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Amanda Sillars has the lived experience of being alienated from her mother during childhood (her mother tragically took her life) and then alienated from her children in adulthood, now reunified. She has helped countless individuals affected by parental alienating behaviours through her support groups, education and advocacy. Amanda is at the tail end of a bachelor of psychological science and has begun a master's in mental health.
Amanda is the founder of the Eeny Meeny Miney Mo Foundation and the creator of the Australian Parental Alienation Awareness Day, on the 12th of October. Amanda is regularly consulted as an emerging subject matter expert in this field. Amanda's goal, and that of the Eeny Meeny Miney Mo Foundation, is to educate parents, Family Court and mental health practitioners on parental alienating behaviours, the dynamics, processes and profiles, and the trauma, stress, and lifelong impact it has on children.
"Being alienated from my mum affected every aspect of my life. I’ve experienced the grief of many losses. I lost my mum. I lost contact with my mum’s side of the family. My dad moved me interstate and overseas, so I lost everything familiar. I felt I had no direction. I couldn’t see myself in the future and I didn’t know where I fitted into this world…I had ongoing emotional pain, not knowing where it was coming from…[I later lost] my mum to suicide, then later in life I was alienated from my own children. The most difficult part was no one around me understood what I was going through." - Amanda Sillars
Bachelor of Psychological Science/Masters in Mental Health Practice
1001PSY Intro to Psych 1
1002PSY Intro to Psych 2
1003PSY Research Methods & Statistics Psych
1008PSY Interpersonal Skills
1010PSY Positive Psychology
1011PSY Psychology in Professional Contexts
1018PSY Counselling Skills
2000CCJ Psychology of Crime
2006PSY Cognitive Psychology
2007PSY Biological Psychology
2008PSY Social and Cultural Psychology
2015PSY Developmental Psychology
2016PSY Personality Psychology
2018PSY Group Facility & Coaching Skills
2020PSY Career Psych & Counselling
3002LFC Community Internship
3005PSY Counselling Theory & Practice
3007HSV Ethics and Professional Practice
3009PSY Abnormal Psychology
3018PSY Behaviour Change Skills
- Experimental Design & Analysis
- Survey Design and Analysis
- Understanding Mental Health: Theory & Practice
- Applied Counselling
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Parental Alienating Behaviours are Child Abuse & Family Violence
This serious form of abuse and family violence can no longer be ignored. Parental alienating behaviours must be acknowledged in Australia as it is in other parts of the world. We need legislation that not only acknowledges its existence but firmly and clearly legislates against it.