How Mediation Helps with Parent Alienation
Children are more likely to have less psychological problems if their separating parents are in the position to promote a healthy relationship. Parental alienation is among the most devastating maladaptive behaviours that a parent can engage in for the whole family. In most cases, the father is the one who finds himself a victim of the process. Women are sometimes subjected to it, but from a clinical point of view, it is the father who has always been alienated from his kids.
Working in a therapeutic setting with kids that have been forced into a specific narrative about their mother or father is particularly a challenging and difficult experience for any psychotherapist. The main fallout from this process is absolute and disastrous for the psyche of a kid’s mind as they are forced into alienating their loved mother or father. Here are the main benefits of mediation and how it helps with parent alienation.
Helps to Reduce Psychological Issues in Children
Prevents Utter Destruction and Saves the Whole Family
In most cases, children inevitably come to resent their mother for forcing them to have negative feelings and awful sayings about their father. This means that no one will win here and it is utter destruction to the entire family. The anger that one parent or party feel about the post-separation not only blinds them but also drives both of them forward with the maladaptive behaviour. Mediation will help since policymakers and clinicians are able to identify the problem and work as much as possible to save the family since the residual impacts from the parental alienation can last for years.
Helps Determine the Validity of the Accusations
The process of mediation can help determine the validity of the accusations that one parent may decide to make against the other. In parental alienation, a partner may make several accusations of abuse, which need to be looked into by a mediator who is a neutral evaluator.
Within the family court systems, the evaluations made by the mediator involve several steps and people, which takes a lot of time. Relationships can be damaged in the process and mediators are in the position to save time as well as mitigating the damage. Also, in mediation, parties are allowed to choose their mediator something that is not allowed in court.