | Part 3By Dr. Julianne LudlamRacism has a long and disturbing history within the fields of mental health and law. Forensic evaluations are one small component of the legal system, but they represent an intersection between mental […]

Continue reading

What are the Cognitive Effects of Chronic Internet Usage?

The Internet today affects every aspect of daily life, from maintaining long distance relationships through social media, to educational platforms, to digital portfolios in business, et cetera. It is an expansive center of information that is available through computers, smartphones, smart televisions, and even in certain automobiles. While used in developed countries on an almost daily […]

Continue reading

Social Connection During Social Isolation

How might these uncertain times, marked by extended periods of social isolation, be impacting us and the ones we love? Social isolation may be especially challenging for those living alone or in unsafe situations. Since the pandemic, we’ve seen a rise in domestic violence reports. Additionally, even when we seem to have all we need, […]

Continue reading

Child-First Strategies For Divorce, Custody, and Coparenting

CLINICAL BEST PRACTICES FOR HIGH-CONFLICT FAMILIES By Lisa Foss, MA, LCMHCAFirst, it is important to acknowledge the extremely difficult and stressful process parents go through in the separation, divorce, and custody process.  Divorce is MOST often not a simple separation of two partners but rather an emotional ending of an intimate relationship, a legal change […]

Continue reading

Domestic Violence and the Coronavirus: Getting Through The Quarantine

By Tiffany Lesnik, Domestic AttorneyRaleigh, NCThe social isolation, fear, anxiety, and extreme restrictions that have been put into place amidst the coronavirus pandemic are enough to cause the most well-adjusted person to become uneasy, restless, anxious and depressed and to feel the need to escape. For those in relationships fraught with abuse, the social isolation, […]

Continue reading

The Psychological Impact of Quarantine

Summary by Dr. Julianne LudlamAs individuals around the world face quarantines and isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers at King’s College in London conducted a “rapid review” of the available research on the psychological impacts of quarantine (Brooks et al., 2020). Rapid reviews are systematic reviews of the literature conducted in an expedited fashion […]

Continue reading

How a Trauma-Informed Psychological Evaluation is Completed

This is the second in a series of articles regarding Trauma-Informed Psychological Evaluations.Part 1 here  |  Part 2 hereBy Dr. Julianne LudlamTests and measures used in tr​auma-informed evaluationsTests and measures used in trauma-informed evaluationsThe range of possible posttraumatic outcomes requires both broad and specific measures. Briere and Spinazzola (2005) recommend at least two broadband screening […]

Continue reading
1 2 3 4