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Friday, August 20, 2021

A New Book on Allegations of Parental Alienation for Parents and Professionals


A new book questioning claims about parental alienation is about to be published. Here are the citation and the Table of Contents.

Mercer, J., & Drew, M. (2022, in production). Challenging Parental Alienation. Milton Park, OXON: Routledge.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1        Introduction to Parental Alienation Concepts and Practices

Jean Mercer and Margaret Drew

Part 1:

When a Child Avoids a Parent: Understanding the Problem

Chapter 2        History of the Parental Alienation Belief System

Julie Doughty and Margaret Drew

Chapter 3        The International Expansion of the Parental Alienation Belief System Through the UK and Australian Experiences

Julie Doughty and Zoe Rathus

Chapter 4              Experiences of Parental Alienation Interventions

Adrienne Barnett, Arianna Riley, and “Katherine”

Part 2:

When a Child Avoids a Parent: Identifying and Treating Problems

Chapter 5              Evaluations for the Courts in Child Custody Cases: An Attorney’s Perspective

Nancy Erickson

Chapter 6        Distinguishing alienation from child abuse and adverse parenting

Madelyn Milchman

Chapter 7        Comparison of Parental Alienation Treatments and Evidence-Based Treatments for Children

Sarah Trane, Kelly Champion, and Steven Hupp

Chapter 8        Gender Credibility and Culture: The Impact on Women Accused of Alienation

Margaret Drew

Chapter 9        Developmental Changes in Children and Adolescents: Relevance for Parental Alienation Discussions

Jean Mercer

Part 3:

When a Child Avoids a Parent: Scientific and Legal Analyses

Chapter 10      Parental Alienation Concepts and the Law: An International Perspective

Suzanne Zaccour

Chapter 11      Questioning the Scientific Validity of the Parental Alienation Label in Abuse Cases

Joan Meier

Chapter 12      Parental Alienation, Science, and Pseudoscience

Jean Mercer

Chapter 13      Conclusion: Current Issues About Parental Alienation

Jean Mercer and Margaret Drew


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