AFCC Webinar Series on Parent-Child Contact Problems

Parental Alienation: False Positives and Myriad Concerns

Richard A. Warshak, PhD

June 11, 2020, 3:00-4:30pm Eastern time US
Registration closes at 9:00am Eastern Time US on June 10, 2020


Parental Alienation: False Positives and Myriad Concerns
Allegations that a parent has manipulated a child to turn against the other parent raise complex issues challenging child custody evaluators, expert witnesses, and courts. A key issue relates to false positive identifications—mistakenly concluding that a child is alienated and that a parent has engaged in a campaign of alienating behaviors. Dr. Warshak presents seven criteria that distinguish negative behaviors of moderately or severely alienated children from negative behaviors that do not indicate parental alienation. He explains the importance of attending to the nuances of a parent’s alienating behaviors and to judgment biases that can lead to faulty conclusions.

This webinar is eligible for up to 1.5 hours of continuing education for psychologists. AFCC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AFCC maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Lawyers, judges, social workers, counselors, and other professionals seeking continuing education credits may use the AFCC Certificate of Attendance to verify attendance when applying to their state, provincial, or other regulatory or licensing agency. 

The courses outlined in the agenda have been approved as corresponding to subject areas specified in California Rules of Court, rule 5.210, 5.225, and 5.518. The views expressed in this training are those of the trainers and do not necessarily represent the official positions or policies of the Judicial Council of California.   You must attend the live webinar to receive a certificate of attendance