'Understanding Parental Alienation is unique... a balance of scholarship and practical, hands-on experience. The notion of parental alienation has been described in mental health literature since the 1940s. Nevertheless, the typical mental health or legal practitioner was not taught anything about parental alienation during the course of their professional education. Understanding Parental Alienation by Karen Woodall and Nick Woodall, may be their textbook and study guide as they learn about this serious mental condition and challenging legal situation.'

William Bernet M.D.

Professor Emeritus, Vanderbilt University and Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association


'The exceptional quality of this book about children, families and life lies in the profoundly human voice of these two leading experts in parental alienation. The authors speak openly, the authors speak boldly, but most of all, the authors speak from a point of empathy and compassion. Understanding Parental Alienation is a highly valuable resource for parents, and a must-read book for every mental health professional, social worker or legal professional working with families in divorce.'

Professor Gordana Buljan Flander, Ph.D.

Director of Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb, Child protection consultant to UNICEF and Council of Europe expert


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Understanding Parental Alienation

Learning to cope, helping to heal

By Karen Woodall and Nick Woodall



Published by Charles C Thomas, Publisher, Limited

Springfield, Illinois, United States.




978-0-398-09175-0  Paper

978-0-398-09176-7   eBook