Children with Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) potentially suffer from negative indoctrination from at least one parent. This results in damaging the bond between the targeted parent and child and in the creation of an emotionally taxing environment for the child. This clinical challenge calls for a review on the dynamics of PAS and the child caught in the crossfire between parents. PAS is difficult to treat because alienated parents don’t realize the harm they are causing to their child. Hence, it is difficult for the alienating parent to change their approach and negative feeding of the rival parent. Thus, court-ordered family therapy sessions should be considered by some psychologists and legal authorities, so that therapists can have the power of identifying examples of PAS occurring within a family. This review will investigate family therapy as a possible intervention to mitigate the effects of PAS.
"Family Therapy: An Early Intervention in Mitigating PAS,"
Intuition: The BYU Undergraduate Journal in Psychology: Vol. 12
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/intuition/vol12/iss1/8