PARENTAL ALIENATION PSYCHOTHERAPIST
Specialised Counselling for Adult Survivors of Mild to Severe Parental Alienation (and Abduction) and also Targeted Parents.
When looking for a therapist who counsels young and older adult survivors (over 15) of parental alienation as well as targeted parents, it's imperative that they have a deep, extensive knowledge of the clinical literature regarding pathological alignment, alienation and estrangement, and pathological enmeshment, as well substantial knowledge and understanding of borderline, narcissistic, and sociopathic personality disorders. Counsellors dealing with this type of work also need a high-level degree, like a Master's or above. The reason for the latter point is that such personality disorders are not only common among alienating parents (and virtually ubiquitous among severe alienators) but are often missed by non-specialists, in part because individuals with these disorders tend to be master manipulators who are charming and highly-skilled at managing first impressions. They also tend to be pathologically dependent, which helps to explain the pathological enmeshment with the child.
Alyse is herself an adult child of PA and is currently researching and designing a world-first therapeutic treatment protocol for mental health practitioners who work with adult children of SPA and child abduction for her PhD research thesis at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia. Alyse is in the final exam stages of her PhD, and she and her University are currently in talks to start clinical trials for the treatment protocol design for mental health practitioners to use with adult children of SPA for her post-doctorate.
Alyse is available to work with young adults (over 15), older adult survivors and targeted parents who are currently experiencing PA or SPA themselves. Alyse also speaks at national and international conferences about PA and SPA and abduction. #AKODS #YKODS
Please have a look at some of the interviews that Alyse has given and participated in herself on her Facebook page. She co-hosts with Dawn McCarty on the
'Humanly Possible Channel.'
Dawn is also an adult child of Severe Parental Alienation, as well as the Chair Person for The National Parents Organisation Florida, Associate Producer for the documentary Erasing Family and an advocate “Guardian Ad Litem” (GAL) who is a person the court appoints to investigate what solutions would be in the “best interests of a child during child protection and high conflict custody disputes.
Alyse and Dawn interview leading PA experts and also adult children of mild to severe parental alienation so that their voices can be heard about what it's truly like to grow up in a household that knows high conflict, divorce and separation.
Some of these videos are below.