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. The interminable pain follows adult–child victims from a traumatic alienated childhood into a traumatic adulthood, a seemingly endless trans-generational trauma repetition. As helping professionals, unique, creative skills are needed in order to meaningfully serve this “special population.” Karen has developed new ways of working with alienated children and is now widely regarded as one of the foremost experts in the field. Her influential blog has a worldwide readership: https://karenwoodall.blog/. She is the co-author of Understanding Parental Alienation: Learning to Cope, Helping to Heal. Karen runs the Family (Separation) Clinic in the United Kingdom, which offers services to parents who are experiencing the loss of a child after family separation due to parental alienation. 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, www.foreldrajafnretti.is.
Abstract This paper examines the well-being of Japanese children in single-mother families relative to children living with both parents. Using data from three rounds of