Parental Alienation – Reunification and treating alienated children

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Linda Gottlieb, LMFT, LCSW, has had 40-plus years education and experience providing clinical treatment services to families of all compositions, orientations, and in all developmental stages. She has treated the wide spectrum of problems, issues, and dysfunctional family interactional patterns that are challenging for families. She has expertise in emergency services that included intensive, home-based, crisis-intervention to prevent the psychiatric hospitalization of a child.

Since 2003, Linda has focused her clinical practice on families undergoing parental separation/divorce with the goal of facilitating the parents to develop a civil and respectful co-parenting relationship. This focus includes the highly specialized area of diagnosing for and treating parental alienation. She is the author of The Parental Alienation Syndrome: A Family Therapy and Collaborative Systems Approach to Amelioration.

In this video Linda talks about treating parental alienation using traditional reunification models often presents professionals and the courts with significant challenges. Effective treatment is further complicated by the frequent pattern of false allegations of child harm or abuse that are typically alleged in alienation cases. The interview was filmed on location at the PASG 2019 International Conference (Parental Alienation Study Group) in Philadelphia, USA, in September 2019. The video is produced by Equal Parenting Rights Association, Iceland,