Dr. Craig Childress Category

Parental Alienation – A Checklist

Use these checklist’s to find out whether your relationship with your child is being damaged by parental alienation by the other parent – or whether you are responsible for parental alienation yourself Parental Alienation Processes Pathogenic Parenting – Concern Scale- C.A. Childress,Psy.D The Parenting Practices Rating Scale THE MIRROR WITHOUT A FACE   Badmouthing; Limiting […]

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Empathy and Parental Alienation — Dr Craig Childress: Attachment-Based “Parental Alienation”

Of all the symptoms displayed by the child, the absence of empathy is the most disturbing. The absence of empathy is associated with the capacity for human cruelty Baron-Cohen, S. (2011). The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty. New York: Basic Books. There are only three disorders that display as a […] […]

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Assessing for the Dark Triad Personality – Dr. Craig Childress: Attachment Based “Parental Alienation” (AB-PA)

Research on personality pathology has identified a set of three co-occurring toxic personality traits that have received the label of the Dark Triad personality because of the severe toxicity of these personalities: Narcissistic Personality Traits Psychopathic Personality Traits Machiavellian Manipulation

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Best Practices Article in the Journal of Family Therapy — Dr Craig Childress: Attachment-Based “Parental Alienation”

Assessment leads to diagnosis, and diagnosis guides treatment. In proposing a new form of pathology – a “new syndrome” – Richard Gardner skipped the crucial step of diagnosis. Diagnosis involves the application of standard and established psychological principles and constructs to the set of symptoms presented by the client. In the medical field, it is […] […]

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Fighting Parental Alienation

Dr. Childress likens the Parental Alienation dynamic to a puppet show where the audience invariably addresses the puppet, without even noticing the puppet-master who is pulling the strings.  Friends and family members, even well-educated mental health and legal professionals take the child’s claims at face value, and remain ignorant to the psychological damage that is really taking […]

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AB-PA Certified Professionals – Dr. Craig Childress – concordiafamilies.com

Change is Coming This is not about me. This is about you. You are the change. I am merely a catalyst. I am simply the clarion call returning professional psychology to the ground foundations of professional psychology; Bowlby, Minuchin, Beck, Millon, Bowen. You are the agents of change. We are establishing a ground foundation of […]

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Dr. Craig Childress: Attachment Based “Parental Alienation” (AB-PA)

It was a relief when I found Dr Childress and read his teachings. My son began to run from me as soon as he saw me, as if I was a danger or a threat. It bothered me so much and blamed myself. It must be me.. I searched for some explanation in the older […]

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Really Bad Clinical Psychology – Dr. Craig Childress: Attachment Based “Parental Alienation” (AB-PA)

What is even more difficult is to show how the alienating parent manipulates the child to do his dirty work. My ex husband is a skilled imposter who uses our son as a puppet. My once sweet son began to fly into rages and threaten to attack me or his aunt, (my sister) Then after […]

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Question to Craig Childress, Psy.D.

I recieved the question in an email from Denmark: Q: I am located in Denmark, where it appears that we are using the icd-10. Where can the “ab-pa” “child psychological abuse” fit in that system? Just so everyone knows the difference of the ICD to the DSM diagnostic systems, let me explain. The DSM is […]

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Understanding the Child’s Experience – Dr. Craig Childress: Attachment Based “Parental Alienation” (AB-PA)

In order to reestablish their structural organization, the pathology of the narcissistic/(borderline) parent must externalize onto you their own primal self-inadequacy and fears of abandonment. They must make you the inadequate and abandoned person, and they can accomplish this through the child. By inducing the child into rejecting you, the child’s rejection of you defines […]

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