Two experts explain the term ‘parental alienation’ and discuss the typical signs that indicate it might be taking place. They outline the impact it can have on children and the importance of the practitioner putting themselves in the child’s shoes and not getting caught up in the adult arguments around, for example, contact and custody.
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