Coming Out of the Fog in Europe

Today Nick is in Bucharest in Romania speaking at  the interdisciplinary approach of litigation with minor in cases of Parental Alienation Conference with leading Romanian Judiciary. This conference is held in a country where the issue of parental alienation has become well recognised and where approaches to deal with it are enshrined in legislation. TheContinue reading “Coming Out of the Fog in Europe”

Working With the Inner Child in Parental Alienation

In my work with alienated children and their families, I am aware that they are often not the only children in the room with me. For those who are aware of the concept of the inner child the idea that within the therapeutic work with families affected by parental alienation, are tasks concerned with theContinue reading “Working With the Inner Child in Parental Alienation”

Confusion of Tongues: The Language of the Alienated Child

It is only when the underlying predicament of the alienated child is fully understood that the particular language used by alienated children can be recognised. As part of the work that we do at the Family Separation Clinic, the language used by alienated children is recorded and analysed. In curating interviews with children who areContinue reading “Confusion of Tongues: The Language of the Alienated Child”

Giving Children Their Childhood Back: What Really Works With Alienated Children

The term parental alienation is used widely to describe a child’s unjustified rejection of a parent after family separation.  Unjustified rejection is described as a child rejecting a parent when the parent has not done anything to warrant that.  Neither of those ways of describing what is happening to a child in the circumstances inContinue reading “Giving Children Their Childhood Back: What Really Works With Alienated Children”

Omnipotent Thinking: Defence and Entrapment in Parental Alienation

omnipotence /ɒmˈnɪpət(ə)ns/   noun noun: omnipotence; plural noun: omnipotences the quality of having unlimited or very great power. entrapment /ɪnˈtrapm(ə)nt,ɛnˈtrapm(ə)nt/   noun noun: entrapment; plural noun: entrapments the state of being caught in or as in a trap. psychological defence mechanism Defence mechanisms are psychological strategies used by the unconscious mind to manipulate, deny, orContinue reading “Omnipotent Thinking: Defence and Entrapment in Parental Alienation”