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Parental Alienation study wins conference awards

The background to Sue Whitcombe's study of the professional debate about Parental Alienation (PA) and the experience of alienated parents is described in an article in the The Psychologist,  journal of the British Psychological Society.

She was awarded Counselling Psychology Trainee of the Year prize for a paper on the debate around the inclusion of Parental Alienation in DSM-5 manual, and her poster at the same Counselling Psychology conference last year won the prize for best presentation.

She comments in the article: "I feel driven to raise awareness of PA in those professionals who work on a daily basis with those whose lives are damaged by this tragedy. I feel driven to raise awareness in the general public, so that PA can no longer be denied or swept under the carpet in the same way as childhood."

She is still working on the findings of her survey of parents affected by alienation, and will be presenting results at the British Psychological Scociety annual conference in May.