Child Centred Practice: Working With Relational Trauma in Divorce and Separation

Putting the child at the heart of what we do when we are working with families affected by relational trauma after divorce and separation is a core principle from where we begin and end our involvement with families. Child centred practice means that we assess and treat the family affected by a child’s induced psychologicalContinue reading “Child Centred Practice: Working With Relational Trauma in Divorce and Separation”

EAPAP News 2020

Newsletter Readers may wish to download the latest newsletter from the European Association of Parental Alienation Practitioners.  Whilst this is a practitioner newsletter, it gives information about the work being done in Europe to bring together expert practice in the field of Relational Trauma in Divorce and Separation. Press the picture below to download theContinue reading “EAPAP News 2020”

Parental Alienation and Child Protection in the UK High Court: Re S: Transfer of Primary Care

The case of Re S, an Appeal Court judgment in the UK in May 2020,  was summarised in the judgment as follows – In summary, in a situation of parental alienation the obligation on the court is to respond with exceptional diligence and take whatever effective measures are available. The situation calls for judicial resolveContinue reading “Parental Alienation and Child Protection in the UK High Court: Re S: Transfer of Primary Care”

Child’s Play? Treating Relational Trauma in Children of Divorce and Separation

The concept of relational trauma in children of divorce and separation offers a new window into understanding what is happening to children who reject a parent after family separation. Having worked with many children and families in which this phenomenon occurs over the past fifteen years, I am increasingly of the view that what weContinue reading “Child’s Play? Treating Relational Trauma in Children of Divorce and Separation”

Relational Trauma Revisiting: Induced Psychological Splitting in Children of Divorce and Separation:

At the Family Separation Clinic, we are working with a combination of trans-generational psychotherapy and trauma treatments which work with ego states, to help alienated children to resolve the split state of mind. Using the model of protected space for the child and rejected parent, in which the recovery of the attachment relationship is supportedContinue reading “Relational Trauma Revisiting: Induced Psychological Splitting in Children of Divorce and Separation:”

The Voice of the Child? Listening to Alienated Children

Love our children The evolution of culture is ultimately determined by the amount of love, understanding and freedom experienced by its children, because only love produces the self integration and individuation needed for cultural innovation. Every abandonment, every betrayal, every hateful act towards children returns tenfold a few decades later upon the historical stage. LloydContinue reading “The Voice of the Child? Listening to Alienated Children”

Therapeutic Parenting And Your Inner Child: Self Help For Alienated Parents

The following is an excerpt from our new book about Therapeutic Parenting which is coming soon. I will be expanding on all of these themes in our upcoming seminar on Understanding Alienated Children on August 6th at 4pm GMT. Booking link below. Having given the John Cornwell Lecture for the FMA Annual Conference which wasContinue reading “Therapeutic Parenting And Your Inner Child: Self Help For Alienated Parents”

Parental Alienation and the Domestic Abuse Bill UK

The internet is awash today with the misinformation that the new UK Domestic Abuse Bill includes parental alienation as a form of domestic violence. From an early morning posting which shows the MP Philip Davies’s tabled amendments for inclusion of parental alienation as a form of domestic violence, this story has run around the worldContinue reading “Parental Alienation and the Domestic Abuse Bill UK”