What is Parental Alienation and How Can Therapists Successfully Treat It?

$9.00

Katie Vernoy, LMFT and Curt Widhalm, LMFT | 1 CE hour | Podcourse

Parents can impact the opinions of children against other people, including their ex-spouses during and after the divorce process. Traditional therapy methods are often inadequate in dealing with the structural challenges presented by cases where negative influence affects children’s behavior and relationships. This workshop explores the impacts that a parent can have on children against the other parent, how it shows up in therapy, what treatment strategies to use, and how to work with legal teams in court-appointed cases.

Learning Objectives: Participants in this course will be able to:

  1. Apply the 4 factor model to cases where parental alienation is conceptualized
  2. Formulate a treatment strategy involving members of the legal team(s)
  3. Describe why consent to treatment is not typically an issue in cases involving parental alienation

Our Presenters

Curt Widhalm, LMFT

Curt Widhalm is in private practice in the Los Angeles area. He is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) ethics committee, an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University, lecturer in Counseling Laws and Ethics at California State University Northridge, a former Law & Ethics Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, and former CFO of CAMFT. Learn more at: www.curtwidhalm.com

 

Katie Vernoy, LMFT

Katie Vernoy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from California State University, Fullerton and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Theater from Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. Katie’s experience spans many leadership and management roles in the mental health field since getting her license in 2005: program coordinator, director, clinical supervisor, hiring manager, recruiter, and former President of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Learn more at: www.katievernoy.com

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CAMFT CEPA Therapy Reimagined is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs (CAMFT CEPA provider #132270). Therapy Reimagined maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Courses meet the qualifications for the listed hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. We are working on additional provider approvals, but solely are able to provide CAMFT CEs at this time. Please check with your licensing body to ensure that they will accept this as an equivalent learning credit.