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Jul 31, 2017
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How Does Forensic Psychology Affect Case Outcomes?

First let us be logical. The most important part of any case is the facts. The second most important part is the lawyer who presents them. Somewhere in the middle of the list is the use of a forensic psychologist. What he or she is supposed to do is…

Jul 31, 2017
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Five Important Habits of Self Motivated People

Through the years, I have treated many successful clients who were not necessarily the most talented nor the most intelligent people whom I have met. However, there were several traits that they shared that led to their success.

1. Structure: Life and work in particular has a rhythm to…

Sep 11, 2014
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Forensic Psychology and Clinical Psychology

There is an old saying in psychology that  “if you treat don’t testify, and if you testify don’t treat”. It is typical for me to receive a referral from a client having a difficult time with his or her child or spouse and wants me to treat them and…

Sep 11, 2014
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Explaining to Lawyers the Role of a Forensic Psychologist

I receive more referrals from forensic clients than from lawyers. Each time I tell those individuals I need to speak with their lawyers. This is because the expert witness works for the lawyer and not the client. Whether it is a criminal or civil case, the forensic psychologist needs…

Jun 11, 2014
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Five Ways to Reduce Stress Naturally

Stress is a part of daily life such it can serve as a motivator that focuses the mind and helps us to prioritize our activities. However, when stress reaches a certain level it becomes debilitating and may lead to health problems such as tension headaches or high blood pressure….

Jun 11, 2014
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Life’s Hacks; Ten Tips to Make Your Day to Day Life Easier

1. Try not to bite off more than you can chew

Many people try to accomplish too much in one day and then get frustrated.

2. Do not volunteer for any activity that you truly do not want to do.

Many people want to be “nice guys” and then resent it…

Jun 08, 2014
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Is Psychotherapy an Option?

Psychotherapy is always an option. Even individuals without mental health issues can benefit from a psychological consultation. Psychologists can help you to become more effective and more efficient in everyday life. We can help you to prioritize, organize and concentrate. We can help you to reduce stress or be…

Jun 02, 2014
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What Builds Self-Esteem?

That is an interesting question with a relatively easy answer. Success.

In an age where every child gets a trophy, gradeflation is epidemic, and there are fewer opportunities for competition, egos are protected against failure. Not really. The false god of empty praise yields no protection against storms of reality….

May 28, 2014
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How to Get Through a Panic Attack

In order to get through a panic attack, it is important to know its source. All panic attacks are caused by anxiety. Left untreated, they become more severe and more frequent. A clinical psychologist has many tools at his/her disposal to alleviate panic attacks including relaxation techniques, hypnosis,…

Apr 04, 2014
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How to Find a Psychologist in Aventura, Boca Raton, and Coral Gables

If you’ve been looking for a psychologist in Aventura, Boca Raton, and Coral Gables, chances are you need someone who is available and accessible. The office should be conveniently located to your home and/or job, and hours need to accommodate your work and school schedules. You then need to…

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