Ahead of the next meeting of EAPAP in Strasbourg in November we will be delivering a two day training for professionals which is approved by EAPAP.  Anyone who is considering joining EAPAP as a member will find all of the basic principles of practice which qualify for joining in this training.

This will be a small training group for up to only 8 professionals.  As with all of the core trainings at the Family Separation Clinic, completing this training gives access to supervision and support for ongoing development.


This is a two-day intensive training programme for professionals who already hold a qualification in the helping therapies.

Designed to strengthen awareness of the complexities of cases in which children refuse a relationship with one parent after separation, this course introduces you to the internationally recognised models of intervention which have been developed by the Family Separation Clinic, in London. The training additionally enables understanding of how this model of work can be adapted to suit different legislative frameworks.

This course is suitable for those who are already working as expert witnesses in the family court system as well as those who wish to develop their skills in practice with these difficult to treat families, and is approved by the European Association of Parental Alienation Practitioners.



  • knowledge of parental alienation within the context of worldwide research
  • awareness of how international standards of intervention translate into different legal settings
  • understanding of the legal and mental health interlock in case management of parental alienation
  • ability to conclude differentiation processes and develop treatment routes response


Parental alienation is the complete unjustified rejection by a child of a parent who was once loved dearly. It is a dynamic seen in a particular group of families in which there are identifiable traits. In the most severe cases of parental alienation a child will completely refuse to see a parent, resisting parental encouragement, professional intervention and even orders of the court, leading many to believe that it is not possible to intervene, especially with older children. Parental alienation is caused by a combination of factors and is not simply the actions of one parent but the actions by one, the responses of the other and the vulnerability of the child.

Recognition of this allows practitioners to learn how to differentiate and respond to the problem of parental alienation in a child whilst understanding the conditions necessary to produce effective change. The Family Separation Clinic is a specialist agency working with alienated children and their families and has significant success in delivering positive outcomes for alienated children and their families. The Clinic has been involved in a number of residence transfer cases in which the care provided for the family has assisted children to reunite with a rejected parent and rebuild relationships with both parents on an ongoing basis. The Clinic also provides interventions in which children are assisted to move from a rejecting position into being cared for by both parents.

COST: £750 per person


LOCATION: Central Strasbourg