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Understanding and Managing Parental Alienation: A Guide to Assessment and Intervention

Haines, J, Matthewson, M ORCID: 0000-0002-1122-3977 and Turnbull, M 2019 , Understanding and Managing Parental Alienation: A Guide to Assessment and Intervention , Routledge, United Kingdom.

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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 ofcontemporary understanding of parental alienation. Grounded in recent scientific advances, this isthe first book of its kind providing resources on how to identify parental alienation and a guide toevidence-based intervention.Parental alienation is a process in which one parent manipulates their child to negatively perceiveand reject the other parent. Recognising this phenomenon and knowing when to intervene is oftenthe biggest challenge faced by practitioners and this book provides a guide to this process. Dividedinto six parts, it examines what parental alienation is and how it is caused, how it affects eachfamily member as a mental health concern and form of violence, and how to assess, identify andintervene 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 edgeresearch, practitioner-client dialogues, and practitioners’ reflections to show the difficultrealities of parental alienation.Practical and accessible, this is an essential resource for mental health professionals working withfamilies 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 ofimmense interest to family lawyers and mediators due to its multidisciplinary approach.

Item Type: Book
Authors/Creators:Haines, J and Matthewson, M and Turnbull, M
Keywords: parental alienation, targeted parent, alienated parent, family violence, alienated family
Publisher: Routledge
DOI / ID Number: 10.4324/9780429316111
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Copyright 2020 Janet Haines, Mandy Matthewson and Marcus Turnbull

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