Sometimes professionals in the legal system get it backwards. It’s frustrating and leaves people feeling helpless. Why can’t the judge see what the other party is doing? Why is my ex’s lawyer painting him/her out to be a hero, convincing everyone in the courtroom that I’m the bad parent?
Do professionals get it backwards and believe the wrong person sometimes?
Bill and Megan discuss this important topic, including:
- is this a high conflict issue
- what is a persuasive blamer
- can persuasive blamers influence the court’s decisions
- do persuasive blamers honestly believe the false statements they make or that they are victims
- cognitive distortions that lead to persuasive blaming
- do they have personality disorders
- why professionals believe persuasive blamers—can professionals get emotionally hooked
- examples: domestic violence, alienation, emotionally too intense
- how to overcome this in court—what can parents do
- what can professionals do
Links & Other Notes
- High Conflict People in Legal Disputes
- Family Law: 3 Theories of the High-Conflict Case
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Note: We are not diagnosing anyone in our discussions, merely discussing patterns of behavior.