Here is all you need about
CAFTT’s CPD-Accredited,
online course:

‘Attachment-Led
Theory and Practice 
for 
Parental Alienation’

How much does the course cost?  

£295 = early bird price

 £395 = full price

Who is this course for?

  • Family Law Professionals
  • Teachers 
  • Medical Professionals
  • Police 
  • Mental Health workers 
  • Any Judicial Authority 
  • Domestic Violence Workers
  • Child Welfare Officers 
  • Social Workers 
  • Family Liaison Workers 
  • Judges 
  • Children's Guardians
  • Therapists 
  • Psychologists 
  • Community workers
  • Family members wishing CPD

Family Law Professionals
Teachers  
Medical Professionals
Police  
Mental Health workers  
Any Judicial Authority
 Domestic Violence Workers
Child Welfare Officers
 Social Workers  
Family Liaison Workers  
Judges  
Children's Guardians
Therapists  
Psychologists  
Community workers
Family members wishing CPD

Welcome to PA1 

Attachment-Led 
Theory & Practice
for
Parental Alienation

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 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 and compliments 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 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.  

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.  



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 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, on demand, self paced and accredited training for parental alienation. 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 and compliments 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.    
 
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PA 1 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. 
  • an understanding of various relevant factors that can contribute 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.
  • parental alienation strategies and their associated behaviours .
  • be able to understand the prevalence of Parental Alienation Behaviours (PABs) 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 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.
  • how typical parenting plans are inadequate and can induce child developmental issues.
  • understand how the attachment system dysfunctions in relation to compromising and progressively maladapting a child’s psychological information processing.
  • 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.
  • contrast empirical clinical advice from established experts to 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.
  • understand 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 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.
  • 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 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 parental alienation.
  • .......and much more..........! 

PA1 is constructed to satisfy educational standards for 
Continued Professional Development. 

CPD enables professionals to upgrade, refocus or 
change their knowledge base to ensure ongoing best practice, 
in line with modern developments in their respective disciplines. 

PA1 uses the structured / active-learning type of CPD, 
providing information required to advance professional knowledge.

Intensive, self-paced courses such as PA1 can sometimes provide 
accredited progress quicker than traditional education.   

The video delivery means students can ‘crash-course’ with an intensive study, or qualify for CPD certification over a longer period.

PA1 is constructed and accredited to satisfy professional standards for Continued Professional Development (CPD).

CPD enables professionals to upgrade, refocus or change their knowledge base to ensure ongoing best practice,
in line with modern developments in their respective disciplines.

PA1 uses the structured / active-learning type of CPD, providing information required to advance professional knowledge.

 Intensive, self-paced courses such as PA1 can sometimes provide accredited progress quicker than traditional education.

The video delivery means students can ‘crash-course’ with an intensive study or qualify for CPD certification over a longer period.

PA1 is constructed to satisfy 
  educational standards for 
            Continued 
               Professional 
                  Development 

CPD enables professionals to 
upgrade, refocus or change their 
knowledge base to ensure 
ongoing best practice, in line with 
modern developments 
in their respective disciplines. 

PA1 uses the structured / active-learning type of CPD, providing information required to advance professional knowledge. 

Intensive, self-paced courses such as PA1 can sometimes provide accredited progress quicker than traditional education. 

The video delivery means students can ‘crash-course’ with an intensive study or qualify for CPD certification over a longer period.

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Darla Brown

An excellent, must see course.

This course needs to be watched by all separating parents and anyone involved in child welfare, decision makers or family law to avoid harm to children and families.

4 months ago

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

Yes! Anyone can enrol in the CPD version of the course to gain Continued Professional Development points.
You just need to enroll in the right course (The CPD version) & commit to completing all the assessments at the end of each lecture to gain your accreditation. (All the questions are multiple-choice. Having watched the lectures, & armed with your PDF's as learning aids, the assessments are easy enough.)
You will be sent your CPD certificate upon completion of all lectures & assessment

No - The price is exactly the same for both courses! You don't have to pay extra to become CPD accredited.

The course is approximately 13-15 hours of structured educational training.
The course includes 16 video lectures, each with its own downloadable PDF’s covering all the key facts.
Lectures lasting more than one hour are broken down into manageable shorter parts.
The course is fully referenced.
Some lectures include case-studies. Due diligence has been applied to prevent jigsaw identification of children.  
It is recommended that you tackle one lecture per day, allowing around an hour for each session, including questions. 

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