Discover the basic characteristics and causes of Parental Alienation Syndrome. In this introductory course, learn how to recognize parental alienation in families going through a high-conflict divorce involving child custody concerns.
By the end of this course, students can:
- describe the characteristics of a child who has been alienated
- recognize the long-term effects of parental alienation
- explain the barriers to reconciliation with the targeted parent
- describe the causes and mechanisms of parental alienation
- understand the roles of the various professionals working with families in a high-conflict divorce
- perceive the difference between alienation and estrangement
- understand the rationale for court intervention
- appreciate why routine outpatient family therapy doesn’t work.
This course is designed for the professional needs of those who work with families and children. Social workers, counsellors, therapists, lawyers, mediators, physicians, youth workers, family support workers, supervised access workers and teachers can all benefit from this knowledge.
Course fee includes: Toxic Divorce: A Workbook for Alienated Parents (Jul 2011), by Dr. Kathleen M. Reay.
This course is approved for 6 CECs by the CCPA and 6 CPD hours by the Law Society of BC.
A 15% group discount is available when 3 or more individuals from the same organization register at the same time.
A 15% student discount is also available. Please call 604.822.1444 to enquire.
The format of this course is in-class.