Shawn Wygant, M.A., TLLP, is a highly skilled and dedicated forensic psychology associate and expert witness. He specializes in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of parental alienation as well as other complex forms of child psychological maltreatment. For the past 6 years, he has worked with Demosthenes Lorandos, Ph.D., J.D., on parental alienation cases throughout the United States as a forensic psychology associate and expert witness helping courts make the best possible decisions concerning the best interest of the child.
Nick Woodall, M.S., holds a master’s degree in psychodynamic psychotherapy and has worked with separated families since 1999. In addition to his therapeutic work with alienated families, Nick is an expert witness in the U.K. family courts. He has worked extensively on family policy, developing new services for the U.K. government.
Karen Woodall is a Trans-Generational Psychotherapist Treating Parental Alienation. She is a highly experienced psychotherapist and author who has worked with separated families since 1991. Research reveals that adult alienated children suffer in very unique ways—ways that include a strong chance of becoming alienated from their own children.
Steven G. Miller talks about Parental Alienation: Among professionals who specialize in child alignment, it is well known that many aspects of parental alienation are highly counter-intuitive. Examples include how to distinguish alienation from estrangement, how to identify hybrid cases, and how to treat alienated children. Other examples abound.
Estimating the prevalence of parental alienation is challenging because not all children who are exposed to parental alienating behaviors become alienated. The purpose of the current study was to determine the proportion of adults who indicate being alienated from a child using three national online panels that are representative of adults from the United States (two polls) and Canada (one poll) and to determine the mental health impact of parental alienating behaviors.
Linda Gottlieb, LMFT, LCSW, has had 40-plus years education and
Ben Burgess, M.A., obtained his degree in psychology from Western Michigan University and is now a practicing psychologist with the Fountain Hill Center for Counseling and Consultation. Since 2006, his primary focus has been on providing services to individuals and families experiencing high-conflict divorce and separation. In addition to individual and family counseling, Ben provides comprehensive evaluations, such as custody and parenting time evaluations and parenting capacity evaluations, that help individuals, families, and courts make informed decisions. Through a variety of tools, including psychological testing, he helps people better understand their emotional landscape and identify strategies for negotiating obstacles.
One of the most frequent criticisms of parental alienation—even by believers in the concept —is that “the lack of consensus on the definitions of alienation and the use of varying nonstandardized measures limit the ability of researchers to conduct methodologically sound research in this area.”
Specialists talk about Parental Alienation in interviews filmed on location