When evaluators get it wrong: False positive IDs and parental alienation.

  title={When evaluators get it wrong: False positive IDs and parental alienation.},
  author={Richard A. Warshak},
  journal={Psychology, Public Policy and Law},
  • R. Warshak
  • Published 1 February 2020
  • Psychology
  • Psychology, Public Policy and Law
Allegations that a parent has manipulated a child to turn against the other parent raise complex issues challenging child custody evaluators, expert witnesses, and courts. A key issue relates to false positive identifications of parental alienation—concluding that parental alienation exists in cases where it really does not. Such mistaken conclusions fuel concerns about the application of parental alienation in family law cases and contribute to skepticism about the concept. This article… 

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