Me, We, and Thee: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study of the Targeted Parent’s Lived Experience 

Principal Investigator: Teresa M. Walters, LMFT, LAC, Rawlings School of Divinity at Liberty University


This study has concluded and is no longer accepting new participants.  Thank you to everyone who expressed an interest in the phenomenon of targeted parenting.

Targeted parents interested in therapeutic options are welcome to schedule an assessment appointment. 

To learn more or schedule call 317-760-0604 or click the button below.

Interested in becoming a participant? 

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Active Participants 

Study Documents

The purpose of the study is to better understand the lived experience of parental targeting and the role intergenerational patterns of marital discord and social structure play in the formation of parental alienating behaviors.

This study will also explore the effect of alienating behaviors on the relational well-being of targeted parents.

If you have any questions about the study I can be reached at 317-760-0604 or by email at Thank you for your time and consideration.

~ Teresa M. Walters, LMFT, LAC

Informed Consent Document

Download, review, and sign the document. This document will be digitally submitted on during the first interview appointment. 

Letter-Writing Exercise Instructions

Download instructions for 2nd interview letter-writing exercise. Login Instructions

Download login instructions for the video conferencing platform.

Professional Service Providers

List of professional service providers for participants who feel such services would be helpful or needed. 

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