This series of articles describes the current research on parental alienation (PA) and parent-child contact problems. This second article describes some of the major conceptual and practical issues surrounding alienation, based on recent reviews of the literature.Continue reading
The concept of parental alienation has been the subject of much controversy in the mental health and legal fields, and related concepts, such as gatekeeping, are often poorly understood.
Johnston and Sullivan (2020) noted that controversy over parental alienation has lasted over three decades, and the concept has managed to remain a “complaint du jour” in high-conflict family court disputes.Continue reading
Written by Dr. Katrina Kuzyszyn-JonesWhen providing feedback to a loved one or someone at work, we usually provide feedback with the hope that raising awareness will lead to an improvement in the other person’s behavior. It’s important to consider what your current relationship is like; are you the best person to provide this feedback? Do […]Continue reading
We’ve had some recent posts about dealing with anger, but not all “conflict” results from anger. At times, we have to negotiate agreements at work, with loved ones, or in a legal situation. Traditional ideas about keeping yourself calm, maintaining respect, and being empathetic are important, but here are some specific strategies for reaching an […]Continue reading
In a previous article, we discussed 10 tips for managing anger within yourself. In this article, we’re going to discuss several tips you can use to diffuse anger in others. We all deal with angry people at various times in life, from an angry customer to an angry colleague to an angry spouse or family […]Continue reading
In this article I want to give you some tips for dealing with anger in a healthy and productive manner. That’s an important point, actually. Anger is not a “bad” emotion. In fact, it can help you make a change in your life, help you solve a problem, and even help you stand up for […]Continue reading