Recommendations for best practice in response to parental alienation: findings from a systematic review

@article{Templer2016RecommendationsFB,
  title={Recommendations for best practice in response to parental alienation: findings from a systematic review},
  author={Kate Templer and Mandy Matthewson and Janet Haines and Georgina Cox},
  journal={Journal of Family Therapy},
  year={2016},
  volume={39},
  pages={103–122}
}
This study aimed to systematically review the literature pertaining to parental alienation to determine best practice for therapists and legal practitioners. Medline, Embase, and PsycINFO academic databases, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and conference abstracts were searched. Included articles were peer reviewed journal articles or books published in English pertaining to a psychological or legal intervention for parental alienation. Ten articles were included in the… Expand

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