Category Archives: Clinical Practice

Examples and discussion about best practice for mental health professionals who work directly with alienated children and their parents. Consideration of how to make proper assessments, how to guard against bias, and how & when to work with the legal system.

A rose by any other name …

… would smell as sweet?! Alienation is more prickly than sweet! … There are lots of reasons why we need a name for the pattern commonly called Parental Alienation. Some people do great work with Alienated children and families but without using that label.

A rose by any other name …

… would smell as sweet?! Alienation is more prickly than sweet! … There are lots of reasons why we need a name for the pattern commonly called Parental Alienation. Some people do great work with Alienated children and families but without using that label.

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

How anyone can tell truth to power

Sometimes complex issues in big messy systems crystallise best into simple effective messages. The trick is to care and to have someone you want to get the message through to. American family therapist, Linda Gottlieb provides generic letters that any professional can send to

How anyone can tell truth to power

Sometimes complex issues in big messy systems crystallise best into simple effective messages. The trick is to care and to have someone you want to get the message through to. American family therapist, Linda Gottlieb provides generic letters that any professional can send to

Considering abuse of the targeted parent

My work with “Rob” continues (see A 1000 tiny poisonous needles with Warshak et al comments). It remains a painful challenge of sustained alienation during contact with his children.  On his website Joseph Goldberg talks about the essential place of a parental alienation consultant and the right assembly of

Considering abuse of the targeted parent

My work with “Rob” continues (see A 1000 tiny poisonous needles with Warshak et al comments). It remains a painful challenge of sustained alienation during contact with his children.  On his website Joseph Goldberg talks about the essential place of a parental alienation consultant and the right assembly of

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