I believe in Dr Craig Childress , who has nailed the pathogen of Parential Alienation
An Open Letter to the Parental Alienation Study Group (PASG):
Don’t you see my path?
In order to leverage the solution to “parental alienation” we must be able to hold all mental health professionals accountable for an accurate assessment of the pathology, and an accurate diagnosis of the pathology.
We do this through the DSM-5. The DSM-5 diagnosis we seek in ALL cases of “parental alienation” is V995.51 Child Psychological Abuse, Confirmed. The attachment-related pathology of “parental alienation” is not a child custody issue, it is a child protection issue. That is the definitional change that will lead to the solution.
I have laid the Foundations for this diagnosis. I have identified three definitive diagnostic indicators for the pathology. These three diagnostic indicators are all established symptoms that are within the diagnostic scope of practice for ALL mental health professionals: 1) attachment-related symptoms, 2) personality disorder features, 3) an encapsulated…
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