A significant contribution to debates on the effects of
family breakdown – including the question "Do families
need fathers?" –
Parental Alienation calls for:
- the judiciary to appreciate better parental alienation
syndrome (PAS) · wider understanding of how parents
can manipulate the system causing tragic consequences
- children to be protected from the consequences of being
alienated from a parent
- both parents to be treated fairly by the system.
Some parents are a danger to children in brainwashing them
against an absent parent. What is required is a revolution
in thinking and behaviour – parents can be helped to
play a positive role in bringing up children, despite the
break up of the adult relationship, into a happier future.
Drawing on international research, Lowenstein discusses the
problems for parents and children when parental alienation
occurs. His book identifies the signs of PAS. Concerned with
the important task of seeking to remedy PAS, Lowenstein’s
basic principle is that both parents have the right and the
responsibility to guide their children appropriately. He also
addresses the role of the judiciary. Both the experts and
the courts need to help parents resolve their differences
to safeguard the welfare of their children.
Parental Alienation addresses the important issues of mediation
and of treatment. Parents with implacable hostility towards
one another frequently make false accusations against another
parent. The book deals with how to identify and treat accusations
of abuse, and discusses the therapeutic methods required in
PAS, and psychological assessment and treatment of pathologically
induced alienation. Challenging, even provocative, this important
book cannot be ignored.
Alienated parents stories. The problems associated with parental
alienation and PAS. The role of the judiciary. Dealing with
the problem and its treatment. Appendix: letters and web quotes
about Parental Alienation Syndrome.
About the author
Dr L. F. Lowenstein is a forensic psychologist in the area
of clinical psychology, educational psychology and general
problems related to psychological changes within individuals.
He was previously Chief Educational Psychologist for Hampshire
and has acted in a large number of legal cases and written
over 390 articles involving forensic cases, personal injury,
Parental Alienation Syndrome and family and children issues.
Paperback. About 232 pages.
Now available in UK, publishing in July 2007 in USA.