𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝘂𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗣𝗔𝗥𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗔𝗟 𝗔𝗟𝗜𝗘𝗡𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝘂𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗣𝗔𝗥𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗔𝗟 𝗔𝗟𝗜𝗘𝗡𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡

READ the latest peer-reviewed article by Harman et al. (2022) on the scientific status of parental alienation. The results confirmed that the current state of PA scholarship meets three criteria of a maturing field of scientific inquiry: an expanding literature, a shift toward quantitative studies, and a growing body of research that tests theory-generated hypotheses.

To summarise, Parental Alienation literature has produced a scientifically trustworthy knowledge base. Nearly 40% of the PA literature has been published since 2016. https://doi.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2Fdev0001404

For a list of the latest research via @EMMMFoundation, download a copy in PDF here: https://bit.ly/3Gr5heb


Do you agree with the proposal that parental alienation relational problem be included in DSM-5-TR?  More than 1,000 individuals and organizations have endorsed the proposal.

Untangling Parental Child Abduction

Laurence Norwin-Allen (2018-20)

Code of Ethics and Professional Practice

This Code contains the standards of ethics, practice and conduct which UKCP expects of all practitioners, and which must be followed whatever your modality of practice and whether you meet clients in person, online or otherwise.

The term ‘practitioner’ means an individual UKCP registrant who practises psychotherapy or psychotherapeutic counselling.

The term ‘client’ includes individuals, couples, families or groups who engage in psychotherapy or psychotherapeutic counselling.

Should a concern arise about a practitioner’s practice, it is against these standards that it will be judged under the Complaints and Conduct Process.

PASG Parental Alienation

Member Websites

  • Assessment
  • General Information
  • Interventions
  • Parental Alienation FAQ
  • PASG Conferences

FAQ – How do you know it is parental alienation?

The Five-Factor Model helps to distinguish parental alienation and parental estrangement.

FAQ – How does an alienated child behave?

There are 8 common behavioral symptoms of parental alienation.

FAQ – Is an alienated child mentally kidnapped?

Yes, the alienated child is mentally kidnapped and brainwashed.

FAQ – Is parental alienation child abuse?

Yes, mental health and legal authorities everywhere consider causing severe parental alienation to be a form of child psychological abuse.

FAQ – What about “listen to the child”?

Severely alienated children do not give reliable explanations of their feelings and opinions.

FAQ – What about DSM-5 and parental alienation?

The concept of parental alienation is in DSM-5, but not the actual words.

FAQ – What are alienating behaviors?

There are 17 common alienating behaviors.

FAQ – What is Parental Alienation Awareness Day?

See what happens every year on April 25.

FAQ – What is parental alienation?

Here are some general definitions and descriptions of parental alienation.

Handling Parental Alienation as a Medical Emergency

Parental Alienation More Resembles a Medical Crisis Than a Divorce Proceeding. Triage is Essential.

Parental Alienation: Reading and Resources for Practitioners and Professionals

This is an overview of parental alienation, with references, prepared by Dr. Sue Whitcombe, a psychologist in the United Kingdom.


Complete list of Member Websites pasg

Member Websites


Parental Alienation Study Group


Parental Alienation

Parental alienation sometimes occurs when parents engage in a high-conflict separation or divorce. Parental alienation means that the child has become enmeshed with one parent (the preferred parent) and has rejected a relationship with the other parent (the target parent) without legitimate justification. Continue reading “Parental Alienation Study Group”

An Open Letter to the Parental Alienation Study Group (PASG):

Dr. Craig Childress: Attachment Based "Parental Alienation" (AB-PA)

An Open Letter to the Parental Alienation Study Group (PASG):

Don’t you see my path?

In order to leverage the solution to “parental alienation” we must be able to hold all mental health professionals accountable for an accurate assessment of the pathology, and an accurate diagnosis of the pathology.

We do this through the DSM-5.  The DSM-5 diagnosis we seek in ALL cases of “parental alienation” is V995.51 Child Psychological Abuse, Confirmed.  The attachment-related pathology of “parental alienation” is not a child custody issue, it is a child protection issue.  That is the definitional change that will lead to the solution.

I have laid the Foundations for this diagnosis.  I have identified three definitive diagnostic indicators for the pathology.  These three diagnostic indicators are all established symptoms that are within the diagnostic scope of practice for ALL mental health professionals: 1) attachment-related symptoms, 2) personality disorder features, 3) an encapsulated…

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The Parental Alienation Study Group (PASG) consists of about 220 individuals, mostly mental health professionals, from more than 30 countries, including: Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom (both England and Scotland), and the United States (including Puerto Rico).

The members of PASG agree that parental alienation should be included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – Fifth Edition (DSM-5) and the International Classification of Diseases – Eleventh Edition (ICD-11). The members of PASG are also interested in developing and promoting research on the causes, evaluation, and treatment of parental alienation.


Pamela Roche, a victim of parental alienation living in Wimborne, Dorset, U.K., author of Broken Lives, Broken Minds, which is described as “a true account of parental child abduction – one mother’s story.”

Inyang Takon, M.D., MRCPCH,  Consultant Paediatrician at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Hertfordshire, England, has a special interest in neurobehavioural and neurodevelopmental problems in children, frequently assesses children  for child abuse and neglect including children who have suffered parental alienation.

Sue Whitcombe, DCounsPsych, Chartered Psychologist and HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist, Director and Principal Psychologist at Family Psychology Solutions and lecturer at Teesside University, conducts research and assessments for the family courts, delivers training to mental health, social care and legal professionals and is developing a local service offering accessible and affordable interventions for families affected by high conflict separation, estrangement and alienation. Her website: www.familypsychologysolutions.org.

click here to download the complete list:- http://pasg.info/member-sites/


Parental Alienation Database

This online database pertains to parental alienation, a mental condition in which a child – usually one whose parents are engaged in a high-conflict separation or divorce – allies strongly with one parent (the preferred parent or alienating parent) and rejects a relationship with the other parent (the target parent or alienated parent) without legitimate justification.

go to the database here:- http://mc.vanderbilt.edu/pasg/

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