Category Archives: News & Events

News & events both at home and abroad.

The BBC delivers: Parental Alienation on mainstream media

Just when you weren’t expecting it, Victoria Derbyshire and Mike Cowan, the hard working reporter, have come up trumps. (No, not that Trump … the pack of cards kind!) On Victoria’s eponymous daily TV news magazine on BBC2 this week (21st Nov 2016), they

The BBC delivers: Parental Alienation on mainstream media

Just when you weren’t expecting it, Victoria Derbyshire and Mike Cowan, the hard working reporter, have come up trumps. (No, not that Trump … the pack of cards kind!) On Victoria’s eponymous daily TV news magazine on BBC2 this week (21st Nov 2016), they

The Archers: An everyday story of coercive control and child alienation

Even outside the UK, you might have heard about the long-running much-loved BBC radio soap opera, The Archers, and its brilliant plot in recent years that has included two lots of coercive relationships. One of those coercive relationships – the domestic abuse – is in all

The Archers: An everyday story of coercive control and child alienation

Even outside the UK, you might have heard about the long-running much-loved BBC radio soap opera, The Archers, and its brilliant plot in recent years that has included two lots of coercive relationships. One of those coercive relationships – the domestic abuse – is in all

The Sarah Cecilie film

Now we can all watch the extended film of Sarah Cecilie’s story. This film fills out her story of being abducted by her father from Norway to roam around the USA. She was later reunited with her mother. Her mother and brother contribute

The Sarah Cecilie film

Now we can all watch the extended film of Sarah Cecilie’s story. This film fills out her story of being abducted by her father from Norway to roam around the USA. She was later reunited with her mother. Her mother and brother contribute

Climbing the mountain gets easier → 2. Prevention

Recently the highest British mountain, Ben Nevis got bigger. In this blog too, our Climbing the mountain page also got bigger. Yet recent developments mean our mountain looks smaller. How can this be?! One new key idea is that all kinds of coercive or ‘undue influence’ can

Climbing the mountain gets easier → 2. Prevention

Recently the highest British mountain, Ben Nevis got bigger. In this blog too, our Climbing the mountain page also got bigger. Yet recent developments mean our mountain looks smaller. How can this be?! One new key idea is that all kinds of coercive or ‘undue influence’ can

Historic change afoot: winning without the ‘A’ word

After decades of ideological impasse, the major US professional body, the APA, has signalled that an historic change is on its way. Let’s celebrate this long-awaited change and the invisible key that seems to have worked at last. What’s the key?! The

Historic change afoot: winning without the ‘A’ word

After decades of ideological impasse, the major US professional body, the APA, has signalled that an historic change is on its way. Let’s celebrate this long-awaited change and the invisible key that seems to have worked at last. What’s the key?! The

Valentine’s Day in Romania: A success story

Through the international network PASG, Catalin Bogdan has shared a remarkable success story with Parental Alienation (PA) cases in Romania’s family courts . How did they do it? Years of sustained ground work along with some help from Wikipedia. In the case report below, it

Valentine’s Day in Romania: A success story

Through the international network PASG, Catalin Bogdan has shared a remarkable success story with Parental Alienation (PA) cases in Romania’s family courts . How did they do it? Years of sustained ground work along with some help from Wikipedia. In the case report below, it

Learning about a common enemy

Coercion by direct physical abuse or threat is a crime and a terrible experience. But psychological coercive persuasion is also seriously harmful.  Building on what we know of coercive control found in domestic abuse and in cults, momentum is gathering in the fight against harmful coercion in all

Learning about a common enemy

Coercion by direct physical abuse or threat is a crime and a terrible experience. But psychological coercive persuasion is also seriously harmful.  Building on what we know of coercive control found in domestic abuse and in cults, momentum is gathering in the fight against harmful coercion in all

Parental and cult alienation: Les Linet MD and the new Star Wars

2016 has opened up some fresh roads for future blogging here. Before we head down a particularly exciting wide avenue, here’s a short lively pointer to where we’re going. Meet … Harrison Ford and … the prolific Les Linet MD and his online work, and

Parental and cult alienation: Les Linet MD and the new Star Wars

2016 has opened up some fresh roads for future blogging here. Before we head down a particularly exciting wide avenue, here’s a short lively pointer to where we’re going. Meet … Harrison Ford and … the prolific Les Linet MD and his online work, and

The Remarkable Ryan Thomas

Ryan Thomas is a grown up child of Alienation. Triggered by chance by what a work colleague said, he realised as an adult what had been happening. Eventually he reconnected with his Dad. Ryan has now created a goldmine of online resources. He is

The Remarkable Ryan Thomas

Ryan Thomas is a grown up child of Alienation. Triggered by chance by what a work colleague said, he realised as an adult what had been happening. Eventually he reconnected with his Dad. Ryan has now created a goldmine of online resources. He is

Being wise about the voice of children

New research on what children think of their parents’ separating has been published. Some time later, the kids say: Don’t stay together if you’re unhappy. They say: Include us but not in the crossfire. They say: We don’t want to choose. A new

Being wise about the voice of children

New research on what children think of their parents’ separating has been published. Some time later, the kids say: Don’t stay together if you’re unhappy. They say: Include us but not in the crossfire. They say: We don’t want to choose. A new

Scots appeal wins with child-focused thinking

Earlier this summer, a master-class of careful child-focused thinking went into a successful appeal against a sheriff ruling in a family court hearing. A sheriff is a Scottish judge. The full report of Lord Eassie’s Inner House Court of Session

Scots appeal wins with child-focused thinking

Earlier this summer, a master-class of careful child-focused thinking went into a successful appeal against a sheriff ruling in a family court hearing. A sheriff is a Scottish judge. The full report of Lord Eassie’s Inner House Court of Session

Rewind’s torn-up letters (with subtitles)

Recently we blogged about making more of the Dutch film “Rewind”. The clip ended with the children writing a letter to the judge. Here is a clip that we showed before. Again it’s about letters – the mother’s to her distant children. This time we can give

Rewind’s torn-up letters (with subtitles)

Recently we blogged about making more of the Dutch film “Rewind”. The clip ended with the children writing a letter to the judge. Here is a clip that we showed before. Again it’s about letters – the mother’s to her distant children. This time we can give