Dr. Kathleen Reay

  • Clinical Psychologist

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 and Canada.

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.



Contact Information

Dr. Kathleen M. Reay
Penticton, BC V4T 2W9 Canada

Telephone: 250-276-9467

Profession: Clinical Psychology

Specialty: Treatment of sexual assault; domestic violence; ritual abuse; pain management and any other contributing factors that have let to experiencing PTSD

Diplomate, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

Fellow, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress