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19 November, 2020

The Steve Frankel Group
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Dynamics, not diagnoses:
Understanding and responding
to the needs of the polarized child


(c) 2020 Benjamin D. Garber, Ph.D.






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Resources and citations  in order of appearance
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Garber, B.D. & Simon, R.A. (2018). Individual Adult Psychometric Testing and Child Custody Evaluations: If the Shoe Doesn’t Fit, Don’t Wear It. Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 30 (2), 325-341.


Garber, Benjamin D. (2016). Exploring a process-oriented forensic family observation protocol. Family Court Review, 54(2), 261-276.


Garber, Benjamin D. (2014). The chameleon child: Children as actors in the high conflict divorce drama. Journal of Child Custody, 11, 1-16.


Garber, B. D. (2011). Parental alienation and the dynamics of the enmeshed parent–child dyad: Adultification, parentification, and infantilization. Family Court Review, 49(2), 322-335


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The State v. Michaels (642 A.2d 1372, N.J. 1994)



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Pickar, D. B. (2007). On being a child custody evaluator: Professional and personal challenges, risks, and rewards. Family Court Review, 45, 103-115


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Kelly , J. B. and Johnston , J. R. (2001). The alienated child: A reformulation of Parental Alienation Syndrome. Family Court Review, 39(3), p. 250


Ludolph, P. S., & Bow, J. N. (2012). Complex alienation dynamics and very young children. Journal of Child Custody: Research, Issues, and Practices, 9(3), p. 173


Walters, M.G. and Friedlander, S. (2016), When a Child Rejects a Parent: Working With the Intractable Resist/Refuse Dynamic. Family Court Review, 54: 424-445


Johnston, J. R., Walters, M. G., & Olesen, N. W. (2005). Is it alienating parenting, role reversal, or child abuse? A study of children's rejection of a parent in child custody disputes.  Journal of Emotional Abuse, 5(4), p. 191.


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Walters, M.G. and Friedlander, S. (2016), When a Child Rejects a Parent: Working With the Intractable Resist/Refuse Dynamic. Family Court Review, 54: 424-445



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Kelly, J., & Johnston, J. (2001). The alienated child: A reformulation of parental alienation syndrome. Family Court Review, 39)


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Smart, C. (2002). From children’s shoes to children’s voices. Family Court Review, 40, 297-306.


Drozd, L. M., & Olesen, N. W. (2004). Is It Abuse, Alienation, and/or Estrangement? A Decision Tree. Journal of Child Custody: Research, Issues, and Practices, 1(3), 65-106.


Jordana v. Corley, 220 N.W.2d 515, North Dakota (USA), 1974

Polak, S., & Saini, M. (2015). Children resisting contact with a parent postseparation: Assessing this phenomenon using an ecological systems framework. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 56(3), p. 237


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Peris, T. S., & Emery, R. E. (2005). Redefining the parent-child relationship following divorce: Examining the risk for boundary dissolution. Journal of Emotional Abuse, 5(4), 169-189.


Peris, T.S.; Goeke-Morey, M.C.; Cummings, E.M. & Emery, R.E. (2008). Marital conflict and support seeking by parents in adolescence: Empirical support for the parentification construct. Journal of Family Psychology, 22(4), 633-642.


Wells, M., Glickauf-Hughes, C., & Jones, R. 1999. Codependency: A grass roots construct's relationship to shame-proneness, low self-esteem, and childhood parentification. American Journal of Family Therapy, 27: 63-71.



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Oznobishin, Olga and Kurman, Jenny (2009). Parent–child role reversal and psychological adjustment among immigrant youth in Israel. Journal of Family Psychology, 23(3), 405-415.


McMahon, T. J., & Luthar, S. S. (2007). Defining characteristics and potential consequences of caretaking burden among children living in poverty. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 77, 267-281.


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Duryea, M. M. (2007). Mothers with chronic physical illness and the parentification of their children. Retrieved 12.21.2009 from https://repository.unm.edu/dspace/bitstream/1928/3608/1/Duryea_Dissertation.pdf


Tompkins, T. L. (2007). Parentification and maternal HIV infection: Beneficial role or pathological burden? Journal of Child and Family Studies, 16, 113-125.


Wells, M., Glickauf-Hughes, C., & Jones, R. 1999. Codependency: A grass roots construct's relationship to shame-proneness, low self-esteem, and childhood parentification. American Journal of Family Therapy, 27: 63-71.


Fitzgerald, Monica M.; Schneider, Renee A.; Salstrom, Seoka; Zinzow, Heidi M.; Jackson, Joan & Fossel, Rebecca V. (2008). Child sexual abuse, early family risk, and childhood parentification: Pathways to current psychosocial adjustment. Journal of Family Psychology, 22(2), 320-324.


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Walters, M.G. and Friedlander, S. (2016), When a Child Rejects a Parent: Working With the Intractable Resist/Refuse Dynamic. Family Court Review, 54: 424-445


Garber, B. (1996, March). Alternatives to parental alienation: Acknowledging the broader scope of children's emotional difficulties during parental separation and divorce. New Hampshire Bar Journal, 51-54.


Garber, B.D. and Prescott, D. (2020). On the Value of Teddy Bears and Barbie Dolls: The Place of Children’s Transitional Objects in Family Law. Southwestern Law Review.
 

Garber, B.D. (2019) For the Love of Fluffy: Respecting, Protecting, and Empowering Transitional Objects in the Context of High-Conflict Divorce, Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 60:7, 552-565.



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Garber, B.D. (2020). Sherlock Holmes and the case of resist/refuse dynamics:
Confirmatory bias and abductive inference in family law. Family Court Review, 58 (2).


Saunders, D. G., Faller, K. C., & Tolman, R. M. (2016). Beliefs and recommendations regarding child custody and visitation in cases involving domestic violence: A comparison of professionals in different roles. Violence Against Women, 22(6), 722-744


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Tarescavage, A. M., Azizian, A., Broderick, C., & English, P. (2019). Associations between MMPI-2-RF Scale scores and institutional violence among patients detained under sexually violent predator laws. Psychological Assessment, 31(5), 707-713.


Tarescavage, A. M., Azizian, A., Broderick, C., & English, P. (2019). Associations between MMPI-2-RF Scale scores and institutional violence among patients detained under sexually violent predator laws. Psychological Assessment, 31(5), 707-713.


Pickar, D.B. and Kaufman, R.L. (2015), Parenting Plans for Special Needs Children. Family Court Review, 53: 113-133.


Saini, M. (2019), Strengthening Coparenting Relationships to Improve Strained Parent–Child Relationships: A Follow‐Up Study of Parents’ Experiences of Attending the Overcoming Barriers Program. Family Court Review, 57: 217-230.


Warshak, R.A. and Otis, M.R. (2010), HELPING ALIENATED CHILDREN WITH FAMILY BRIDGES: PRACTICE, RESEARCH, AND THE PURSUIT OF “HUMBITION”. Family Court Review, 48: 91-97.
 

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Garber, Benjamin D. (2015). Cognitive-behavioral methods in high conflict divorce: Systematic desensitization adapted to parent-child reunification interventions.  Family Court Review, 53(1), 96-112.



B.J. Fidler, Ph.D. as quoted in W.C. v. C.E., 2010 ONSC 3575


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Wolpe , J. (1958). Psychotherapy by reciprocal inhibition. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press



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