Posted in Alienated children, Alienation, Parental Alienation PA


It is with a heavy heart that I must write a post like this, but wishing
that it be unnecessary does not make it so: the issue is how do deal
with “Parentectomy,” the term coined by Frank Williams for the
severing of the parent/child relationship due to the PAS. And,
regrettably, this suggestion MAY serve to help only the PAS child—
-someday. It may have no impact in facilitating the reunification
between you and your child, at least not initially. This may offer
only the hope that your legacy to your child will be awareness of the
Many knowledgeable professionals about the PAS process have
likened the PAS to a cult indoctrination. But the PAS is
immeasurably more insidious: whereas victims of a cult
indoctrination are not initially in a dependency relationship with the
cult leader and therefore had the option to reject the indoctrinator,
children are very much dependent upon their brainwashing parent.
Because of the dependency needs of children, resisting the
alienating parent, who is generally but NOT ALWAYS, the residential
parent, is terrifying to them. So as despicably as these children treat
their targeted/alienated parent, they have no good options for
escaping this dysfunctional family dynamic. They are in a no win
situation, a double bind, a catch 22. The PAS situation is crazymaking, which explains why the psychiatrists who eventually
founded the family therapy movement in the 1950s first observed
ON THE PSYCHIATRIC WARD the characteristic family dynamic of the
PAS. Child psychiatrist, Murray Bowen, had labeled this dynamic as
the “Pathological Triangle.” He was so convinced as to the
detrimental effects on children of this dysfunctional coalition
between one parent and a child to the minimization and
disengagement of the other parent, that, when he hospitalized the
child, he also hospitalized the entire nuclear family! Yes, although it
is accurate to credit child psychiatrist, Richard Gardner, to have first
labeled this family dynamic as the PAS, the family dynamic has
nonetheless been observed and systematically documented by
psychiatrists/family therapists for more than 60 years. For the
naysayers, like Janet Johnston, Joan Kelly, Stephanie Dallam of the
Supervised Family Network, et. al, there should be no doubts as to
the very real existence of the PAS. A rose by any other name is still
a rose.

Click to access the_sacrifice_of_the_alienated_parent.pdf


Currently studying Psychotherapy , Cognitive psychology, Hypnotherapy. Qualified NLP practitioner and CBT therapist. REIKI Master. I believe in truth, honesty and integrity! ≧◔◡◔≦


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