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Archive for the ‘Alienation’ Category

Parental Alienation: What Can an Alienated Parent Do?

For starters, information is power.

Posted Feb 27, 2018

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In my recent blogpost entitled “Parental Alienation: What Is It? Who Does It?” I mentioned that in my clinical practice, I recently have had a run on cases of parental alienation syndrome. A common theme has emerged: the lack of support or justice that these individuals receive from family courts. 

Miscarriages of justice within the family law system occur far too often. I was delighted, therefore, to hear recently of new resources emerging for parents whose children have been turned against them by a hostile spouse or ex-spouse.

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Parental Alienation: What Therapists Need to Know

Diagnosis and treatment can both be tricky. Here’s a guide to traps and tips.

Posted Sep 20, 2019

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Parental alienation is child abuse. We must do better at protecting these children and helping them to heal.Source: (c) HaywireMedia/fotosearch

Can Parental Alienation Occur Beyond Parents and Kids?

Alienating individuals and groups can wreak havoc on friends, nations, and more.

Posted Jun 07, 2019

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When three becomes two against one, beware of alienation.Source: (c) AntonioGuillem/fotosearch

Usually I focus in my blog posts, books, and clinical work on how couples can build healthy relationships. However, since I have been focusing of late on the sad and too-seldom-recognized phenomenon of parental alienation, I have begun seeing alienation, which is the opposite of a healthy relationship, in both small and large manifestations all around me.

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We Need Changes in How Courts Handle Parental Alienation

What about “therapeutic jurisprudence”?

Posted Jun 06, 2019


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When one parent alienates children from the other parent, the outcome can so seriously harm the child that alienation is now considered child abuse. Yet the courts in many instances misunderstand these cases and fail to protect either the children or the targeted parent. What changes to the courts’ system for handling these cases could upgrade the outcomes?

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Parental Alienation: It Happens in Intact Families Too

No need for divorce for one parent to selfishly turn the kids against the other.

Posted Feb 19, 2019

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When one parent speaks harshly to the other, the kids suffer.

My area of specialty focuses on teaching the collaborative dialogue and conflict resolution skills that enable couples to enjoy a life-enhancing and loving partnership. This blog post will be the fifth I’ve written on the opposite end of the marriage continuum—how one parent can aim to make the other miserable.

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