I was delighted to be asked to make a presentation at the first international conference of the Parental Alienation Study Group in Washington, D.C., in October 2017.
My presentation, titled Educational Needs Identified during Reunification Training, suggested that, with a growing awareness in the public domain of the problem of parental alienation,
increasing numbers of professionals are coming forward to work in the field. It is, therefore, critical that core practice standards and frameworks are established, and that these are firmly
rooted in the international literature. The presentation considered these core standards and highlighted the essential training needs for practitioners working with assessment and reunification
programs around the world, in order that those standards are met.
The Parental Alienation Study Group, Inc., (PASG) is an international, not-for-profit corporation. PASG has about 400 members – mostly mental health and legal professionals – from 43 countries.
The members of PASG are interested in educating the general public, mental health clinicians, forensic practitioners, attorneys, and judges regarding parental alienation. PASG members are also
interested in developing and promoting research on the causes, evaluation, prevention, and treatment of parental alienation.