A collection of resources about Parental Alienation.
Traditional Counseling/Family Therapy Fails Severely Aliendate Children
by Robert A. Evans, Ph.D.
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Parental Alienation Syndrome: How to Detect It and What to Do About Itby J. Michael Bone, Ph.D. and Michael R. Walsh
Although parental alienation syndrome (PAS) is a familiar term, there is still a great deal of confusion and unclarity about its nature, dimensions, and, therefore, its detection. Its presence, however, is unmistakable. In a longitudinal study of 700 “high conflict” divorce cases followed over 12 years, it was concluded that elements of PAS are present in the vast majority of the samples. Diagnosis of PAS is reserved for mental health professionals who come to the court in the form of expert witnesses. Diagnostic hallmarks usually are couched in clinical terms that remain vague and open to interpretation and, therefore. susceptible to argument pro and con by opposing experts. The phenomenon of one parent turning the child against the other parent is not a complicated concept, but historically it has been difficult to identify clearly. Consequently, cases involving PAS are heavily litigated, filled with accusations and counter accusations, and thus leave the court with an endless search for details that eventually evaporate into nothing other than rank hearsay. It is our experience that the PAS phenomenon leaves a trail that can be identified more effectively by removing the accusation hysteria, and looking ahead in another positive direction.
Parental Alienation Syndrome: Examining the Validity Amid Controversyby J. Michael Bone, Ph.D.
Use of the diagnosis of Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) in family law cases has generated substantial debate. When one parent alleges the other is alienating a child or committing a similar wrongdoing, it is incumbent upon the attorneys within the adversarial process to explore and challenge the factual basis of both positions. In cases involving PAS, not only is the diagnosis of PAS questioned in predictable ways in the courtroom, the critique often extends on a more personal level to the syndrome’s originator, Richard Gardner, M.D. Much of the literature often considered by courts as authoritative in challenging Gardner or PAS is based on opinion rather than fact.
Parental Alienation Syndrome: An Age-Old Custody Problemby Michael R. Walsh and J. Michael Bone, Ph.D.
The term parental alienation syndrome (PAS), first described by Richard Gardner, is also sometimes referred to as “brainwashing.”(1) Its concept and dynamics include a complex network of involvement and motives on the part of all members acting in this family drama. Furthermore, each of them usually takes his or her role in the alienation process well before the dissolution or separation process begins.
Books & DVDs
- Anti-Parental Alienation Propaganda and the Marlboro Man – Dr. Kathleen Reay
- A Real Life Parental Alienation (PA) Case: Avoiding Sins of Omission and Commission – PASG Conference Panel Discussion (8/23/2023)
- Parental Alienation in the Eyes of the Specialists – PASG Conference 2019
- Parental Alienation Behaviors you need to understand – Dr. Amy Baker
- Dr. Phil on Parent Alienation
- Identification of Parental Alienation Dr. Amy Baker