Posted in Alienation

Differential Diagnosis of Parent-Child Conflict

Dr. Craig Childress: Attachment Based "Parental Alienation" (AB-PA)

In a comment to my Facebook page, a parent asked about the process of diagnosis.  I thought my response might be more broadly of interest, so I responded as a full post on my Facebook page, and I’m also responding here on my blog.

Patient Identification

The patient is the child.  It is the child’s symptoms that are of concern relative to treatment.  Our goal is to ensure that the child has a normal-range and developmentally healthy childhood.

The second component of the patient is the parent-child relationship, since a healthy and affectionally bonded parent-child relationship is centrally important to the healthy emotional and psychological development of the child.

Children have a right to love both parents, and they have the right to receive the love of both parents in return.  So in addition to alleviating any child symptoms of pathology in order to restore the child to a healthy…

View original post 2,078 more words


Currently studying Psychotherapy , Cognitive psychology, Biological psychology, Counselling psychology and CBT and NLP. I believe in truth, honesty and integrity! ≧◔◡◔≦

Leave a Reply, All comments will be moderated - Many thanks for your contribution

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.