Alienated children Category

Maladaptive personality traits and psychological distress in adolescence

Research on personality in adolescence underlined the importance of adopting a dimensional approach to personality pathology rather than a categorical one. In this regard, the association between maladaptive versions of personality traits and pathological outcomes has been studied, neglecting the study of the severity of personality functioning. The aim of the current study is to investigate the […]

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Psychological splitting in divorce and separation

This research project is an exploration of the relationship between psychological types, as derived from Carl Gustav Jung’s theory, and ego defense mechanisms, as conceptualized by psychoanalytical theorists ranging from Sigmund and Anna Freud to George Vaillant. The two sets of constructs (4 bipolar typological dimensions and 24 defense mechanisms) were measured using two established […]

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Neurodiversity

Scholars over the past years have pointed to the relentless focus on the ways in which identity is constructed through the interpretation of visible bodily markers. If a disability is less obvious to others is it then perceived of less value? It has always been harder for us to discuss what is in our mind […]

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Sir Peter Wanless Chief Exec NSPCC

Peter Wanless has been the Chief Executive of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children since June 2013. The charity’s longstanding purpose is to prevent cruelty to children, something it seeks to achieve through a mixture of service delivery, research, influencing, advocacy and campaigning. Among the NSPCC’s http://nspcc.org.uk direct services are Childline, 0800 1111  a confidential […]

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Narcissism in Parental Alienation: Clarifying Examples

Under the sole care of a parent who exhibits extreme narcissistic behaviors, children’s normal needs to feel seen, heard, and responded to maybe frequently frustrated and placed behind what the narcissistic parent wants. Therapists refer to this kind of parent-child relationship as pathological enmeshment. Alienated children develop high rates of depression, anger, anxiety, drugs, and alcohol, and relationship difficulties. Psychologist […]

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Unjustifiable separation of siblings who wish to stay close to one another

What type of mother stops siblings seeing each other over the Christmas period, and prevents them giving gifts at Christmas? The Nuffield Foundation in collaboration with Birkbeck University, published a report in November which makes recommendations for change in the family justice system to ensure that sibling relationships are maintained. Cafcass and the Family Justice Young People’s […]

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NARCISSISTIC BEGINNINGS AND CHILDHOOD

Regarding chronically alienated children, it is estimated that up to 40percent develop an alignment with the alienator and have no problem over and over again to denigrate and outright reject the other parent and every-thing they say. These children tend to loose the spirit and soul that once nurtured a love for the NPA’s target […]

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Neuroscience Research

The brain learns through trusting relationships If we are with people we know and trust then our minds are more open to new experiences. We are open to trying something new or to changing our beliefs about the world and other people.The capacity of the brain to learn in everyday life depends on relationships with […]

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Childhood Trauma and the Brain: How Mental Health Problems Develop

We know that mental health problems after abuse and neglect are not inevitable. Many children grow up to be healthy and successful adults. In this video, Linking Childhood Trauma to Mental Health, Professor Eamon McCrory explains what scientists have learned about how mental health problems develop over time in an accessible way for professionals and carers […]

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The Adolescent Brain

In the final edition of Child in Mind, Claudia Hammond talks about the often misunderstood changes that happen during adolescence with young person Yaamin and Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL Sarah-Jane Blakemore https://www.annafreud.org/parents-and-carers/child-in-mind/

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