Working With Alienated Children and Families: A Clinical Guidebook 1st Edition
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“Working With Alienated Children and Families is a thought-provoking and stimulating read for professionals who want to understand different treatment protocols necessary to work with families in high conflict. Readers will learn that reunification therapy has unique challenges that require the therapist to rethink all they have previously learned about working with families in high conflict. This book should be required reading for therapist engaged in forensic reunification therapy. Many questions about how to work with these families will be answered.” - Douglas Darnall, Ph.D., Psychologist, Ohio; Author; Forensic Consultant; CEO, PsyCare
“This work is an extremely timely and helpful collection, which leads and updates professionals, children, and their parents as the subjects of these high conflict parenting scenarios. The editors use their own expertise to cherry pick among the best guiding principles and writers to further illuminate the behaviors, results, and remedies found in parental alienation awareness.” - Robert Samery, Director, VP, Parental Alienation Awareness Organization
"It would be too simplistic to say that Working With Alienated Children and Families is a do’s and don’ts manual for treating parental alienation and parental alienation syndrome. This work contains priceless information that will provide mental health professionals with the keys to unlock the difficulties in working with families and children who have had to endure the loss of a once loving relationship. It will arm the provider with the necessary tools to educate, support, and reunify clients who are traveling the road of confusion, heartbreak, and sadness. This book is a must have for mental health professionals who are trying to make a difference and save the souls of our most precious commodity, our children.” - Jill Egizii, President, Parental Alienation Awareness Organiztation, USA; Host of television and radio show Family Matters; Author, The Look of Love and Co-Author, Parental Alienation 911
“Working With Alienated Children and Families provides an important contribution to assist professionals in our challenging work. This book contains an excellent cross section, including chapters on clinical decision-making, evaluation and differentiation, the role of the mental health consultant, and a variety of informed psycho-educational and therapeutic approaches for children and their parents. A review of this edited volume is sure to impart the reader with many useful tools and other interventions to assist alienated children and their families.” - Barbara Jo Fidler, Ph.D., Acc.FM., Registered Psychologist; in Private Practice, Ontario, Canada
“Alienated children and their targeted parents suffer tremendously and need the very best from the mental health practitioners who work with them. This book will provide clinicians with state of the art information as well as practical tools to effectively work with families affected by parental alienation. This book should be on the bookshelf of any clinician working with divorced/divorcing families and their children.” - Steven Alan Hassan M.Ed. LMHC, NCC, Freedom of Mind Resource Center Inc.; Author, Freedom of Mind: Helping Loved Ones Leave Controlling People, Cults and Beliefs
About the Author
Amy J. L. Baker, Ph.D., is the author of Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome: Breaking the Ties That Bind, as well as over 65 peer-reviewed publications on the topic of parental alienation, psychological maltreatment, child welfare, and parent–child relationships. She conducts research at the Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection.
S. Richard Sauber, Ph.D., has been in practice for 30 years as a forensic family and clinical psychologist. He is certified in Family and Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and licensed by the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec, Canada. He has also been the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Family Therapy since 1976.
- Publisher : Routledge; 1st edition (December 6, 2012)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 296 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0415518032
- ISBN-13 : 978-0415518031
- Item Weight : 14.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.67 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #364,772 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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There are a few contributors who hit the nail on the head when they recognize that there is a psychological pathology present which is causing the symptoms of PA. Other contributors seem to focus a lot on non-clinical indicators which feels good to read but are frustrating to know because nothing can be done unless the judge or mediator are observing it personally. It takes someone qualified to recognize the presences or absence of personality disorders to make real changes, and even then this qualified person must be ordered to report. This book does offer several indicator tools but they are really worthless if they are not clinically accepted and they are too easily dispelled by a skilled attorney.
This book is missing "Pathogenic Parenting" coined by Dr. Craig Childress. Dr. Childress is the only one that seems to get this PA thing right. I strongly encourage you; both targeted parents and professionals working with this special class of high-conflict cases to google Dr. Childress, watch his videos, and read everything. For targeted parents don't be afraid to fight anymore. Fight like your children's lives depend on it because their future does. This is not about spending time with your children, this is about saving your children from a life of abuse which will trickle through the generations of their offspring and surface throughout their entire lives.
I hope that one day the court system will adopt a litmus test for affirming or disproving the presence of psychopathologically organized parents to prevent further child abuse. As Dr. Childress says, this is a child protection problem and not a custody problem.
Read this book. It will not hurt, you need to know the indicators, but do not take it as gospel.
Unlike Ms. Baker's previous book, this is not devoid of treatment protocols, but it amounts to maybe twenty pages. The most useful appears to be Linda Gottleib's description of two scenarios and how they were handled. Where can I get more of this specific treatment information? We have many books describing the problem but not much on what to do. I need this so that I can attempt to educate a therapist to try to help me save my children. Yes we know the wrong therapist can make the problem worse (I have hired several of them) but what exactly are the therapeutic choices. We need a book that is very specific and complete, as if you were trying to give a therapist a blueprint on attacking the problem. If there is only one effective therapist in any large geographic area, how can you expect a target parent to arrange for the court to allow such a person to treat the family? Am I expected to get the court to arrange for me to travel several hours with severely alienated children to meet with such a person? Not likely. Ms. Baker needs to realize that she has to provide the training so that the possible cure can spread, and quickly.
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Es un manual clínico que evidencia todos los fallos que se cometen al tratar este tema y el sufrimiento que generan nuestros políticos, los de los partidos y los de la toga, impidiendo que se resuelvan el maltrato emocional severo al que inhumanos desalmados someten a nuestros hijos y uno de los padres.
Establece los argumentos forenses, en los que se podría basar una macrocausa que depurara responsabilidades por presunta negligencia dolosa de jueces, médicos (Insalud) y psicólogos (COPs), Centros de Protección de menores, Ayuntamientos, CC.AA. ...
No puedo ni parpadear mientras lo leo. No se le sobra ni una coma.
El mejor consejo es que lo leáis. El precio, aunque no es de saldo, se queda corto si se compara con su utilidad.
Imprescindible su traducción al castellano.
Desgraciadamente como dice J. M. Aguilar, la ciencia habla inglés. ¿Alguien podría hacerlo?
¡Su divulgación es una necesidad social de primera magnitud en España!.
Este libro destroza las bases ideológicas (inexistencia de la alienación parental), de lo que parece ser un grupo criminal, para secuestrar a sus hijos para apartarlos de su padre.
Los equipos psicosociales, formados en la ignorancia y descuido de esta grave forma de maltrato, deberían estudiarlo, aunque su aplicación les dejaría en el paro, por estar perseguido. No obstante creo que no corren peligro, ya que está en inglés, esa lengua que no pertenece a ninguna comunidad autónoma...
La ignorancia en este tema ¿es recompensada?