In this talk, Dr Sue Whitcombe addresses the issue of 'good enough parenting', and how parents who have separated can work together to avoid parental alienation and keep their child's needs at the forefront Dr Sue Whitcombe is a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Counselling Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS). She is Chair of the BPS Training Committee in Counselling Psychology and sits on the BPS Expert Witness Advisory Group.
Sue has worked with children and families for more than twenty years. During her training, she came across parental alienation – the unjustified rejection of a parent where there was previously a good-enough, loving, normal range, relationship. She studied the phenomenon, undertook research and established a not-for-profit social enterprise to work with children, parents and families experiencing this, and other post separation, difficulties. Sue continues to work in this field, offering evidence informed interventions, delivering BPS Approved training, consultancy and working as an Expert Witness for the Family Court. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
By Sue Whitcombe & TEDxNantymoel