Richard Gardner, PhD, who coined parental alienation syndrome, described in The Parental Alienation Syndrome: A Guide for Mental Health and Legal Professionals that there are eight behavioral components that have been validated in a survey of 68 targeted parents of severely alienated children (Baker & Darnall, 2007). Parental alienation is the process and the result of psychological manipulation of a child into showing unwarranted fear, disrespect or hostility towards a parent, relative or others. It is a distinctive form of psychological abuse and family violence, towards both the child and the rejected family members, that occurs almost exclusively in association with family separation or divorce.
A Canberra psychologist has been disciplined for claiming in a report that his client’s children suffered from “parental alienation syndrome“, a condition not formally recognised by psychology bodies. A tribunal was also critical in its assessment of the psychologist’s report, saying that it went beyond opinion or reasonable inference and “attributes fault and deliberately. Nov 08, 2008 · What the Research Says About Adult Children of PAS. November 8, 2008 The Attached Family 35 Comments. yet little research has been conducted on the problem of Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) and especially what happens to the children who grow up alienated from one parent by the other parent. It was advised to me at 14 that I should.
In addition to Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome published by W. W. Norton, Dr. Baker is the first author of a text book on child welfare research methods published by Columbia University Press. She is also the author or co-author of 50 academic articles.Cited by: 77. Feelings of remorse Regret for lost opportunities- particularly when rejected parent has since died Suffer rates of depression, anger, anxiety, relationships difficulties, substance abuse Report that they wish someone had intervened and NOT listened to them as children Can be alienated from own children and family Have adult conflict with favoured/alienating parent Baker, A. (2007).