A Historical Perspective on Parental Alienation Syndrome and Parental Alienation

  title={A Historical Perspective on Parental Alienation Syndrome and Parental Alienation},
  author={Joan S. Meier},
  journal={Journal of Child Custody},
  pages={232 - 257}
  • Joan S. Meier
  • Published 18 August 2009
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Child Custody
Claims of parental alienation syndrome (PAS) and parental alienation (PA) have come to dominate custody litigation, especially where abuse is alleged. Although much psychological and legal literature has critiqued PAS, and leading researchers as well as most professional institutions have renounced the syndrome concept, alienation as a parental behavior or child's condition continues to be extensively investigated and credited in research and forensic contexts. This article reviews the history… 

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