losing the labels: Evidencing Clinical practice with alienated children and families

The Family Separation Clinic will welcome university researchers next week as the evaluation of over a decade of work with alienated children and families gets underway. The Clinic has been active in court mandated interventions in the UK since 2009 and in recent years has extended its work to include Croatia, USA, Sweden, Hong Kong,Continue reading “losing the labels: Evidencing Clinical practice with alienated children and families”

Healing children and families affected by alienation after divorce and separation

The reason why parents mistreat their children has less to do with character and temperament that with the fact that they were mistreated themselves and not permitted to defend themselves. Alice Miller Whatever we call it, children who hyper align with one parent and reject the other after divorce and separation need our help. AsContinue reading “Healing children and families affected by alienation after divorce and separation”

Coercive control in cases of alienation of children in divorce and separation

Coercive control is defined in the UK, in section 76 of the Serious Crime Act 2015 as follows – Controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship (1)A person (A) commits an offence if— (a)A repeatedly or continuously engages in behaviour towards another person (B) that is controlling or coercive, (b)at the timeContinue reading “Coercive control in cases of alienation of children in divorce and separation”

Whose Life is it anyway: enmeshed relationships after divorce and separation

enmeshment n. a condition in which two or more people, typically family members, are involved in each other’s activities and personal relationships to an excessive degree, thus limiting or precluding healthy interaction and compromising individual autonomy and identity. APA definition One of the most common problems seen in post divorce relationships between parents and children,Continue reading “Whose Life is it anyway: enmeshed relationships after divorce and separation”

When child abuse looks like love: protecting children from psychological and emotional harm

The task to demonstrate that a child who is rejecting a parent outright is displaying symptoms of hyper-alignment with the parent they are clinging to, continues. This parent is often referred to by campaigners as the protective parent, when in reality they are anything but protective. The problem for many professionals and, for the outsideContinue reading “When child abuse looks like love: protecting children from psychological and emotional harm”