Conflict Coding System

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

Hey Karen,

Since I’ve had the Conflict Coding Scale stuff out, I thought I’d try it on a recent consultation case I had.  It was for a 10-year-old child with lots of factors involved, ADHD, early childhood adoption, problematic over-indulgent parenting, and a moderate cross-generational coalition with dad against mom.

There were three other mental health professionals involved, all of whom produced reports for the Court.  They were disagreeing with each other about how much the “parental alienation” from the father was contributing to the child’s behavior problems generally and with mom.

One of the three mental health people sought my consultation and I reviewed her redacted report, along with the other two redacted reports from the other mental health professionals, so I had a fair amount of data from three separate mental health sources.

It was a complicated case with multiple factors.  So once I had formulated my opinion…

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