The Haunting of the Alienated Child

I have been reading Oliver James’s book ‘Not in Your Genes‘ this week and in doing so have found myself uncovering another layer of understanding of what it means to be a child in the post separation landscape.  In this book, James speaks of ‘offspring Stockholm syndrome’ which he describes as being the manner in whichContinue reading “The Haunting of the Alienated Child”

The Place Where the Green Grasses Grow

I work with alienated children of all ages and have done so for a long time now.  I know the landscape in which alienated children live very well.  What I have come to know about alienated children is that whilst every child who rejects a parent is very different and every entry into the alienationContinue reading “The Place Where the Green Grasses Grow”

Moving Upstream – London Conference on Parental Alienation 2018 – Open for Bookings

The European Association of Parental Alienation Practitioners opens its conference booking today.  Headline speakers include leading researcher and writer  Amy J.L.Baker PhD. Brian Ludmer from Ludmer Law in Canada, Professor Gordana Buljan Flander from the Child Protection Centre in Zagreb, Barristers from 1KBW UK, Linda Gottlieb and Steve Miller from the USA, along with PsychologistsContinue reading “Moving Upstream – London Conference on Parental Alienation 2018 – Open for Bookings”

Love Lies Bleeding: Trauma and Loss in the Post Separation Landscape

Being a veteran in the post separation landscape (I first began work in this field in 1991), I find myself again and again returning to the same places in my research work.  This week, in my investigations, I find myself back at the place where the divorce laws changed in the UK (1973) and womenContinue reading “Love Lies Bleeding: Trauma and Loss in the Post Separation Landscape”

The Drama of Being a Social Worker: Counter Transference in The Post Separation Landscape

In the United Kingdom the welfare threshold is a test which is applied to determine whether a child is suffering from or is likely to suffer from significant harm in the care of a parent.  This is the threshold between private family law and public law (when the state becomes involved and may issue careContinue reading “The Drama of Being a Social Worker: Counter Transference in The Post Separation Landscape”

2018 Training Opportunities

We are launching our 2018 professionals training programme early due to the number of requests about this in recent weeks.  The following trainings are available in early March and are limited to 15 places on each course, to allow us to work closely with participants. We currently have ten places left on our Belfast trainingContinue reading “2018 Training Opportunities”