Category Archives: The Research

Highlighting the growing body of international research.

Hostage, coercion, enmeshment and other unacceptably good words for it

In 1612 Francis Bacon coined the phrase ‘hostages to fortune‘. He meant how having a family constrains a man from more adventurous things. But you could also say that children are hostages to fortune. It’s just a matter of luck what family they get landed

Hostage, coercion, enmeshment and other unacceptably good words for it

In 1612 Francis Bacon coined the phrase ‘hostages to fortune‘. He meant how having a family constrains a man from more adventurous things. But you could also say that children are hostages to fortune. It’s just a matter of luck what family they get landed

Parental Alienation’s long list of counter-intuitives

One of the hurdles we face in raising awareness of Child and Parental Alienation (PA) is that it is counter-intuitive in so many ways. We have to set aside lots of the stereotypes that shape our thinking. Richard Warshak (2015)

Parental Alienation’s long list of counter-intuitives

One of the hurdles we face in raising awareness of Child and Parental Alienation (PA) is that it is counter-intuitive in so many ways. We have to set aside lots of the stereotypes that shape our thinking. Richard Warshak (2015)

Other alienated groups: 2. ethnic

In his Channel 4 programme: Things We Won’t Say About Race That Are True Trevor Phillips identified a few loosely alienation patterns. These are a relevant way to broaden our alienation experience blog. He shows how good intentions to build an effective multi-ethnic

Other alienated groups: 2. ethnic

In his Channel 4 programme: Things We Won’t Say About Race That Are True Trevor Phillips identified a few loosely alienation patterns. These are a relevant way to broaden our alienation experience blog. He shows how good intentions to build an effective multi-ethnic

The quick and the slow

The usual view of how Alienation starts and stops is that it is a long-drawn out process … years to create and years to repair. But read Richard Warshak and others, and the clear picture is that PA can start and stop

The quick and the slow

The usual view of how Alienation starts and stops is that it is a long-drawn out process … years to create and years to repair. But read Richard Warshak and others, and the clear picture is that PA can start and stop

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