Selected Presentations

Forensic and Clinical Topics

The fields of forensic psychology and clinical psychology are changing. By remaining current with the scientific literature, Dr. Kohutis incorporates the most recent advances in both forensic and clinical psychology and ensure that you but receive a high level of care. Additionally, Dr. Kohutis participates in the advancement of the field by writing, presenting and teaching colleagues and other professionals. Below is a partial list of some past talks that she has given at local, state, national and international meetings. A full list of presentations and articles appear in her c.v.

Selected List of Forensic Presentations

  • Malingering and Somatic Symptom Disorders in Adults Over Age 65:  Relevant Concepts or Not?   July 15, 2015.  International Congress on Law and Mental Health.  Vienna, Austria.
  • Managing Difficult Family Law Clients and Cases.   June 19, 2015.    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.  New Brunswick, NJ.
  • A Lawyer’s Guide to New Jersey Custody evaluations:  The Mental Health Perspective.  August 15, 2014.     New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.  Atlantic City, NJ.
  •  Invited participant:  Working successfully with the difficult client.  November 26, 2013. New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.  New Brunswick, NJ.
  •  Invited participant:  You’re not BFF’s:  Understanding the Parameters of Attorney-Client Relationships.  September 28, 2013.  New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.  Morristown, NJ
  • Invited panel: Child Custody in the 21st Century. August 16, 2013.    New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.  Atlantic City. NJ.
  • Examining the Child Custody Expert.  June 16, 2012.  New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Using Psychological Experts in Family Law Cases.  November 21, 2011.  New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education.  Iselin, NJ.
  • ”I Go to Extremes:” How to Deal with Difficult Clients.. February 23, 2010. New Jersey Collaborative Law Group. Morristown, NJ.
  • The psychology of divorce. December 5, 2009.  Panel speaker, 2009 Child Custody Symposium, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Mediating parenting disputes.  November 14, 2009.  Panel speaker, New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, Somerset, NJ
  • The importance of forensic psychiatry and psychology in civil litigation. July 24, 2009. Panel speaker, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Livingston, NJ
  • What mediators need to know about “difficult” clients.  May 9, 2009.  New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, Woodbridge, NJ 
  • Custody Neutral Assessments.  April 20, 2009, Hunterdon County Bar Association.  Hunterdon County Courthouse, Flemington, NJ.
  • Points of entry in the collaborative process.  February 24, 2009, Central Jersey Collaborative Law Group.  Florham Park, NJ.
  • Panel discussion of a current collaborative case.  January 27, 2009, Central Jersey Collaborative Law Group.  Florham Park, NJ.

Selected List of Clinical Presentations:

Over the years I have spoken extensively at county, state, national and international associations, to varied audiences on clinical topics.  Some of my past talks include:

Psychological Influences on Physical Symptoms
  • June 15, 2006.   Psychoanalytic treatment of  a patient with irritable bowel syndrome:  From concrete to the symbolic. 
    American Psychoanalytic Association.  Washington, D.C.  
Women’s Issues
  • August 17, 2008.  Conversation Hour co-chair.  Eliza Doolittle’s  dilemma:  Why can’t a woman be more like a man
    American Psychological Association.  Boston, Massachusetts, Division 39.       
  • April 12, 2008.  Invited Panel co-chair.  Gender and
    embodiment:  How bodies are theorized, exhibited and struggled against
    .
    American Psychological Association, New York, Division 39.     
  • August 18, 2007. Symposium Chair:  Mother, Self,  and Other:  Ambivalence and Conflicts in the Hands that Rock the Cradle.  Presented paper:  Pursuit Avoidance in Psychoanalytic Treatment. 
    American  Psychological Association.  San Francisco, California,  
    Division 39.
  • August 12, 2006.   Symposium Chair: Women in crisis.  
    American Psychological Association.  New Orleans, Louisiana, Division 39.
  • October 29, 2005.  To be or not to be: A  psychoanalytic perspective on the ambivalence to becoming a mother. 
    New Jersey Psychological Association.
  • (April 12, 2002)  To Be or Not To Be: Questioning Motherhood
    American Psychological Association, New York.  
  • July 31, 2001.  Post-Partum Depression
    News12 New Jersey, Edison, NJ.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • October, 11, 2001.  Trauma and loss. 
    Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ.
  • September 22, 2001.  Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and War. 
    News12 New Jersey, Edison, NJ.   
  • September 15, 2001.  Coping with loss. 
    News12 New Jersey, Edison, NJ.
Cross Cultural Influences
  • 2000, August.  Saving Face:  A Case of  Unresolved Mourning.
    American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Should you wish to engage my speaking services, please contact me at your earliest convenience to discuss.

 

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