Family Ties: Therapeutic assessment and treatment of high conflict separated parents and their children
About this course
This course provides participants with a framework for assessing and treating families where there is:
Chronic conflict between separated parents primarily around the residency of and contact with their children.
A long history of chronic litigation and allegations (by each parent) around the quality of parenting provided to the child and ‘parental alienation’
A wish to intervene early in order to protect the child and reduce the involvement of the Family Court.
The Harmful impact on children of involvement in such conflict is well documented however, traditional therapy has been found to be largely ineffective and professionals often find themselves stuck having exhausted existing resources with the family having made little or no progress.
The training is delivered by a specialist team who have developed an innovative conceptual framework drawing on mentalization, systemic and attachment based approaches and is based on the book they have recently published, High conflict parenting post separation: The making and breaking of family ties by Eia Asen and Emma Morris.
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Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Dr Natasha Nascimento
Family and Systemic Psychotherapist and Psychologist
Professor Dr Eia Asen
Consultant Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist