Friday, February 26, 2010

Action Alert: Write to APA to endorse including PAS in DSM-V

I received the following email request from Dr. Amy BAKER - the author and researcher of the well-received book about PAS entitled:

Wed Feb 24, 2010


I hope that this e-mail finds you well. I am inviting you to consider writing a letter to the committee that will decide whether to include parental alienation in the American Psychiatric Association’s manual of mental disorders (DSM). The manual has not been updated in 20 years and may not be updated again for another 20 years.

A formal proposal presenting the research and clinical evidence for parental alienation has been submitted and is being considered by a working group. Letters from parents and other individuals personally or professionally affected by PAS can help persuade this group to take seriously this devastating problem affecting families today.

If you are interested, go the link below, *register, and write your letter.

Best Regards,

Amy J.L. Baker, Ph.D.

p.s *This is rather tedious but necessary. They need your full address and will confirm registration email address before allowing you to comment. I suggest a CLEAR endorsement of including PAS in the DSM-V, then an explanation and/or personal anecdote or experience that supports your position (of course only if you feel comfortable so doing).

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