High Conflict Coparenting: Interventions for Children's Alignment and Resistance 2020-2021

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William James College

William James College strives to be a preeminent school of psychology that integrates rigorous academic instruction with extensive field education and close attention to professional development. The college assumes an ongoing social responsibility to create programs to educate specialists of many disciplines to meet the evolving mental health needs of society.


Overcoming Barriers, Inc


Overcoming Barriers (OCB) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to support a family systems approach to children resisting or rejecting a parent in post separation families."


To maintain a sustainable organization which develops and provides:

1. Effective and accessible family-centered programs, professional development and training utilizing research informed approaches
2. Education to advance the field of knowledge
3. Awareness of innovative approaches for these families

The Overcoming Barriers Approach...

...Is a whole family approach that builds effective co-parenting structures which are in the child’s best interests
...Offers an alternative to ongoing litigation
...Includes psycho-education and a team of clinicians providing interventions in a safe supported environment outside the comfort zone of “home”
...Creates recreational activities that foster positive connections between family members, from parallel activities to direct engagement activities
...Provides for legal and therapeutic follow-up and aftercare as necessary components to success.


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