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Dr. Marty McKay is a clinical psychologist who has 32 years of experience in working with children and families. She has a Ph.D. in psychology as well as post-doctoral certification and training in clinical and forensic psychology. She has consulted with Children’s protective services across southwestern Ontario and currently serves on a Government Ministry Expert Panel related to the treatment of children and youth in foster care and residential settings. She has been an expert witness at all levels of Ontario Court as well as in the United States in cases involving best interests of children. She has been a participant in documentaries regarding the rights of children and makes many media appearances to speak about children’s rights. Dr. McKay’s primary concerns include the ways in which many of our social institutions upon which we depend can be commandeered to alienate a child from one of his parents, including courts, lawyers, physicians, psychologists, counsellors, child welfare and law enforcement. She has provided evidence before the Senate Sub-Committee regarding the need for family law changes that truly reflect the child’s world, and the need for substantial reform that takes parenting completely out of the adversarial system. She believes that through knowledge of the ways in which parental alienation can take place, on the personal, interpersonal and systemic levels, that parents can be empowered to ensure that children’s full relationship rights are protected and maintained.