Statement re Parental Alienation
Systemic family therapy has long recognised the emergence of alliances and conflicts among family members, particularly during times of heightened distress or crisis.
The Executive Board of the FTAI is aware that, as a concept, Parental Alienation is contested. It has decided, therefore, to facilitate the establishment of a working group to support the Board and members to examine the issues and complexities of the term Parental Alienation.
The Executive Board has withdrawn a recent submission it made to the Department of Justice, Open Consultation on Parental Alienation, and will be making no further comment or publication on the topic until the working group has reverted to the Executive Board.