Course Description

Covering many of the aspects of the professional course, this course is designed for family members and non-professionals.

It is the essential how to manual in this important and ever increasing area of behavioural science and law. It will serve as both an introduction to and a reference guide to aid them in better understanding and dealing with parental alienation.

Ideal for parents, grandparents and other family members looking to better understand and address parental alienation.

Both counselling and legal considerations are also discussed.

Based on the works of: Demosthenes Lorandos (Author, Editor), William Bernet (Editor), S. Richard Sauber (Editor)

Dana Clavette

Course materials are based on the Book "Parental Alienation: The Handbook for Mental Health and Legal Professionals" by Demosthenes Lorandos (Author, Editor), William Bernet (Editor), S. Richard Sauber (Editor)It is the essential how to manual in this important and ever increasing area of behavioral science and law. Busy mental health professionals need a reference guide to aid them in developing data sources to support their positions in reports and testimony. They also need to know where to go to find the latest material on a topic. Having this material within arm s reach will avoid lengthy and time-consuming online research. For legal professionals who must ground their arguments in well thought out motions and repeated citations to case precedent, ready access to state or province specific legal citations spanning thirty-five years of parental alienation cases is provided here for the first time in one place.Dana Clavette has earned a combined degree in Psychology, Ethics, and Intercultural Education from the University of Victoria. Currently Dana is completing her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology through Yorkville University, inspiring her to pursue a Counseling career within family and trauma therapy.With a passion for cross-cultural work within the Counseling and community development fields, Dana has gained experience working with communities both locally and abroad. She has spent time counseling families in India and Nepal, as well as assisting in the development of organizations with the need for mental health awareness and coping tools.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    • Parent-Family Member Education

    • Overview of Parental Alienation

    • Parental Alienation Criteria


  • 2

    Chapter 2: Levels of Parental Alienation

    • Mild Parental Alienation

    • Mild-Causes and Interventions

    • Moderate treatment and intervention

    • Severe intervention

    • Severe-Custody Intervention

    • Severe-Mental Health Intervention


  • 3

    Chapter 3: Sexual Abuse Allegations

    • Sexual Abuse Allegations

    • Sexual Allegations in Divorce Cases


  • 4

    Chapter 4: Background and Viewpoints

    • Reunification Planning and Therapy

    • History

    • Parental Alienation Around the World


  • 5

    Chapter 5: Legal Process

    • North American Law

    • A Judge's Perspective