Monthly Archives: June 2015

Evidence submitted by Dr L F Lowenstein, Educational, Clinical and Forensic Psychological Consultant

PARENTAL ALIENATION I have been for some considerable time acting as an Expert Witness for parents who have had in many cases many years of no contact with their natural children. The Courts and Judges most particularly have been lacking in the capacity to understand how best to deal with this problem. Mr Tony Coe, Chairman of […]

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PA around the world

ARGENTINA In 1993, the legislature of Argentina adopted a law (Ley 24270) that provides criminal penalties for “a parent or a third person who illegally prevents or obstructs contact of a minor with his or her nonresidential parent.” This law has been used to prosecute parents who alienate their children against the other parent. A […]

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LADY CATHERINE MEYER CASE

Perhaps one of the most extreme, poignant, and damaging cases that exemplify how article 13(b) of the Hague Convention Treaty creates a loophole for PAS, through which, in severe cases, children are lost to the alienated parents, n61 is the case of Lady Catherine Meyer. She has written two books about her ordeal: Two Children […]

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The Spread of Animosity to the Extended Family and Friends of the Alienated Parent

The hatred of an alienated parent often extends to include that parent’s complete extended family. Cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents – with whom the child previously may have had loving relationships – are now viewed as similarly obnoxious. Grandparents who previously had a loving and tender relationship with the child find themselves suddenly and inexplicably […]

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Therapeutic Treatment for PAS

Linda Gottlieb, LMFT, LCSW in her book: The Parental Alienation Syndrome: A Family Therapy and Collaborative Systems Approach to Amelioration *Individual Therapy is a waste of time *Only trained family therapists can correct this, as it is a family system’s problem *The Healing has to be done in the context of the relationship with the […]

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Dr. William Bernet – 3 levels/stages Parental Alienation

Dr. William Bernet of Vanderbilt University describes the three stages or levels of Parental Alienation including Yellow, Orange, and Red categories. His list is combined below with Dr. Douglas Darnall’s description of three categories of Parental Alienation, including Mild, moderate and severe. (Yellow) Mild: The child may briefly resist contact with the alienated parent, but […]

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Dr. J. Kelly

“Because it is anti-instinctual to hate and reject a parent, the child must develop an elaborate delusional system consisting of spurious, frivolous, and absurd rationalizations to justify the hatred and rejection. Eventually, the child comes to believe all the absurdity. The double-bind situation of being unable to have, love, and to be loved by both […]

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Dr. Burkhard, co-founded Child and Family Psychological Services

“These children do not follow rules; they are out of control; they are basically naughty and lack limits. These children behave as if they have license to do whatever they want. It may have begun as a breakdown in not having to respond to for the authority of and respect for the other parent. In […]

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Effects On The Child

They learn to please others and care-take their victim parent. Their growth is stunted as they are surviving, not safe enough to develop properly. They learn it’s okay to lie and keep secrets. They learn to be manipulative and exploit others. They learn to suppress their emotions. They learn to hate themselves. Often ending up […]

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