Fort Wayne man to speak at Philadelphia conference on ‘parental alienation’

A Fort Wayne man will be among the speakers at the Third International Conference of the Parental Alienation Study Group to be held Sept. 12-14 in Philadelphia.

This international conference will feature presentations on many aspects of parental alienation, including the identification and diagnosis of; interventions; research; and legal issues. The conference is intended for mental health clinicians, legal practitioners, researchers, child advocates and targeted parents and grandparents.

According to Psychology Today, parental alienation “involves the ‘programming’ of a child by one parent to denigrate the other, ‘targeted’ parent in an effort to undermine and interfere with the child’s relationship with that parent, and is often a sign of a parent’s inability to separate from the couple conflict and focus on the needs of the child. Such denigration results in the child’s emotional rejection of the targeted parent, and the loss of a capable and loving parent from the child’s life.”

More than 40 professionals will be speaking at the conference. Robert Lowden of Fort Wayne will also speak on family experience with Indiana Department of Child Services, therapists, the courts and methodology for change.

Parental Alienation Study Group, Inc. (PASG) is an international not for profit organization that includes over 500 members of principally mental health and legal professionals from 51 countries. Membership is interested in raising awareness, developing and promoting research on the causes, evaluation, prevention and treatment of parental alienation. Information on PASG and the Philadelphia conference is available at https://pasg.info/.