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Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2011 Jul;20(3):479-94. doi: 10.1016/j.chc.2011.03.006.

The psychosocial treatment of parental alienation.

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PsyCare, Inc, Youngstown, OH 44505, USA.


Parental alienation occurs in divorces when one parent indoctrinates the child to dislike, fear, and avoid contact with the other parent. Mental health professionals who treat children and adolescents are likely to encounter victims of parental alienation in clinical practice, and it is important to identify and treat these youngsters earlier, when the condition is mild, rather than later, when the parental alienation is almost intractable. This article presents an overview of the treatment of parental alienation, which is called reunification therapy. All the parties involved in the case have a role in the prevention and treatment of parental alienation.

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