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Parental Alienation in Reunification Therapy

Reunification therapy refers to the process of reuniting or reestablishing a relationship, usually between a parent and a child. It emphasizes attachment, healthy communication, and healing relationship wounds.

Not all reunification therapy involves children who disproportionately reject a parent due to the influence of another parent, but it happens often enough that having a therapist who has training in Family Systems Therapy and understands the symptoms present in the child exists within the existing relationship patterns of the family, is most beneficial. The therapist, who is willing to get involved in the family relationship pattern and skilled enough to get buy-in from the family to solve it as a unit, could have saved these families from a lot of heartache.