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Parental Alienation Conference 2020

Conference Aim


We are delighted to announce our second conference  with the theme Parental Alienation: Bringing Practice, Science and the  Law out of the Fog.  Building on the success of our last conference  where parental alienation was presented as family violence, our second conference aims to provide mental health and legal  practitioners with information, skills and techniques for working with families and individuals experiencing parental alienation. 

Matters involving parental alienation are complex. They can leave the most experienced and skilled practitioner uncertain  about the best course of action.  At the Parental Alienation: Bringing  Practice, Science and the Law Out of the Fog conference we will be providing keynote speakers and workshops focused on the latest evidence based practices in response to parental alienation.  Delegates  will be provided with the skills they need to help them navigate their  work with these complex matters.  There will  be a variety of presentations and workshops that include skills-based  activities that can be translated immediately into clinical and legal practice. 

This conference is for mental health and legal practitioners as well as researchers in the field. 

There will also be workshops dedicated to  individuals experiencing parental alienation.  These workshops will  provide important up-to-date information about parental alienation, how to better respond to it and how to cope with it.  

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Dates: 17th, 18th & 19th June, 2020

Location:  Gold Coast, Queensland

Venue: RACV Royal Pines Resort

Accommodation Booking Link: 

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Special Event:
Gala Dinner on the evening of Friday the 19th

(seats are limited)

Conference & Gala Dinner Tickets Here

RACV Royal Pines Resort

Enjoy stunning views of the Gold Coast skyline or the Queensland  hinterland from your five-star accommodation at RACV Royal Pines  Resort. 

Situated just a short drive from Surfers Paradise, Royal Pines is  home to luxurious accommodation options, authentic culinary experiences  and a championship golf course. Whether you’re seeking tranquillity at  our day spa or a way to entertain the kids, you’ll find it at RACV Royal  Pines Resort. 

Further afield, the resort is the perfect place to base yourself as  you explore the fun theme parks and stunning hinterland of the Gold  Coast.


About Gold Coast, Queensland

The Gold Coast is one of Australia's premier holiday destinations. It is famous for its long sandy beaches, surf, shopping, nightlife and hiking trails across the hinterland.

It’s also home to theme parks such as Dreamworld, WhiteWater World,  Sea World, Wet’n’Wild, Warner Brothers Movie World and more.

International flights fly directly into Brisbane Airport from many global hubs. From there it’s a one-hour ride to the Gold Coast. If you are travelling to the Gold Coast from within Australia, direct flights arrive at Gold Coast Airport in  Coolangatta.

The conference will include keynote presentations from:

  • Dr. Demosthenes Lorandos
  • Dr. Randy Rand
  • Dr. Yvonne Parnell
  • Dr. Mandy Matthewson
  • Dr. Mary Alvarez
  • Chris Turner


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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Demosthenes Lorandos


Dr. Demosthenes Lorandos is a renowned psychologist, author,  speaker, and attorney in the United States. As a psychologist and  attorney, Dr. Lorandos specialises in high conflict custody disputes and he is an expert in Parental Alienation. He has published extensively on the topic of parental alienation. 

Dr. Randy Rand


Dr Randy Rand is a prominent forensic educational and social science consultant who developed the Family Bridges Workshop in the United States.

Dr.  Rand is an expert in Parental Alienation. He has published extensively  in the area of parental alienation and child abduction. He is the  director of administrative services for Family Bridges Workshops. 

Dr. Yvonne Parnell


Dr. Yvonne Parnell is a registered clinical and neuropsychologist  and trained psychotherapist. Dr Parnell is also a trained facilitator of the Family Bridges: A workshop for troubled and alienated parent-child relationships. She pioneered aftercare protocols for alienating parents. 

Dr. Mandy Matthewson


Dr. Mandy Matthewson is a senior lecturer at the University of  Tasmania and lead researcher in the Family and Interpersonal  Relationships Lab. She has published research into parental alienation.  Mandy is also a clinical psychologist in private practice where she has developed expertise in working with families and individuals who have been affected by parental alienation. 

Dr. Mary Alvarez


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Chris Turner


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To be entitled to the early bird registration fee you must have registered and paid by [DATE]. Registration cannot be confirmed until payment is received. Please note if your  registration is made less than two weeks prior to the Conference the only payment option  available will be credit card.

Payment can be made in the following methods:

1. Credit Card Payment

Visa, Mastercard & AMEX are accepted.

2. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

The bank details for EFT payments will be supplied on the invoice generated at the completion of your online registration. Please include the reference number in your transaction and forward your remittance advice to:

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3. Cheque Payment

The cheque instructions will be supplied on the invoice generated at the completion of your online registration.

Cancellation and Refund Policy / Terms and Conditions

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Registration cancellation policy

All cancellations must be provided in writing via email to Parental Alienation Australia: 

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The Conference Organisers reserve the right to alter, amend or cancel all or any of the arrangements contained in the program. It is a condition of acceptance of registration that an administration cancellation fee of AU$125 including GST will be incurred for any cancellations received in writing prior to [DATE]. Any cancellations after  [DATE] will forfeit 100% of the registration fee. A substitute delegate may be nominated prior to the Conference.

Dinner cancellation policy
The Conference Organisers reserve the right to cancel or vary the dinner if minimum numbers are not reached. Regrettably, dinner tickets cannot be refunded if participants cancel, however you may nominate an  alternative attendee(s).

Please note: Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is  strongly recommended that at the time you register for the Conference and book your travel you take out an insurance policy of your choice.  The Conference Organisers cannot take any responsibility for any participant failing to arrange their own insurance. This insurance is to be purchased in your country of origin.

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Eeny Meeny Miney Mo Foundation (EMMM) invites you to consider a sponsorship opportunity at the EMMM 2020 Conference - Parental Alienation: Bringing Practice, Science and the Law out of the Fog.


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