Identifying & Understanding

Parental Alienation

Helping family therapists, counselors, case workers and judges recognize the hidden signs of parental alienation and better assess the situation. Learn directly from a child of parental alienation who lost decades and finally reunited. Professionals will gain life-changing insights from this behind-the-scenes training.


Know the Signs, Understand the Dynamics, Ask the Right Questions


Identifying & Understanding Parental Alienation
  • Understanding the Alienated Child's Mind
  • The Stages of Alienation
  • Tactics Used by an Alienator
  • Identifying Parental Alienation
  • Toolbox of Strategies for Professionals
  • 5 Module Online Course + 3 Bonuses
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Hours of Video Training
  • Downloadable Worksheets/Templates
  • Lifetime 24/7 Access
  • Watch on Any Device
* Learn directly from a child of alienation who survived it.


Identifying & Understanding Parental Alienation

Why is a child rejecting one parent? Is the cause of their bad grades, poor behavior, or emotional trauma really the result of this one parent or is it something else? Learn the behind-the-scenes clues to look for to best assess your cases, screen for parental alienation, and uncover what could really be going on…children are depending on you to get it right.

Available For:
  • Keynotes & Presentations
  • Panel Discussions
  • Half & Full Day Workshops
  • Virtual Workshops
* Learn directly from a child of alienation who survived it.


Case Consultation & Private Advisement

Have a complex case where you suspect parental alienation? Need additional tools to identify if parental alienation is at play? Need guidance on how to proceed if a child is being manipulated into rejecting one parent? This 1:1 private consulting and guidance can be your go-to support to get it right and be the best.

Available For:
  • Phone/Virtual Consultation
  • Case Review
  • In-Person Assistance


What's Happening Behind-the-Scenes

Often children are puppets on a string of a controlling parent and goes undetected if you don't know the signs to look for. In parental alienation, a child is repeatedly told a story that one parent is good and the other is bad. Every situation then re-enforces this story. If the "bad" parent steps back to give space the child is told "they don't care and are abandoning them." If they show up and engage as a parent, the child is told they are "controlling, overstepping, and causing drama and anxiety." This creates loyalty to the alienating parent, guilt and shame within the child for wanting to have both parents in their life, and fear because the child knows that it's not acceptable to love the "bad parent" - and there are consequences if they do. This causes them to be compliant and reject the "bad parent." Within the child, this creates behavioral issues because they can't express love and desire for both parents, their school work to suffer, and creates isolation from other family and friends, increasing their dependency on the "good parent."
What Everyone Sees

To the outside world -The "bad parent" is to blame for this stress, the child insists they "Don't want to see the bad parent" (to avoid more chaos,) and the alienating parent insists that the "child's wishes be taken seriously." Just like that contact is limited, a third party has validated the "good/bad" parent roles, and the child feels they have no option to say what they really want. And, the longer this goes on, the harder it is. This does not happen in every case. Know the signs to look for, understand the added layer of emotional pressure and manipulation a child may be under, and know the right questions to ask to find out.



Ryan is an international coach, speaker, and communication expert and has worked with parents and professionals in over 25 countries. Throughout his career he and his work has been featured in US News & World Report, Entrepreneur Magazine, ABC, MSNBC, FOX & More. He’s the author of Sabotaged, 3 Hidden Weapons of Parental Alienation, Founder of the Reconnect Academy, Executive Producer & Host of Ryan Thomas TV - an online TV network, and Producer of the film Rejected to Accepted.

Ryan works with a variety of high-profile individuals, celebrities and parents dealing with high-stakes custody battles, divorce aftermath, and long-term rejection. He has over 2 decades of experience in conflict-resolution, saving parent-child relationships, parental alienation and family transformation, relationship change management, leadership, and more. Throughout his career, he has worked with influential leaders and established brands including, First Lady Michelle Obama, The White House, actor Martin Sheen, Lockheed Martin, Best Buy Mobile, American Heart Association, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.