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What We Do
Therapy for Parent-Child Contact Problems
Separation presents significant challenges and changes for all family members, often beginning in the pre-separation
period and extending through the physical separation of the couple, during which time former spouses who are parents are
challenged to redefine their relationship as coparents, realigning parenting roles and responsibilities, and managing
new family dynamics that emerge from the two-household constellation. Most families are able to navigate their way
through these changes and maintain or build on the parent-child relationships established during the marriage. However,
in some families, children may begin to resist contact with a parent. This behaviour may occur for many reasons and
varies in type and intensity. All these situations are complex, usually with multiple individual and family factors
contributing to the dynamics underlying the parent-child contact problem.
Multi-Faceted Family Therapy (often referred to as Reconciliation Therapy)
At Connections, multi-faceted family therapy is available on a limited basis to address parent-child contact issues.
Such therapy is often court mandated. All members of the family will be involved in the therapy at the discretion of the
therapist with such goals as building healthier alignments, promoting critical-thinking skills, developing a functional
coparenting relationship, and improving strained parent-child relationships.