Parental Alienation Syndrome is a concept scientifically validated

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The existence of the Parental Alienation Syndrome is not scientifically validated. Besides scientific articles demonstrating this, there are explicit declarations of scientific societies: “The American Psychological Association believes that all mental health practitioners as well as law enforcement officials and the courts must take any reports of domestic violence in divorce and child custody cases seriously. An APA 1996 Presidential Task Force on Violence and the Family noted the lack of data to support so-called “parental alienation syndrome”, and raised concern about the term’s use. However, we have no official position on the purported syndrome.”. Moreover, it states that “The syndrome has been dismissed by the American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, and American Medical Association as lacking supporting empirical or clinical evidence and it is not included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders or the International Classification of Diseases”

Meier, J. S. (2020). US child custody outcomes in cases involving parental alienation and abuse allegations: what do the data show?. Journal of social welfare and family law, 42(1), 92-105.
Casas Vila, G. (2020). Parental Alienation Syndrome in Spain: opposed by the Government but accepted in the Courts. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 42(1). Available at:
Lenore E. A. Walker EdD, Kristi L. Brantley MS & Justin A. Rigsbee MS. (2003). A Critical Analysis of Parental Alienation Syndrome and Its Admissibility in the Family Court. Journal of Child Custody, 1(2), 47-74.

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Roberto Mezkia

Hello: sorry, but you are wrong.

The 1996 statement of one of the 56 APA divisións ends: “However, we have no official position on the purported syndrome.”, and not that you say (“Moreover, it states that …”) (

Now (2021), you can read by the APA theses papers in theirs journals (one of them J. Meier against)


1.- Harman, J. J., Kruk, E., & Hines, D. A. (2018). Parental alienating behaviors: An unacknowledged form of family violence. Psychological Bulletin, 144(12), 1275–1299.     


2.- Warshak, R. A. (2015). Ten parental alienation fallacies that compromise decisions in court and in therapy. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 46(4), 235–249.

3.- Warshak, R. A. (2020). When evaluators get it wrong: False positive IDs and parental alienation. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 26(1), 54–68.

4.- Harman, J. J., & Lorandos, D. (2021). Allegations of family violence in court: How parental alienation affects judicial outcomes. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 27(2), 184-208.

Therefore, i hope that you will assume the new APA position on the Parental Alienation.


Gisela Redondo

Thanks for sharing the articles, one of them indexed in JCR. As you can see, it doesn´t say that it exists but it complains that it is not acknowledged.

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