Relevant Professional Literature


Albertson-Kelly, J. & Burkhard, B. (2017). Family reunification in a forensic setting. In A. J. L. Baker & S. R. Sauber (Eds.), Working with Alienated Children and Families.


Amato, P. R. & Keith, B. (1991). Parental divorce and the well-being of children: A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 110(1), 26-46.


Ayoub, C.C., Deutsch, R.M., & Maraganorr, A. (1999). Emotional distress in children of high-conflict divorce: The impact of marital conflict and violence. Family Conciliation Courts Review, 37, 297-314.


Ben-Ami, N. and Baker, A. J. L. (2012). The long-term correlates of childhood exposure to parental alienation on adult self-sufficiency and well-being. American Journal of Family Therapy, 40(2), 169-183.


Birnbaum, R. & Bala, N. (2010). Towards a differentiation of high conflict families: An analysis of social science and Canadian case law. Family Court Review, 48, 403-416.


Clements, M. L., Martin, S. E., Randall, D. W., & Kane, K. L. (2014). Children and parent perceptions of interparental relationship conflict predict preschool children's adjustment. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 3(2), 110-125.


Coleman, L. & Glenn, F. (2010). The varied impact of couple relationship breakdown on children: Implications for practice and policy. Children and Society, 24(3), 238-249.


Harold, G. T., Aitkin, J. J., and Shelton, K. H. (2007). Interparental conflict and children's academic achievement: A longitudinal analysis. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 48(12), 1223-1232.


Darnall, D. (2011). The psychosocial treatment of parental alienation. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 20, 479-494.


Friedlander, S. & Walters, M. G. (2010). When a child rejects a parent: Tailoring the intervention to fit the problem. Family Court Review, 48, 98 - 111.


Friedman, D., et al. (2014). A systematic approach to Reunification Therapy. Presented at Breaking Boundaries in Custody Litigation, Dallas, TX.


Gottlieb, L. J. (2017). Structural family therapy in PAS. In A. J. L. Baker & S. R. Sauber (Eds.) Working with Alienated Children and Families.


Grych, J. H. (2005). Interparental conflict as a risk factor for child maladjustment: Implications for the development of prevention programs. Family Court Review, 43, 97-108.


Hanington, L. L., Heron, J. J., Stein, A. A., and Ramchandani, P. P. (2012). Parental depression and child outcomes - is marital conflict the missing link? Child: Care, Health, and Development, 38(4), 520-529.


Johnston, J. R. (2003). Parental alignments and rejection: An empirical study of alienation in children of divorce. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 31, 158-170.


Johnston, J. R. (2005). Children of divorce who reject a parent and refuse visitation: Recent research and social policy implications for the alienated child. Family Law Quarterly, 4, 757-775.


Johnston, J. R., et al. (2005). The psychological functioning of alienated children in custody disputing families: An exploratory study. American Journal of Forensic Psychology, 39, 39-64. 


Johnston, J. R., Walters, M. G., & Friedlander, S. (2001). Therapeutic work with alienated children and their families. Family Court Review, 39, 316-333.


Joyce, A. N. (2016). High‐conflict divorce: A form of child neglect. Family Court Review, 54(4), 642-656.


Kaczynski, K. J., Lindahl, K. M., Malik, N. M., & Laurenceau, J.-P. (2006). Marital conflict, maternal and paternal parenting, and child adjustment: A test of mediation and moderation. Journal of Family Psychology, 20(2), 199-208.


Katz, L. F. & Gottman, J. M. (1993). Patterns of marital conflict predict children's internalizing and externalizing behaviors. Developmental Psychology, 29, 940-950.


Krishnakumar, A. & Buehler, C. (2000). Interparental conflict and parenting behavior: A meta-analytic review. Family Relations, 49, 25-44.


Kumar, S. (2003). Factors affecting reconciliation in visitation refusal cases. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, 63(10-B), 4908.


Lampel, A. (2003). Assessing for alienation and access in child custody cases. A response to Lee and Olesen. Family Court Review, 40, 432-435.


McHale, J. P. (2007). Charting the bumpy road of coparenthood: Understanding the challenges of family life. Washington, DC: Zero to Three Press.


Moran, J. A., Sullivan, T., & Sullivan, M. (2015). Overcoming the Co-Parenting Trap. Natick, MA: Overcoming Barriers.


Reay K. M. (2015). Family reflections: A promising therapeutic program designed to treat severely alienated children and their family system. American Journal of Family Therapy, 43(2), 197-207.


Rowen, J. and Emery, R. (2018). Parental denigration: A fom of conflict that typically backfires. Family Court Review, 56(2), 258-268.


Schulz, J., Martin, L., & Ebinger, L. (2017). How joint co-parenting sessions resolve high-conflict cases. AFCC Regional Conference, November 2.


Shimkowski, J. and Schrodt, P. (2012). Coparental communication as a mediator of interparental conflict and young adult children's mental well-being. Communication Monographs, 79(1), 48-71.


Sullivan, M. J., Deutsch, R. M., and Ward, P. (2017). Coparenting, parenting, and child-focused family interventions. In A. M. Judge & R. M. Deutsch (Eds.) Overcoming Parent-Child Contact Problems. New York: Oxford Press.


Sullivan, M., Ward, P., and Deutsch R. M. (2010). Overcoming barriers family camp: A program for high-conflict divorce families where a child is resisting contact with a parent. Family Court Review, 48(1), 116-135.


Toren, P., Bregman, B., Zohar-Reich, E., Ben-Amitay, G., Wolmer, L., and Laor, N. (2013). Sixteen session group treatment for children and adolescents with parental alienation and their parents. American Journal of Family Therapy, 41(3), 187-197.


Ward, P., Deutsch, R. M., & Sullivan, M. J. (2017). Overview of the Overcoming Barriers Approach. In A. M. Judge & R. M. Deutsch (Eds.) Overcoming Parent-Child Contact Problems. New York: Oxford Press.


Warshak, R. A. (2010). Family Bridges: Using insights from social science to reconnect parents and alienated children. Family Court Review, 48(1), 48-80.


Whiteside, M. F. & Becker, B. (2000). Parental factors and the young child's postdivorce adjustment: A meta-analysis with implications for parenting arrangements. Journal of Family Psychology, 14, 5-26.


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