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Dr. Bernet reviews the eight criteria for diagnosing parental alienation

Today, we’re featuring a guest article from Dr. William Bernet, who is president of the Parental Alienation Study Group and Professor of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Bernet reviews the eight criteria for diagnosing parental alienation that were originally developed in 1985 by Dr. Richard Gardner. These eight symptoms all occur in the child rather than in either parent.

Although Dr. Bernet cautions that the symptoms still need to be studied further, he says they have held up well as indicators of parental alienation.

Denigration

Frivolous rationalization for the complaint

Lack of ambivalence

Independent thinker phenomenon

Automatic support/Reflexive support

Absence of guilt

Borrowed scenarios

Spread of animosity

https://dadsdivorce.com/articles/the-8-symptoms-of-parental-alienation/

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