Working with Symptomatic Children Trapped in High Conflict Marriages: Part I

  • Steve Simms, Ph.D.

    Professionals working with symptomatic children trapped in high conflict marriages face three major challenges. See how martial impasses are embedded in broader family pattern of avoidance and abdication. Understand how negative perceptions cement these gridlocks. Respond to block this pattern while helping parents respond to the child's symptomatic behavior through effective leadership and connection. A videotaped case illustrates the approach.