Parental Alienation in Light of Attachment Theory

@article{Garber2004ParentalAI,
  title={Parental Alienation in Light of Attachment Theory},
  author={Benjamin D. Garber},
  journal={Journal of Child Custody},
  year={2004},
  volume={1},
  pages={49 - 76}
}
  • B. Garber
  • Published 22 December 2004
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Child Custody
Abstract Few ideas have captured the attention and charged the emotions of the public, of mental health and legal professionals as thoroughly as the concept of parental alienation and Gardner's (1987) Parental Alienation Syndrome. For all of this controversy, the alienation concept stands outside developmental theory and without firm empirical support. The present paper explores alienation and its conceptual counterpart, alignment, as the necessary and natural tools of child-caregiver… 

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