Mental health professionals can work with individuals and families affected by parental alienation to address any underlying issues and to help repair damaged relationships.
This may involve individual therapy for the child and/or parents, family therapy, and/or mediation.
It can also be helpful for mental health professionals to educate parents about the negative effects of parental alienation and to help them develop healthy co-parenting strategies.
This may involve teaching parents how to communicate effectively and work together to meet their children's needs, as well as helping them to recognize and address any unhealthy behaviors that may be contributing to the alienation.
Preventing parental alienation often requires addressing and resolving underlying conflicts between parents.
Mental health interventions can be an effective way to do this, by helping parents to communicate more