Training for professionals


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Working with alienated children and their families: A structural therapy, evidence-based approach

Online Workshop for Practitioners

Treating alienated children requires a deep knowledge of how to differentiate and tailor treatment routes to suit the unique needs of the child and family affected by the defence which causes alienation. It also requires that the practitioner delivering treatment, is capable of providing the structural intervention within the concentric circles of the courts, the welfare system in which the family is located and the family system itself.


This online training is for practitioners who wish to prepare for working with the evidence based, accredited clinical model used by the Family Separation Clinic. Whilst this is an introductory level workshop rather than certified training, the content is clinical and technical in nature, providing a firm foundation for developing existing skills for this group of families.


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Understanding and working with children and families affected by alienation

One Day Practitioner Training

Drawing upon extensive clinical knowledge in working directly with alienated children and their families, this one day practitioner training is designed to equip the practitioner who wishes to work in this field with a first level training which is in line with European and international standards of intervention. The training examines the research evidence and the translation of this into family law and includes case studies from practice.


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Understanding the alienated child: a guide for parents and practitioners

Two Hour Webinar

This session is suitable for parents and practitioners, and offers an introduction to understanding alienated children which will cover the dynamics that cause alienation, the different ways of conceptualising the problem, detailed analysis of the attachment disruption that the problem causes, and an introduction to how to respond effectively to that in parenting or practice with alienated children


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Working with induced psychological splitting in children of divorce


Based on our successful clinical work, this training builds on practitioners' existing knowledge and experience to offer mental health professionals the understanding and skills to intervene in cases of alienation using psychoanalytic theory to underpin understanding and treatment. This two day development training is for experienced practitioners working with children and families affected by induced psychological splitting and the dynamic often referred to as parental alienation.


This training will coincide with the AFCC 58th Annual Conference in Boston, MA.


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