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