Our 4-Day Intensive treatment program is for families where severe parental alienation has been determined. Our program is in association with (and adhere's to the protocols of) Linda Gottlieb's Turning Points for Families (TPFF) Program. Meaning, we are specially trained by Ms. Gottlieb, follow her evidence-based protocols, and participate in on-going consultation with her.

Turning Points for Families has successfully reunified over 200 severely alienated children with their target parents. Our 4-Day Intensive Program requires the alienated parent and the children to stay together at a hotel or vacation spot, participate exclusively in the treatment (no school or work), and requires a no-contact period with the alienating parent. Our Intensive Program is attended by court order only. TURNING POINTS FOR FAMILIES TEXAS PROTOCOLS 

Turning Points for Families has been determined to be a safe and highly effective treatment program for moderate to severely alienated families with a 96.4% success rate. Because of the complex issues that afflict alienated families (and the far-reaching consequences), it is vitally important that interventions/therapy/treatment programs be evaluated for success. Our success rate working with families with such complex issues is enormous. TPFF went through a rigorous, outside, independent audit with the University of Colorado research team. Please see the published outcomes in the peer-reviewed article: Evaluation of the Turning Points for Families (TPFF) program for severely alienated children.

Ms. Maase has over 1,000+ hours of training and supervision with Ms. Gottlieb and is endorsed by her to provide assessment and treatment services under the Turning Points 4 Families Texas trade name. Please see CV below.


For parents who fear their children are being turned against them ~ or ~ who are being accused of alienating the children from the other parent. Our comprehensive assessments provide an unbiased, objective analysis of the origins and progression of parent/child contact problems. Not all contact problems are due to alienation. There are times when parents own behaviors create the estrangement with their children. Using research-based, defensible diagnostic tools, we are able to systematically root out and diagnose estrangement (due to abuse/neglect/domestic violence and/or substance abuse), parental alienation, or the rare hybrid (where both alienation and estrangement are present). We provide a full and detailed report of our findings at the conclusion of the assessment. Most parental alienation assessments require a court, or agreed, order.


Services for the whole family. What is the difference between estrangement and parental alienation? Estrangement is a child's rejection of a parent for a variety of bona fide reasons (lack of contact over time between parent and child, abuse/neglect, substance abuse, etc.). Parent Alienation is the child's disproportional rejection of a parent for no valid reason. The rejection does not equal the child's experience of that parent. Our reunification program includes a mini assessment to evaluate for estrangement vs. mild parental alienation. Depending on our assessment outcome, individual counseling services for the offending parent may be recommended before reunification services can begin. Reunification for mild parental alienation includes carefully coordinated, specialized, weekly family therapy with the child(ren) and the alienated parent. Our Reunification program is attended by agreement of the parents or by court order. 

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LORETTA MAASE Curriculum Vitae