Category Archives: News & Events

News & events both at home and abroad.

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

A get together about not wanting to get together

There are many organisations called Wellspring. One of these is a long-established charitable psychotherapy and counselling organisation based in Edinburgh. They have an annual lecture open to a a wide range of interest. This year they were keen to innovate from

A get together about not wanting to get together

There are many organisations called Wellspring. One of these is a long-established charitable psychotherapy and counselling organisation based in Edinburgh. They have an annual lecture open to a a wide range of interest. This year they were keen to innovate from

Taking Alienation seriously … and getting taken seriously

Writing a blog is easy but mostly reaches the converted. Getting Parental Alienation into a professional journal is a golden achievement, making wider professionals take notice. But getting well-covered in the public media is perhaps the hardest publicity of all. An

Taking Alienation seriously … and getting taken seriously

Writing a blog is easy but mostly reaches the converted. Getting Parental Alienation into a professional journal is a golden achievement, making wider professionals take notice. But getting well-covered in the public media is perhaps the hardest publicity of all. An

Cultivating less extremism

Alienation is when one person turns another against a third in a lasting way for no good reason. That sounds bland for an experience that is such excruciating agony. Cults also cause agony and Alienation. What can we learn from

Cultivating less extremism

Alienation is when one person turns another against a third in a lasting way for no good reason. That sounds bland for an experience that is such excruciating agony. Cults also cause agony and Alienation. What can we learn from

A quart into a pint-pot: how to spread the word

It’s Parental Alienation Awareness Day everyone. So let’s spread the word. I’ve written about that before: PR for PA. We want to reach the unconverted as well as preach to the converted. This post is the long of it. The next one’s the short of

A quart into a pint-pot: how to spread the word

It’s Parental Alienation Awareness Day everyone. So let’s spread the word. I’ve written about that before: PR for PA. We want to reach the unconverted as well as preach to the converted. This post is the long of it. The next one’s the short of

A striking case of alienation by a non-resident parent

Read the interesting personal case story in the Guardian – an unusual Parental Alienation pattern and a good opportunity for us to raise PA awareness. The case is unusual in that the non-resident father seems to have done quite a few dastardly things to

A striking case of alienation by a non-resident parent

Read the interesting personal case story in the Guardian – an unusual Parental Alienation pattern and a good opportunity for us to raise PA awareness. The case is unusual in that the non-resident father seems to have done quite a few dastardly things to

Working on what Scotland needs

Since the London Conference some of us have teamed up with others to change things in Scotland: 1. to raise awareness of Alienation (PA), and 2. to campaign for competent assessments of families and children in courts. You can help us wherever in the world you

Working on what Scotland needs

Since the London Conference some of us have teamed up with others to change things in Scotland: 1. to raise awareness of Alienation (PA), and 2. to campaign for competent assessments of families and children in courts. You can help us wherever in the world you

Nick Child’s Overview: Riding the Wild Waters

Nick opened the conference with an overview of the international field of Parental Alienation, a “life-jacket” for “riding the wild waters of family separation”. Reviewing the conference PowerPoint below is a bit of a fiddly experience. So Nick has made that into

Nick Child’s Overview: Riding the Wild Waters

Nick opened the conference with an overview of the international field of Parental Alienation, a “life-jacket” for “riding the wild waters of family separation”. Reviewing the conference PowerPoint below is a bit of a fiddly experience. So Nick has made that into

Kevin Amey: On Being a Guardian

Kevin presented his experience as a Guardian, noting the stark contrast between children who have been actually abused by a parent who still have an attachment to them and want some kind of contact to be enabled, and those alienated

Kevin Amey: On Being a Guardian

Kevin presented his experience as a Guardian, noting the stark contrast between children who have been actually abused by a parent who still have an attachment to them and want some kind of contact to be enabled, and those alienated

Chip Chimera: Working with Parental Alienation

For those who heard her wonderful plenary and workshop in London a year earlier (Sept 2013), Chip had far too short a time at this conference to describe her work with alienated families, and her developed use of Attachment-based understanding for all parties in

Chip Chimera: Working with Parental Alienation

For those who heard her wonderful plenary and workshop in London a year earlier (Sept 2013), Chip had far too short a time at this conference to describe her work with alienated families, and her developed use of Attachment-based understanding for all parties in

Myrna Gower: A Thousand Tiny Poisonous Needles

Myrna’s presentation was mainly to share a client’s voice through his emails to her about his enduring experience of contact with his children while they remained actively alienated in all their interactions with him. Myrna described her work, drawing on Linda

Myrna Gower: A Thousand Tiny Poisonous Needles

Myrna’s presentation was mainly to share a client’s voice through his emails to her about his enduring experience of contact with his children while they remained actively alienated in all their interactions with him. Myrna described her work, drawing on Linda

The London Conference: 25th Oct 2014

This is the conference that spawned ‘the alienation experience’ blog. Organised by AFT’s London branch, SSoPA members and guests presented in a packed morning, leaving the afternoon free for discussion. Now everyone can re-view and discuss 24/7! Here’s the blurb: “Navigating

The London Conference: 25th Oct 2014

This is the conference that spawned ‘the alienation experience’ blog. Organised by AFT’s London branch, SSoPA members and guests presented in a packed morning, leaving the afternoon free for discussion. Now everyone can re-view and discuss 24/7! Here’s the blurb: “Navigating