All of our family law processes for court deploy state of the art attachment measures with evidence based reporting to eliminate bias and otherwise satisfy the court’s evidentiary requirements. Our processes identify problematic areas to be corrected via a Family Functional Formulation, perhaps leading to further work to achieve the optimal attachment outcome for children that is possible under the circumstances.
We would anticipate a two-staged process. Firstly, an intensive investigation of the family functioning and assessment of how that affects the children. Then, parent-child engagement in a program of resolution.
Our team uniquely combines a developmental psychologist and a psychotherapist using the same clinical attachment model to ensure resolutions are well informed. We have a proven track record of resolving some of the most complicated issues, including severe and longstanding resist/reject/refuse behaviours of teenage children unable to reunite with one parent without specialist help. We have successfully given effect to the intent of the family court in several of these difficult cases.