The Solution: The Requirements

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

The mental health system response to the attachment-related pathology of “parental alienation” is massively broken.

The legal system response to the attachment-related pathology of “parental alienation” is massively broken.

The solution requires that we must first protect the child.  We cannot ask the child to expose the child’s authentic love for the targeted parent when the child faces psychological retaliation from the narcissistic/(borderline) personality parent.  The child is doing what the child has to do in order to survive with the pathology of the narcissistic/(borderline) parent.  We must first be able to protect the child.

REQUIREMENT 1:  We must first be able to protect the child before we can ask the child to reveal the child’s authenticity.  This requires a protective separation of the child from the psychological control and manipulation of the narcissistic/(borderline) parent during treatment and recovery stabilization.

From a purely psychotherapy perspective, we would generally need about…

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