Sixteen-Session Group Treatment for Children and Adolescents With Parental Alienation and Their Parents

Paz Toren, Benjamin L. Bregman, Elisheva Zohar-Reich, Galit Ben-Amitay, Leo Wolmer, Nathaniel Laor

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Abstract

This study reports the findings of a 16-session parallel group therapy program for 22 children with parental alienation and their parents. The children's level of anxiety and depression decreased significantly following the therapeutic intervention. Families who had participated in the treatment protocol were found to have improved practical parameters of parental collaboration 12 months following the completion of treatment than a control group of families with parental alienation treated with standard community treatment. Parental object relation scores were negatively correlated with children's level of anxiety and depression at pretreatment and with the decrease in anxiety and depression level along the treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-197
Number of pages11
JournalThe American Journal of Family Therapy
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2013

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