This article describes the parental alienation syndrome, its proposed characteristics and dynamics, and the methods used to document its presence. Research related to various tenets of the parental alienation syndrome is then reviewed. Finally, the syndrome’s utility for mental health professionals and courts in explaining allegations of sexual abuse in situations of divorce is evaluated.
Education is Power. Have compassion for yourself if you are a Target Parent. Support the Target Parent by reading and sharing this list below. It is NORMAL for the Target Parent to show the signs listed below.
Post . Nearly Over. Way of Life – Traumatic Stress Disorder (in the context of parental alienation).
Traumatic, recurring, fluctuating stress. This will shape a Target Parent in a fundamental way. Let’s bring awareness to the correct interpretation to understand why Target Parents present the way they do.
When outside, uninformed observers see the Target Parent behave in ways as described below, it is a natural response to jump to the conclusion that this must be how the Target Parent parented the ‘lost’ child and it was deserved. Nothing could be further from the truth. Nothing about parental alienation is intuitive and it takes a certain sophistication to understand it.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder falls under Trauma and Stress Related Disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th Edition (DSM-5). Under this disorder – although many argue it should be labeled an “injury” or “psychic injury” since it…
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