The 13 chapters in this guidebook provide mental health practitioners with a range of tools and strategies for working with families affected by alienation. The authors are leading clinicians and practitioners who address the most pressing issues facing those who work in this field.
Chapters include: clinical reasoning and decision making, custody evaluations, mental health consultancy, psycho-education for children, psychotherapy for targeted parents, support groups for targeted parents, individual therapy for children, reunification using one-way mirrors, reunification with family systems therapy, reunification in a forensic setting, and psychotherapy for adult children.
Amy J.L. Baker has a Ph.D. in developmental psychology and is the Director of Research for the New York Foundling Fontana Center for Child Protection in New York City. She has 20 years experience conducting research on parent-child relationships on topics such as attachment, early intervention, parent involvement in their children's education, and child welfare. She is a nationally recognized expert in parental alienation and loyalty conflicts. She is the author or co-author of 5 books and over 50 articles.
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.