Amicable divorce

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Amicable divorce

If you can find it within yourself to have some family time with your ex and your child, that is one of the best things you can do for your children. What that teaches them is that although the marital relationship has dissolved, the parental relationship is still in tact. This promotes your strength as a parent and lets the child know that their needs are important. So many kids come to me thrilled when their parents were able to go to a basketball game together or go to dinner together for their birthday or celebrate after a holiday together. What this does is set the tone that even though we're not together, we're okay as a family. It's the parent's responsibility to let the children know that they are loved, cared for, and protected by each parent. And this is one of the things that you can do to let your child know.

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Dr. Katherine Sellwood is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Encino, California, who specializes in child, adult and forensic family psychology. She began her Master's Degree training at Pepperdine University, continuing her education at C.S.P.P. to obtain a Doctoral Degree in the field of Clinical Psychology. Since entering the field in 1996, Dr. Sellwood has garnered a diverse professional background that includes working as an elementary and middle school counselor, college and regional center disabilities specialist, executive director of a non-profit organization in psychology, consulting psychologist at hospitals and in-patient medical facilities, and an academic Professor of Psychology at several graduate schools. Dr. Sellwood has been a guest lecturer presenting topics that include: anger management, early childhood development, play therapy techniques, taking a stand against teenage violence, developing resilience, treating children of divorce, loss and grief, adolescent girls and disordered body images, understanding behavioral difficulties.

Dr. Sellwood holds a license in clinical psychology through the state of California. She is on the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, and is a Diplomate with the American Board of Professional Psychology. Her professional affiliations also include The American Psychological Association, The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and The American Academy of Clinical Psychology. She has received professional honors and recognition through the Psy Chi National Honor Society of Psychology, the California Senate for excellence in school counseling, student nominated Who’s Who of America’s Teachers, and peer nominated Sierra Tucson’s Gratitude for Giving.

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