Parental Alienation

Author: Demosthenes Lorandos
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398087504
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Parental Alienation: The Handbook for Mental Health and Legal Professionals is the essential “how to” manual in this important and ever increasing area of behavioral science and law. Busy mental health professionals need a reference guide to aid them in developing data sources to support their positions in reports and testimony. They also need to know where to go to find the latest material on a topic. Having this material within arm’s reach will avoid lengthy and time-consuming online research. For legal professionals who must ground their arguments in well thought out motions and repeated citations to case precedent, ready access to state or province specific legal citations spanning thirty-five years of parental alienation cases is provided here for the first time in one place. • Over 1000 Bibliographic Entries• 500 Cases Examined• 25 Sample Motions in MS Word Format* *Note: The eBook version contains the additional supplemental materials in PDF format only. It does not contain the MS Word formatted sample motions.

The International Handbook Of Parental Alienation Syndrome

Author: Richard A. Gardner
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398076472
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The dramatic increase in the number of child-custody disputes since the seventies has created an equally dramatic need for a standard reference work that examines the growing social problem of children who develop an irrational hatred for a parent as the result of divorce. The International Handbook of Parental Alienation Syndrome: Conceptual, Clinical, and Legal Considerations features clinical, legal, and research perspectives from 32 contributors representing eight countries, building on the work of the late Dr. Richard Gardner, a pioneer in the theory, practice, diagnosis, and treatment of Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS). This unique book addresses the effects of PAS on parents and children, discusses issues surrounding reconciliation between parent and alienated child, and includes material published for the first time on incidence, gender, and false allegations of abuse in PAS. Content highlights examines PAS and the roles of family members, the criminal justice system, and the need for public awareness and policymakers to respond to PAS. Descriptive statistics on 84 cases are given, and the factors affecting reconciliation between the child and target parent are listed. The mild, moderate, and severe categories of PAS are explored, and the psychological consequences of PAS indoctrination for adult children of divorce and the effects of alienation on parents are researched. The role of medical reports in the development of PAS, sexual abuse allegations, and future predictions on the fate of PAS children are many of the clinical considerations in this book. The legal issues concern PAS in American law, criticisms of PAS in courts of law, protecting the fundamental rights of children in families, family law reform, International PAS abductions, and the legal requirements of experts giving evidence to courts. The impact and implications of PAS are immense, and no other single source provides the depth and breadth of coverage of the topic than the clinical and forensic chapters in this book.

Handbook Of Child Custody

Author: Mark L. Goldstein
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319139428
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This authoritative reference brings together leading experts for up-to-date theory, findings, and guidelines on the core aspects of child custody evaluations. Contributors offer steps for gathering more accurate family data through home observations, interviews, and collateral information. Chapters examine psychological assessment tools commonly used in evaluations, including measures relating to parenting competencies, mental illness, domestic violence, and substance abuse, and consider increasingly salient issues such as relocation and families in therapy. The section on case studies shows best practices applied in real-life custody situations, and a chapter authored by a family court judge offers rarely-seen perspective from the bench. Featured in the Handbook: · A survey of ethical and professional issues. · Observing and interviewing children, adolescents, and adults. · Psychological assessment and personality testing. · A detailed review of the Bricklin scales. · Specialized issues, including parental alienation, attachment, cults, and more. · Illustrative case studies and psychological reports. Mental health professionals who conduct child custody evaluations, including psychiatrists, clinical psychologists clinical social workers, family and marriage counselors, and licensed clinical professional counselors, will appreciate the Handbook of Child Custody. Family law attorneys will also find the Handbook useful in assisting them in child custody litigation. Its thorough coverage will aid evaluators in making recommendations that are professional, ethical, and impartial, and family lawyers in understanding the evaluation process and preparing for expert testimony.

Parental Alienation Dsm 5 And Icd 11

Author: Bernet William
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398084491
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Parental alienation is an important phenomenon that mental health professionals should know about and thoroughly understand, especially those who work with children, adolescents, divorced adults, and adults whose parents divorced when they were children. In this book, the authors define parental alienation as a mental condition in which a child - usually one whose parents are engaged in a high-conflict divorce - allies himself or herself strongly with one parent (the preferred parent) and rejects a relationship with the other parent (the alienated parent) without legitimate justification. This process leads to a tragic outcome when the child and the alienated parent, who previously had a loving and mutually satisfying relationship, lose the nurture and joy of that relationship for many years and perhaps for their lifetimes. We estimate that 1 percent of children and adolescents in the U.S. experience parental alienation. When the phenomenon is properly recognized, this condition is preventable and treatable in many instances. The authors of this book believe that parental alienation is not simply a minor aberration in the life of a family, but a serious mental condition. Because of the false belief that the alienated parent is a dangerous or unworthy person, the child loses one of the most important relationships in his or her life. This book contains much information about the validity, reliability, and prevalence of parental alienation. It also includes a comprehensive international bibliography regarding parental alienation with more than 600 citations. In order to bring life to the definitions and the technical writing, several short clinical vignettes have been included. These vignettes are based on actual families and real events, but have been modified to protect the privacy of both the parents and children.

Overcoming Parent Child Contact Problems

Author: Abigail M. Judge
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190861983
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In recent years there has been heightened interest in the clinical and legal management of families in which children resist contact with one parent and become aligned with the other following divorce. Families affected by these dynamics require disproportionate resources and time from mental health and legal professionals, and cases require a specialized clinical approach. Traditional models of individual and family therapy are not designed to address these issues, and strategies and resources for mental health and legal professionals have been extremely limited. Overcoming Parent-Child Contact Problems describes interventions for families experiencing a high conflict divorce impasse where a child is resisting contact with a parent. It examines in detail one such intervention, the Overcoming Barriers approach, involving the entire family and combining psycho-education and clinical intervention. The book is divided into two parts: Part I presents an overview of parental alienation, including clinical approaches and a critical analysis of the many challenges associated with traditional outpatient family-based interventions. Part II presents the Overcoming Barriers approach, describing core aspects of the intervention and ways to adapt its clinical techniques to outpatient practice. Overcoming Parent-Child Contact Problems is geared toward mental health clinicians and legal professionals who work with families in high conflict and where a child resists visitation with a parent.

Handbook Of Couple And Family Forensics

Author: Florence W. Kaslow
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN:
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Many families turn to mental health professionals for advice and counseling on how to cope with the stresses of legal crises. The first and only book of its kind, this handbook provides mental health professionals with comprehensive coverage of the interface between the legal and family systems. Organized by developmental stages, the book covers a wide range of topics including pre-nuptial agreements, divorce, child custody, adoption, spousal abuse; gay, bisexual, and lesbian issues; family business succession, and euthanasia.

Working With Alienated Children And Families

Author: Amy J. L. Baker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136340041
Size: 32.17 MB
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This edited volume is written by and for mental health professionals who work directly with alienated children and their parents. The chapters are written by leaders in the field, all of whom know how vexing parental alienation can be for mental health professionals. No matter how the professional intersects with families affected by alienation, be it through individual treatment, reunification therapy, a school setting, or support groups, he or she needs to consider how to make proper assessments, how to guard against bias, and when and how to involve the court system, among other challenges. The cutting edge clinical interventions presented in this book will help professionals answer these questions and help them to help their clients. The authors present a range of clinical options such as parent education, psycho-educational programs for children, and reunification programs for children and parents that make this volume a useful reference and practical guide.

Kindesmisshandlung Und Vernachl Ssigung

Author: Günther Deegener
Publisher: Hogrefe Verlag
ISBN: 3840917468
Size: 15.53 MB
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Das Handbuch liefert umfassende Informationen zum gegenwärtigen Kenntnisstand über Formen, Häufigkeiten und Ursachen von Kindesmisshandlung und Kindesvernachlässigung. Ausführlich wird außerdem auf Präventions- und Interventionsmöglichkeiten eingegangen. Eine knappe Übersicht über die Geschichte der Gewalt gegen Kinder und ein Abriss der jüngeren Kinderschutzarbeit leiten den Band ein. Weiterhin werden die Formen und Folgen von Kindesmisshandlungen beschrieben, u.a. im Zusammenhang mit struktureller Gewalt, psychisch kranken und suchtkranken Eltern, Partnerschaftskonflikten, Gewalt in der Schule sowie behinderten Kindern und Jugendlichen. Zudem wird das Verhältnis von Erziehung, Gewalt und Recht ausführlich erörtert. Das Handbuch stellt die Bedingungen und Ursachen von Kindesmisshandlungen dar und geht hierbei u.a. auf Erziehungsstile, Risiko- und Schutzfaktoren sowie Ergebnisse der Bindungsforschung ein. Es vermittelt wichtige Handlungskonzepte für Diagnostik und Intervention: Themen sind u.a. die medizinische und psychosoziale Diagnostik, die ressourcenorientierte, familienaktivierende Arbeit, die Einschätzung der Kindeswohlgefährdung, die Inobhutnahme sowie Möglichkeiten der Kooperation und Vernetzung. Soziale Frühwarnsysteme und die Stärkung der Erziehungskompetenz sind Wege der Prävention, die ausführlich beschrieben werden. Das Handbuch liefert umfassende Informationen zum gegenwärtigen Kenntnisstand über Formen, Häufigkeiten und Ursachen von Kindesmisshandlung und Kindesvernachlässigung. Ausführlich wird außerdem auf Präventions- und Interventionsmöglichkeiten eingegangen. Eine knappe Übersicht über die Geschichte der Gewalt gegen Kinder und ein Abriss der jüngeren Kinderschutzarbeit leiten den Band ein. Weiterhin werden die Formen und Folgen von Kindesmisshandlungen beschrieben, u.a. im Zusammenhang mit struktureller Gewalt, psychisch kranken und suchtkranken Eltern, Partnerschaftskonflikten, Gewalt in der Schule sowie behinderten Kindern und Jugendlichen. Zudem wird das Verhältnis von Erziehung, Gewalt und Recht ausführlich erörtert. Das Handbuch stellt die Bedingungen und Ursachen von Kindesmisshandlungen dar und geht hierbei u.a. auf Erziehungsstile, Risiko- und Schutzfaktoren sowie Ergebnisse der Bindungsforschung ein. Es vermittelt wichtige Handlungskonzepte für Diagnostik und Intervention: Themen sind u.a. die medizinische und psychosoziale Diagnostik, die ressourcenorientierte, familienaktivierende Arbeit, die Einschätzung der Kindeswohlgefährdung, die Inobhutnahme sowie Möglichkeiten der Kooperation und Vernetzung. Soziale Frühwarnsysteme und die Stärkung der Erziehungskompetenz sind Wege der Prävention, die ausführlich beschrieben werden.