The Current Status Of Out Patient Approaches To Parent-Child Contact Problems (Chapter 3 in Overcoming Parent-Child Contact Problems: Family-Based Interventions for Resistance, Rejection, and Alienation).
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This chapter explains family courts are increasingly accepting testimony about parental alienation in separating and divorcing families and designing orders that mandate family-based interventions to save parent-child relationships. It reviews factors associated with the development of parent-child contact problems within an ecological systems framework, reviews the literature describing different outpatient interventions currently available for parent-child contact problems that are not justified by the rejected parent’s behavior, and considers the more intensive interventions that are being used for cases for which outpatient treatment has been deemed insufficient. 4 tables and numerous references. (Author abstract modified)
parent child relationships; parental alienation syndrome; family therapy; family reunification; therapeutic intervention; models; divorce; child custody