For the critics of AB-PA who don’t think it’s true… my goodness, it’s easy-peasy to disprove AB-PA as an explanatory model for the child’s pathology, the three predicted and impossible symptoms WON’T be present. Easy as pie to disprove AB-PA. Let’s give it a try, let’s do the experiment. Are these three symptoms present – yes or no.
AB-PA is the scientific method. Did you know that? It is. AB-PA is science.
The pathogen thinks AB-PA (an attachment-based model of “parental alienation”) is a new theory. That’s because the pathogen is stupid. It’s a trauma pathogen and trauma is simply pattern, it can’t reason.
The pattern the pathogen is familiar with is Gardner’s PAS, that’s the model that shaped the defensive structures of the pathogen. Gardner proposed a “new theory” of pathology, Parental Alienation Syndrome. The pathogen attacked the “new theory” of Gardner’s proposal and the eight unique new symptoms he created for a supposedly unique new form of pathology he called “parental alienation.” Gardner’s PAS is a new theory; AB-PA is not… AB-PA is diagnosis.
I knew the pathogen would attack any “new theory” proposal, so I simply didn’t propose a new theory. Instead, I used the standard and established constructs of professional psychology – attachment, personality…
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