This article attempts to provide more specific treatment approaches for therapists in the case of children who have suffered from parental alienation. The treatment approaches are based on the 8 manifestations of parental alienation syndrome as mentioned by Richard Gardner, a pioneer of research into the area of parental alienation. Each of these 8 areas should lead to some specific approach in therapy with the child or adolescent. The article also refers to the difficulty in carrying out therapy with children who are living with the alienating parent who is likely to continue the process of alienation while the therapeutic efforts are being made.
One of the most difficult aspects of therapeutic intervention is dealing with children who have been alienated or brainwashed against one parent following an acrimonious divorce or separation. Unfortunately, the child’s alienation continues and when there is a recommendation by the Court that therapy…
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