Divorce Wars: Interventions With Families in Conflict
When parents divorce, children are the biggest losers. This new book will give both mental health and legal professionals the expert information they need to help families navigate this grave ordeal and improve the outcome for hurting children. Elizabeth Ellis provides invaluable, research-based guidance on all stages of divorce cases, beginning with the warning signs of a failing marriage and ending with post-divorce conflict surrounding child custody. Written in an accessible and engaging style, each chapter features a detailed case study that vividly depicts problems common to divorcing families and includes clinical guidelines and decision trees for interventions.
Mental health professionals will appreciate discussions on parental alienation syndrome, parent psychopathology, children's adaptation to chronic parental conflict, the evaluation of sexual abuse allegations, and ethical issues. Attorneys and courtroom experts will value a review of the major studies and important findings in the field and the ease that key studies on many topics can be located. An essential resource book for therapists, forensic evaluators, expert witnesses, or lawyers working with high-conflict families.