Family conflict is not solved by litigation. Family conflict is solved through professional psychology. Divorce ends the marriage; it does not end the family. Where there are children, there will always be a family. In divorce, the child’s best interests are that the family successfully transitions to a healthy and functional separated family … Continue reading Children Are Not Weapons
Monthly Archives: January 2018
I just wrote the following email to an attorney who was seeking consultation. I thought the information I provide might be more broadly of interest To an attorney: Attachment-Related Pathology A child rejecting a parent is an attachment-related pathology. The attachment system is the brain system governing all aspects of love and bonding throughout the … Continue reading Standard of Practice in Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Professional psychology is failing the family courts. A child’s rejection of a parent surrounding divorce is a family therapy issue, not a child custody issue. Child’s Best Interests The family’s successful transition to a healthy and functional separated family structure following divorce is always in the child’s best interests. Divorce ends the marriage, not the … Continue reading Failing the Courts
A question was posed to me. I thought my answer might be of broader interest. Q: A Child rejecting a parent, is it a problem to the child? There are five answers to this question Answer 1: Diagnostic Indicators In attachment-based parental alienation (AB-PA), there are three diagnostic indicators, and the identification of AB-PA is … Continue reading The Importance of Healing
I have just mailed packages containing a cover letter, the Petition to the APA, and 350 pages of your signatures to the leadership of four organizations: Jo Linder-Crow, PhD Executive Director California Psychological Association 1231 I Street, Suite 204 Sacramento, CA 95814 David White, CAE Executive Director Texas Psychological Association 7625 White Oak Drive P.O. … Continue reading The Time is Now
Dr. Bernet, It’s come to my attention that you’re not aware of my offers to collaborate and work together. That’s unfortunate. That must mean that you’re not subscribed to my blog. That too, is unfortunate. Is that because you don’t think I have anything valuable to say? To clarify, I offered collaboration in the blog … Continue reading Redux: Dr. Bernet, join me.
To the Parental Alienation Study Group: I am asking you to formally endorse and actively support the Petition to the APA. We are on the battlefield now. Today. We need your support. Targeted parents and their children need your support. Now. Today. You are the professional organization representing targeted parents. You are the professional organization … Continue reading Open Letter to the PASG
Divorce ends the marriage. It does not end the family. When there is a child there will always be a family. Divorce involves the transition of the family from an intact family structure united by the marital bond, to a separated family structure united by the parent-child bonds. If you are a mental health professional … Continue reading Family Systems Therapy
To targeted parents: Identify your allies. Bring your allies. Ask organizations to endorse the Petition to the APA. The Petition to the APA I will seek to bring your allies too. Parental Alienation Study Group, we want your support. Parental Alienation Study Group (PASG) I, along with 13,568 signatories, are asking the Parental Alienation Study … Continue reading PASG: The Petition to the APA
To targeted parents: Identify your allies. Bring your allies. Ask organizations to endorse the Petition to the APA. The Petition to the American Psychological Association I will seek to bring your allies too. In November of 2015, two years ago, I described the APA end game strategy which is now here. APA End Game Read … Continue reading Do the Gardnerians Stand With Us?