THE ALIENATED CHILD:A Reformulation of Parental Alienation Syndrome

@article{Kelly2005THEAC,
  title={THE ALIENATED CHILD:A Reformulation of Parental Alienation Syndrome},
  author={Joan B. Kelly and Janet R. Johnston},
  journal={Family Court Review},
  year={2005},
  volume={39},
  pages={249-266}
}
In this article, controversies and problems with parental alienation syndrome are discussed. A reformulation focusing on the alienated child is proposed, and these children are clearly distinguished from other children who resist or refuse contact with a parent following separation or divorce for a variety of normal, expectable reasons, including estrangement. A systemic array of contributing factors are described that can create and/or consolidate alienation in children, including intense… 

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