Putting Science and Reasoning Back Into the “Parental Alienation” Discussion: Reply to Bernet, Robb, Lorandos, and Garber

  title={Putting Science and Reasoning Back Into the “Parental Alienation” Discussion: Reply to Bernet, Robb, Lorandos, and Garber},
  author={Madelyn Simring Milchman and Robert A. Geffner and Joan S. Meier},
  journal={Family Court Review},
Concepts, Controversies And Conundrums Of “Alienation:” Lessons Learned In A Decade And Reflections On Challenges Ahead
There have been significant advances in understandings and practice related parent–child contact problems (PCCPs), with a growing consensus about some issues and continuing controversy about others.Expand


Dynamics, Not Diagnoses
I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to this compilation of insightful articles and, in particular, for the opportunity to respond to the critical commentary on rhetoric and alienation byExpand
How far has parental alienation research progressed toward achieving scientific validity?
Abstract This article analyzes the evidence for parental alienation (PA) through the lens of construct validity. It defines PA as a theoretical construct. It explains why construct validity is neededExpand
An Objective Measure of Splitting in Parental Alienation: The Parental Acceptance–Rejection Questionnaire
Assessment of the usefulness of the Parental Acceptance–Rejection Questionnaire (PARQ) in identifying and quantifying the degree of splitting showed that severely alienated children engaged in a high level of splitting, by perceiving the preferred parent inextremely positive terms and the rejected parent in extremely negative terms. Expand
Mapping Gender: Shedding Empirical Light on Family Courts’ Treatment of Cases Involving Abuse and Alienation
This article provides an empirical view of family courts' treatment of custody cases involving abuse and/or alienation claims. After a brief literature survey, the article describes the co-authors’Expand
Use of the MMPI-2 in Child Custody Evaluations Involving Battered Women: What Does Psychological Research Tell Us?
he is confident and calm, whereas she is still suffering the effects of his abuse and therefore may appear hysterical, weepy, angry, or otherwise not "together."1 When a custody evaluation isExpand
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