One of the many parent-warriors received this response from the APA regarding a revision of their official Statement on Parental Alienation Syndrome Mr. Dennison, Your message to several of our board members was forwarded to me for a response. The American Psychological Association has no official position on “parental alienation syndrome,” but because significant public … Continue reading Response to the APA
Monthly Archives: July 2017
I recently met with a targeted parent for a consultation. Following our meeting, I wrote him a follow-up letter to emphasize a point that emerged within our discussion, and I think this broader point is of value for all targeted parents to hear and understand… I am your weapon, not your warrior. You are the … Continue reading To Targeted Parents: You Are the Warrior
“If I were to remain silent, I’d be guilty of complicity” – Albert Einstein Standard 2.01a of the American Psychological Association’s ethics code requires – requires – professional competence. Yet profound professional ignorance and incompetence is tolerated in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of parent-child attachment-related pathology surrounding divorce. At what point does the silence … Continue reading The Silence of the APA
My high school history teacher told me on multiple occasions when considering what anyone says to “consider the source”. Wise words. As I’ve gotten older I’ve realized many aspects them as I enter into year three of this divorce/alienation nightmare.
An attachment-based model of “parental alienation” (AB-PA) – as described in Foundations – is not a “theory” – it is diagnosis. Diagnosis is the application of standard and established constructs and principles to a set of symptoms. Diagnosis. A foundational principle of clinical psychology is that assessment leads to diagnosis, and diagnosis guides treatment. The … Continue reading Assessment, Diagnosis, Treatment