Working with Alienated & Estranged Parents: Strategies for Divorce Professionals to Shift Outcomes
Lead Trainer: Ginger Gentile
An Innovative New Training from Mosten Guthrie in Partnership with Coach and Filmmaker, Ginger Gentile
Dates: TBD (two days of training via Zoom)
9:30am – 2:00pm PT (with 1/2 hour break)
12:30pm – 5:00pm ET (with 1/2 hour break)
Early Bird Pricing
Full Price: $695.00
We are thrilled to announce the launch of an important new and innovative virtual training focused on helping to support parents who are struggling with the alienation or estrangement of their children.
Whether you refer to it as gatekeeping, parental alienation, estrangement, refuse and resist, domestic abuse by proxy or fighting over a child, this family dynamic can be one of the hardest to recognize and treat.
Is a child rejecting a parent for their own reasons or because they are being influenced to do so? Why do some families seem trapped in endless court battles over visitation long after the divorce ended? Should a child be forced to see a parent who they claim to despise? Latest research shows that in the US alone over 22 million parents report being alienated from one or more than their children.
Consequences for children and parents range from increased levels of stress to substance abuse to suicide. But there are simple approaches to assist families in ensuring that no loving member is erased. Via her work as a documentary filmmaker and coach, Ginger Gentile has interviewed over 1000 families suffering this dynamic and has learned that the ones that are able to heal all follow the same patterns. In this training she will discuss her unique methodology that frees professionals and families from cycles of blame, judgement and frustration. Parents and children must be taught new ways to interact with each other.
Highlights of the training will include an interview with a formerly alienated (adult) child and using Ginger’s documentary ERASING FAMILY as a way to learn about dynamics of alienation and estrangement.
Professionals, including attorneys, mediators, coaches, collaborative professionals, mental health professionals and more will leave with a toolkit to treat these families, whether working in reunification therapy, custody evaluation, or legal representation
More About Your Lead Trainer: Ginger Gentile
Ginger Gentile is a documentary filmmaker, public speaker, writer and coach whose work brings light to the trauma that high conflict divorce can cause children. After graduating from Columbia University, Ginger lived in Argentina for 13 years where she ran San Telmo Productions. Her feature directing credits in Argentina include ERASING DAD (Borrando a Papá, 2014) which exposes the discrimination men face in family court, and GOALS FOR GIRLS (Mujeres con Pelotas, 2014) which follows slum girls fighting to play a sport off limits to women in Argentina: soccer. Returning to the US in 2015, she continued to work with divorcing families. ERASING FAMILY(2019) exposes the trauma children suffer when a loving parent is erased by the divorce courts. While the film is streaming across platforms, Ginger was called to help families directly and began working with alienated parents. She now has a thriving coaching practice and has been certified to coach the New Ways for Families Method of the High Conflict Institute and is an iPEC certified coach.
Gentile was named an Architect of Change by Maria Shriver for her work reuniting families and was a featured speaker at SXSW 2019 as well as numerous podcasts and TV shows including Red Table Talk. She is also a contributor to Forbes Women and directed EXCLUSION U. exposing wealth hoarding in the Ivy League (2023). Ginger’s most recent endeavor is the platform ReversingParentalAlienation.com that features classes and coaching for parents that puts the kids’ needs front and center. Her clients love her practical approach that focuses on moving past blame and towards healing.
Mosten Guthrie Academy is approved by the State Bar of California to offer 12 credit hours (for attorneys) of California MCLE and Family Specialization participatory credit, including 1 hour of Ethics for this training. Mosten Guthrie Academy is also approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (provider 75785) to sponsor Continuing Education and this training meets the qualifications for 12 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Mosten Guthrie Academy maintains responsibility for this course and its content. Professionals in other states may request credit approval from their governing organizations; approval is not guaranteed.
This is a live, participatory training delivered in a supportive, dynamic, and interactive online forum. Synchronous attendance and participation is required and recordings are not available for makeup or review; see Mosten Guthrie Academy Cancellation and Attendance Policies (linked) for more information.