"West Group": Group Interventions For Rejected Parents (Chapter 9 in Overcoming Parent-Child Contact Problems: Family-Based Interventions for Resistance, Rejection, and Alienation).
Sullivan, Matthew J.
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This chapter explains the West Group at the Overcoming Barriers (OCB) camp is made up of parents who are rejected by at least one of their children. It identifies the characteristics of these rejected parents, describes thoughts, behaviors, and attitudes that organize the rejected parents’ responses to their situation, explores how the group process challenges these limited narratives to foster opportunities for progress and change, and describes techniques used in the group that the rejected parent will practice throughout the camp experience. 1 table and 13 references.
parent child relationships; parental alienation syndrome; family therapy; family reunification; therapeutic intervention; models; divorce; child custody; camps