as published in
14 Child and Family Law Quarterly 381 (2002)

Professor Carol Bruch's

Parental Alienation Syndrome and Alienated Children -- getting it wrong in child custody cases
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Contains citations to additional English authorities. In particular, see pages 390-392

NOTE: Richard Gardner wrote a purported "rebuttal" to Prof. Bruch's article, which can be found on his website here (in German) and here (in English.) Prof. Bruch replies here (in German), or here (in English.)

The American Bar Association's Family Law Section has published the definitive article on the so-called "parental alienation syndrome" and its misuse in child custody cases in the Fall 2001 issue of the Family Law Quarterly.

Parental Alienation Syndrome and Parental Alienation: Getting It Wrong in Child Custody Cases
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Reprints of Professor Bruch's article also can be purchased by calling the ABA at 1-800-285-2221, or by emailing

The ABA website is at

Kudos to Carol Bruch for writing this; laurels to Linda Elrod for publishing it.  Thank you!