A Comparison of MMPI-2 Profiles Between Parental Alienation Cases and Custody Cases

  title={A Comparison of MMPI-2 Profiles Between Parental Alienation Cases and Custody Cases},
  author={Paolo Roma and Daniela Marchetti and Cristina Mazza and Eleonora Ricci and Lilybeth Fontanesi and Maria Cristina Verrocchio},
  journal={Journal of Child and Family Studies},
  pages={1196 - 1206}
The present study aimed at understanding the personality features of mothers and fathers engaged in parental alienation—a family dynamic in which one parent behaves in a way that foments a child’s unfounded emotional rejection of the other parent. The process is considered a complex form of child psychological maltreatment, with significant negative consequences. In cases of conflictual separation and divorce, parental alienation can be difficult—yet important—to identify. In this context, use… 



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