Nick Child Category

Not sure about alienation? – Nick Child, Rtd Child Psychiatrist and Family Therapist, Edinburgh

A word more about false allegations: If you’ve not been on the receiving end of false allegations you may not know how extremely damaging they are. People say that a hundred false allegations are acceptable if one true perpetrator is caught. But that approach itself perpetrates ninety-nine more lives destroyed without justice. Reported false allegations to police […]

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Blood-letting: learning from the past

By Nick Child / 23 May, 2020 / Clinical Practice, Collaboration, Development & Training, Public Policy, Raising Awareness, Role of the State, The Big Picture, The Help, The Research, The System  Trusting our professions The question of trust in professionals and institutions is both ancient and modern. Each generation thinks it’s better than before. Across the world, we have way more democratic influence and access than ever to expanding mountains […]

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Nick Child, B.Sc., MBChB, MRCPsych, M.Phil.

Nick passionately believes that the best way for the world to become aware, to educate children, adults and professionals, and to prevent and stop all kinds of undue influence, in and outside of families, is to team up together against them all.  He has also found plenty of rich learning to transfer across from one […]

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Parental Abduction and Alienation: A Discussion with Psychiatrist Nick Child

A few weeks ago, I spoke to a gathering of a group of parentally alienated mothers and fathers in Waltham, Massachusetts. Parental alienation is a phenomenon where children are turned against one of their parents (either mother or father) by the other parent, usually when there is a divorce, without good reason. In some cases, […]

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Response to Question – What about AC of PA

What about Adult Children of PA???? Nick Childs – Thank you Nick for responding to my recent question above: Nicks response Apart from Amy JL Baker’s famous work – see recent blog for link to her original paper – I have found huge transferable ideas fro the field of how to help an adult loved […]

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New thoughts on high conflict in families – by Nick Childs

The quickest version of that recruitment is Parental Child Abduction. Abduction requires subsequent Alienation of the children to keep them on-side. Serious Parental Child Alienation achieves exactly the same child-recruit outcome as Abduction, but the Alienation may be a longer process – though often it can get going quite quickly. go to the website to read more here:- https://thealienationexperience.org.uk/2016/04/26/undue-influence-new-thoughts-on-high-conflict-in-families/

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Nick Childs

This blog “the alienation experience” is to serve and promote interest in an off-putting pattern of relationships that happens in family and other close groups of people. We want to engage you if you are put off this topic. Read more on Not sure about?. We want to support and broaden your range of thinking if you are already persuaded. We welcome world-wide interest which we hope will […]

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“We accuse you adults! By Nick Child / 5 March, 2016 /

We accuse you adults! Where were you when our parents tore us children apart, in their mad divorce war, which lasted for 12 years and really was a war? Where were the judges and social workers, and the experts, who interviewed us a dozen times, but never made any changes, although our father always had […]

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Off-putting relationships: the essentials of Child Alienation- By Nick Child

NO JOKE The humour of Berger and Wyse’s “custardy” cartoon is to highlight that high conflict family separations are never a laughing matter. Even when families face bereavement, there is usually room for warmth and humour alongside the grief. The lack of a place for humour shows that we are dealing here with some of […]

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