Alienation & Estrangement: Formulations & Interventions in the Legal and Clinical Community (3 hr)
Learning Level: Intermediate
CE Credits: 3 This course has been approved for continuing education credits by the American Psychological Association. CLE credits pending.
This workshop focuses on families in which children resist or refuse contact with a parent. Techniques to distinguish factors associated with alienation, estrangement, and alignment are discussed along with tools to assess risks and benefits of interventions. Other reasons for resistance to parent-child contact are explored through discussion and case examples. The newest research on effective interventions and strategies for parents and these vulnerable children as well as the need for interdisciplinary case management involved is discussed.