Examining the validity of parental alienation syndrome

@article{ODonohue2016ExaminingTV,
  title={Examining the validity of parental alienation syndrome},
  author={William O’Donohue and Lorraine T. Benuto and Natalie Bennett},
  journal={Journal of Child Custody},
  year={2016},
  volume={13},
  pages={113 - 125}
}
ABSTRACT “Parental alienation syndrome” (PAS) is a phrase first coined by Dr. Richard Gardner. Since its inception several scholars have reviewed and criticized this construct, and it has never been accepted by the scientific community as a legitimate scientific construct, as a syndrome or as a mental disorder. Despite its general rejection as unscientific, the construct of PAS at times continues to be used in legal settings as if it has an adequate foundation within science, clinical, or… 

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