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The Benefits of Group Work for Children and Adults Impacted by Divorce

Published on May 11, 2016 under Group Work
by Robert DiCarlo, Ph.D. Family members affected by divorce are likely to experience a range of emotions, thoughts, and feelings that may have consequences for short and long-term healthy functioning.  In general, engaging family members in a therapeutic process has been shown to improve outcomes for both the parents as well as the children of divorce.  Group counseling may be a favorable alternative to costlier and lengthy individual therapeutic interventions. Group modes of therapy have unique processes that benefit members in ways that can be challenging to achieve through individual therapy.  For example, interacting with a group of individuals with…
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The Role of Co-parenting Therapy in IFTs

Published on December 3, 2015 under Uncategorized
Parents and attorneys often question the reasoning for co-parenting therapy sessions within the therapeutic process. The importance of attending to the co-parenting relationship is related to the potential impact on children. The research trends suggest that exposure to parental conflict can have significant negative effects on children. In particular, children can develop externalizing or internalizing symptoms or behaviors. Externalizing behaviors common in children exposed to parental conflict include anger and aggression, sexual acting out, and/or drug or alcohol use. Internalizing behaviors frequently found in children of high conflict parents include depression, anxiety, nightmares, and fear. Children may also experience challenges…
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Welcome to our IFT Blog

Published on February 4, 2015 under Uncategorized
Welcome to our IFT Blog
We look forward to helping families going through divorce and those who are pre-divorce in an attempt to prevent family separation. The IFT is intended for families experiencing distress, either due to divorce or the possibility of divorce. This treatment program was created to decrease litigation, increase stability, forgo conflict, and increase the chances of success for children involved.  Our IFT provides each family with a customized treatment plan tailored to meet the family’s concerns, allowing for a focused and fluid process. We have a team of professionals who work with each family member and provide pre-intensive treatment as needed…
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