The July edition of the Flying Monkey Newsletter is now available on my website:
This edition deals with the assertion that the pathology of “parental alienation” is controversial and not accepted within establishment mental health.
The focus of the newsletter is on professional competence.
Mental health professionals are not allowed – by established standards of professional practice – to be ignorant and incompetent. Targeted parents need to begin holding mental health professionals accountable for professional competence.
Mental health professionals cannot be held accountable to Gardnerian PAS.
Mental health professionals CAN be held accountable for the standard and established, fully accepted and scientifically supported constructs and principles of an attachment-based model for the pathology.
Targeted parents need to begin holding mental health professionals accountable to standards of professional competence in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of their families.
Craig Childress, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist, PSY 18857