Parental Alienation Syndrome in Court Referred Custody Casesby Janelle Burrill
This dissertation summarizes the research of 30 court referred, custody dispute cases assessing the behaviors of the parents and their children to determine the presence or absence of Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS). The criteria to determine the parent and their children's behaviors is Dr. Gardner's definition of Parental Alienation Syndrome. The parents were placed in three categories (mild, moderate or severe) based on their symptoms and behaviors. Their children (59) were then categorized into three groups (mild, moderate, severe). This investigation seeks to determine additional information regarding the presence or absence of PAS.Reluctance by the courts and mental health community to accept the validity of PAS probably contributes to the perpetuation of the disruption of parent-child relations in custody disputes. Findings and Conclusions: It appears the data from this study corroborates observations and definitions of Parental Alienation Syndrome. The data from this study indicates that the parents in the mild PAS category have children who exhibit fewer negative behaviors toward the alienated parents whereas children whose parents are in the severe category exhibit more negative behaviors towards the alienated parents. This study found that the more negative behaviors a child exhibits towards an alienated parent, the more severe their parent's symptoms and behaviors. Consequently, there is more severe alienation from the alienated parent and the more disruption to that parent-child relation. PAS is a distinctive form of child abuse generally found in intractable custody disputes.
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This is an excellent summary of 30 court referred cases assessing the behaviors of the parents and their children to determine the presence or absence of estrangement and alienation against the other parent. This investigation seeks to determine additional information regarding the presence or absence of PAS. PAS probably contributes to the perpetuation of the disruption of parent-child relations and the child's identity to the target parent. PAS is a distinctive form of child abuse generally found in intractable high conflice custody cases. This is a very good read.
This book advocates junk science in the family law courts. So many children and families have been hurt by this wacky fraud, this book should be removed from the shelves. Shame on this author!! And shame on Barnes and Noble for allowing such trash to be sold in their stores,
QUACK QUACK Janelle Burrill Sacramento has practiced Psychology for decades and continues to do so with impunity without the bother of necessary qualification or licence from Board of Psychology. BURRILL-O'DONNELL JANELLE registration as a PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSISTANT working under the supervision of her friend DR JANAK MEHTANI PSB30483 was terminated on July 22, 2006. Janelle Burrill advertises herself as a psychologist everywhere www.sacramento-psychologists.com & www.sacramentotop10.com Janelle Burrill refers all her victims to her friend Dr Janak Mehtani - Evidence of collusion, pill-pusher nexus and corruption between Burrill and Mehtani has been provided to the Board of Psychology for BOP cases 1F-2010-205943, 1F-2010-206255 & 1F-2010-205955 Google "Janelle Burrill fraud" for more info.... She will be in handcuffs soon http://www.groundreport.com/US/Corrupt-Fraud-Janelle-Burrill-exposed-with-Evidenc/2925606 http://www.associatedcontent.com/slideshow/56364/corrupt_fraud_janelle_burrill_exposed.html?cat=9 http://justiceinca.newsvine.com/_news/2010/07/06/4622965-corrupt-fraud-janelle-burrill-credentials-apathyinaction-at-california-dca-bbs-felony-crime- http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/6245063-corrupt-fraud-janelle-burrill-sacramento-exposed-with-evidence-apathy-inaction-at-dca-bbs-california
The American Judges Association, the National District Attorney's Association and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges has all debunked PAS as a legal tool of abuse for abusers to get child custody away from their victims, with the latter warning judges NOT to accept claims of parental alienation: 2009: A Judicial Guide to Child Safety in Custody Cases National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Family Violence Department Page 12: C. [§3.3] A Word of Caution about Parental Alienation34 Under relevant evidentiary standards, the court should not accept testimony regarding parental alienation syndrome, or "PAS." The theory positing the existence of PAS has been discredited by the scientific community.35 In Kumho Tire v. Carmichael, 526 U.S. 137 (1999), the Supreme Court ruled that even expert testimony based in the "soft sciences" must meet the standard set in the Daubert case.36 Daubert, in which the court re-examined the standard it had earlier articulated in the Frye37 case, requires application of a multi-factor test, including peer review, publication, testability, rate of error, and general acceptance. PAS does not pass this test. Any testimony that a party to a custody case suffers from the syndrome or "parental alienation" should therefore be ruled inadmissible and stricken from the evaluation report under both the standard established in Daubert and the earlier Frye standard.38 The discredited "diagnosis" of PAS (or an allegation of "parental alienation"), quite apart from its scientific invalidity, inappropriately asks the court to assume that the child's behaviors and attitudes toward the parent who claims to be "alienated" have no grounding in reality. It also diverts attention away from the behaviors of the abusive parent, who may have directly influenced the child's responses by acting in violent, disrespectful, intimidating, humiliating, or discrediting ways toward the child or the other parent. The task for the court is to distinguish between situations in which the child is critical of one parent because they have been inappropriately manipulated by the other (taking care not to rely solely on subtle indications) , and situations in which the child has his or her own legitimate grounds for criticism or fear of a parent, which will likely be the case when that parent has perpetrated domestic violence. Those grounds do not become less legitimate because the abused parent shares them, and seeks to advocate for the child by voicing his or her concerns.
Janelle Burrill has had her credentials revoked as of March 2010!!!!!!!