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Children Resisting Contact: Edinburgh session 22nd November

Frénk van der Linden interviewing his mother

FNF Scotland is holding a training event in Edinburgh on 22nd November.  There is a session for professionals in the afternoon and one for parents in the evening.  These sessions are a chance to explore issues ranging from children resisting contact through to complete rejection of a previously loved parent. 

Our speakers are  Nick Child, retired Child Psychiatrist and Pat Barclay, Child and Couple Separation Counsellor and Family Consultant.  Further information about the topics we will be covering is available on Nick Child's web site.

Sessions are based round the showing of short extracts from a wonderful Dutch documentary film: Rewind - my parent’s divorce.  The film is a retrospective of filmmaker Frénk van der Linden’s family separation 40 years before, after which his parents never met up again.  The two children were alienated from their mother during their teens. The story is told entirely through Frénk’s interviews with his separated parents and there is a surprise ending.

At each stage in discussing this true story the participants will be asked to consider how to resolve the situation and assist the children and parents. 

For bookings see the following:

Edinburgh afternoon session 22/11/16

Edinburgh evening session 22/11/16