Personal, Political and Partisan: The Toxic Extremities of Parental Alienation

Karen Woodall

Working with children who reject a parent after family separation is the most toxic environment for any practitioner to be involved in.  At times I find myself having to step away and do something different for a while, so extreme is the negative projection coming my way.  Those of us who are right in the thick of it and by that I mean actually doing the work not simply writing reports or sitting on the sidelines commentating, know that when we get close to the heart of the matter, all hell breaks loose as the personal becomes very much political in the fight to win the day.

The problem with parental alienation is that it involves the deepest distortions of behaviours and belief systems of families which have been affected by trauma in generations gone by. This trans-generational trauma repetition is a compulsion repetition which is stronger than reason or…

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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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