Helpful Article on Controversies around PAS and Parental Alienation in the Legal and Psychotherapeutic Communities

Having your children suffering from alienation is bad enough. Discovering that there is angry and inflammatory discourse about the very existence of parental alienation adds another layer of discouragement! You may be dismayed to learn that there is a cohort of men and women who apparently believe, with complete sincerity, that PAS and parental alienation do not exist and were invented by abusive men who wanted a way to cover up their abuse and prevent mothers from having sole custody.

As an alienated mother, and having personal acquaintance with several alienated parents, both mothers and fathers, I know that this is preposterous.

This article: Parental Alienation Critics and the Politics of Science, in
The American Journal of Family Therapy, 39:1, 48-71 by Diedre Rand ( 2010) is a  helpful historical overview of some of the controversy around alienation and how it is evolving. Highly recommended especially for any legal professionals you may be working with.   http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01926187.2010.533085

About Claire Brett-Moran

I am an alienated parent; heartbroken about the damage done, angry and frustrated at the injustice, curious and fascinated by the unfolding mystery, eager to help make things better. In order to protect my children I will not post any details about my identity at this time, but you can contact me if you want to know more.
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2 Responses to Helpful Article on Controversies around PAS and Parental Alienation in the Legal and Psychotherapeutic Communities

  1. Thanks for highlighting Dr. Rand’s article in your post. Parental alienation is a destructive family dynamic that affects countless children, parents and extended family members every year.

    For more information, and resources, on parental alienation you can visit http://www.afamilysheartbreak.com.

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