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Intervention in cases of parental alienation: A systematic review of the literature
Author/s: Maria Cristina Verrocchio, Daniela Marchetti 
Year:  2017 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  17 Pg. 67-83 FullText PDF:  205 KB
DOI:  10.3280/MAL2017-001005
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Parental alienation is a post-divorce family dysfunction characterized by a children’s unjustified rejection of a parent in response to inter-parental conflict and loyalty issues. Researchers and clinicians have developed a number of interventions specifically targeted to children who refuse visitation with a parent and their family. Following PRISMA guidelines, a systematic review of current interventions for parental alienation has been conducted. Twenty four publications were included and classified in three categories. Categories, based on the type of intervention described and/or evaluated, are as follows: change of custody and reunification programs; psychotherapy; counseling.
Keywords: Parental alienation, loyalty conflict, refusal, psychological intervention, psychotherapy

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Maria Cristina Verrocchio, Daniela Marchetti, Intervention in cases of parental alienation: A systematic review of the literature in "MALTRATTAMENTO E ABUSO ALL’INFANZIA" 1/2017, pp. 67-83, DOI:10.3280/MAL2017-001005


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