OurFamilyWizard is a fundamental part of the intervention we provide in our high conflict therapeutic programmes. It allows us the kind of critical real-time monitoring to access and identify key problem areas needing psychological input and coaching, so as to develop mutual respect and integrity in the context of parents' painful history of conflict. It is the best way for mental health practitioners to intervene with on-going issues as they happen, before they become too entrenched, using more sensible win-win communication styles for co-parenting, showing how much more easily matters can be resolved.
Clients feel reassured that we are able to witness what their ex is writing and become keen to reveal themselves as decent people. It is a marvellous feedback loop enabling client change, in the way Ralph Waldo Emerson so wonderfully put it, “treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he could be, and he will become what he should be.” Getting parents to use OurFamilyWizard also means that at the end of our programmes, we are able to leave them with a tool they can then carry on using and take forward themselves to sustain any changes made. Highly recommended.