Are intensive parental alienation treatments effective and safe for children and adolescents?

@article{Mercer2019AreIP,
  title={Are intensive parental alienation treatments effective and safe for children and adolescents?},
  author={Jean Mercer},
  journal={Journal of Child Custody},
  year={2019},
  volume={16},
  pages={113 - 67}
}
  • J. Mercer
  • Published 2019
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Child Custody
Abstract Strong claims have been made for the possibility of diagnostic discrimination between children who refuse contact with a nonpreferred divorced parent due to parental alienation (PA) created by the preferred parent and those who refuse for other reasons such as abuse. PA proponents have also argued that interventions, which include custody changes, can alter the alienated children’s attitudes and create positive behavior toward the nonpreferred parent. This article examines the… Expand
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