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Psychologists who make their living at pushing this so-called syndrome are trying to get it approved in the next Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM V). This must be stopped. Too many children are ending up with abusers in family court once the words "parental alienation" are uttered.
The American Psychological Association (APA) agrees it is not a mental disorder. Here is their official statement:
Statement on Parental Alienation Syndrome
The American Psychological Association has no official position on "parental alienation syndrome." This concept has been used in contested child custody cases and has become the subject of significant debate. While it may be that in some divorces, children become estranged from their non-custodial parent for a variety of reasons, there is no evidence within the psychological literature of a diagnosable parental alienation syndrome.
The committee members that will be considering this are listed below. We all need to send a letter to each one to express our concerns. A downloadable letter has been prepared for each member, with space to include your own comments, including how PAS has been used against you in court by an abuser if this is the case:
Darrel A. Regier, M.D., M.P.H. (Vice Chair): Download a letter for Dr. Darrell Regier now
David J. Kupfer, M.D. : Download a letter for Dr. David Kupfer now
Daniel S. Pine, M.D. (Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence Chair): Download a letter for Dr. Daniel Pine now
Geoffrey M. Reed, Ph.D. Download a letter for Dr. Geoffrey Reed now
Wonder about the "mental health" professionals trying to get it approved in the next Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM V)? They are psychologists for hire, ready to testify for their clients or recommend that the children be put in their $40,000 a week treatment center. There is a lot of money to be made by these people if "parental alienation syndrome" makes it into the DSM-V.
And what about the children that are the true victims? Can you imagine the horror or being told you have to live with your abuser or your parent's abuser? Even after you had witnessed it? How does that child feel…do they have nightmares night after night dreaming of trying to save that parent? And on top of it, the abusive parent and/or their Whores of the Court are keeping you from seeing your loving parent. How about the child that was raped by a parent? All the rapist parent has to do is go into court and utter the words "parental alienation" and 70% of the time they score custody. Then the child is usually drugged into compliance to let the abuser continue to rape the child, and nobody will listen because the label "parental alienation syndrome" has been placed upon them.
Help lend your voice to the effort to keep this horrific label meant to keep the court psychologists and social workers employed. Comments are being taken until the middle of 2010. Please print and fill out the letters above at the links next to names, or compose letters of your own. This is very important!
For the love of our children…
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead