Registration closes January 25, 2021 at 9am Eastern Time US
Claims and Counterclaims in Parental Alienation Research: What’s a Family Court Professional To Do?
Recent research conducted by Professor Joan Meier (2019) and Drs. Jennifer Harmon and Demosthenes Lorandos (2020) appears to be based on the same data but comes to diametrically opposite conclusions about the impact of allegations of parental alienation on court decisions. This creates enormous challenges for professionals who are trying to keep up with the research literature and practice in a responsible and informed manner. This AFCC webinar will offer a look at these studies from the perspective of a co-founder of an intensive intervention, an advocate and expert in intimate partner violence, and a researcher who has studied this issue extensively. The presenters will examine the practical, methodological, and ideological issues related to cases with resist-refuse dynamics and the studies specifically.
Robin Deutsch, PhD, ABPP, Wellesley, MA
Peter Jaffe, PhD, Univ. of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
Michael Saini, PhD, Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA