"East Group": Group Work With Favored Parents (Chapter 8 in Overcoming Parent-Child Contact Problems: Family-Based Interventions for Resistance, Rejection, and Alienation).
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This chapter explains the East Group at the Overcoming Barriers (OCB) camp is made up of parents who are favored by at least one of their children and have been required to attend the OCB camp. It identifies the characteristics of these favored parents, describes thoughts, behaviors, and actions that have led to the favored parent’s actions that pull their children closer to them an away from the other parent, and discusses the use of role play to create an alternative view of another person and a map for changing behaviors, as well as the use of parent coaching for interventions with children and the coparent. 30 references.
parent child relationships; parental alienation syndrome; family therapy; family reunification; therapeutic intervention; models; divorce; child custody; camps