YouTube Videos: Parental Alienation

Parental Alienation/Jennifer Harmon: TEDxCSU

Parental alienation is a devastating problem affecting millions of families around the world. Unfortunately, much like how we addressed domestic violence several decades ago, we treat parental alienation as a domestic issue rather than as a problem that affects communities, school systems, police and court systems, mental health and financial institutions, and legislative bodies.

 

I will discuss how our social and cultural systems sanction and even promote parental alienation at the expense of our children, and what can be done about it. Dr. Harman is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Colorado State University and is the Program Coordinator for the Applied Social & Health Psychology Program. She is an accomplished and awarded teacher, and has published many peer-reviewed articles and textbooks on intimate relationships, such as The Science of Relationships: Answers to your Questions about Dating, Marriage and Family. She is also a contributor to Science of Relationships.com, a relationship science resource for the on-line community, and is interviewed as a relationship expert for many national and international media outlets (Chicago Tribune, the Denver Post, NY Magazine, dating advice.com, and the Irish Independent).

 

She has more recently applied her research expertise in social psychology to better understand and find solutions for parental alienation because she has been a target of it herself. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

Parental Alienation: A Splitting of Self

sy.Nick Woodall, M.S., holds a master’s degree in psychodynamic psychotherapy and has worked with separated families since 1999. In addition to his therapeutic work with alienated families, Nick is an expert witness in the U.K. family courts. He has worked extensively on family policy, developing new services for the U.K. government. A former BBC Online parenting expert and writer, he is the coauthor of Understanding Parental Alienation: Learning to Cope, Helping to Heal. Nick runs the Family (Separation) Clinic in the United Kingdom, which offers services to parents who are experiencing the loss of a child after family separation due to parental alienation.

 

The interview was filmed on location at the PASG 2019 International Conference (Parental Alienation Study Group) in Philadelphia, USA, in September 2019. The video is produced by Equal Parenting Rights Association, Iceland, www.foreldrajafnretti.is. All rights reserved ©

Parental Alienation: Crazy Making Issues

Ben Burgess, M.A., obtained his degree in psychology from Western Michigan University and is now a practicing psychologist with the Fountain Hill Center for Counseling and Consultation. Since 2006, his primary focus has been on providing services to individuals and families experiencing high-conflict divorce and separation.

 

In addition to individual and family counseling, Ben provides comprehensive evaluations, such as custody and parenting time evaluations and parenting capacity evaluations, that help individuals, families, and courts make informed decisions. Through a variety of tools, including psychological testing, he helps people better understand their emotional landscape and identify strategies for negotiating obstacles. He talks about Crazy Making Issues in Parental Alienation cases and false allegations of child abuse.

 

Due to the numerous counter-intuitive issues arising in alienation cases, one profoundly deleterious result is “unwitting professional collusion with the alienating parent,” thereby exacerbating the alienation—often beyond repair. Non-specialists in alienation are particularly susceptible to becoming co-opted by the alienating parent, who presents well, while the alienated parent, who is a trauma victim, may present poorly. This problem cannot be overstated. We have experienced all too many cases in which a mental health professional had contributed to “a climate of fear, hatred, and terror” that led to a substantial negative impact on the relationship between the child and alienated parent and supported the child’s “refusal and resistance to parenting time with good, loving, and safe parents.”

 

The interview was filmed on location at the PASG 2019 International Conference (Parental Alienation Study Group) in Philadelphia, USA, in September 2019. The video is produced by Equal Parenting Rights Association, Iceland, www.foreldrajafnretti.is. All rights reserved ©

Parental Alienation: Targeted Parents and It's Effects

Prevalence of Adults Who Are the Targets of Parental Alienating Behaviors and Their Impact: Results from Three National Polls.

 

Estimating the prevalence of parental alienation is challenging because not all children who are exposed to parental alienating behaviors become alienated. The purpose of the current study was to determine the proportion of adults who indicate being alienated from a child using three national online panels that are representative of adults from the United States (two polls) and Canada (one poll) and to determine the mental health impact of parental alienating behaviors. Results from the first two polls indicate that the prevalence of parents who feel they are being alienated from their children is higher than originally estimated: 35.5% (of 273) in the U.S. and 32% (of 397) in Canada.

 

Using another means of assessment for the third poll, we found that 39.1% (of 594) of parents in the U.S. are the nonreciprocating targets of parental alienating behaviors, which is over 22 million parents and confirms previous estimates that did not differentiate between reciprocating and non-reciprocating parents. Of these, 6.7% of the parents had children who were moderately to severely alienated, which is at least 1.3% of the U.S. population of children. We also found alienated parents had greater levels of depression, trauma symptoms, and risk for suicide. Discussion will center on the ramifications of these findings for research-ers and practitioners, and the need to differentiate between families in which parental alienating behaviors are reciprocal (typically resulting in loyalty conflicts) versus non-reciprocal (typically resulting in parental alienation).

Jennifer Harman, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychology, Colorado State University. Dr. Harman earned her doctorate in social psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2005. She also has a master’s degree in psychological counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her primary research is in the area of intimate and family relationships, most specifically, on how interpersonal and social factors such as power affect families after separation and divorce. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on parental alienating behaviors, with a focus on how it is a form of family violence. The interview was filmed on location at the PASG 2019 International Conference (Parental Alienation Study Group) in Philadelphia, USA, in September 2019. The video is produced by Equal Parenting Rights Association, Iceland, www.foreldrajafnretti.is. All rights reserved ©

Parental Alienation Toronto Conference - S. Richard Sauber
Parental Alienation - Reunification and Treating Alienated children

Linda Gottlieb, LMFT, LCSW, has had 40-plus years education and experience providing clinical treatment services to families of all compositions, orientations, and in all developmental stages. She has treated the wide spectrum of problems, issues, and dysfunctional family interactional patterns that are challenging for families. She has expertise in emergency services that included intensive, home-based, crisis-intervention to prevent the psychiatric hospitalization of a child.

 

Since 2003, Linda has focused her clinical practice on families undergoing parental separation/divorce with the goal of facilitating the parents to develop a civil and respectful co-parenting relationship. This focus includes the highly specialized area of diagnosing for and treating parental alienation. She is the author of The Parental Alienation Syndrome: A Family Therapy and Collaborative Systems Approach to Amelioration.

 

In this video Linda talks about treating parental alienation using traditional reunification models often presents professionals and the courts with significant challenges. Effective treatment is further complicated by the frequent pattern of false allegations of child harm or abuse that are typically alleged in alienation cases.

 

The interview was filmed on location at the PASG 2019 International Conference (Parental Alienation Study Group) in Philadelphia, USA, in September 2019. The video is produced by Equal Parenting Rights Association, Iceland, www.foreldrajafnretti.is.

Treatment of Attachment-Based "Parental Alienation"

Filmed at the California Southern University School of Behavioral Sciences. Please visit http://www.calsouthern.edu/psychology/ Treatment of Attachment-Based "Parental Alienation" Presented by Dr. Craig A. Childress

 

Description: This lecture will outline the diagnosis and treatment of an attachment-based model for the psychological and family processes in high-conflict divorce, traditionally described as “parental alienation.” This is a follow-up presentation to an extremely well-received introduction that described, among other things, the attachment-system foundations that lead to parental alienation. You can watch that lecture here.

 

In this presentation, Dr. Childress will set forth a clear framework for diagnosing the presence of attachment-based parental alienation, as well as the components necessary for its effective treatment and resolution. Those who view this lecture will learn: - The diagnostic framework for identifying when attachment-based parental alienation is, and when it is not, responsible for producing the parent-child conflict involved in high-conflict divorce - The four key treatment phases necessary for the effective treatment and resolution of an attachment-based model for parental alienation -

 

The essential features of the child’s psychological experience surrounding parental alienation that are key to the child’s therapy and a restoration of the child’s affectional bond with the currently targeted-rejected parent - The role of the alienating parent in the child’s treatment and recovery, and approaches to managing and working with the alienating parent during and following treatment

 

Bio: Dr. Craig Childress is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in child and family therapy, parent-child conflict, marital conflict, and child development. Dr. Childress has an additional background specialty in early childhood mental health involving the attachment system and the neuro-development of the brain during childhood. Prior to entering private practice, Dr. Childress served as the clinical director for a children’s assessment and treatment center operated under the auspices of California State University, San Bernardino. He also was on medical staff at Children’s Hospital of Orange County as a pediatric psychologist, where he served on a collaborative project with the UCI Child Development Center regarding the early identification of ADHD in preschool-age children. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Childress currently teaches graduate-level courses in child development, diagnosis and psychopathology, psychotherapy and treatment planning, and research methodology through the University of Phoenix. He has written extensively on an attachment-based model of parental alienation on his website (http://www.cachildress.org) and blog (http://www.drcraigchildressblog.com), and he has served as an expert consultant and witness in legal cases involving parental alienation across the United States and Canada.

Child Custody and Visitation During COVID-19 | Avoiding Contempt and Parental Alienation | Webinar 3

In Episode 3 of Cordell & Cordell's webinar series about COVID-19 and divorce, the firm's divorce attorneys discuss how the pandemic could affect your visitation rights as a father.

 

They also explore the topic of parental alienation and how it could become a factor during quarantine and stay-at-home orders and what you can do to protect your parental rights.

 

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Know how to fight Parental Alienation Before you Go Back To Court

www.fixfamilycourts.com Watch this before you go to another child custody court hearing. Set your expectations before you go to family court.

 

Watch the following video clip from one of our online labs and learn more about what you can do when a parent artificially creates a disruption in your relationship with your child (parental alienation), or prevents one from ever forming (withholds the child after you have established paternity), understand the basics behind framing your case (read the slides in the presentation for these details), and know what to expect when you face abuse of power.

 

If you want to learn more about your rights, visit our Fix Family Courts blog. You will find more clips from course lectures, labs, webinars, and other events. http://www.fixfamilycourts.com/blog/

Parental Alienation: The Four Factor Model
Ways to Identify PA

Not all children who reject a parent are alienated. It is essential for proper management and treatment of cases of child alignment that alienated children be identified and differentiated from estranged children. Dr. Baker will review the Four-Factor Model for identifying parental alienation from estrangement.

 

According to the model, children should be considered alienated only when all four factors are present: (1) there was a prior positive attachment between the child and the now rejected parent; (2) the rejected parent did not engage in abuse or neglect or seriously deficient parenting; (3) the favored parent engaged in multiple parental alienation behaviors; and (4) the child exhibits most if not all of the behavioral manifestations of alienation.

 

Dr. Baker also talks about the attitudes of abused children and if they exhibit the Eight Behavioral Manifestations of Parental Alienation. A survey study was conducted in which over 300 mental health professionals with experience with physically abused children answered a series of questions about the actions and attitudes of abused children towards their maltreating parents and how abused children become “bonded to the abuser”.

 

Amy J. L. Baker, Ph.D., has a doctorate in developmental psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has provided trainings on parental alienation and psychological maltreatment to legal and mental health professionals around the world. She is the author or co-author of over 100 articles and eight books including Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome, Co-parenting with a Toxic Ex, and Bonded to the Abuser. She provides parent coaching for targeted parents and has worked with hundreds of parents to assist them in developing more effective interactions with their children. She has conducted seminal research on the long-term effects of parental alienation.

 

The interview was filmed on location at the PASG 2019 International Conference (Parental Alienation Study Group) in Philadelphia, USA, in September 2019. The video is produced by Equal Parenting Rights Association, Iceland, www.foreldrajafnretti.is. All rights reserved ©

Psychological Manipulation: An expert explains parental alienation to "48 Hours"
All rights reserved CBS Evening News Posted March 23, 2029
Parental Alienation: Third Party Alienation

Shawn Wygant, M.A., TLLP, is a highly skilled and dedicated forensic psychology associate and expert witness. He specializes in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of parental alienation as well as other complex forms of child psychological maltreatment.

 

For the past 6 years, he has worked with Demosthenes Lorandos, Ph.D., J.D., on parental alienation cases throughout the United States as a forensic psychology associate and expert witness helping courts make the best possible decisions concerning the best interest of the child. Their forensic psychology consulting firm, PsychLaw, provides target parents with expert analysis and testimony concerning parental alienation.

 

Shawn spoke at he the PASG Conference about Crazy Making Issues in Alienation: Professional Alienation Collusion. He talks about how difficult it is for professionals who are not specialists on Parental Alienation to not be manipulated by the alienator - and how certain methods of therapy, like EMDR, can do more harm than good when false accusations in PA cases occur. The interview was filmed on location at the PASG 2019 International Conference (Parental Alienation Study Group) in Philadelphia, USA, in September 2019. The video is produced by Equal Parenting Rights Association, Iceland, www.foreldrajafnretti.is. All rights reserved ©

4/5, Seventeen (17) Parental Alienation Strategies
of the Alienating Parent

Video 4 of 5. On February 16, 2018, Kelley Baker, PhD, presented a lecture on Parental Alienation to about 40 family law attorneys at the Williamson County Court House in Georgetown, Texas. In this fourth video, Dr. Baker discussed the 17 alienation strategies used by an alienating parent. Parental Alienation is Psychological Child Abuse.

 

Strategy 1: Badmouthing Strategy 2: Limiting Contact Strategy 3: Interfering with Communication Strategy 4: Interfering with Symbolic Communication Strategy 5: Withdrawal of Love Strategy 6: Telling Child Targeted Parent Does Not Love Him or Her Strategy 7: Forcing Child to Choose Strategy 8: Creating the Impression that the Targeted Parent is Dangerous Strategy 9: Confiding in Child Strategy 10: Forcing Child to Reject Targeted Parent Strategy 11: Asking Child to Spy on Targeted Parent Strategy 12: Asking Child to Keep Secrets from Targeted Parent Strategy 13: Referring to Targeted Parent by First Name Strategy 14: Referring to a Stepparent as “Mom” or “Dad” and Encouraging Child to Do the Same Strategy 15: Withholding Medical, Academic, and

 

Other Important Information from Targeted Parent/ Keeping Targeted Parent’s Name off of Medical, Academic, and Other Relevant Documents Strategy 16: Changing Child’s Name to Remove Association with Targeted Parent Strategy 17: Cultivating Dependency The electronic version of this article is located here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/...

Parental Alienation - A Trans-Generational Trauma

Karen Woodall is a Trans-Generational Psychotherapist Treating Parental Alienation. She is a highly experienced psychotherapist and author who has worked with separated families since 1991. Research reveals that adult alienated children suffer in very unique ways—ways that include a strong chance of becoming alienated from their own children. The interminable pain follows adult–child victims from a traumatic alienated childhood into a traumatic adulthood, a seemingly endless trans-generational trauma repetition. As helping professionals, unique, creative skills are needed in order to meaningfully serve this “special population.”

 

Karen has developed new ways of working with alienated children and is now widely regarded as one of the foremost experts in the field. Her influential blog has a worldwide readership: https://karenwoodall.blog/. She is the co-author of Understanding Parental Alienation: Learning to Cope, Helping to Heal. Karen runs the Family (Separation) Clinic in the United Kingdom, which offers services to parents who are experiencing the loss of a child after family separation due to parental alienation.

 

The interview was filmed on location at the PASG 2019 International Conference (Parental Alienation Study Group) in Philadelphia, USA, in September 2019. The video is produced by Equal Parenting Rights Association, Iceland, www.foreldrajafnretti.is. All rights reserved ©

Plight of Rejected Parents - Welcome Back, Pluto DVD Chapter 6

Welcome Back, Pluto, http://plutodvd.com shows children and parents how to get along better. Chapter 6 helps children understand how a rejected parent feels, and give parents indispensable tips to improve their relationship with their kids and avoid common mistakes.

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False Allegations in Family Court - A Self Help Guide

This video is intended to help those who are dealing with false allegations made against them in family court as part of the ex spouse or partners strategy to limit or prevent contact with the children.

 

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Building A Case To Prove Parental Alienation — Attorney Bites

This week, Pennsylvania family law attorney Jamie Spero explains how you can build a case to prove parental alienation is present in court.

 

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Parental Alienation vs Estrangement

Mr. Ashish Joshi is a leading international parental alienation litigator based out of Detroit, Michigan. 

His contact information can be found via this link along with many scholarly published articles regarding parental alienation.

 

If you are a targeted parent of alienating behaviors, there is not an attorney, I have higher regard for and recommend when it come to this area. You do NOT need to live in Michigan for retain Mr. Joshi. Contact him directly or reach out to Dr. Regina Baldwin for more information.

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