Here's all you need to know about
CAFTT’s open access online course
 ‘Attachment-Led Theory and Practice
for Parental Alienation’.

How much does the course cost?  

£295 = early bird price


 £395 = when increased to full price

Who can benefit
from this course?

 Parents
Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles
All legal & social professionals,
managers and decision makers
Step Parents
Adults alienated as children
Teachers
Family Health Workers
Family Friends
Counselors
Childcare Workers

 Parents
Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles
All legal and social child professionals,  
managers and decision makers
Step Parents
Adults alienated as children
Teachers  
Family Health Workers  
Family Friends  
Counselors  
 Childcare Workers



Welcome to PA1

Attachment-Led 
Theory & Practice 
for 
Parental Alienation




ABOUT PA1

Parental alienation is a complicated, problematic, specialist area of mental health, family functioning, social policy and law.

Child Attachment and Family Trauma Training (CAFTT) is committed to providing modern,
professional grade training in attachment / neuropsychology, focusing on improving family functioning,
professional practice, outcomes related to child development, and family welfare.

Parental alienation disrupts attachments, psycho-developmental prospects, and quality of life for
hundreds of thousands of children and families. CAFTT's CPD accredited parental alienation training
provides intensive, self-paced learning and multiple-choice assessment to achieve
Certification in Attachment-Led Theory and Practice in Parental Alienation.

PA1’s intensive and CPD-accredited parental alienation training updates typical approaches with
modern attachment, family systems, and neuropsychology. Parental alienation’s vulnerabilities, triggers,
strategies, behaviours, and incremental impacts on children's psychological functioning into adulthood are
detailed across 16 lectures spanning 13.5 hours. The course critically and comparatively evaluates
relevant law and practice. Evidence-based, trauma-informed and risk-based assessments are provided to
assist resolution of cases, with effective professional and court management.

Currently, there appears to be little or no other accredited, on demand training. PA1 is aimed at providing an empirically structured, open access route to understanding parental alienation, and earning Continued Professional Development accreditation points in this complicated and specialist field.

PA1 draws on the best practice and advice of some of the world’s top experts.
Years of interaction with the UK’s family court system corroborates the established observational literature
with an aetiological perspective using updated attachment, neuropsychology and child development approaches.

The process of alienation and its stages are explained in detail, alongside how each stage impacts
on children and other family members. The incremental results for children and other family members are
provided in short, medium and long-term form.

The lectures are dual-designed as standalone references for a fully informed presentation on important topics,
and to incrementally develop knowledge - not just of parental alienation but the various issues
parents and professionals encounter when in the difficult position of facing, or being tasked to assist,
where this type of parental manipulation may be ongoing.

Parental alienation is one of many types of damaging parental manipulation.
And often, the manipulation and persuasion of child professionals.
Understanding the processes and results of parental alienation may raise awareness and
identification of other types of abuse inflicted on children and
concealed by manipulation of victims and professionals.

Importantly, PA1 addresses, in detail, the pathogenesis of many mental health disorders arising from family interactions.
Much family pathology is trans-generational, meaning some children may be born to endure long-lasting
psychological distress, in the absence of informed assessment, identification and intervention.
Each lecture is arranged around addressing parental alienation as a mental health problem for
the whole family unit, focusing on processes and outcomes for each family member.

The course has more than 13.5 hours of intensive instruction across 16 lectures, making PA1 outstanding value for money. Obtaining the same level of knowledge from other sources would, we suggest, be far more time consuming and expensive.



Welcome to PA1


Attachment-Led
Theory & Practice
for
Parental Alienation




ABOUT PA1

Parental alienation is a complicated, problematic, specialist area of
mental health, family functioning, social policy and law.

Child Attachment and Family Trauma Training (CAFTT) is committed to
providing modern, professional grade training in attachment /
neuropsychology, focusing on improving family functioning,
professional practice, outcomes related to child development,
and family welfare.

Parental alienation disrupts attachments, psycho-developmental
prospects, and quality of life for hundreds of thousands of
children and families. CAFTT's CPD accredited parental alienation training
provides intensive, self-paced learning and
multiple-choice assessment to achieve Certification in
Attachment-Led Theory and Practice in Parental Alienation.
 
PA1’s intensive and CPD-accredited parental alienation training
updates typical approaches with modern attachment, family systems,
and neuropsychology. Parental alienation’s vulnerabilities, triggers, strategies,
behaviours, and incremental impacts on children's psychological functioning
into adulthood are detailed across 16 lectures spanning 13.5 hours.

The course critically and comparatively evaluates relevant law and practice.

Evidence-based, trauma-informed and risk-based assessments are provided to
assist resolution of cases, with effective professional and court management.

Currently, there appears to be little or no other relevant, accredited,
on-demand training in the UK. PA1 is aimed at providing an empirically
structured, open access route to understanding parental alienation, and
earning Continued Professional Development accreditation points in
this complicated and specialist field.

PA1 draws on the best practice and advice of some of the world’s top experts.
Years of interaction with the UK’s family court system corroborates the
established observational literature with an aetiological perspective using
updated attachment, neuropsychology and child development approaches.

The processes of alienation and its stages are explained in detail,
alongside how each impacts on children and other family members.
The incremental results for children and other family members are
provided in short, medium and long-term form.

Each lecture is arranged around addressing parental alienation as a
mental health problem for the whole family unit, focusing on
processes and outcomes for each family member.

The lectures are dual-designed as standalone references for a
fully informed presentation on important topics, and to
incrementally develop knowledge - not just of parental alienation but
the various issues parents and professionals encounter when
in the difficult position of facing, or being tasked to assist,
where this type of parental manipulation may be ongoing.

Parental alienation is one of many types of damaging parental manipulation.
And often, the manipulation and persuasion of child professionals.
Understanding the processes and results of parental alienation
may raise awareness and identification of other
types of abuse inflicted on children and concealed by
manipulation of victims and professionals.

Importantly, PA1 addresses, in detail, the pathogenesis of many
mental health disorders arising from family interactions.
Much family pathology is trans-generational, meaning some children
may be born to endure long-lasting psychological distress,
in the absence of informed assessment, identification and intervention.

The course has more than 13.5 hours of intensive instruction across
16 lectures, making PA1 outstanding value for money.
Obtaining the same level of knowledge and accreditation
from other sources would, we suggest,
be far more time consuming and expensive.




Welcome to PA1

Attachment-Led
Theory & Practice
for
Parental Alienation



ABOUT PA1
Parental alienation is a complicated,
problematic, specialist area of
mental health, family functioning,
social policy and law.

Child Attachment and Family
Trauma Training (CAFTT) is
committed to providing modern,
professional grade training in attachment/neuropsychology,
focusing on improving family
functioning, professional practice,
outcomes in child development,
and family welfare.

Parental alienation disrupts
attachments, psycho-developmental
prospects, and quality of life for
hundreds of thousands of children
and families.

CAFTT's CPD accredited
parental alienation training provides
intensive, self-paced learning and
multiple-choice assessment to
achieve Certification in
Attachment-Led Theory and
Practice in Parental Alienation.

PA1’s training updates typical
approaches with modern
attachment, family systems, and
neuropsychology.

Parental alienation’s vulnerabilities,
triggers, strategies, behaviours, and
incremental impacts on children's
psychological functioning into
adulthood are detailed across
16 lectures spanning 13.5 hours.

The course critically and
comparatively evaluates relevant law
and practice.

Evidence-based, trauma-informed
and risk-based assessments are
provided to assist resolution of
cases, with effective professional
and court management.

Currently, there appears to be little
or no other relevant, independently-
accredited, on-demand, CPD training.

PA1 is aimed at providing an
empirically structured, open access route to understanding parental alienation, and earning Continued Professional Development accreditation points in this complicated and specialist field.

PA1 draws on the best practice and advice of some of the world’s top experts. Years of interaction with the UK’s family court system corroborates the established observational literature with an aetiological perspective using updated attachment, neuropsychology and child development approaches. The process of alienation and its stages are explained in detail, alongside how each stage impacts on children and other family members. The incremental results for children and other family members are provided in short, medium and long-term form.

Each lecture is arranged around addressing parental alienation as a mental health problem for the whole family unit, focusing on processes and outcomes for each family member.

The lectures are dual-designed as standalone references for a fully informed presentation on important topics, and to incrementally develop knowledge - not just of parental alienation but the various issues parents and professionals encounter when in the difficult position of facing, or being tasked to assist, where this type of parental manipulation may be ongoing.

Parental alienation is one of many types of damaging parental manipulation. And often, the manipulation and persuasion of child professionals. Understanding the processes and results of parental alienation may raise awareness and identification of other types of abuse inflicted on children and concealed by manipulation of victims and professionals.

Importantly, PA1 addresses, in detail, the pathogenesis of many mental health disorders arising from family interactions. Much family pathology is trans-generational, meaning some children may be born to endure long-lasting psychological distress, in the absence of informed assessment, identification and intervention.

The course has more than 13.5 hours of intensive instruction across 16 lectures, making PA1 outstanding value for money. Obtaining the same level of knowledge from other sources would, we suggest, be far more time consuming and expensive. 

PA1  Provides:

  • an introduction to relevant peer reviewed literature from some of the world’s leading experts on parental alienation. 
  • the importance and neurological benefits of children having multiple positive attachments and influences. 
  • an introduction to a model of the sympathetic nervous system of the child being triggered in response to loss, manipulation, and the associated, chronic damage to the organism from stress neurochemistry.
  • a full lecture dedicated to the literature assisting the differentiation between  parental alienation and realistic estrangement to assist consideration of various factors potentially contributing to a child’s resist/refuse/reject dynamics (parental alienation is not the only possibility). 
  • the common outcomes of a child being subjected to a process of parental manipulation against the other parent.  
  • the concepts of mild, moderate, and severe alienation - a full lecture on each.
  • parental alienation strategies and their associated behaviours.
  • understanding of the prevalence of Parental Alienation Behaviours and why some embed to pathological levels in children. 
  • The damage done by parental alienation in terms of Adverse Child Experiences (ACEs). 
  • an evolutionary / attachment basis for the adverse effects on children of parental alienation and losing a parent 
  • a general understanding of attachment based, child mental health pathogenesis.  
  • a full lecture dedicated to the concepts of Pathological Splitting, Triangulation and Psychological Enmeshment. 
  • the requirement for early assessment and reunification to prevent mental health deterioration arising from mutual relational loss. 
  • an explanation of how typical parenting plans are inadequate and can induce child developmental issues. 
  • understand of how the attachment system dysfunctions in relation to compromising and progressively maladapting a child’s psychological information processing under pressures of manipulation.
  • how and why parental alienation processes work so effectively when inflicted on children. 
  • a suggested timeline of progressive pathology where children are subjected to a process of manipulation against another parent. 
  • the different types of alienating parent and levels of risk they pose. 
  • a contrasting of empirical clinical advice from established experts with political assertions used by advocacy groups attempting to discredit parental alienation. 
  • the short, medium, and long-term harm of parental alienation.  
  • some relevant UK case law.  
  • the typical mental health profiles of parents involved in legal proceedings where they are preventing a child from having meaningful relations to another parent. 
  • an introduction to why current mental health assessment models model do not always work well in alienation cases. 
  • how some professionals can be sometimes cause, compound, or not prevent harm to children by becoming inadvertently triangulated with or manipulated by parents. 
  • how some professionals’ and agencies’ normal responses to child-parent resist/refuse/reject issues risk compounding the damage done to alienated children. 
  • understanding of the need for assessments to be holistic, drawing on attachment and family systems methods. 
  • awareness of and suggested use of current assessment methods.
  •  a detailed view of the swift process of a child moving from being capable of sharing of sharing time with both parents, before moving through mild and moderate alienation towards becoming severely alienated. 
  • detailing what forensic mental health experts have shown to be several interlocking and severe stressors at family court. 
  • why some expert witness reports at court fall below the Standards required by the court to help alienated children. 
  • why some case management approaches at court are contra-indicated and cause iatrogenic harm to children.
  •  why a ‘child resilience’ presumption does not work for vulnerable or alienated children. 
  • an in-depth understanding of the psychological abuse of parental alienation from the aspect of loss. 
  • how parental alienation is often a trans-generational pattern. 
  • knowledge underlying the values of objectivity, critical thinking and investigation required to understand the various relevant factors in resist/refuse/reject dynamics. 
  • how delusional thinking processes form and manifest in the context of parental alienation. 
  • an authentic, clinical and legal frame of reference, as a robust foundation for understanding parental alienation. 
  • how some jurisdictions have altered their legal framework in recognition of the need to better prioritise protection of children and public health from the damage caused by adversarial courts and parental alienation.
  • and much more..........! 

Reviews

No, the course is not refundable.  Please see the course introductory video above and make a definite YES to commit, if you are going to buy. 

Yes, anyone can enrol in the CPD version of recourse to gain Continued Professional Development points. You need to enroll in the right course & commit to completing all the assessments at the end fo each lecture to gain your accreditation. (All the questions are multiple-choice, & armed with your learning aid PDF’s are not difficult.)

No, the price is the same for both courses!

The course is expected to be approximately 13-15 hours long in total. It will include video lectures with downloadable PDF’s on all the key facts. The longer lectures are broken down into manageable, shorter videos so you can plan your learning schedule. The lectures will include case-studies & links to public judgments. It is recommended that you tackle one lecture per day. Allow around 10 minutes for each assessment after viewing a lecture if you are choosing the CPD pathway. 

Disclaimer: Please remember this course is for education and training purposes only;
it is not intended as legal advice.