Dr. Richard Gardner’s Legacy: Broken Courts, Broken Families

Parenting Abused Children: Hope, Healing & Insight

Dr. Richard Gardner the Originator of Parental Alienation Syndrome..set out to create a syndrome for which he will be remembered by, Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) and ultimately will be remembered for how his syndrome destroys families and generates a feeding frenzy of litigation in the family court system

“Gardner, as a rationalist, has a belief in the possibility of ideas becoming “deeply embedded in the brain circuitry” of professionals, of whom he is one. He has set out to systematically establish the existence of a syndrome, for which he will be remembered, according to the rituals of present-day scientific process, to burn this into their brain circuitry….But that’s not science.It is still hard to say whether, on aggregate, the focus on this syndrome is helpful….But however much PAS achieves in the grand scheme of things, over a period of years, it is probably the wrong tool for the…

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