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 on: April 13, 2013, 02:36:07 pm 
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 on: April 11, 2013, 02:36:10 pm 
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 on: April 11, 2013, 02:23:54 pm 
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 on: April 11, 2013, 02:12:12 pm 
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 JODI ARIAS takes the stand  by KMouse

--Jodi is asked to speak up so that everybody can hear her.
--Mother hit Jodi and her brother with the wooden spoon. Sometimes Mother would pull the car over and hit them with the spoon. It left welts.
--Father used a belt, was very intimidating and did not have to use the belt as often as her Mother.
--The incidents were frequent and intense. They increased in frequency as Jodi got older. Mother beat Jodi with the seemed like 4x a week to 1x every two weeks. It depended.
--Jodi lived in Selinas until age 11.
--Jodi and her brother did after school activities. Jodi began to get into art, her pets were very central in her life, read a lot of books, took karate lessons, flute lessons.
--re: art, Jodi liked to color when she was younger. Was fascinated by art and began to practice what she saw.
--beatings from parents continued. Increased all the way through the teenaged years.
--the level of the brutality increased. Jodi and her brother would squirm and the harder they would squirm the harder her parents would try and hit them.
--Mother broke the brother's vein once.
--as she became a teenager Father became rougher and rougher.
--Nurmi asks how she felt when her own mother was beating her. Jodi felt betrayed and confused and as she got older it made her mad because it hurt. It put a strain on their relationship but Jodi still loved her.
--re: Father and the beatings getting rougher. Father shoved her into furniture. Never used his fists. Side of her head hit a door post one time and it momentarily knocked her out. When she came to her Mother was there and told the Father to be careful. This happened when Jodi was 16-17 years old. She was arguing with her mother at the time.
--Sometimes she got grounded which became the norm in high school.
--re: beatings from Father. Jodi loved him.
--At age 11 moved to Santa Maria, CA. The pushing into furniture started then. Would have been in grades 6-8. Jodi was going to school with Carl at this time.
--Jodi's interests were trying to make new friends. Says it seemed like she was constantly going to new schools due to moving.
--Focused on her art in Junior High. Took art class. Mentored by her art teacher.
--Parents did not discourage her interest in art. Classmates and art teacher gave her a lot of praise. Parents were indifferent. Didn't really bother her at that time.
--Enrolled in art school for a few weeks. Other family members were more encouraging with her art. Parents never went out of their way to display it.
--Jodi went to high school, for Grade 9 they moved to Yreka and she went to Yreka Union High School. Grades 9-12.
--Jodi entered in her freshman year.
--Beatings from Father continued through the high school years.
--Right before they moved to Santa Maria, Jodi snuck out the house and she snuck back in and when her father asked her where she was her Father smacked her across the face 2x. Open handed hard slap. No bleeding. No bruising. It hurt.
--Father was very big at that time, he is frail now due to his health. Father is 5'11" and used to bench press 520 lbs.
--Mother was aware of Father beating her when she was present. Both parents punished Jodi.
--When Jodi turned 16-17 years old she doesn't remember Mother carrying the spoon anymore. Mother would grab whatever was around like a hair brush. Mother had acrylic nails so she would dig her nails in.
--In high school Jodi traveled to Costa Rica to learn Spanish better.
--Did not have many friends. Had a large circle but nobody she was very close with.
--Interes art continued.
--Worked in high school at her Dad's restaurant. Worked as a server from the age of 15. Worked afternoons and weekends.
--Jodi did not graduate high school because at the time, says it is complicated.
--Jodi dropped out of high school. She was living with her boyfriend at the time outside of Yreka.
--Jodi moved out of her parents home to live with the boyfriend because she was getting tired of the discipline. A few months before she turned 18 her parents grounded her until she was to turn 19 because she skipped a class. She skipped the class to study for an exam. She was studying and her Dad found her in her car and grounded her for a few months until she turned 18.
--This was towards the end of her senior year in high school in May.
--Got Fs because she "let it all fall apart".
--There was a physical incident of abuse where she was knocked against the door frame and Jodi then moved in with her boyfriend. Packed boxes and moved them to the boyfriends. Most of the stuff was at his place so when she was grounded she moved out.
--Turned 18 that summer and worked at a restaurant full time as there was bills to pay.
--Bobby Juarez was the boyfriend and he was unemployed. Bobby was three years older than Jodi. He had never been employed at that point.
--Met Juarez when she was 15, the first summer she moved to Yreka, the carnival came to town and she saw Juarez walking in a crowd. He caught her eye. He was dressed in 18th century goth clothing. It was July/August and it was hot and Juarez was dressed in a black suit and a high collared white shirt. Long dark curly hair. Jodi found Juarez intriguing.
--Spend the day at the fair, was waiting for her friends to go on the zipper ride. Saw Juarez again and he motioned for Jodi to come over. She walked up to him. They went on the zipper ride together, they parted and she did not see him for a while.
--later saw Juarez at a homecoming football game. They reintroduced themselves and Jodi gave him her phone number.
--They did not date right away, they were just friends for several months, Juarez was seeing somebody else at the time.
--Around new years they decided to become boyfriend/girlfriend.
--Jodi did not have a car or her licence yet. Juarez would come to town and meet her at a gas station by the school. They would hang out and hold hands.
--Juarez wanted to move to San Franciso and had other wild ideas and Jodi was 15 so she broke up with him.
--Juarez maintained the belief in vampires and read Ann Rice novels and wanted to go to San Fran to look for vampires.
--Jodi broke up with Juarez over the telephone. Juarez was very upset. Jodi says he didn't take it well. Nurmi asks what that means and Martinez objects.

 on: April 10, 2013, 01:58:56 pm 
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 on: April 10, 2013, 06:18:04 am 
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What is stalking?

 Stalking is a pattern of repeated and unwanted attention, harassment, contact, or any other course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear.

Stalking can include:

    Repeated, unwanted, intrusive, and frightening communications from the perpetrator by phone, mail, and/or email.

    Repeatedly leaving or sending victim unwanted items, presents, or flowers.

    Following or laying in wait for the victim at places such as home, school, work, or recreation place.

    Making direct or indirect threats to harm the victim, the victim's children, relatives, friends, or pets.

    Damaging or threatening to damage the victim's property.

    Harassing victim through the internet.

    Posting information or spreading rumors about the victim on the internet, in a public place, or by word of mouth.

    Obtaining personal information about the victim by accessing public records, using internet search services, hiring private investigators, going through the victim's garbage, following the victim, contacting victim's friends, family work, or neighbors, etc.

Source: Stalking Resource Center, National Center for Victims of Crime

 on: April 08, 2013, 03:26:07 pm 
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Irish American Annie McCarrick's disappearance 20 years on, Larry Murphy still a prime suspect

 on: April 07, 2013, 07:51:04 am 
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CEU requirements

 on: April 07, 2013, 05:27:06 am 
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Alyce Dunn LaViolette, M.S., MFCC is a psychotherapist who serves as a court consultant, community educator, trainer and expert witness.  She founded Alternatives to Violence and frequently speaks about issues pertaining to domestic violence in the United States and abroad.  She works with both batterers and the abused.

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 on: April 07, 2013, 05:21:22 am 
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Licensed Psychotherapists in California

There seems to be an unlimited and ever-growing varieties of activities called "therapies" available in our culture. The word suggests that these are activities that help heal, cure or develop a person. While literally anything called a "therapy" may be useful to some of the people some of the time, the specific term, "psychotherapy" differs in some ways.

In the state of California (and perhaps in others) the use of the word to describe one's activities, are legally limited to those with specific training and state licensure.

There are four professional categories and four only, of people who are permitted to use the term 'Psychotherapy' or "Psychotherapist' to describe themselves of what they do. These four groups are 1) Board Certified Psychiatrists (MDs or DOs with specific training in psychotherapy and psychopharmacology,) 2) Licensed Clinical Psychologists (LCP,) 3) Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) and 4) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT.)

There is no legal restriction on anyone doing literally anything calling themselves a 'therapist.' The "Psycho" in Psychotherapist is different. It is important for consumers to understand this and for people offering help to operate within the definitions of the laws in the State in which they work.

Each of the four groups permitted to use the designation of Psychotherapist is trained somewhat differently. What they have in common is recognized training, qualifying them for a license to practice psychotherapy.

A little information about the core training elements for each as they differ may be helpful in understanding what a person's license (the letters after their name) mean.

A Psychiatrist is a physician. They are trained in medical schools (as either MDs of DOs) and initially, after many years of training, internships and residencies, initially licensed as General Physicians and Surgeons. To become Board Certified in Psychiatry, additional training and practice in that specialty is required as are qualifying examinations. Any Physician can call themselves a "Psychiatrist" but to call themselves a Psychiatrist, they must be Board Certified in that Specialty.

A Licensed Clinical Psychologist, in California, is a person with a non-medical Doctorate (PhD or PsyD) in Psychology who has completed their degree and post-doctoral training and has achieved the license issued by the California Board of Psychology to practice as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. (The law requires that for each of these disciplines, their license to practice, or a copy of it, is to be posted visibly in their primary place of practice.)

Only MDs can prescribe medicine. Licensed Clinical Psychologists are also specifically trained in the practice of psychometrics - or psychological testing.

Licensed Clinical Social Workers are graduates of accredited graduate schools of Social Work and have MSW (from some schools, MS) degrees and are trained in psychotherapy as well as systems theory, community organization and a broad range of other activities involved in understanding the larger field that people exist within in order to assess and treat their issues in a broader, more inclusive, context.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists are generally trained in the specific practice of psychotherapy. Like Clinical Social Workers, their graduate programs are generally two years (full time) long, yield Masters degrees and licensure requires two years of supervised, full time, post-graduate practice. Rigorous and thorough examinations are also required before clinical licenses to practice psychotherapy are issued to any of these four groups of clinicians.

Those four groups and ONLY those four groups of licensed professionals are allowed, under the terms of the Business and Professions Codes of the State of California, to use the word 'psychotherapist' to describe themselves or 'psychotherapy' to describe the service they provide.

Both LCSWs and LMFTs are licensed by the California State Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) in Sacramento and licensure can be confirmed via their public website.

So, in seeking out help, there are a plethora of therapies available - many with no restrictions on the words used to describe what is done. In seeking out a psychotherapist - certainly in California- the use of the term and the license to practice that specific activity is limited to the four groups described above. Consumers need to know.

Published by David A. Reinstein, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker, psychotherapist, born in Boston and a relatively unscathed survivor of the 60 s. Fan of technology, guitars, creating music and poetry. Mental wellness coach, staff trainer and parent...  View profile

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