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The Possibilities and Limitations of Psychological Therapy in Cases of PA

12-Cloud 6The Possibilities and Limitations of Psychological Therapy in Cases of Parental Alienation

Ludwig.F. Lowenstein Ph.D

It is clear that cases of parental alienation are extremely complex and therapy has certain limitations especially when the implacable hostility of an alienating parent works against the efforts of the psychologist to remedy the situation and provide contact for the absent parent. The article concerns itself with one particular case of a child who wanted contact with her father but was unable to exceed to it being provided due to the hostility which the mother felt towards the father. The example given is presented in the form of a dialogue between the psychologist and the child. This is followed by a therapy session of an alienating mother also in a dialogue between an alienating mother and the psychologist. The psychologist adopts a directive approach in the form of cognitive behaviour therapy.

The Possibilities and Limitations of Psychological Therapy in Cases of Parental Alienation

In what follows two examples will be provided on how one psychologist attempted to engage with a number of children, although only one child will be singled out in this case, to remove obstacles of contact between a child and an absent parent. In the first illustration the psychologist meets the obdurate refusal of the custodial parent to co-operate in encouraging a child to make contact with the now absent parent. In the second illustration the psychologist succeeds to a considerable degree in promoting good and regular contact between the child and the now absent parent.
It will be noted that the therapy which is illustrated is directive, rational and emotional. This was found to be the best way forward. Most contact issues involve the lack of contact between the father and his child/children although there are cases when it is the mother who is prevented from contact with her child/children.
The illustration which follows is the more common one and we will begin with a dialogue between the psychologist and the child.

http://www.parental-alienation.info/publications/64-The_Possibilities_and_Limitations_of_Psychological_Therapy_in_Cases_of_Parental_Alienation.htm

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