Tracey and Reece have been a relationship for about 7 years. They have a 6 year old son Trent. Six months ago, Tracey discovered that Reece had been having an affair with a good friend of hers- Sharon. A separation followed, and Reece has not spent any time with Trent since then. He has initiated Family Dispute Resolution to try to come to an understanding with Tracey about parenting arrangements for Trent. Tracey is consumed by her feelings of anger and betrayal. She cannot put these to one side and consider what Trent might need in this situation.
This fictional situation demonstrates some examples of interventions that would facilitate a child focused approach.