Friday, June 10, 2011

CBC Radio Interview: Parental Alienation

On May 16, Anna Maria Tremonti of CBC Radio's Morning Show "The Current" did a 24 minute segment on Parental Alienation - beginning with an interview of a severely alienated parent whose son committed suicide - Dash was 16 at the time - and his mother Pamela Richardson of Vancouver BC firmly believes was due to the damage from PA. (Here is link to her website that features the foundation she established in her sons memory  and her book - "A Kidnapped Mind").  [time 09:00] She also repeats clips from a previous interview with Dr. Rachel Klein of New York University Medical School who is a member of the committee considering including Parental Alienation in the American Psychological Association DSM-V (Diagnostic Statistics's Manual  - Version 5).   Then she discusses PA with Dr. Joe Goldberg who has arranged a number of Professional Symposiums on Parental Alienation - including one coming up  in Montreal on May 28-29, 2011.  He is a firm advocate of treating PA as a legitimate mental illness. [time 17:00] Finally, Tremonti speaks with Ms. Terry O'Neill who is President of the U.S based group, National Association of Women (NOW) who opposes the effort to include PA in the DSM-V primarily on the basis that it is mostly a plot by fathers to abuse their children.

I have archived a MP3 podcast of of the interview, here.

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