Day two of the EAPAP Conference was focused upon the mental health interventions which are seen to be effective around the world with alienated children and their families.
In the morning we heard from Steve Miller M.D on the contraindications of generic therapy in PA and in the afternoon we heard from Linda Gottlieb on the way in which Salvador Minuchin, the father of family systems therapy, would have agreed that generic family therapy is wrong in treatment of parental alienation. Linda, who was trained and mentored by Salvador Minuchin told us….
A powerful message for the conference and one which underpins the key headline of the European Association of Parental Alienation Practitioners over the coming year.
EAPAP will bring the following commitment to life in the coming months. A commitment to parents and children who are affected by parental alienation all over Europe. Working with our partners in Croatia, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Romania, Slovenia, Holland and Sweden, we will ensure that the following is made true in 2018/2019.
During the conference I heard from several parents who had undergone generic therapy for parental alienation. One person told me that it had cost over £30,000 to have almost 100 hours of therapy to arrive in a place where the relationship had still not been restored.
This is unacceptable. EAPAP is designed to ensure that this cannot continue.
The conference papers will be published as a lasting testament to the reality that the practice guidelines and research evidence which underpins them have existed for already for almost two decades.
With a raft of applications for membership of EAPAP already waiting in the in box, we are ready to begin the work of changing this field forever.
Thank you to all of the presenters who travelled so far to be with us to contribute to a content rich and powerful event.
Thank you to all of our volunteers who worked so hard to make this conference so successful, we could not have done it without you.
Conference follow up
The entire two day event was filmed and we will be discussing how best to make that available over the coming days. Information about this will be posted here and on the EAPAP website http://www.eapap.eu
The slides from some of the presenters will be made available from the EAPAP website after September 11th – if you attended the conference you will be able to access these through a code which will be sent to you after September 11th.
Training programmes, events, supervision and mentoring in different disciplines will be scheduled for members. Membership of EAPAP will offer an accredited training route which conforms to internationally recognised and endorsed standards.
Education of the Judiciary and all family court officers across Europe will be undertaken by partners in their own country using EAPAP standards.
Membership of EAPAP is for practitioners in the legal and mental health disciplines across Europe and information about membership can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Information will be available after 15th September.