“The pathology traditionally called “parental alienation” in the common-culture represents the trans-generational transmission of attachment trauma from the childhood of a narcissistic/(borderline) parent to the current family relationships, mediated by the personality disorder pathology of the narcissistic/(borderline) parent, which is itself a product of the childhood attachment trauma of this parent.
Court-involved mental health professionals should therefore be relying on constructs from personalty disorder pathology – a fully established and well-documented domain of professional psychology – for the application of standard and established psychological principles and constructs.
Pathogenic parenting that is creating significant developmental pathology in the child (diagnostic indicator 1), personality disorder pathology in the child (diagnostic indicator 2), and delusional-psychiatric pathology in the child (diagnostic indicator 3) in order to meet the emotional and psychological needs of the parent represents a DSM-5 diagnosis of V995.51 Child Psychological Abuse, Confirmed.”
I am a psychologist, not an attorney. My opinions represent those of an old-school clinical psychologist, not an attorney. But given the profoundly incompetent and professionally negligent practices surrounding mental health’s involvement with the family law system (sometimes called “court-involved therapy” or “court-involved mental health” services), I’d be open to collaborating with a legal team of substance in exploring the possibility of a class action lawsuit.
Negligent Professional Practice
In my non-legal view… the professional negligence involves the consistent and system-wide failure to apply standard and established constructs and principles of professional psychology to the professional work of court-involved mental health professionals working in the family law system, resulting in the system-wide failure by mental health professionals to appropriately and accurately diagnose child psychological abuse and respond with an appropriate child protection response consistent with their “duty to protect.”
As a result of a consistent and negligent disregard for the…
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