Clinical Reasoning, Cognitive Dissonance and the Unreliability of CAFCASS

Karen Woodall

Five days after the European Association of Parental Alienation Practitioners Conference in London, at which eighteen of the world’s leading authorities on parental alienation delivered what Sir Paul Coleridge, (a former High Court Judge) referred to as ‘gold standard’ evidence, two social workers from CAFCASS have released a podcast about parental alienation for Community Care.

Sarah Parsons is the Principal social worker and assistant director at Cafcass, whilst Julie Doughty is Lecturer in law at Cardiff University who also conducted a review of research and case law on parental alienation for Cafcass Cymru in 2018.  Neither of these people, attended the EAPAP Conference (CAFCASS being noticeable only by their absence),  and yet both appear to feel confident enough to both make and release a podcast about parental alienation.

If it were not for the fact that these people hold disproportionate amounts of power to their expertise, I would find this…

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About madisonelizabethbaylis

Father of Kevin, Jenvey and Maddie. Being alienated from Maddie due to the fact that after her mother divorced me and remarried she cut me out of my daughter´s life. I then rekindled my relationship with the mother of my boys and since then Melissa is hell bend on allienating and abusing Maddie
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