Dr. Kathleen Reay has 25 years
experience in the field of psychology and an
internationally recognized expert in high-conflict
divorce, parental alienation, parent-child estrangement,
child psychological abuse and related trauma.
Her educational background includes a Ph.D.
in Psychology, M.A. in Counselling Psychology,
B.A. in Psychology, and a Post-Baccalaureate
Certificate in Family Studies.
In 2007, Dr. Reay published doctoral dissertation
was on the long-term effects of Parental Alienation.
She is currently conducting two other research
studies on the topic of parental alienation
and its relationship to child psychological
abuse and trauma.
Dr. Reay has been an invited keynote speaker
at numerous prestigious events, including, but
not limited to, the Canadian Symposium for Parental
Alienation Syndrome, Montreal, Quebec (2011),
the People for People Conference, Edmonton,
Alberta (2012) and the Canadian Domestic Violence
Conference-3, Toronto, Ontario (2013). She has
also been a guest on numerous television and
radio stations throughout the United States
In 2012, Dr. Reay founded the International
Institute for Parental Alienation Studies,
an exceptional research institute and online
learning platform for professionals and laypersons
who want to gain knowledge, understanding and
tools for dealing with alienation dynamics.
In 2013, she founded the Family Reflections
Reunification Program for severely alienated
children and their family members, the first
of its kind worldwide.
Dr. Reay's book entitled Toxic Divorce:
A Workbook for Alienated Parents won two
International book awards in 2012. Besides submitting
other manuscripts for publications at present,
she is also a consultant, evaluator, trial consultant
and expert witness in matters relating to child
custody, parental alienation, parent-child estrangement
and child psychological abuse. All of the above-noted
professional activities have cemented her expertise
status with this very serious and tragic form
of child psychological abuse.