A recent comment to my Facebook page by a parent asked what needs to be done to “keep things moving.” I thought my response might be more broadly of interest, so I am turning my response into a full post on my Facebook and blog pages. 1) Assessment We need to have all mental health […]Continue reading “Look at this article…Great article especially for professionals!”
Rochelle Long, MA, LMHC is a licensed mental health provider in the state of Washington. She has been providing Reunification Therapy for over ten years, has worked on hundreds of reunification cases, provided expert testimony on recommendations for Reunification Therapy, and has developed a step process guideline to follow in her practice and wants toContinue reading “Reunification Therapy Training”
Many know Reunification Therapy (RT) as reunifying a child with their ‘estranged’ parent(s). There are many reasons why a child(ren) may be separated or estranged from one parent or both, such as Child Protective Services (CPS) conclude enough evidence for abuse or unsafe environment where the children are placed in foster care for a whileContinue reading “Reunification Therapy…does it work with high conflict custody cases?”
Parents listen up…just because you and your ex-partner can not, do not, will not agree on most things…THINK OF YOUR CHILD FIRST! What is in the best interests of the child? Are you able to think about your child(ren) or are you wrapped up in your emotions about “my time” versus the “kids time?” DoContinue reading “Best Interests of the Child means What Exactly?”
Sometimes our emotions get the best of us and our logical reasoning ‘goes out the door.’ Let’s move forward, as the past has already happened! There are many times in our lives when we encounter stressful events, and our emotions drive our decisions. Emotion-based decisions can potentially cause us more stress in the long-term evenContinue reading “Long Counseling and Evalaution Services Weekly News…”
The ‘Rejected Parent’…does this really happen? By Rochelle Long, MA, LMHC Dr. Richard Gardner is the founder of the term parental alienation syndrome (PAS). His original definition of PAS in 1987: “a disturbance in which children are preoccupied with deprecation and criticism of a parent-denigration that is unjustified and/or exaggerated.” Richard Darnell, Ph.D. is placingContinue reading “The ‘Rejected Parent’…does this really happen?
By Rochelle Long, MA, LMHC