Parental Alienation as a False Allegation: Protecting Vulnerable Families From Risk of Harm

Last week, on the heels of the research from Brunel Law School, I said I would write about parental alienation as a false allegation, an issue which is repeatedly raised by women’s rights advocates who deny the reality of a child’s rejection of a parent after family separation. This week we are in Iceland toContinue reading “Parental Alienation as a False Allegation: Protecting Vulnerable Families From Risk of Harm”

The Lighthouse Project: Differentiation Skills for Rejected Parents

My whole focus in the work that I do is to find routes to recovery for alienated children and their families.  In doing so I work with many serious clinicians around the world who, like me, work directly with alienated children and families and so understand them at the deepest level. This is not research,Continue reading “The Lighthouse Project: Differentiation Skills for Rejected Parents”

Backlash: Dragging PA Back into the Gender War

This week I have been reading research undertaken at Brunel University which purports to highlight the risk that abusive men are using parental alienation in the UK to gain access to their children. There have been great strides in the UK in recent years in terms of understanding parental alienation as a reality affecting families,Continue reading “Backlash: Dragging PA Back into the Gender War”

Everyday Trauma? Induced Psychological Splitting in Children of Divorce and Separation

This is not the first time I have written a blog surrounded by a hundred or so screaming, sweaty children jumping on trampolines. I have been a grandmother for some years now, which has given me the absolute joy of being able to re-experience the development of children from birth onwards up close and personal. BeingContinue reading “Everyday Trauma? Induced Psychological Splitting in Children of Divorce and Separation”

The Bridge Between Then and Now

Increasingly my work is focused upon the experience of parents and children who are reunited after a period during which a child has suffered from induced psychological splitting which is popularly referred to as parental alienation. Readers will notice that I am regularly referring to the problem of induced psychological splitting rather than parental alienation,Continue reading “The Bridge Between Then and Now”

Treatment of Parental Alienation and the Family Court: A Critical Interlocking Partnership

Our work takes us around the world in terms of training and awareness raising of the issue of parental alienation and the harm it does to children and their families. In a couple of weeks we will be off again, this time to Iceland to assist in consciousness raising and then in March on toContinue reading “Treatment of Parental Alienation and the Family Court: A Critical Interlocking Partnership”

Shame, Blame and the Generation Game of Parental Alienation

Working on the inside of families affected by parental alienation gives me a view like no other of the myriad of dynamics which are at play when a child’s induced psychological splitting triggers the domino effect which is parental alienation. Whilst all cases of parental alienation demonstrate the same clear markers which can be recognisedContinue reading “Shame, Blame and the Generation Game of Parental Alienation”

2020 Vision: A First Look From the Lighthouse Project

The Lighthouse Project is my name for the work we are doing in this next decade to bring a clear understanding of the harm that parental alienation does to the consciousness of the world, along with the interventions that can prevent it and heal it. The Lighthouse Project involves many people around the world whoContinue reading “2020 Vision: A First Look From the Lighthouse Project”