In the UK, the best-known person working in the area of Parental Alienation is probably Karen Woodall. We have a live link to her latest 10 pieces on the right hand side of our blog. From her website:
I am a specialist in working with families affected by Parental Alienation. I am also a writer and researcher on everything to do with families and family separation. I am particularly interested in intergenerational trauma patterns and how they feature in cases of Parental Alienation. At the Family Separation Clinic I work with colleagues on development of treatment routes for families affected by the problem.
I was pleased to be contacted today by Amanda Sillars, founder and director of an Australian organization, Eeny Meeny Miney Mo. From the website:
If a child appears to hate, reject or refuse to see a loving parent, s/he may be a victim of separation-related Psychological Abuse, or “Parental Alienation”. The signs can be very surprising, but they’re distinct and readily diagnosed by a properly trained specialist.
“No child hates a loving parent … unless taught to”
Here, together, are relevant resources for kids, parents, psychiatrists, psychologists, counsellors, school teachers, social workers, and lawyers – including essential reading and viewing, key scientific papers, case law & access to support networks.
We wish Amanda and her colleagues well, and have added their website to our lengthy and growing list of recommended websites. Please leave a comment on this blog piece, or contact me [email protected], if you think there are other individuals or organizations we should add to the list. Thank you.