Assessment, Diagnosis, Treatment — Dr. Craig Childress: Attachment Based “Parental Alienation” (AB-PA)

An attachment-based model of “parental alienation” (AB-PA) – as described in Foundations – is not a “theory” – it is diagnosis. Diagnosis is the application of standard and established constructs and principles to a set of symptoms. Diagnosis. A foundational principle of clinical psychology is that assessment leads to diagnosis, and diagnosis guides treatment. The […] […]

My Case

My case started with a phone call alleging neglect only due to drug use that was placed by her father per state reports although the petition read domestic violence, drug use and untreated mental health. I really cannot see a person with mental health issues so great that they cause an issue with the capability […]

Any Answers Anyone?

So the hardest part of everything I have recently discovered is that the people around me that I have to confide in don’t really understand the extent to which my mother has and will go to hurt me. While I understand their hesitation and some of the doubt, because I myself am still shocked when […]

I Love You Kid

To My Son; I love you. I just needed to say that. I am unable to express how I feel or say the important things I need to say to you directly and for that I am extremely sorry. I am sorry that I was not more demanding about being in your world and your […]

Another Family Destroyed

If it wasn’t enough that she has stolen my kids, bought me presents for Christmas from them, signed them herself, she also picked out 3 books from her collection to give me as gifts……They are CROSS, Trial, and The Lost all by James Patterson, our favorite author. The first chapter in The Lost in entitled […]

supplied] Lehr v. Robertson, 463 US 248, 257-258 (1983) the Court has found that the relationship of love and duty in a recognized family unit is an interest in liberty entitled to Constitutional protection … “State intervention to terminate such a relationship … must be accomplished by procedures meeting the requisites of the Due Process […]