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