Dolores Padilla-Racero and Miguel Clemente
Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Universidad de A Coruña, Spain
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Psychiatry
In the eighties, Psychiatrist Richard Gardner, under the name of Parental Alienation Syndrome (hereinafter PAS), launched an axiomatic system of ideas that seek to explain and solve the minor rejection manifests communicate with one parent when family breakdown occur. The PAS explains this negative as a result of the manipulation that the other parent has on the child. The PAS has not been scientifically proven because of an invalid theoretical model inspired by psychoanalysis. However, the application of coercive treatment that it imposes therapy threat is a reality in many countries. It is necessary to make a reformulation of the practices used by evaluators in family proceedings. A protocol that guarantees the physical and mental integrity of children and the legal certainty of all parties involved is proposed. The protocol covers various areas such as the provision of adequate procedural guarantees (compulsory for all interventions with minors are recorded and the test results provided to the parties, etc.), the establishment of scientific guarantees in determining the test (exclusive use of scientifically backed instruments, such techniques), redefining the concept of children in the justice system and a plan for continuous training for all evaluable legal agents involved in family proceedings in accordance with the concept of minor than proposed.
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