AFCC Webinar Series on Parent-Child Contact Problems

Parental Alienation in the United States Courts: 1985-2018

Demosthenes Lorandos, PhD, JD

June 18, 2020, 3:00-4:30pm Eastern time US
Registration closes at 9:00am Eastern Time US on June 15, 2020


Parental Alienation in the United States Courts: 1985-2018
The first recorded case resembling parental alienation was fought out in the courts of England 215 years ago. Over the last two centuries, English-speaking jurists have grappled with parents alienating, brainwashing, kidnapping, and manipulating their children in thousands of cases.  This research examined the extent to which the construct - Parental Alienation - was found in US family courts and whether it was considered material, probative, relevant and admissible.  Further, the research examined the proportions of male to female victim parents and whether courts made significant changes in shared parenting when claims of alienation were made.

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