Parental Alienation Syndrome expert Dr. Kathleen Reay
In your opinion, what are the three most common alienating behaviours?
2. In your experience, what sets off this behaviour?
3. Is there a particular age at which a child will be more vulnerable to accepting the alienating parent’s point of view?
4. In families with more than one child, do you tend to see the same level of alienation in all children or do personalities, gender and ages play a role?
5. In your book you dedicate an entire chapter to taking swift action; why is thisso important?
6. What are some typical symptoms and behaviours experienced by alienated children?
7. Can children ever fully recover for being alienated, particularly in the case of severe alienation?
8. Have you ever seen a case where a child is fully cognizant of the alienation taking place but the child doesn’t buy into the lies?
9. Are teenagers likely to be as susceptible to alienation as younger children?
10. Does economic status play any role in the likelihood of alienation occurring?
11. In your practice, have you seen this alienating behaviour more in men or women?
12. Typically speaking, have alienating parents exhibited some sort of psychological disorder prior to the alienation?
13. Are you for the inclusion of PAS in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)? Please explain your reasoning.
14. How do you see PAS handled differently if it is included in the next edition of the DSM? For example, do you believe there would be any changes to how PAS is diagnosed?
15. If PAS were to be included in the DSM, do you believe the court system process would become easier for alienated parents, or change in any way?
16. Do you believe that alienated parents should face any legal consequences for their actions? If so, what?
17. If legal consequences were instituted for alienators, do you believe the incidences of alienation would decrease at all, in other words, do you think severe legal consequences would be a deterrent?
18. In your experience, if a child was alienated, is there a higher probably that he/she will become an alienator with their own children?
19. Numbers seem to suggest that parental alienation syndrome is on the rise.Why do you think this is?
20. Given your historical research as outlined in your book, do you believe that changes in divorce and child custody laws would have any affect on the incidence of parental alienation?
21. In your book, you mention the benefits of cognitive behaviour therapy. How is CBT effective for the alienated parent as well as the alienator?
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