I have met and heard the tragic stories of many parents. PA is a function, by and large, of a custodial ex-partner, although some alienation can start while the couple is still together.

This blog is a story of experiences and observations of dysfunctional Family Law (FLAW), an arena pitting parent against parent, with children as the prize. Due to the gender bias in Family Law, that I have observed, this Blog has evolved from a focus solely on PA to one of the broader Family/Children's Rights area and the impact of Feminist mythology on Canadian Jurisprudence and the Divorce Industry.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Parental Alienation Syndrome: Diagnostic and Triadic Perspectives

A study available on a pay per view basis or subscription. Abstract below.MJM

Daniel J. Weigel

Kimberly A. Donovan

Southeastern Oklahoma State University

This article provides a review of recent research concerning parental alienation syndrome (PAS). This article is written to familiarize the couple and family counselor with this subtle-but-extreme form of child abuse. An overview of proposed diagnostic criteria for PAS is provided in this review. Differential diagnostic issues are also examined to familiarize the reader with other closely related syndromes and disorders. Common personality characteristics and tactics of the alienation-inducing parent are presented. Short- and long-term experiences of the targeted parent and child subjected to this unfortunate experience are also explored. Last, multicultural and gender issues are discussed, and implications for couple and family counselors are provided.

Key Words: parental alienation syndrome • child abuse • child custody disputes • diagnosis

The Family Journal, Vol. 14, No. 3, 274-282 (2006) DOI: 10.1177/1066480706287893 http://tfj.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/14/3/274

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