Category Archives: Overcoming parental alienation

What Courts Can Do About Parental Alienation

Last February I was honored to be invited to Victoria, British Columbia to film segments as a guest on the leading talk show produced in Canada: Family Matters. The show is hosted by Justice Harvey Brownstone who is actually a … Continue reading

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Reaching Out to Young Adults After Years of Estrangement

A therapist’s advice column instructed alienated parents to take the type of proactive stance that I advocate in Divorce Poison to prevent and overcome parental alienation, and concluded by urging rejecting parents to persist in efforts to resolve the problem … Continue reading

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Alienated Trekkies: Star Trek Fans Who Hate (Or Are On Their Way To Hating) Their Parents

Resources for parents whose children are Star Trek fans and are alienated or at risk for becoming alienated from a parent. Stories, fairy tales, and fables are the age-old ways of communicating life’s important lessons to children. Movies and television … Continue reading

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Managing Severe Cases of Parental Alienation

I am pleased to announce my new article: Managing Severe Cases of Parental Alienation. Published by the State Bar of Texas, it includes never-before-published material previously available only through my trial testimony and consultation. Some of the highlights: • 3 … Continue reading

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State of Plutoverse – 2011

In case you wondered, other projects have pushed my annual review of the year to the side for a couple of months. File this column under: better late than never. Pluto Transforms Lives Across Six Continents 2011 saw the spread … Continue reading

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Divorce Poison (2nd ed) Now in iTunes and Kindle

The wait is over. Through some gap between my publisher and the Kindle folks, the downloadable edition of the revised edition of Divorce Poison never saw the light of digital day in 2010. Last April, when a reader expressed her … Continue reading

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College Helps Renew Parent-Child Ties

Some time during my first semester in the men’s dormitory at Cornell (in those days co-ed dorms were mere fantasies), the guys on the floor began talking about their parents. The more we talked, the more we came to value … Continue reading

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Kudos for Pluto

The American Journal of Family Therapy, a peer-review, refereed journal, has published a review of the DVD, Welcome Back, Pluto: Understanding, Preventing, and Overcoming Parental Alienation. The review was co-written by forensic psychologist Dr. S. Richard Sauber, and attorney, David … Continue reading

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Parental Alienation in Finland

State of Plutoverse – 2010 mentioned the upcoming Finnish translation of Divorce Poison. Today I received a note from a faculty member of the University of Helsinki that parental alienation is being discussed in the Finnish Parliament. Click here for … Continue reading

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What Judges Need to Know in Parental Alienation Cases

The Complex Tapestry of Parent-Child Relations emphasizes that the psychology of alienated children cannot be reduced to a single factor. In some cases, the judge has little doubt that one parent is primarily responsible for the child’s alienation. It may … Continue reading

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