Stan Korosi is a consultant and clinical counsellor specialising in parental alienation and remediating alienated parent-child relationships.
Stan has a Doctorate in Sociology after researching parental alienation and its social factors, and a Masters degree in counselling. He trained in the USA in parental alienation theory, practice and interventions.
Stan’s doctoral research at the University of the Sunshine Coast (QLD) developed a social perspective on parental alienation. It addressed its social impacts, alienating power relations in the family and the social factors influencing the family relationships and behaviours.
Stan is also a member of the international Parental Alienation Study Group (PASG). An international, not-for-profit organisation, the PASG has over 600 mental health and legal professional members across 40 countries.
Stan was also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the PASG international newsletter ‘Parental Alienation International’. He is also a founding director of Parental Alienation Australia and New Zealand.
He specialised in parental alienation after finding that this form of child abuse and family violence is yet to be fully recognised in Australia, although family law is becoming more and more familiar with it. Parental alienation challenges conventional assessment and therapeutic approaches. It requires different assessment methods that recognise parental alienation’s unique action in the family. Parental alienation requires special remediations that address how it changes family relationships and narratives.
The relationship between parents and children can rupture for reasons other than parental alienation. There is a spectrum of parent-child affiliation in which parental alienation is at the extreme and child-abusive end of the spectrum.
Stan’s focus is upon working with excluded and alienated parents to reunite them and their children. Where this is not possible he works with alienated parents to ‘let go’ by ‘saying goodbye to say hello’.
Stan works both within the Australian family law system and outside of it, collaborating with other professionals for the best outcomes.
He is interested in educating the general public, mental health clinicians, forensic and legal practitioners regarding interventions for parental alienation. He develops and promotes research on the causes, evaluation of, and interventions for, parental alienation.
Dr. Stan Korosi PhD (Soc) University of the Sunshine Coast (Qld, Australia), M.Counselling. Human Services (Latrobe Univ), MACA, Clin. PACFA, ARCAP Reg.