Parental Alienation Workshop

Parental Alienation Workshop

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A 3-hour workshop where participants will learn about the dynamics of parental alienation.

Parental alienation is where one parent alienates the children from the other parent. This has devastating consequences on the children.


Main aim of the course


Parental alienation is the process, and the result, of the psychological manipulation of a child into showing unwarranted fear, disrespect or hostility towards a parent and/or other family members. Parental alienation is a set of strategies that parents use to undermine and interfere with a child’s relationship with his or her other parent. This often but not always happens when parents are engaged in a contested custody battle.

Parents who try to alienate their child from his or her other parent convey a three-part message to the child: (1) I am the only parent who loves you and you need me to feel good about yourself, (2) the other parent is dangerous and unavailable, and (3) pursuing a relationship with that parent jeopardizes your relationship with me. In essence the child receives the message that s/he is worthless and unloved and only of value for meeting the needs of others.

The main aim of the workshop is to provide participants with an understanding of parenting alienation and basic skills to enable them to assist themselves or a client that is asking for help.

It will be useful for counselors in a variety of counseling contexts including, but not limited to, schools, NGO’s, Faith-based organisations, the South African Police Service, Hospitals, Clinics , Counselling Call centers, Sports Centers, Education and training facilities, Government and Health and Social Services.

Course overview


The course is  presented as a 3-hour course.

The seminar will be conducted by Leon Forsman.

Course presenter

Leon Forsman

Group size

+ 30 persons


Cost is R 600.00 per person.


New Beginning Mediation Services
24 Second Avenue,  Greymont, 2195

Randburg, Gauteng,

South Africa

Date & Time:


09h00 – 12h00

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