Reports from the Canadian Symposium For Parental Alienation Syndrome
Vol. 2 Dr. Abe Worenklein "What Causes A Parent to Alienate?"
Parental Alienation is a form of child abuse in which one parent, the "alienating" parent uses the child as a weapon against the other or "target" parent. Through subtle and sometimes not so subtle methods of brainwashing, the alienating parent indoctrinates the child with hatred toward the target parent until the child him or herself assumes all responsibility for the child’s campaign of denigration against the target parent.
So, what causes a parent to initiate the alienation? What can you look for as warning signs? In this report from the Canadian Symposium For Parental Alienation Syndrome, Dr. Worenklein decribes some common scenarios in which one parent might take on the role of alienator.
Watch the interview following the jump.
Dr Worenklein Abe Worenklein, Ph.D. has been in practice for more than 30 years as a clinical and forensic family psychologist who specializes in the evaluation of high conflict and highly litigious situations involving parental alienation, child sexual abuse allegations, and relocation disputes. He has been declared an expert witness by courts in Canada and the United States and has presented at professional conferences in Canada, the United States and Europe. He has testified in more than 600 trials and has been an expert witness in some of the early groundbreaking cases in Quebec on parental alienation. Dr. Worenklein received his Ph.D. at the Universite de Montreal and is a professor at Dawson College in Montreal and an adjuct at Concordia University, where he has taught Forensic Psychology, Psychology and the Law, etc. In addition to the high conflict family evaluations that he conducts, he also has been certified as a family mediator with advanced training. In addition to being licensed by the Ordre des Psychologues du Quebec, he is also a member of th Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology and has a Certifcate of Professional Qualification by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards.
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