Posted in Parental Alienation & Narcissistic Personality Disorder

How a Forensic Psychologist Can Help

Diagnosing and Treating Parental Alienation/Child Alienation: How a Forensic Psychologist Can Help

The children themselves may have agendas that make the parental alienation worse. Children of divorce have a strong desire to avoid discomfort and anger b their parents. This makes them vulnerable to being enlisted as allies for siding with the alienating parent. The children sense the alienating parent’s vulnerability and sadness, and oftentimes become the advocate for the alienating parent by becoming the spokesperson for their parent’s hatred. While the child becomes the voice piece for the vulnerable alienating parent, this is generally accomplished by the alienating parent directing the action in the background against the targeted parent. The children are frequently unaware of how they are being used. However, if the child is angry and refuses to visit the targeted parent because of actual physical or emotional abuse or neglect, the child’s behavior is not a manifestation of PA.

Parental Alienation (PA) can occur ever so subtly and effectively, simply by one parent focusing on the targeted parent’s faults that are real and provable. Unfortunately, this is highly damaging to the children. Children need to love both parents if at all possible, even if the parents themselves have years ago ceased to love their ex-spouse or ex-partner. Divorced parents need to help the children dwell on the other parent’s good points rather than the faults.



Living the dream in SW France-Retired Love Swimming, Rambling, Labrador's, Pilates, Photography, Astronomy, Reiki, Travelling. Currently studying Psychology, and member of NAAP. I believe in truth, honesty, karma and integrity! KEEPING IT REAL - No one likes someone who lies and lives a different life on social media than they do in real life. ≧◔◡◔≦

One thought on “How a Forensic Psychologist Can Help

Leave a Reply, All comments will be moderated - Many thanks for your contribution

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.