Parental Alienation Syndrome


The parental alienation syndrome (PAS) is a childhood disorder that arises almost exclusively in the context of child-custody disputes. Its primary manifestation is the child’s campaign of denigration against a parent, a campaign that has no justification. It results from the combination of a programming (brainwashing) parent’s indoctrinations and the child’s own contributions to the vilification of the target parent. When true parental abuse and/or neglect is present, the child’s animosity may be justified and so the parental alienation syndrome explanation for the child’s hostility is not applicable.

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 AssociateParental Alienation Syndrome is discredited
1 May 2003OpinionParental Alienation Syndrome is neither valid nor useful
14 Jun 2015OpinionNo one thinks Parental Alienation Syndrome is a valid concept
14 Jun 2015OpinionReport writers employed by the family court do not believe in Parental Alienation Syndrome