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I completed three articles for publication in 2013 on the post-divorce impact on the relationships between non-resident fathers and their adolescent children.

This research focused on aspects such as the attachment relationships between fathers and their children post-divorce, the psychological adjustment of adolescents post-divorce and the sense of well-being of adolescents who have on-going relationships with their fathers post-divorce.

What is Neuropsychoanalysis?

I had the incredible privilege of attending the 18th International Neuropsychoanalysis Congress in London, United Kingdom, in 2017 which centred on the development of the self and its disorders and was titled the “Compulsion to Predict”.

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The Four Stages of Relationships - A Psychologist Viewpoint

In this article I aim briefly to explore the four stages of relationships from a psycho-analytic perspective and provide some clarity on the nature of relating in romantic relationships. 

The ultimate goal is to explore alternative avenues in relating besides breaking up or ending up in divorce court.

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What is a child custody or child access evaluation?

A child custody/access evaluation is a process in which a mental health expert, usually a clinical psychologist, evaluates your family and makes a recommendation to the court for a custody and/or visitation or parenting plan that is in your child’s best interest.

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Assessment of Attention-Deficit Disorder - ADD

Attention-Deficit Disorder is a complex condition that involves impairment in focus, organization, motivation, emotional regulation, memory, and other functions of the brain’s management system.

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Neuropsychological Assessments of Children

Neuro-psychological assessment of children can assist parents, educators, health care providers, and third-party assessors to make decisions about the needs of children with various types of brain dysfunction.

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The Effect of Divorce on Adolescents' Attachment to their Non-resident Fathers

The purpose of this study was to examine the post-divorce attachment security of adolescents to their mothers and non-resident fathers.

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The Influence of a Non-resident Father's Involvement & Adolescent Well-being

This study investigated the influence of non-resident fathers' involvement in the well-being of their adolescent children after divorce.

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Patterns of Contact and Involvement between Adolescents and their Non-resident Fathers

This study examined the patterns of contact and involvement between adolescents and their non-resident fathers after divorce in an ethnically diverse sample.

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