Examining Parental Alienation in Child Custody Cases: A Survey of Mental Health and Legal Professionals

  title={Examining Parental Alienation in Child Custody Cases: A Survey of Mental Health and Legal Professionals},
  author={James N. Bow and Jonathan W. Gould and James R. Flens},
  journal={The American Journal of Family Therapy},
  pages={127 - 145}
An Internet survey was conducted to examine the views of mental health and legal professionals about parental alienation (PA) in child custody cases. Findings from 448 respondents revealed much awareness about the PA concept and controversies, along with the need for further research in the field. In general, respondents were cautious and conservative/moderate in their view of PA and very reluctant to support the concept of Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS). Also, they did not view PAS as… 
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