I was supposed to be taking a break from writing until September, but as usual there is so much interesting work going on at the Clinic that I cannot help wanting to share some of that. One of the growing areas of our work is post reunification support to children and their families and for me, the really exciting part of that is the way in which we focus upon keeping the child in a balanced relationship with both of their parents.
A child who has rejected one parent and aligned themselves to the other using the psychological coping mechanism of splitting their feelings into all good and all bad, is in a precarious place. A child who has entered into an encapsulated delusional state of being in which the aligned or alienating parent’s distorted view of the other parent, is in an even more fragile position.
An encapsulated delusion…
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