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Divorce Poison/Parental Alienation/Parental Alienation Syndrome
  • allegations of alienation in celebrity custody disputes
  • child abductions
  • understanding alienated children
  • understanding parental alienation processes
  • preventing alienation and estrangement
  • overcoming alienation and estrangement
  • reuniting parents with their estranged adult children
  • therapeutic management of parental alienation in families
  • judicial management of parental alienation in families
  • Family Bridges: A Workshop for Troubled and Alienated Parent-Child Relationships™
  • controversies regarding parental alienation syndrome
Child Custody, Divorce, and Stepfamilies – General
  • celebrity divorces and custody disputes
  • psychological trauma to children of extensive media attention
  • how to talk to your children about the other parent
  • the Warshak Test for distinguishing between helpful and harmful criticism of a parent
  • impact of divorce on children and adolescents
  • child development in stepfamilies
  • father custody
  • mother custody
  • joint custody
  • mothers without custody
  • coping with the stress of single parenting
  • relocation cases
  • when children ask to move from mom’s house to dad’s
  • parenting plans for infants and young children
  • child custody evaluation procedures
  • benefits and hazards of involving children in custody decisions
  • evaluating child custody evaluators
  • ethical issues in child custody evaluations
  • writing effective custody evaluation reports
  • child custody consultations
  • bias in child custody evaluations and consultations
  • pediatric consultations with divorcing families
  • divorce mediation
  • collaborative divorce
  • child support compliance
  • the American Law Institute’s approximation rule proposal
  • holidays in divorced families
  • how to tell your children about your divorce
  • should children decide custody?
  • preparing children for summer contacts with the other parent
  • tips for stepparents
  • tips for remarried parents
Child Psychology and Parenting
  • self-esteem in children and adolescents
  • depression in children
  • anxiety in children
  • shy children
  • children who lie
  • bipolar disorder in children
  • sibling rivalry
  • managing your child’s difficult behavior
  • teen dating tips for parents
  • suggestibility in children
  • childhood sexual behavior
  • child sex abuse
  • coping with sexual abuse of children
  • evaluating sex abuse allegations
  • myths in abuse and neglect cases
  • empty nest syndrome
  • school anxiety
  • preparing your child for back-to-school and first-day fears
  • teacher-student conflicts
  • children who overeat
  • talking to children about trauma, e.g., the Columbia Shuttle tragedy, 9/11
  • talking to your children about sex
  • dealing with children’s misbehavior in public
  • helping children cope with trauma
  • helping children cope with anxiety about war and terrorism
  • how to tell when things are going well...and what to do when they’re not
  • when to consult a child psychologist
  • a psychological analysis of Batman
General Psychology and Mental Health
  • adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • emotional affairs
  • keeping New Year’s resolutions
  • reducing holiday stress
  • coping with job loss
  • managing war-related anxiety
  • coping with general anxiety
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • memory and recall



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Audiobook edition of Divorce Poison Arrow.

Ten Parental Alienation Fallacies That Compromise Decisions in Court and in Therapy Arrow.

Parental Alienation: Overview, Intervention, and Practice Tips
groundbreaking strategies for parental alienation cases
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Batman's Traumatic Origins
Dr. Warshak's essay in The Atlantic on childhood trauma and the creation of Batman. More Arrow.Batman Comic Book Cover.

Shared Parenting and Overnights for Young Children
Recommendations from an international consensus of experts. More Arrow.

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