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MMPI-2 VALIDITY SCALES AND SUSPECTED PARENTAL ALIENATION SYNDROME

The MMPI-2 results of all the clients involved in child custody evaluations in the authors’ practice over the last three years were first removed from the files so that classifications would be made as “blind” as possible The records of the evaluations were then reviewed and subjects classified into a parental alienation syndrome (PAS) group and a non-parental alienation (non-PAS) group, according to criteria developed from Gardner’s (2) and Turkat’s (4) descriptions of alienating tactics commonly used by parents.

The psychologist who contributed four additional PAS subjects’ records picked them out of her case files using the same criteria. She did not know the study’s hypothesis.

The PAS criteria were as follows:

  1. Personally involved in, or involving others in, malicious acts against the other parent

  2. Engages in excessive litigation for the purpose of limiting the other parent’s access to their children

  3. Attempts to obstruct regular visitation with the other parent

  4. Obstructs the other parent’s participation in the children’s school life and extracurricular activities by lack of notification or untimely notification

  5. Lying to the children

  6. Lying to others (including, but not limited to, child welfare and child abuse workers, school personnel, medical and psychological professionals)

  7. Violations of law (court orders, enforceable agreed orders regarding access, etc.)

  8. False allegations of physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse (falsehood determined by collateral information from child protective service agencies, physicians, psychologists, or other reputable sources)

Sixteen subjects met the criteria for classification as PAS parents (age range: 30 years old to 45 years old, mean = 38.1 years), while 18 subjects did not and were placed in the non-PAS subject pool (age range: 27 years old to 44 years old, mean = 36.9 years).

http://www.fact.on.ca/Info/pas/siegel9a.htm

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