#ParentalAlienation I’M NOT AN ATTORNEY. I’M A PSYCHOLOGIST.

I’M NOT AN ATTORNEY. I’M A PSYCHOLOGIST.

An Alert:  Going forward, I am going to begin using two phrases interchangeably to refer to identical psychopathology:

The first phrase is – attachment-based “parental alienation” – this refers to the psychopathology described and defined in Foundations.

The second phrase I am going to begin using from time-to-time to refer to exactly the same pathology is – attachment trauma reenactment pathology.  In my view, this phrase represents a more precise label within clinical psychology for the nature of the pathology which is traditionally called “parental alienation.”

From a clinical psychology perspective, the symptom-set associated with “parental alienation” represents the manifestation of attachment trauma reenactment pathology.  This is a technical professional psychology issue, not a general public issue.

I will continue to reference the construct of “parental alienation” in most of my discussions of the pathology so as not to disorient the general discussion (although I have obviously added the phrase “attachment-based” to the term “parental alienation” to differentiate the model of the pathology described in Foundations from the prior Gardnerian PAS model – we are shifting paradigms).

At the same time I will occasionally slip in the phrase “attachment trauma reenactment pathology” (probably in parentheses) to refer to exactly the same pathology.  The pathology is described in Foundations, and I honestly don’t care what we label the pathology for convenience in our discussions of it.

I will discuss this shift in terminology more in my Diagnosis book due out in the fall, in which I will propose this label for the pathology relative to future revisions of the DSM diagnostic system.  The pathology traditionally called “parental alienation” is a trauma pathogeninvolving the trans-generational transmission of attachment trauma from the childhood of the allied narcissistic/(borderline) parent to the current family relationships, mediated by the narcissistic/(borderline) personality pathology of this parent (which itself is a product of the childhood attachment trauma).  The pathology belongs in the Trauma- and Stress-Related Disorders section of the DSM diagnostic system, with a very similar description as the DSM-IV TR diagnosis of Shared Psychotic Disorder (i.e., a shared delusional belief created within the trauma reenactment narrative).


So, with that bit of professional housekeeping out of the way…

Let me talk to attorneys out there.

Creating change in professional mental health can occur through a variety of channels.  One channel is through malpractice lawsuits that establish expected standards of practice for all mental health professionals to follow.

By way of example, one such landmark case regarding a psychologist’s “duty to protect”relative to dangerous patients is the Tarasoff case.  Let me be clear, I’m not saying “parental alienation” represents a dangerous patient, what I’m saying is that a similar type of lawsuit regarding a professionals “duty to protect” may be able to establish standards for mental health professionals relative to the psychological child abuse of “parental alienation” pathology.  I offer the Tarasoff case only as an example of the type of option possiblyavailable for changing the mental health response to the psychological child abuse of “parental alienation.”

Tarasoff vs Regents of the University of California.

In the Tarasoff case, a therapist’s patient made a threat against an identifiable person who was not in the therapy session. The therapist took action by notifying the campus police regarding the patient’s threat, and the campus police detained the patient for questioning and then released the patient. The patient later went on to murder the target of his threat. The family of the victim filed a lawsuit claiming that the therapist had a “duty to protect” the identified victim by warning the victim of the threat made against her by the patient. The therapist claimed that since the identified target of the threat was not his patient he had no “duty of care” for that person.  In addition, the therapist had an established obligation to maintain patient confidentiality and the therapist discharged his duty to protect the potential victim by notifying the campus police of the threat made by the patient.

The court, however, found the following:

“When a therapist determines, or pursuant to the standards of his profession should determine, that his patient presents a serious danger of violence to another, he incurs an obligation to use reasonable care to protect the intended victim against such danger. The discharge of this duty may require the therapist to take one or more of various steps, depending upon the nature of the case. Thus it may call for him to warn the intended victim or others likely to apprise the victim of the danger, to notify the police, or to take whatever other steps are reasonably necessary under the circumstances.”

From this landmark case, a standard of practice was immediately established regarding the responsibilities of mental health professionals relative to the treatment of dangerous patients.  Because of this case, there are now standard procedures regarding notifying potential victims which mental health professionals are trained in and must take relative to dangerous patients and threats made toward the general public.

My question to attorneys is… why couldn’t a similar legal route be used to establish  “standard of care” responsibilities regarding the mental health professional’s “duty to protect” the child in cases of the psychological child abuse created by “parental alienation” pathology, in which prominent developmental, personality, and psychiatric symptomatology is being created in the child by the pathogenic parenting of a clearly and severely pathological parent? Doesn’t the mental health professional incur a “duty to protect” the child in these cases?

In the case of clearly evident child psychological abuse, why wouldn’t the mental health professional incur “an obligation to use reasonable care to protect the intended victim” of parental abuse by taking “one or more various steps, depending upon the nature of the case”?  At the very least, making the appropriate DSM-5 diagnosis of V995.51 Child Psychological Abuse, Confirmed.

This is where the paradigm shift to an attachment-based model for the construct of “parental alienation” alters the potentially available possibilities for a solution.  A malpractice lawsuit is not possible under Gardner’s proposal of a “new syndrome” because the citadel of establishment mental health has rejected this proposal of a “new syndrome.”

But an attachment-based model is not proposing a “new syndrome” and has instead defined the pathology called “parental alienation” from entirely within standard and established psychological constructs and principles of the attachment system, personality disorders, and family systems constructs (i.e., attachment trauma reenactment pathology).

The construct of “parental alienation” doesn’t exist.  Fine.  The construct of personality disorders exists. The construct of the attachment system and attachment trauma exists.  The construct of the trans-generational transmission of attachment trauma exists; of splitting and role-reversal relationships.  These things all exist in the established research literature.

When serious parental pathology is responsible for inducing significant developmental, personality, and psychiatric psychopathology in the child through the highly aberrant and distorted parenting practices of a psychologically decompensating and delusional narcissistic/(borderline) parent, which then creates the child’s loss of an affectionally bonded relationship with a normal-range and affectionally available parent, why isn’t this a DSM-5 diagnosis of V995.51 Psychological Child Abuse, Confirmed?

The pathology of attachment-based “parental alienation” is child psychological abuse.

To argue that it is somehow acceptable for a parent to produce this level of psychopathology in a child is ludicrous. The serious level of psychopathology involved in an attachment-based model of “parental alienation,” as described in Foundations, reasonably represents a DSM-5 diagnosis of V995.51 Child Psychological Abuse, Confirmed.

This would seemingly engage a mental health professional’s “duty to protect” the victim of the psychological child abuse.

I’m not an attorney, I’m a psychologist.  But it seems to me that if a mental health professional failed in this “duty to protect” the child from the clearly evident psychological abuse inflicted on the child by the parent (i.e., the pathogenic parenting that is producing serious psychopathology in the child) that this would seemingly represent malpractice because of the mental health professional’s failure to take “reasonable care to protect” the victim of child abuse (i.e., a failure in the professional’s “duty to protect”).

Professional Malpractice

I’m not an attorney, I’m a psychologist, but it seems to me that a malpractice lawsuit may represent a method to create change in the response of the mental health system relative to the pathology of “parental alienation” (based on the definition of the “parental alienation” pathology provided by Foundations).

Malpractice is not an available option under the old Gardnerian PAS model because no such thing as “parental alienation” exists.

However, by reformulating the construct traditionally called “parental alienation” from entirely within standard and established psychological principles and constructs, an attachment-based model activates professional constructs and standards of practice to which ALL mental health professionals can be held accountable.  Personality disorders exist, role-reversal relationships exist, splitting exists, delusions exist, attachment trauma exists, etc. These are established and accepted psychological constructs and principles that can be applied to the pathology, and to which mental health professionals can be held accountable in their assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.

The pathology traditionally called “parental alienation” is fully defined and described within standard and established psychological principles and constructs that are an established part of the professional knowledge-base to which ALL mental health professionals can be held accountable (especially if they are diagnosing and treating clients exhibiting these forms of pathology, i.e., attachment trauma pathology, personality disorder processes, family systems disturbances).

Within the reformulation and redefinition of the pathology traditionally called “parental alienation,” the issue for mental health professionals becomes one of child psychological abuse being inflicted on the child through the pathogenic parenting practices of a narcissistic/borderline parent by means of a role-reversal relationship in which the parent is inducing significant developmental, personality disorder, and psychiatric pathology in the child in order to meet the emotional and psychological needs of the parent.

Furthermore, the severe psychopathology that is being created by the pathogenic parentingof the narcissistic/borderline parent’s psychopathology is directly responsible for the child’s loss of an affectionally bonded relationship with a normal-range and affectionally available parent who would otherwise be available to support the child’s healthy development in response to the other parent’s evident psychopathology, and who could thereby mitigate the severe distortions to the child’s normal-range and healthy emotional and psychological development being created by the pathogenic parenting of the pathological parent.

The pathology of attachment-based “parental alienation” elevates the clinical considerations from those of parent-child conflict to prominent child protection concerns.

The pathology described within an attachment-based reformulation for the psychological processes traditionally called “parental alienation” (i.e., the trans-generational transmission of attachment trauma from the childhood of the allied and supposedly favored parent to the current family relationships, mediated by the narcissistic and/or borderline personality pathology of the allied parent through the formation of a cross-generational coalition with the child against the other parent), and the severely damaging impact of this pathology on the child’s normal-range emotional and psychological development, reasonably representschild psychological abuse.

In cases of child psychological abuse, the mental health professional is obligated to provide an accurate DSM-5 diagnosis of V995.51 Child Psychological Abuse, Confirmed and to take “reasonable” protective actions that are then documented in the patient’s record.

Failure to make an accurate diagnosis and to take appropriate steps to protect the child would represent a failure in the mental health professional’s “duty to protect” which would then continue to expose the child to ongoing psychological abuse by the pathogenic parent, and which would lead to the subsequent destruction of the child’s normal-range emotional and psychological development.

I am not an attorney. I am a psychologist.  I can define the pathology, I cannot speak to the legal issues.  But surely there must be attorneys out there among the community of targeted parents who are willing to examine this issue of possible professional malpractice, or else who can enlighten me as to why it is acceptable professional practice to ignore andmisdiagnose the psychological abuse of children when this is an established DSM-5 diagnosis.

If I was an attorney rather than a psychologist, I might look to form a collaborative legal team of like-minded attorneys, and to then seek to locate a particularly egregious “test case” of professional incompetence and malpractice in the diagnosis and treatment of this pathology, where the psychopathology of the parent was clearly evident yet the mental health professional failed to make the DSM-5 diagnosis of V995.51 Child Psychological Abuse, Confirmed.

I Wonder…

I wonder what would happen within the citadel of establishment mental health if amalpractice lawsuit was filed against a mental health professional relative to the pathology of “parental alienation” and the mental health professional’s failure in his or her duty to protect?

I wonder what would happen if two or three such lawsuits were filed against different mental health professionals in different jurisdictions?

I wonder if it might be possible to establish a landmark legal case similar to what was done in Tarasoff for patient dangerousness, only in this case it is the professional’s “duty to protect”relative to child psychological abuse by a clearly pathological parent who is inducing severe developmental, personality, and psychiatric symptoms in the child that devastate the child’s normal-range development?

I am not an attorney.  I’m a psychologist.  I can only define what the pathology is within the standard and established constructs and principles of professional clinical psychology.

But from where I sit as a psychologist, the legal issues seemingly parallel those of the Tarasoff ruling that defined the responsibilities for a mental health professional’s  “duty to protect” relative to dangerous patients, only in this case it the the mental health professional’s obligations to “use reasonable care to protect” the child from the pathogenic parenting of a psychologically decompensating narcissistic/(borderline) parent.

But then, I’m not an attorney, I’m a psychologist.  So I may not fully understand the legal issues involved in why it is legally acceptable professional practice to not provide anaccurate DSM-5 diagnosis of V995.51 Child Psychological Abuse, Confirmed when the pathogenic parenting practices of a psychologically decompensating narcissistic/(borderline) parent are inducing significant developmental, personality, and psychiatric psychopathology in the child that is destroying the child’s normal-range emotional and psychological development.

Maybe there’s something I’m missing.  Or maybe not.

Paradigm Shift

This approach is NOT available under a Gardnerian paradigm.  Because using a Gardnerian model, the construct of “parental alienation” doesn’t exist in professional psychology.

Holding mental health professionals accountable only becomes available under an attachment-based reformulation for the construct of “parental alienation” that defines the pathology from entirely within standard and established psychological principles and constructs (i.e., attachment trauma reenactment pathology).

Everyone has been lulled to sleep by the years of the Gardnerian model; i.e., that establishment mental health needs to accept a “new syndrome” and that we need to prove Gardnerian PAS in court.  No.  This is a mental health issue.  The vulnerability of the pathogen is in achieving an accurate mental health diagnosis, which means defining the pathology entirely within standard and established psychological principles and constructs.

Attack the professional incompetence in the mental health system.  But to do so, we need a definition of the pathology from entirely within standard and established constructs and principles to which all mental health professionals can be held accountableFoundationsprovides this.

The paradigm shift to an attachment-based model redefines EVERYTHING, and opens upentirely new doors to the solution that are unavailable using the Gardnerian PAS paradigm.

Standard 2.01:  Mental health professionals are prohibited from practicing outside the boundaries of their competence – Q: Is the mental health professional competent in the necessary domains of professional knowledge regarding personality disorders, attachment trauma, and family systems dynamics to competently and accurately assess, diagnose, and treat this type of pathology?

Standard 9.01:  Mental health professionals must conduct assessments sufficient to substantiate their diagnosis – Q: Did the mental health professional conduct an adequate and sufficient assessment for the potential pathology associated with an attachment trauma reenactment pathology, and did the mental health professional document in the patient record the results of that assessment?

Standard 3.04:  Mental health professionals are prohibited from actions that harm their clients – Q: Did the mental health professional’s failure to possess the necessary professional competence in the relevant domains of professional psychology and failure to adequately and sufficiently assess the pathology occurring in the family result in a misdiagnosis of the pathology and inappropriate treatment that caused harm to the child and to the targeted parent?

Duty to Protect:  Did the mental health professional fulfill his or her professional obligation to protect the child from the psychological abuse inflicted on the child by the evident psychopathology and pathogenic parenting of the narcissistic/(borderline) parent?

The pathology traditionally termed “parental alienation” is a child protection issue.  It is a form of child psychological abuse.  Gardnerian PAS cannot make this case.  An attachment-based model can.

Will the malpractice suit win?  I don’t know.  As I’ve said, I’m a psychologist, not an attorney.  I can only define the pathology.  However, from where I sit as a psychologist, I suspect that with the selection of the right “test case” there would probably be an exceedingly good chance of proving that the mental health professional failed in his or her “duty to protect”because of a misdiagnosis of the pathology as a direct consequence of their practicing beyond the boundaries of their competence regarding the pathology described in an attachment-based model of “parental alienation” (attachment trauma reenactment pathology).

Possibly a more conservative approach to a lawsuit might be to first file a licensing board complaint and wait for the licensing board to rule that the mental health professional was practicing beyond the boundaries of competence, and then to bring the malpractice lawsuit.  But I suspect that with the right test case the legal team may be able to get boundaries of competence (Standard 2.01), inadequate assessment (Standard 9.01), and harm to the client (Standard 3.04) along with failure in the “duty to protect” all in a single case.  But I’m not an attorney, I’m a psychologist.

The pathology of “parental alienation” is not a child custody issue; it is a child protection issue.

Foundations defines the pathology entirely within standard and established psychological constructs and principles.

There is no such thing as “parental alienation.”  But we’re not talking about “parental alienation.”  We’re talking about the trans-generational transmission of attachment-trauma through the formation of a cross-generational coalition of the parent with the child, that is mediated by the narcissistic/(borderline) psychopathology of the allied parent.  Call it “parental alienation,” call it “pathogenic parenting,” call it “attachment trauma reenactment pathology.”  I don’t care what you label it.

What’s in a name?  that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet – Shakespeare

Or we can simply use one long paragraph-description each time we refer to the pathology.  I don’t care.  But no matter what we call it, the pathology as defined in Foundations is definitely child psychological abuse.

I am not an attorney. I am a psychologist. But surely there are attorneys out there in the targeted parent community, or their allies, who can put the pieces together.  Standards 2.01, 9.01, 3.04 and “duty to protect” – massive damage to the child’s normal-range emotional and psychological development – massive trauma to the normal-range and affectionally available targeted parent – massive professional ignorance and incompetence.  I find it hard to believe that you can’t make something out of that?

Wake Up and Fight

It is time to wake up from the slumber of Gardnerian PAS.  An attachment-based reformulation for the pathology traditionally called “parental alienation” empowers you to fight back, to hold mental health professionals accountable for an appropriate assessment of the pathology and for an accurate diagnosis of the pathology.

Professional ignorance and incompetence is not allowed by existing standards of professional practice.  The theoretical Foundations on which you can stand are rock solid.  Bowlby, Beck, Millon, Minuchin, Kernberg… and on and on.

The paradigm is shifting.

Attachment-based “parental alienation,” pathogenic parenting, attachment trauma reenactment pathology… I don’t care what you call it… it is V995.51 Child Psychological Abuse, Confirmed.

What we want – what we expect – is that all mental health professionals who are working with this “special population” of children and families possess the appropriate specialized knowledge and expertise necessary and required for professionally competent practice.  These domains of professional knowledge are specifically identified in Foundations; expertise in the attachment system; in personality disorders, and in family systems constructs.

We want, and we expect, all mental health professionals to make the appropriate and warranted DSM-5 diagnosis of V995.51 Child Psychological Abuse, Confirmed whenever thethree diagnostic indicators of the pathology are present in the child’s symptom display (call it attachment-based “parental alienation,” call it pathogenic parenting, call it attachment trauma reenactment pathology).

As you are all probably aware, I’m not an attorney, I’m a psychologist.  But as a psychologist, I wonder what sort of damages might be sought in a case of malpractice involving the misdiagnosis of child abuse?  And I’m wondering, might the mental health professional’s malpractice insurance carrier settle the case before trial because they determine it will cost them more financially to fight the case than it will cost them to simply settle the case? (and if they go to trial they might lose)

I don’t know these things, I’m not an attorney, I’m a psychologist.

End Parental AlienationWhat I do know, is that we will not abandon a single child to the pathology of “parental alienation.”  It stops.  Today.  Now.

Craig Childress, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist, PSY 18857

The true state of dependency exists in the fragile world of work.

truthaholics:

Of such things Smith evidently
knows nothing as he pursues his vicious, deceitful and ideological, war
on the poor. Far from making people well, work is frequently the very
thing that either makes people sick, physically or mentally, or makes
their existing condition worse, now with the added risk to life and well
being from Iain Duncan Smith himself who clearly has not the faintest
idea of the real violence inflicted upon people by poverty. Or perhaps
he does, which would make him the vilest man alive in Britain today.

Originally posted on Social Action:

 A letter a day to number 10. No 1,191

Thursday 27 August 2015. The true state of dependency exists in the fragile world of work.

Shares are encouraged and welcomed. If this letter speaks for you and
you wish to send your own copy please feel free to use it and alter it
for your own needs for your own letter.

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Dear Mr Cameron,

In his recent speech on work, health and disability Iain Duncan Smith
made a great many extravagant claims, not least the following regarding
what you supposedly inherited from Labour in 2010:

* nearly one in five households had no one working;
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Labour’s Roy Hattersley QUITS the House of Lords as it ‘goes against the idea of equality’

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“The idea that peers can totally lose the confidence of the public and never be held to account is bewildering to most people.

“We can only get real accountability through an elected chamber – not through the cosy arrangements that exist at the moment.”

Originally posted on World4Justice : NOW! Lobby Forum.:

The party’s former Deputy Leader unleashed a blistering verbal assault on the “vastly inferior institution”, 18 years after becoming peer

Birmingham Post and MailLord Roy Hattersley
Quit: Lord Roy Hattersley has resigned from the “unequal” House of Lords

Labour big beast Roy Hattersley is quitting the House of Lords and launched a scathing attack on the upper chamber.

The party’s former Deputy Leader unleashed a blistering verbal assault on the “vastly inferior institution”, 18 years after becoming peer.

The Mirror is campaigning to abolish the unelected chamber – and Lord Hattersley has joined mounting criticism of the House.

He said: “It is a vastly inferior institution and goes against the idea of equality.

“How can it be equal if the Lords are chosen by the Prime Minister?

“In principle, it’s wrong, but we can’t get rid of it because there would be uproar.”

GettyRoy Hattersley, British Labour politician, author and journalist, served as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from 1983 to 1992, appears at a photocall prior to an event at the 30th Edinburgh International Book Festival, on August 13, 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland
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Pending Case NA (C-115/15): Four Questions For CJEU

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European Union (EU) law can be potent stuff; its emollient, remedial effects are totally mind-blowing for beneficiaries. Conversely, the unaccommodating national rules are fraught with treachery and only the fit survive. Impossible things are possible for overstayers under the regulations but under the rebarbative rules impossibility will often confront, and usually crush, the applicant: outside the rules non-standard features are required to justify granting leave. Another thing to know about the Darwinian rules, which are true only by the accident of history, is that when they do come into play to aid an applicant, there is scant acknowledgement that they even exist. From this perspective, the rules are a myth; by skewing them regularly, the Home Office shortchanges applicants even when coverage under article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) exists.

Originally posted on United Kingdom Immigration Law Blog:

European Union (EU) law can be potent stuff; its emollient, remedial effects are totally mind-blowing for beneficiaries. Conversely, the unaccommodating national rules are fraught with treachery and only the fit survive. Impossible things are possible for overstayers under the regulations but under the rebarbative rules impossibility will often confront, and usually crush, the applicant: outside the rules non-standard features are required to justify granting leave. Another thing to know about the Darwinian rules, which are true only by the accident of history, is that when they do come into play to aid an applicant, there is scant acknowledgement that they even exist. From this perspective, the rules are a myth; by skewing them regularly, the Home Office shortchanges applicants even when coverage under article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) exists. Involving a myriad of intriguing issues, the EU law tale of a Pakistani lady called…

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Living with the state aided loss of a child: this could happen to you

Originally posted on Karen Woodall:

This week we are working hard to get ready for our autumn launch of self help services for families affected by alienation, transition difficulties and loss of a child after separation. These services aim to put into your hands the tools and support that you need to learn, cope and heal from the problems affecting your family after separation. These problems are many and we know that the inability of the family court system, regularly leads to the loss of a child for too many parents all over the world.

Whilst debates rage on across the globe about how legislative change can resolve these issues, we have decided to simply put into the hands of as many parents as possible, the tools and strategies that can help to prevent the terrible life experience that is the complete loss of a child. We have decided to do this because we know…

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In a Final Speech, Civil Rights Icon Julian Bond Declares: “We Must Practice Dissent” | Democracy Now!

Originally posted on [Modern Times]:

In one of his final speeches, the late civil rights leader Julian Bond spoke at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on May 2, 2015, as part of the “Vietnam: Power of Protest” conference. He was introduced by the actor and activist Danny Glover. Julian Bond died on August 15 at the age of 75. Bond first gained prominence in 1960 when he organized a series of student sit-ins while attending Morehouse College. He went on to help found SNCC, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Julian Bond would go on to co-found the Southern Poverty Law Center. He served as the organization’s first president from 1971 to 1979. From 1998 to 2010, he was chairman of the NAACP.

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Resigns, Calls Snap Elections

Originally posted on Counter Information:

Global Research, August 21, 2015

tsipras_1-400x209On Thursday, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned and announced snap elections, likely in late September – a ploy hoping for enough voter support to remain in power before ordinary Greeks feel the pain of greater austerity he agreed to after pledging no more in January.

His SYRIZA-led coalition holds a slim majority. Polls astonishingly show he remains popular – at least compared to alternative choices.

Greece is like most other nations. Monied interests rule. Ordinary people have no say. Tsipras and most SYRIZA officials proved they’re as supportive of monied interests as opposition parties PASOK and New Democracy.

Announcing his decision to step down on national television, Tsipras said “(t)he political mandate of the January 25 elections has exhausted its limits, and now the Greek people have to have their say.”

Tsipras, like Obama, promised hope and change. They delivered worse than…

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CLARITY FIRST: DEAR TRANSPARENCY PROJECT…

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Really bitter pill for family lawyers to swallow because transparency starts by withdrawing self-serving snouts from the trough in order to stand back and actually see the scale of the problems and only then to figure out how to effect root and branch reform as a remedy.

Originally posted on dbfamilylaw:

Clarity first

Dear Transparency Project (http://www.transparencyproject.org.uk/)

I admire what you aim to do; though, as you know, I think your title – ‘transparency’ – is a euphemism. Like the President of the Family Division I think you look through the family law procedural telescope from the wrong end (https://dbfamilylaw.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/transparency-made-simple/) and think that, because it is family proceedings they must be held in private (see discussion of the illegality of Family Procedure Rules 2010 (‘FPR 2010’) r 27.10(1) (below)).

All family courts, like any court in England, in law must be open, subject to certain well-known exceptions (the most obvious being children law, which – I entirely understand – takes up a significant proportion of the work of family courts). Privacy is the exception, and must be justified. This has been explained time and again by the judges, most recently in eg A v British Broadcasting Corporation

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A PARENT WITH DESTRUCTIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDER

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“PARENTECTOMY!!”
PARENTAL ALIENATION HAS A NEGATIVE DOWNWARD SPIRAL EFFECT – A DOMINO EFFECT BEGINNING WITH THE CHILD, THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS ON THE ALIENATED PARENT CAUSING COMPLETE DESTRUCTION OF A FUNCTIONING HOME AND FAMILY.

Originally posted on PARENTS HEALING FROM ESTRANGEMENT- #PAS:

Parental Alienation is a BEHAVIOR OF A PARENT WITH DESTRUCTIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDER , HATE ,TRANSFERRED IN ABUSIVE BEHAVIORS TOWARDS THE CHILD IN MANIPULATION TO BE CARRIED OUT AS A VENGEFUL ACT AGAINST THE OTHER PARENT.(THE ALIENATED PARENT)

CHILDREN ARE QUITE FREQUENTLY PROGRAMMED BY THE PARENT TO LIE ,STEAL

TAUGHT TO ACT OUT THE ALIGNED PARENTS  HATRED,MIMICKING THE DISTURBED PARENT.

CHILDREN ARE MENTALLY DECEIVED AND PROGRAMMED WITH ENFORCEMENT

ON CLAIMING FALSE ALLEGATIONS OF ABUSE ON THE ALIENATED PARENT.

LEAVING THE CHILD  ISOLATED WITH CONFUSION AND DENIED QUESTIONS. ONLY ANSWERS, ARE THOSE DENIED VISITATION WITH THE ALIENATED PARENT.

UNJUSTIFIED HATRED LEARNED THROUGH THE ALIGNED PARENT.

**ALIGNED MEANING THE psychologically DISTURBED PARENT HAS SUCCEEDED IN MANIPULATING THE CHILD. IN A SEVERE FORM OF THE CHILD ALIGNING THEMSELVES WITH THE ALIGNED PARENT,  CHILD NO LONGER HAS “SELF IDENTITY”

THE CHILD’S BEHAVIOR IS NOT THAT OF A CHILD, BUT DISPLAYED BEHAVIOR

DISTORTED ACTIONS OF A…

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The unbearable madness of knowing

truthaholics:

Some excellent tips for persevering through parental alienation.
“People cannot endure inexplicable worthlessness” – John D. MacDonald

Originally posted on Karen Woodall:

This week I have been working on several projects concerned with increasing parental awareness of what is happening to their children when alienation strikes.  All this alongside working with parents whose children are alienated and children who think that the parent they have rejected is quite simply horrible. I have also been working with parents who are so indignantly determined that their version of why a child no longer sees a parent is correct, that they will go to any lengths to ‘prove’ it.  The world of children’s rejection of a parent is indeed a world in which everyone is concerned about what they know. And of course,  everyone believes that what they know is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.  Working in the midst of this can feel, at times, a little bit like being down the rabbit hole with Alice, I half expect the…

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