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Author Baker, Amy J. L.

Title Adult children of parental alienation syndrome : breaking the ties that bind / Amy J. L. Baker.

Published New York ; London : W. W. Norton & Co., 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  362.76 BAKE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 2 unnumbered pages, 303 pages ; 24 cm
Notes "A Norton professional book"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [291]-297) and index.
Contents Pt. I. Understanding Parental Alienation Syndrome -- 1. Patterns of Parental Alienation -- 2. The Cult of Parenthood -- 3. Strategies of Alienation and Attachment Theory -- 4. Parental Alienation Is Emotional Abuse of Children -- Pt. II. Breaking the Ties That Bind -- 5. Rethinking the Past: The Process of Realization, I -- 6. Rethinking the Past: The Process of Realization, II -- 7. The Long-Term Impact of Parental Alienation Syndrome -- 8. The Role of the Targeted Parent -- Pt. III. Clinical Considerations -- 9. Working with Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome -- 10. Working with Alienated Children -- 11. Working with Targeted Parents -- 12. Final Thoughts -- App. The Sample of Interviewees.
Summary "Parental alienation syndrome (PAS), occurs when one parent, often in response to divorce or separation, successfully manipulates a child to turn against the other (targeted) parent. In its most extreme form, children report that they despise or are frightened of the targeted parent, and refuse to have any relationship with him or her. Researchers are just beginning to study the ramifications of PAS on the child victims.In this groundbreaking book, Baker describes the long-term impact of PAS, which may include depression, divorce, substance abuse, trust issues, and alienation from one's own children." "Based on a series of confidential research interviews with individuals who believe that they were child victims of PAS, the book provides an adult's perspective and voice to the experience of being manipulated as a child by one parent to turn against the other parent. By explaining the process and the meaning of the alienation for them, the interview subjects take the reader inside the world of PAS and demonstrate its life-long impact."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Parent and adult child.
Parental alienation syndrome.
Psychological child abuse.
Adult children -- Interviews.
ISBN 0393705196 (cloth)
9780393705195 (cloth)