Category Archives: Collaboration

Interdisciplinary collaborative working is at the cutting edge of international best practice.

Lifting the lid off Lifton’s list matches harmful coercion in families and cults

Here we like teaming up coercive patterns in families (e.g. domestic abuse, parental alienation) with those outside families (e.g. cults, terrorism, scams). All of them are an alienation experience. Teaming up means we can campaign more powerfully. At first sight, Robert Lifton’s list

Lifting the lid off Lifton’s list matches harmful coercion in families and cults

Here we like teaming up coercive patterns in families (e.g. domestic abuse, parental alienation) with those outside families (e.g. cults, terrorism, scams). All of them are an alienation experience. Teaming up means we can campaign more powerfully. At first sight, Robert Lifton’s list

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

Let’s focus on behaviour more than on labels

Welcome to Dr Shelagh Wright as our guest blogger.  Shelagh is a family therapist and family mediator who is also trained in direct child consultation. A simple view is that separating parents put their children’s best interests first by collaborating. Where one or

Let’s focus on behaviour more than on labels

Welcome to Dr Shelagh Wright as our guest blogger.  Shelagh is a family therapist and family mediator who is also trained in direct child consultation. A simple view is that separating parents put their children’s best interests first by collaborating. Where one or

Co-Parenting in a Box … and PA not left out!

‘Co-Parenting in a Box’ is one of hundreds of resources about the ideal solution for all families who separate. That solution is constructive collaboration not high conflict legal dispute. But of course we know that in some families the ideal just ain’t real. CoParenting in a Box is the

Co-Parenting in a Box … and PA not left out!

‘Co-Parenting in a Box’ is one of hundreds of resources about the ideal solution for all families who separate. That solution is constructive collaboration not high conflict legal dispute. But of course we know that in some families the ideal just ain’t real. CoParenting in a Box is 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

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

Creating an informal proactive court … Mediation with knobs on!

I was once a community-based child psychiatrist in a friendly multi-disciplinary team here in NHS Lanarkshire. What I used to do then for some separated families, now seems rather relevant to my recently chosen field: high conflict family separation. All I did was to

Creating an informal proactive court … Mediation with knobs on!

I was once a community-based child psychiatrist in a friendly multi-disciplinary team here in NHS Lanarkshire. What I used to do then for some separated families, now seems rather relevant to my recently chosen field: high conflict family separation. All I did was to

Climbing the mountain: 6. Coordinating our efforts

Continuing the series … after the Introduction, Before court, In court, Enduring cases, and Raising Awareness, here’s a short but important climb No 6 (of 9) on our huge mountain of high conflict family separation of all kinds. There are climbers who tackle extreme rock faces on their own.

Climbing the mountain: 6. Coordinating our efforts

Continuing the series … after the Introduction, Before court, In court, Enduring cases, and Raising Awareness, here’s a short but important climb No 6 (of 9) on our huge mountain of high conflict family separation of all kinds. There are climbers who tackle extreme rock faces on their own.