What is the purpose of coaching? Coaching for targeted parents is designed to help the parent be a more effective parent while contending with an alienating parent and with an alienated child. The goal is to prevent the targeted parent from engaging in behaviors that are likely to exacerbate the alienation dynamic and increase… Read more
Many targeted parents with adult alienated children ask me whether I think it would be okay to send my book (Adult children of parental alienation syndrome) to their adult children. As much as I would like the royalty from the sale, I always, and I mean always, say no.… Read more
When prospective expert witness clients call to find out about my services and fees, one question they often ask is whether I believe that my services are successful. I truly understand the motivation underlying this question. Bringing an expert witness onto a legal team increases costs and most people want… Read more
Okay so this may not be the nicest blog I have written but really, I am tired of dealing with family court judges (names will not be named) who refuse to take action even after making it clear that they believe that alienation is occurring in a family. What I have found is that there is a ready-made rationale for not taking… Read more
In October of 2014 ten of the leading parental alienation experts met in Long Beach, California for a two-day meeting sponsored by The International Support Network for Alienated Children and Families (ISNAF). The purpose of the meeting was to identify areas of consensus in the field and to identify key future directions… Read more
II read a lot. I love fiction, especially stories about dysfunctional families. I also love a good psychological thriller. That is why I can say with a fair amount of confidence (although please correct me if I am wrong) that there is a total absence of stories written from the perspective of an alienating parent. In the non-fiction… Read more
I do. I love coaching targeted parents. I don’t love the fact that there are targeted parents for me to coach and I wish more than anything that there were no targeted parents for me to coach. But the truth is there are targeted parents. And I love coaching them. I have had some success in particular with targeted parents… Read more
Welcome to my first blog written specifically for my website. I also blog for Psychology Today and I encourage you to check out that blog as well.
I thought I would begin by addressing a question that is put to me on a fairly regular basis: which book should someone read… Read more
Dr. Baker is a nationally recognized expert in parent child relationships, especially children of divorce, parental alienation syndrome, and emotional abuse of children.
Dr. Baker is available as an expert witness and for print, radio, and television interviews.