Relying on over 40-years of practice, Dr. William (Bill) B. Berman, Ph.D. from CHRISTIAN FAMILY INSTITUTE (CFI) shares about limiting the damages of a divorce. There are harmful effects for everyone in a family in cases of divorce, even if amicable, and unfortunately children are more keenly affected. CFI often provides divorce recovery services, tips for successful coparenting and gives special focus on helping children to recover. Dr. Berman has consulted on over 500 child custody cases, and speaks with host Lisa Harris on key areas of concern for families facing or recovering from divorce. Dr. Berman is a licensed Psychologist as well as a Marital and Family Therapist and directs the clinical services at CFI.
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Dr. William (Bill) B. Berman, Ph.D. from CHRISTIAN FAMILY INSTITUTE (CFI) speaks about divorce-proofing a marriage with host Lisa Harris during a recent segment of Joy In Our Town. Dr. Berman is a licensed Psychologist as well as a Marital and Family Therapist and directs the clinical services at CFI. Over 40-years clinical and forensic practice underlies the sound tips and advice he presents for couples desiring to shore up their marriage and avoid common pitfalls.
Greg Pittman, minister at Cedar Ridge Christian Church, interviews Dr. Dale Doty & Eric Clements on mental illness and how the church should play a part in mental health of individuals and families.
News on 6 interview: Dr. William Berman discusses State Law Requiring Some Couples Seeking Divorce To Take Educational Class.
Couples with kids will soon have to jump through an extra hoop to get divorced. A new state law requires them to take an educational class on how divorce affects their children. The goal isn’t just to save marriages, but to help kids cope.
We’re catching up on our postings around here at CFI. This past January, Mr. Bowden McElroy was also interviewed by FOX23 about the impact on children when they are exposed to parents who use, abuse, and cook meth.
“Kids model themselves after their parents; they take on the values of their parents,” said counselor Bowden McElroy. “They’re at risk to become abusers. Once mom and dad go to prison, and the kids go to foster care– it really does become everyone’s problem: emotionally, morally, and financially.”
CFI’s Bowden McElroy was also interviewed by FOX23 in the recent past. He talked with FOX23’s Frank Wiley back in December 2011 about more dad’s taking on the role of caring for children while mom’s are at work full-time.
An excerpt from the interview:
McElroy said more dads are taking on the role for any number of reasons: wives are able to earn more; husbands were laid off, or even the soaring prices of childcare.
Here’s an excerpt:
Tulsa psychologist Dr. Tim Doty says the way many people in Green County felt when the Thunder lost Game 3 of the NBA Finals Sunday night is called a “shared grief reaction.”
Dr. Doty says because there is just one big league team in the entire state of Oklahoma, this communal feeling of disappointment and frustration with the result of Game 3 is hitting Okies harder than usual.
Christian Family Institute’s Dr. Dale Doty was interviewed by FOX23 news this week regarding the high rates of divorce in Oklahoma. FOX23 reported that Oklahoma couples marry more often than their counterparts in other regions.
Our community has been aware of these concerns and started the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative (OMI) in 1999 to address our state’s high divorce rates. It has become a model program for the nation. At Christian Family Institute, we work with couples in all stages of relationships to improve their relationship and reduce the chances of a marriage ending in divorce. We offer premarital counseling that enables couples to receive a discount on their marriage license in the state of Oklahoma when they complete our program.
For churches, leaders, counselors, and professionals in our state who seek to strengthen marriages, CFI offers trainings on the PREPARE/ENRICH tool (video). At CFI, we believe in the importance of marriage as a viable, cultural, God-blessed institution.
If you or someone you know needs help preparing for marriage, strenghthening a marriage, or needs to heal after the end of a marriage, our counselors are trained and qualified to offer assistance.
Dr. Tim Doty, Psy.D. of Christian Family Institute in Tulsa, Oklahoma shares some quick tips about how to stay healthy during the holiday season. He discusses continuing to place an importance on healthy exercise, eating and sleep as well as taking joy in the season. www.CFItulsa.com