The following publications describe various aspects of Family Bridges and outcome research. This list includes only resources that have substantial discussions of Family Bridges or its approach to helping alienated children, but does not include the many professional publications that discuss Family Bridges in the context of a wider discussion about interventions.
The first seven articles in this list focus on Family Bridges. They describe, report the results of outcomes studies, and correct misconceptions about the program for severely alienated children and adolescents that has captured world-wide attention. For summaries of the first four articles, click here.
Richard A. Warshak. (2010). Family Bridges: Using Insights From Social Science to Reconnect Parents and Alienated Children. Family Court Review, Volume 48 (1), pages 48-80.
Richard A. Warshak and Mark Otis. (2010). Helping Children With Family Bridges: Practice, Research, and the Pursuit of Humbition. Family Court Review, Volume 48 (1), pages 91–97.
Richard A. Warshak. (2010). Alienating Audiences From Innovation: The Perils of Polemics, Ideology, and Innuendo. Family Court Review, Volume 48 (1), pages 153–163.
Richard A. Warshak. (2019). Reclaiming Parent–Child Relationships: Outcomes of Family Bridges with Alienated Children. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, Volume 60, pages 645–667.
Richard A. Warshak. (2010, May 18). Workshop Has Scientific Support. Law Times (Canada).
Joan B. Kelly. (2010). Commentary on “Family Bridges: Using insights from social science to reconnect parents and alienated children” (Warshak, 2010). Family Court Review, Volume 48, pages 81–90.
Demosthenes Lorandos. (2020). Parental Alienation, Traditional Therapy, and Family Bridges (Part II of II). American Journal of Family Law, Volume 34, pages 9–17.
The following articles and book chapters have substantial discussions about Family Bridges but they are not entirely focused on Family Bridges.
Richard A. Warshak. (2012). Managing Severe Cases of Parental Alienation. https://www.warshak.com/e-libe/downloads/managing-severe-cases-of-parental-alienation
In 38th Annual Advanced Family Law Course Book: Volume 3. Chapter 59. Austin: State Bar of Texas Family Law Section.
Richard A. Warshak. (2013). Severe Cases of Parental Alienation. Chapter in: D. Lorandos, R. Sauber, and W. Bernet (Eds.), Parental Alienation: Handbook for Mental Health and Legal Professionals. Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas Publisher, LTD. An adaptation of this chapter can be downloaded from here.
Richard A. Warshak. (2015). Parental Alienation: Overview, Management, Intervention, and Practice Tips. Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Volume 28, pages 181–248.
Richard A. Warshak. (2015). Ten Parental Alienation Fallacies that Compromise Decisions in Court and in Therapy. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Volume 46(4), pages 235–249.
Richard A. Warshak. (2016). Risks to Professionals Who Work With Troubled and Alienated Parent-Child Relationships. The American Journal of Family Therapy, Volume 44, pages 111–128.
Shely Polak & John Moran. (2016). The Current Status of Outpatient and Residential Approaches to Parent–Child Contact Problems. Chapter in: A. Judge and R. Deutsch (Eds.), Overcoming Parent–Child Contact Problems: Family Based Interventions for Resistance, Rejection, and Alienation. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Kate Templer, Mandy Matthewson, Janet Haines, & Georgina Cox. (2017). Recommendations for best Practice in Response to Parental Alienation: Findings from a Systematic Review. Journal of Family Therapy, Volume 39, pages 103–122.
Richard A. Warshak. (2018). Parental Alienation and Childhood Trauma. In 44th Annual Advanced Family Law Course Book: Volume 2. Chapter 37. Austin: State Bar of Texas Family Law Section.
Richard A. Warshak. (2020). Risks and Realities of Working with Alienated Children. Family Court Review, Volume 58, pages 432–455.
Richard A. Warshak. (2020). Parental Alienation: How to Prevent, Manage, and Remedy It. Chapter in: D. Lorandos and W. Bernet (Eds.), Parental Alienation: Science and Law. Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas Publisher, LTD.