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In Understanding and Managing Parental Alienation: A Guide to Assessment and Intervention, Janet Haines, Mandy Matthewson and Marcus Turnbull offer a comprehensive analysis of contemporary understanding of parental alienation. Grounded in recent scientific advances, this is the first book of its kind providing resources on how to identify parental alienation and a guide to evidence-based intervention. Parental alienation is a process in which one parent manipulates their child to negatively perceive and reject the other parent. Recognising this phenomenon and knowing when to intervene is often the biggest challenge faced by practitioners and this book provides a guide to this process. Divided into six parts, it examines what parental alienation is and how it is caused, how it affects each family member as a mental health concern and form of violence, and how to assess, identify and intervene successfully from a legal and therapy standpoint. Taking on a gender-neutral approach, the book is filled with contemporary case examples from male and female perspectives, cutting-edge research, practitioner-client dialogues, and practitioners' reflections to show the difficult realities of parental alienation. Practical and accessible, this is an essential resource for mental health professionals working with families experiencing parental alienation, as well as postgraduate students of clinical psychology, counselling, family therapy, social work, and child and family psychology. This book will also be of immense interest to family lawyers and mediators due to its multidisciplinary approach.
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Cover; Half Title; Dedication; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of contents; List of tables; Preface; Part One The nature of parental alienation; Chapter One What is parental alienation?; Introduction; Parental alienation; Parents' behaviour affects children's wellbeing; Children's rejection of a parent; Parental alienation and the alienated family; What is parental alienation?; The consequences of parental alienation; Is there something broken in the parent-child relationship?; When does parental alienation occur?; How often does parental alienation occur?; Concluding comments Psychologically abusive group processesIsolation; Control and manipulation of behaviour; Control over personal life; Emotional abuse; Indoctrination in an absolute belief system; Imposition of a single and extraordinary authority; Parent-child relationship patterns; Adultification; Parentification; Infantilisation; Concluding comments; References; Chapter Four Parental alienation as a mental disorder; Introduction; Parental alienation as a psychiatric disorder; Criticisms of the notion of a disorder; 1. Insufficient evidence base for parental alienation. 2. The label of a mental illness has detrimental effects on the recipient of the diagnosis.3. Those seeking to classify parental alienation as a mental disorder are driven by needs other than those associated with the greater good.; 4. The rejection of Gardner's parental alienation syndrome.; Other psychological conceptualisations; Who should be diagnosed?; Concluding comments; References; Chapter Five Parental alienation as a form of family violence; Introduction; Theories of family violence: A brief overview; Feminist theory; Family systems theory; Attachment theory; Social learning theory PsychopathologyWhat does the law say about family violence?; Is parental alienation family violence against children?; Is parental alienation family violence against targeted parents?; Concluding comments; References; Part Two The alienated family; Chapter Six Alienating parents; Introduction; Categories of alienating parents; Characteristics of alienating parents; Problematic personality traits; Abnormal grief reaction; Externalisation of responsibility; Family of origin; Deflection of attention from own problems; Poor relationship history; Desire for control; Desire for vengeance
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