Parental Alienation

The phenomenon of children’s rejection of a parent after divorce or family separation, often referred to as parental alienation, may be regarded as a spectrum problem. In a minority of cases, the rejection of a parent may be said to be justified. However, in the majority of cases, a child’s rejection of a previously loved parent is a sign of a conflicted dynamic within the family. In such cases, blame for the estrangement is projected onto the rejected parent either by the parent with whom the child lives and is aligned or, more problematically, by the child, themselves. This blame, when it is levelled by children, is often vehement and will be accompanied by justifications that range from the trivial or implausible to much more serious accusations of abuse or harm.

 

The Family Separation Clinic is at the forefront of developing an understanding of parental alienation; how it arises, how it affects children and how to free children from its grip. We also collaborate with experts from around the world in the fields of law, mental health and academia so that our practice is informed by the latest research and developments.

 

Our services range from helping you to understand and manage difficult behaviours in a child who is begin to show signs of rejecting you, helping you to build strategies to bring about change, undertaking family assessments and proposing treatment routes for court and, in cases where it has been ordered, carrying out changes of residence.

 

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Services for Parents

PLEASE NOTE:

Our parent coaching, mediation and parenting co-ordination and guidance are not therapy or counselling.  As such these services are subject to their own contracting protocols and are not delivered on a standard, weekly basis but to fit the needs of the individual client. If you require counselling or therapy with us we will contract with you for that service and we will contract with you explicitly on the regularity of the service that you can expect under that contract. Guidance which is given free of charge, either by email, verbally or in writing to you, is not subject to a contract. We will make it explicit when we expect you to pay for Guidance and when we do not.



Parental Alienation Guidance

The Family Separation Clinic is at the forefront of developing an understanding of parental alienation; how it arises, how it affects children and how to free children from its grip. We also collaborate with experts from around the world in the fields of law, mental health and academia so that our practice is informed by the latest research and developments.

 

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Parental Alienation Assessment and Treatment

Offers an in-depth analysis of the dynamics that cause children to reject parents based on the international standards of best practice, combined with family systems therapy approaches developed at the Family Separation Clinic. Offers evidence based information to court about the dynamics in conflicted families as well as tailored interventions to treat the problem.

 

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