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Parental Alienation


Divorce Poison:  Protecting the Parent-Child Bond from a Vindictive Ex

Co-parenting with a Toxic Ex: What to Do When Your Ex-Spouse Tries to Turn the Kids Against You

Foundations: An Attachment-Based Model of Parental Alienation


Parental Alienation Awareness Organization USA 

Parental Alienation Solutions

Parental Alienation – Parenting Association 

Research Articles 

Balmer, S., Matthewson, M., & Haines, J. (2017). Parental alienation: Targeted parent perspective. Australian Journal of Psychology. 1-9. doi:10.1111/ajpy.12159

Crary, D. (2012, September 23). Parental alienation not on the list of disorders: Psychiatrists rebuff lobbying campaign. The Washington Times. Retrieved from

Grohol, J. (2018). Parental alienation: Disorder or not: Psych Central. Retrieved from

Harman, J. J., Biringen, Z., Ratajack, E. M., Outland, P. L., & Kraus, A. (2016). Parents behaving badly: Gender biases in the perception of parental alienating behaviors. Journal of Family Psychology. 30(7), 866-874.

Harman, J. J., Kruk, E. & Hines, D. (2018). Parental alienating behaviors: An unacknowledged form of family violence, Psychological Bulletin, 133(12), 1275-1299.

Kruk, E. (2018). Parental alienation as a form of emotional child abuse: The current state of knowledge and directions for future research, Family Science Review, 22(4), 141-164).

Kruk, E. (2019, January). Parental alienation as child abuse and family violence: A form of emotional aggression and intimate terrorism. Psychology Today. Retrieved from

Poustie, C., Matthewson, M., & Balmer, S. (2018). The forgotten parent: The targeted parent perspective of parental alienation. Journal of Family Issues 39(12), 3298-3323. doi:10.1177/0192513X18777867

Vassiliou, D., & Cartwright, G. F. (2001). The lost parents’ perspective on parental alienation syndrome. American Journal of Family Therapy, 29(3), 181-191. doi:10.1080/019261801750424307

Walker, L. E., & Shapiro, D. L. (2010). Parental alienation disorder: Why label children with a mental disorder: Journal of Child Custody, 7(4), 266-286. doi:10.1080/15379418.2010.521041

Warshak, R. A. (2018, April 26). Backlash against parental alienation: Denial and skepticism about psychological abuse [Web log post]. Retrieved from

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