When Divorces Fail

When Divorces Fail

Disillusionment, Destructivity, and High-Conflict Divorce

Arthur Leonoff


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This book provides a comprehensive, in-depth analysis of the origin and the root causes of high-conflict divorce. Through rich case studies, the author points the way toward remediation and makes specific recommendations for the legal and mental health professions. Counselors, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, lawyers, and judges who regularly contend with high-conflict divorce will benefit from drawing from this new approach in their practice.


Arthur Leonoff:

Arthur Leonoff is a psychologist and psychoanalyst whose clinical practice extends over forty years. His work includes extensive involvement as a family law assessor and expert court witness. He is the coauthor of Guide to Custody and Access Assessments and The Ethical Divorce. A supervising and training analyst with the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society, Dr. Leonoff has published numerous articles on psychoanalysis. He is a teacher, supervisor, and former board member of the International Psychoanalytic Association and remains an active contributor both nationally and internationally. Dr. Leonoff is a frequent speaker to both legal and mental health communities.