An estimated nearly twenty percent of the one million divorces each year in the U.S. involve high-conflict relationships. Angry, emotional disputes related to custody, parenting time, child support payments, visitation and more may go on for years. Who suffers? The children, mostly. Post-divorce conflict may be the most significant factor in adjustment (or maladjustment) for children of divorce.
Defusing the High-Conflict Divorce offers a unique set of proven programs for quelling the hostility in high-conflict co-parenting couples, and "defusing" their prolonged, bitter and emotional struggles. --- from the publisher
About the Authors
Chapter 1 - Who Gets Hurt When Parents Fight?
Chapter 2 - Why Do People Have High Conflict Divorces?
Chapter 3 - Pattern 1: Children in the Middle
Chapter 4 - Pattern 2: Parents Claiming
Parental Alienation Syndrome
Chapter 5 - Pattern 3: Parents Who Remarry
Chapter 6 - Pattern 4: Substance-Abusing Parents
Chapter 7 - Pattern 5: Accusations of Mental Illness
Chapter 8 - Pattern 6: Disempowered Parents.
Chapter 9 - Dysfunction in the Court System:
Attorneys and Judges
Chapter 10 - Dysfunction in the Mental Health System: Psychological Assessments
Chapter 11 - The Role of Therapists in High-Conflict Divorces
Chapter 12 - Which Interventions Work and Which Don't?
Chapter 13 - Mediation
Chapter 14 - Parent Coordination for High-Conflict Divorces
Chapter 15 - ADEPT: A Court -Based Group Treatment Program for High-Conflict Divorces
Chapter 16 - The High-Conflict Treatment Team
Chapter 17- A Final Word on Working with
High-Conflict Divorce Couples