So it's World Suicide Prevention Day! And the usual tripe served up by the Australian Media ('Sunrise' was my inspiration on this with that utter moron Andrew O'Keefe and a sponsored 'expert') drivels on about this cause and that cause but not once raises any questions on The System and it's institutional, politically led, hard-line feminist fuelled and fully state sponsored persecution of separated fathers!!!! You want to reduce male suicides in Australia? Perhaps start by dismantling the Family Law Courts, the CSA, the feminist staffed and highly prejudicial 'mediation' services and replace these evil father-killing apparatus with something equitable and fair to both genders! Maybe then we won't have 3 separated fathers ending their own lives every single day here in Australia. But alas, far too much money is being made in the family 'legal' system, the politics behind this issue are rampant (we live in a 'democracy' that bans films such as 'The Red Pill' that dare to challenge hard-line feminist extremism) and society gives not a sh*t about fathers who are systematically stripped of their children, homes, savings, assets, livelihoods etc.............so nothing will change! ... See MoreSee Less
"So what are we assessing for, Dr. Childress?"
Dr. C: We are assessing attachment-related pathology surrounding divorce.
The attachment system is the love and bonding system of the brain. A child rejecting a parent is fundamentally an “attachment-related pathology.”
The attachment system NEVER spontaneously dsyfunctions. It ONLY becomes dysfunctional in response to pathogenic parenting (patho=pathology; genic=genesis, creation). Pathogenic parenting is creating significant psychopathology in the child through aberrant and distorted parenting practices.
So what we’re looking for – what we’re assessing for – is to locate the source of pathogenic parenting.
We are going to assess each parent for pathogenic parenting, and we are going to document the results of that structured and standardized assessment.
We are going to document the assessment of potential pathogenic parenting by the targeted-rejected parent first. Rule-out authentic child abuse. Child abuse is of serious concern. Assess for pathogenic parenting by the targeted-rejected parent. Document this assessment using:
The Parenting Practices Rating Scale
The Parenting Practices Scale documents the assessment of potential pathogenic parenting by the targeted-rejected parent.
Then we are going to assess for pathogenic parenting by the allied and supposedly “favored” parent. This becomes more challenging because the abuse pathology seeks to remain hidden from overt view, the cause hidden beneath the child’s symptoms.
The assessment of pathogenic parenting by the allied parent lifts the evidence of pathogenic parenting from off of the child’s symptom display, thereby penetrating the pathology’s efforts to remain hidden by focusing on the impact of the pathology in creating the child’s symptom display.
The Diagnostic Checklist for Pathogenic Parenting
The Diagnostic Checklist documents the assessment for three domains of standard and established symptomatology, attachment system pathology, personality disorder traits, and psychiatric-delusional symptoms.
If those three symptoms are present in the child’s symptom display, then no other process other than pathogenic parenting by a narcissistic/(borderline) parent in a cross-generational coalition with the child could produce that specific pattern of symptoms.
When those three symptoms are NOT present, then we need to make other considerations.
But when those three symptoms ARE present, the DSM-5 diagnosis is V995.51 Child Psychological Abuse, and all considerations have shifted to child protection concerns.
Pathogenic parenting that is creating significant developmental pathology in the child (diagnostic indicator 1), personality disorder pathology in the child (diagnostic indicator 2), and delusional-psychiatric pathology in the child (diagnostic indicator 3) is a DSM-5 diagnosis of Child Psychological Abuse, Confirmed.
“Dr. Childress, are we assessing for parental alienation?”
Dr. C: No. The construct of “parental alienation” has no power. People are free to use it all they want in general conversation, but at a mental health level… it has no power.
The term that has power at the professional level is “attachment-related pathology.”
The attachment system is the love-and-bonding system of the brain. A child rejecting a parent is an attachment-related pathology. That phrase opens doors into establishing standards of practice.