The fully updated and revised edition of In the Name of the Child examines both the immediate and long-term effects of high-conflict divorce on children. By combining three decades of research with clinical experience, the authors trace the developmental problems affecting very young children through adolescence and adulthood, paying special attention to the impact of family violence and the dynamics of parental alienation. Praise for the first edition: “A major advance in the understanding and treatment of children caught in the torment of parental conflict…. Essential reading for judges, attorneys and mental health professionals who work with divorce.
This book changes the field.” – Judith S. Wallerstein, author of Second Chances: Men, Women and Children a Decade After Divorce “Johnston and Roseby offer a vivid and comprehensive portrayal of the diverse problems and dynamics inherent in high-conflict divorces. The text weaves theoretical, research, and clinical material capturing the plight of children entrenched in parental disputes. Court mediators, assessors, and therapists have waited a long time for such an innovative yet practical guide.” – Helen Radovanovic, Ph.D., Clark Institute of Psychiatry For more information about this book, including ordering,go to