I am currently engaged in a lot of study on the standards of practice in reunification work, both for the Parental Alienation Study Group and with Simply Parent who are developing a training for professionals in this field. Alongside our own training delivery, this year we will therefore produce a set of internationally recognised standards of practice in the field of reunification with children and families affected by parental alienation.
There are some clearly recognised principles in reunification work with alienated children and families, none of which involve generic therapy in any form. Generic therapy is in fact, contraindicated in alienation cases and should be avoided at all costs.
Interventions which work are those which employ the mental health and legal interlock. This is the way in which the Court arrests the power over the child which is being used by the alienating parent, for a period of time…
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