Parental Alienation: In Search of Common Ground For a More Differentiated Theory

@article{Johnston2020ParentalAI,
  title={Parental Alienation: In Search of Common Ground For a More Differentiated Theory},
  author={Janet R. Johnston and Matthew J. Sullivan},
  journal={Family Court Review},
  year={2020},
  volume={58},
  pages={270-292}
}
The concept of parental alienation (PA) has expanded in popular usage at the same time that it remains mired in controversy about its scientific integrity and its use as a legal strategy in response to an increasing range of issues in family court. In this paper we describe how competing advocacy movements (for mothers, fathers and children) in the family justice field have, over time, helped shape the shifting definitions and widening focal concerns of PAfrom children who make false… 

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