Coaching people struggling with PA I specialise in recovery from narcissistic abuse and the effects of Parental Alienation
Dialectical behavior therapy is an evidence-based psychotherapy that began with efforts to treat borderline personality disorder. There is evidence that DBT can be useful in treating mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and for change in behavioral patterns such as self-harm, and substance abuse. Wikipedia
Attachment & Family Therapy offers an integrative, family-based approach to understanding and addressing the psychological and relational needs of distressed children and their parents. The book blends attachment theory and basic developmental research with the diverse insights and methods of all schools of family systems theory. The problems addressed range from mild developmental issues, to autism, ADHD, disability, divorce and separation, psychosomatic disorders, and child protection and out-of-home placement. The solutions described involve not only traditional forms of family therapy, but also formulations and conceptualizations that combine individual, couples, and family work around specific issues. Crittenden, Dallos, Landini and Kozlowska present a model of attachment that fits the breadth of clinical variation, focuses on family strengths, is developmentally sophisticated and structurally informed by insights from neurology and information-processing. This model generates a systemic approach to treatment in which dysfunction is interpersonal. It is a response to real danger experienced by family members and requires uniquely sensitive interpersonal responses.
Established in 1977, the Institute of Family Therapy is the largest family therapy organisation in the UK. It provides high quality training and clinical work in the field of systemic psychotherapy with families, couples and individuals.
It has a membership of over 200 qualified therapists and a multidisciplinary teaching faculty with a wide range of experience and interests. The Institute has an excellent international reputation and runs a variety of training courses in this country and abroad. It also has a supervision training programme.
IFT includes the Centre for Child Studies.
At Family Psychology Solutions we often work with separated families where there has been conflict, hostility and difficulty maintaining relationships. Our counselling and therapeutic interventions are aimed at enabling you to adjust to life as a separated family. We work to acknowledge your individual differences and enable you to maintain healthy and supportive parent-child relationships. From time to time, we find some parents are quite resistant to the idea of family therapy – without having a good understanding of what is involved.
We begin with a compassionate approach, often meeting each person individually to try and develop a good understanding of the difficulties from their perspective. Therapy is not about “blame” – it is about understanding, education and commitment to change. As therapy progresses we see various groupings – mum and one child, dad and two children, all children together, one parent with all children, parent, step-parent and child. There is no set pattern – our interventions are based on the particular needs of your family. Sometimes we work towards the whole family being able to meet and work together; sometimes we accept that this is not possible at this moment in time.
Irrespective of the format we take and the details of the therapeutic interventions – our focus remains on the needs of the child or children, their current mental health, well-being and welfare and their future well-being, social and relationship functioning. The overwhelming evidence suggests that most children fare best when both parents maintain an active involvement in all aspects of their day-to-day life. If we feel parents would benefit from specific individual support for their needs, this can also be arranged.
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