Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS)
and
Parental Alienation Therapy


“The theory positing the existence of ‘PAS’ has been discredited by the scientific community.”
STATE JUSTICE INSTITUTE AND NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JUVENILE & FAMILY COURT JUDGES,
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AVIGATING CUSTODY & VISITATION EVALUATIONS IN CASES WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: A JUDGES GUIDE 24 (2006)


Resources:

They were taken from their mom to rebound with their dad. It didn’t go well,” by Cara Tabachnick, The Washington Post, 11 May 2017.

Tsimhoni in Review: Community Action Group
The Tsimhoni case gained international attention when the three children - ages 14, 11 and 9 - were berated in Court by Judge Gorcyca and unlawfully incarcerated to Juvenile detention until their 18th birthdays.

More Parental Alienation: What Are the Characteristics of Rejected Parents?” Jean Mercer, ChildMyths, 5 Nov 2016.

Is Parental Alienation Child Abuse?” Jean Mercer, ChildMyths, 22 Sep 2015

Craig Childress Tries to Drag Attachment Theory Into the Parental Alienation Swamp,” Jean Mercer, ChildMyths, 19 Aug 2015.

Scientific and Professional Rejections of Parental Alienation Syndrome,” Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project (DV LEAP), Updated August 2013.

Controversial disorder at center of bitter custody cases,” Susan Taylor Martin, Tampa Bay Times, 21 May 2010.
HARPER, Texas — Deep in the Texas Hill Country, off a rutted road with a sign that says "Deer Processing,'' sits a three-bedroom mobile home. This is the Rachel House, run by Pamela and Bob Hoch. Dozens of kids from all over the nation have been brought here for days, even weeks with the goal of making them like a parent they fear or despise....

Statement on Parental Alienation Syndrome, American Psychological Association, 2008.
An APA 1996 Presidential Task Force on Violence and the Family noted the lack of data to support so-called "parental alienation syndrome", and raised concern about the term's use. However, we have no official position on the purported syndrome.