“If I were to remain silent, I’d be guilty of complicity” – Albert Einstein
Standard 2.01a of the American Psychological Association’s ethics code requires – requires – professional competence. Yet profound professional ignorance and incompetence is tolerated in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of parent-child attachment-related pathology surrounding divorce.
At what point does the silence of the American Psychological Association become complicity with professional ignorance and incompetence?
In their silence, the American Psychological Association is tacitly allowing rampant professional ignorance and incompetence in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of attachment-related pathology to go unchecked.
Silence is complicity.
Child Psychological Abuse
Pathogenic parenting: patho=pathology; genic=genesis, creation. Pathogenic parenting is the creation of significant psychopathology in the child through aberrant and distorted parenting practices.
Pathogenic parenting is an established construct in both developmental and clinical psychology and is most often used in relation to attachment-related pathology, since the attachment system never spontaneously…
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