Battles are chaotic. That’s to be expected. In July, I raised the battle flags of our assault on the citadel of establishment mental health. In August we are mustering our forces on the battlefield. In September and October we begin our focused assaults. Leadership is beginning to emerge from within your ranks and I’ll be working with that leadership in the days and months ahead. They will help and support you. Follow their guidance.
Our goal is to achieve a paradigm shift.
Gardner’s model of PAS took us down a wrong road in proposing a “new syndrome.” In order to achieve a solution, the pathology of “parental alienation” must be defined within standard and established psychological principles and constructs to which all mental health professionals can be held accountable.
An attachment-based reformulation for the pathology as described in Foundationsaccomplishes this.
Foundationsdefines specific professional domains of knowledge necessary…
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