Category Archives: Collaboration

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

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. Sadly few Scottish services took seriously enough the needs of children and families engaged in the stress of family law and courts after separating. But what

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. Sadly few Scottish services took seriously enough the needs of children and families engaged in the stress of family law and courts after separating. But what

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.

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