Amy J. L. Baker Category

What Makes Alienating Parents Tick?

What makes an alienating parent tick? Do they suddenly wake up one day, go into revenge-mode, and begin attempting to destroy their child’s relationship with the other parent? Obviously not. The roots of amputative behavior are present (and sometimes hidden) before the abuse begins. In psychological researcher Amy J. L. Baker, PhD’s important book, Breaking the […]

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WORKING WITH ALIENATED CHILDREN AND THEIR TARGETED PARENTS:

By Amy J.L. Baker, PhD, and Katherine Andre, PhD Divorce affects one million new children every year. Of these children, approximately 20% of their parents remain in conflict, with little, if any, cooperation (Garrity & Baris, 1994; Kelly, 2005). When children get caught in the middle of parental conflict, they are at risk for many […]

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An Interview with Amy J. L. Baker, Ph.D. on Parental Alienation

Dr. David Van Nuys: Welcome to Wise Counsel, a podcast interview series sponsored by CenterSite, LLC, covering topics in mental health, wellness, and psychotherapy. My name is Dr. David Van Nuys. I’m a clinical psychologist and your host. On today’s show we’ll be talking about parental alienation with my guest, Dr. Amy J.L. Baker. Amy […]

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What is Success? by Amy J. L. Baker, PhD

When prospective expert witness clients call to find out about my services and fees, one question they often ask is whether I believe that my services are successful. I truly understand the motivation underlying this question. Bringing an expert witness onto a legal team increases costs and most people want to know that they will […]

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Protecting Your Clients in Parental Alienation Cases

Attorneys should no longer tolerate parental alienation, because of the damage it does to children and the cycle of abuse it supports. By Plinio J. Garcia, CEO & Consultant, Major Family Services A very prestigious attorney in Century City recently told me that sometimes the family court system in Los Angeles rewards the behavior of alienating […]

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Protect Yourself and Your Kids from a Toxic Divorce, False Accusations, and Parental Alienation

“When three great minds like these collaborate, a prism is created through which a light of wisdom can shine in the darkest of places. A mustread for all people touched by this unfathomable dilemma.” —Judge Michele Lowrance (ret), mediator and author of The Good Karma Divorce and Parental Alienation 911 “In each journey through parental […]

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Lost Parents: When High Conflict Divorce Leads to Parental Alienation

The space of time sandwiched between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day can bring unique anguish for people whose children have become alienated from them through a high conflict divorce. Parental alienation happens when a child becomes enmeshed with one parent, strongly allying himself or herself with that parent, and rejects the other parent without legitimate […]

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PREREQUISITES TO BRAINWASHING

PREREQUISITES TO BRAINWASHING:- my own adult children have been subjected to every one of these since the ages of 11 and 13 – where do you go from here???? (Programming parents need be effective in at least one of these measures, with the objective being to create psychological dependence and to prevent exposure to competing […]

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