Beyond Divorce Casualties: Reunifying the Alienated Family

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  • Copyright: 2010-06-16
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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The companion to Douglas Darnall's best-selling Divorce Casualties, Beyond Divorce Casualties is a workbook for severely alienated children and their parents. The book describes the how and why of unification therapy, how to prepare for reunification, how to effectively work with attorneys, mediators, parent coordinators and counselors, and even how to say "goodbye" if reunification is not possible. This book also provides many real-life examples of alienating behavior, exercises, and specific instructions for how to change your feelings and behavior. Most important, the book's underlying assumption is that you have the power to change even if you have no power to change the other parent. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Douglas Darnall, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and CEO of PsyCare, Inc., with nine outpatient mental health clinics in northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. He is internationally recognized as an expert on parental alienation and parental alienation syndrome.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
A New Beginningp. 1
The Alienating Cyclep. 15
Motivation for Changep. 27
Obstacles to Change: Symbolic Communicationp. 43
Obstacles to Change: Blamingp. 63
Obstacles to Change: Theorizingp. 71
Setting the Stage for Reunificationp. 77
Parent/Child Reunification Therapyp. 91
Reunificationp. 113
Spontaneous Reunificationp. 155
Other Issuesp. 169
When All Else Fails: Seeking a Change in Custodyp. 187
Postscriptp. 201
Appendix: Parental Alienation Inventoryp. 203
Referencesp. 205
Indexp. 211
About the Authorp. 219
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