Parental Alienation Study Group
Awareness of parental alienation (PA) continues to grow in Australia and New Zealand. Those of you in Australia, New Zealand interested in research, study and advocacy on all aspects of parental alienation (PA) might consider joining the Parental Alienation Study Group (PASG).
The PASG now has more than 240 members, academics, researchers, practitioners such as mental health clinicians, forensic psychologists and psychiatrists, legal counsel, and judges across more than 40 countries-including members in Australia.
The members of PASG are interested in educating the general public, and are also interested in developing and promoting research on the causes, evaluation, and treatment of parental alienation and have published more than 50 books on parental alienation and related topics and scores of articles in peer reviewed journals.
Members also receive the international newsletter, Parental Alienation International (PAI), published 6 times per year. The next edition is due in November 2015.
In particular the July 2015 addition of Parental Alienation International (PAI) featured a report on the growing interest in research on PA and PAS, noting 5 recent research studies underway around the world, in the USA, South Africa and 2 studies now underway in Australia.
The September 2015 edition of Parental Alienation International (PAI) featured:
- Advocacy efforts by PASG rebutting claims that parental alienation has no scientific basis, a report on the growing interest in research on PA and PAS, noting 5 recent research studies underway around the world, in the USA, South Africa and 2 studies now underway in Australia, and
- A report on misleading and incorrect information about parental alienation delivered to frontline family violence workers in Australia
- Commentary on Dr. Craig Childress’s book, Foundations: An Attachment-Based Model of Parental Alienation. Many of you will be aware of his views, particularly that he seeks to locate parental alienation within established psychological principles and theories, particularly attachment theory. One of his purposes is to address what he believes is one of the major criticisms of parental alienation as originally formulated by Dr. Richard Gardner, that it is based entirely upon empirical observation.
The PASG welcomes new members, especially from Australia and New Zealand. Contact the PASG through the ‘Contact Us’ button on the website (pasg.info) with a brief email explaining your interest in PA.