NEWS 10 December 2019



European conference to focus on clinical approaches

The European Association of Parental Alienation Practitioners' 2020 conference will be held in the beautiful city of Zagreb, capital of Croatia on 15 and 16 June 2020. The conference will bring together practitioners from across Europe and will focus on trauma and the harm that induced psychological splitting causes to children.




This conference will bring together practitioners in the field of child abuse, trauma and attachment to explore the ways in which existing therapies and models of understanding of abuse and trauma can be translated into work with abused children of divorce and separation.




Taking place over two days, the conference will deliver intensives in different aspects of parental alienation to present a cohesive set of standards for international assessment, differentiation and intervention. This is a practitioner only conference, streaming of parts of the conference will be available for parents and a parents Q&A session will be coordinated on day two.


The special guest speaker will be Jill Salberg, PhD, ABPP, who is a clinical adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology, faculty member and clinical consultant/supervisor at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, faculty and a supervisor at the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies and the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. She has written on reformulating concepts of termination, trans-generational transmission of attachment trauma, gender, Freud, and the intersection of psychoanalysis and Jewish studies.


The key themes of the conference will be child protection and mental health, trauma, attachment, power and control, and effective treatment routes.


More information can be found at the conference website: