Led by Karen Woodall
It has long been said that the best therapist for alienated children is their own healthy parent and this workshop enables you to become skilled in all aspects
of parenting therapeutically to bring your children back to health.
14 March 2020
Cost: £95.00 (plus VAT)
Location: Bloomsbury, London
The UK Courts are increasingly using residence transfer as a remedy for a child's induced psychological splitting after divorce and separation (aka parental alienation). Whilst this is welcome, it can also cause difficulties if children who are suffering from induced psychological splitting do not get the treatment that they need during and after residence transfer.
The Family Separation Clinic is a pioneer in residence transfer support and therapeutic bridging for severely alienated children. Using therapeutic parenting protocols, support is provided for parents who have been rejected to help them to parent their children in ways that produce swift resolution of the split state of mind.
The split state of mind arises when a child cannot hold two realities in mind and is a defence mechanism which comes into play when the child has experience an intolerable dilemma. Whilst residence transfer can integrate the split state of mind, it can also be enacted without doing so, leaving the child being cared for physically by the once rejected parent but still emotionally and psychologically captured by the influencing parent.
The UK courts are shifting in their understanding of the therapeutic needs of this group of families but they are powerless to order therapy or to force behavioural change in influencing parents and their children. This can leave any rejected parent vulnerable to ongoing alienation reactions in their children which is draining, frightening and ultimately not beneficial to child or wider family.
Therapeutic parenting is an approach to parenting children with attachment disruption, it is based upon Daniel Hughes' work of PACE (Playful, Acceptance, Curious, Empathy). Alienated children respond extremely well to this way of parenting and as children who have suffered attachment disruption, their needs are well met using these strategies.
The Family Separation Clinic has adapted therapeutic parenting strategies to meet the needs of alienated children and this workshop is designed to teach you to become confident in parenting your children therapeutically. It has long been said that the best therapist for alienated children is their own healthy parent and this workshop enables you to become skilled in all aspects of parenting therapeutically to bring your children back to health.
What you will learn
Featuring co-trainers who are parents who have received their severely alienated child back into their life and used therapeutic parenting to heal the split state of mind, this is an interactive workshop for all rejected parents and those at risk of rejection.
Whilst this workshop is primarily aimed at parents whose children have been reunified with them, it will also be highly relevant for any parent who still retains some relationship with a resisting child and for parents whose children are at risk of developing an alienation reaction.