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Current State of Knowledge: Emergent Scientific Consensus on Parental Alienation as a Form of Emotional Child Abuse

Citing earlier work by Drozd and Oleson (2004), Saini et al. (2016) declare there are no
reliable instruments to distinguish parental alienation from justified estrangement, i.e. cases
where a child or parent has been victimized by child abuse or family violence, and the child fears
and rejects the parent as a result. They argue that this leads to a major flaw in most parental
alienation research. However, there is a vast body of child abuse research demonstrating that
even the most physically abused children rarely reject an abusive parent with the vehemence that
alienated children display (Clawar & Rivlin, 2013). Gottlieb (2012, p. 52) summarizes the
clinical perspective of the child protection field:

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