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The So-Called Parental Alienation Christian View: Don't Go Trying to Get All Religious on Us Now

Posted in domestic law by abatteredmother on March 31, 2010

 

By the Brilliant Randi James

Ask yourself: Can you tell the difference between a nice wholesome Christian family and one who is not? And if so, what is/are the difference(s)? Don’t fool yourself for the sake of trying to be holier than thou. We see Christian families on the news everyday for a variety of incidents that aren’t so wholesome. But, someone will say they aren’t Christian enough, they have backslid, they aren’t really Christian, etc.

In Monika Logan’s attempted appeal to the Christianity in you, she begins with this excerpt by Judith Wallerstein, a "scholar" whose works has been repeatedly misrepresented:

I discovered a well- known scholar’s excerpt, by Judith Wallerstein that reads, “We’ve seriously underestimated the long-term impact of divorce on children [and]…the numerous ways a child’s experience differ when growing up in a divorced family.”I am blessed as I do not know what it is like to be a child of divorce. I was raised in an intact home.

First off, the long-term impact isn’t necessarily the divorce. This has been stated countless times in research. It is the conditions that existed prior to the actual divorce and then extend thereafter. Divorces don’t happen in a vacuum.Children are often witnesses and participants of dysfunctional behaviors that pre-existed in the "intact" family. And what is an "intact" family anyway? Merely one that hasn’t divorced? Divorce is only a legal procedure in which the government is involved. Intact doesn’t mean better, or non-dysfunctional. As outsiders, we can only know what families choose to reveal to us. Everyone has a public and private face, even Christians.

Lastly, I am keenly aware that Churches frowns upon divorce and that Parental Alienation (PA) is misunderstand .I was taught that God hates divorce (see Malachi 2:16 NIV), but also was taught that God forgives. He is a God of grace and one that allows for second chances.

Churches frown upon divorce because of the inherently patriarchal and sexist attitudes that exist within its membership–amazingly, the same attitudes we see outside of the church. That God hates divorces but forgives is evidence of the contradictory nature of the Bible. People use whatever part of the Bible they see fit to support their opinion.

The idea of divorce does not occur to newly marrying couples.

It doesn’t?

Divorce was also not Gods original intention. God allowed a clause about divorce to be included in the Law of Moses (Deuteronomy 24:1). God wanted to prevent men from dumping their wives for frivolous reasons. Subsequently, I started to wonder about children who dump their parents for frivolous reasons

Did God say anything of "allowing" women to "dump" their husbands? And what exactly would be regarded as frivolous reasons? Great segue to her opinion.

In some divorces, especially vitriolic divorces, one parent attempts to turn the child against the other parent. The parent desires to wreak havoc on the other parent’s relationship with the child; a few methods include cruel words and the allure of material gifts. Messages made by parents that are perpetual and poisonous produce troubled kids. Eventually, the relentless actions and words of embittered parents pay off. These kids’ discard relationships of once-loved parents and treat their parents as their worst foe.

Are these vitriolic divorces the same as the "high-conflict" ones? If so, we cannot make any assumptions about why this level of vitriol exists in a family. Again, remember, that families choose to reveal what they want to reveal. We cannot know what the child’s original feelings were about his or her parent(s) unless we were a part of that child’s inner world. Troubled kids are produced by a lot more than poisonous messages–troubled kids need an environment in which there are few resources/little support. Troubled kids are not treated like people but rather objects. Troubled kids’ emotions and space are not validated or respected. The truth is, we cannot know the depth of feeling any child once had for his/her parents, based off our own observation, or the word of the other parent.

Sadly, many Christian parents whose kids reject them feel alone in their shame. Many believers fall prey to the idea that good parents always have good kids. They frequently support this standard by one preferred scripture, “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it” (Proverbs 22:6, NIV). Other scriptural lessons are discarded, such as Job or Aaron’s sons as seen in Leviticus 10.

Many kids reject their parents, even non-Christian ones. This is on account of a range of behaviors of that parent. Is it so hard to understand that just because someone is the parent, blood-relative, etc, that there is no guarantee that the temperaments will match…that they will have similar interests as their children? Love is not guaranteed to be reciprocated, nor can you dictate how someone else loves you. Children are people. How should we treat children? Well, Monika cites Proverbs 22:6, but a few verses later in, 22:15, it says this: "Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him." She also mentions that Christians disregard Leviticus 10, where you can also find this part: “For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.” (20:9) Hmmm.

Divided homes breeds deception, deceit, and disparagement. Common Christian advice is that parent’s post-divorce should keep the same chores, discipline, and rules. This guidance is helpful, but is not applicable to cases of PA. Dr. Warshak points out… “your children are being manipulated to serve as vehicles to express their other parents hostility…” (p.38). Parent’s in these cases do not care about the rejected parent’s wishes or their children’s best interests. It is a form of emotional abuse.

Non-divided homes breed the same things. How do you deal with it in those cases? The emphasis shouldn’t be placed on thehome though, it is the people involved in the situation. Kids thrive with consistency and thus the same schedules should continue as possible. But we don’t really hear that these days. All we hear is joint-custodya situation that breeds no kind of continuity other than being a timeshare product. Separated parents can share parenting, where parenting was once shared before. Separated parents should not split 50-50 custody, where there was no 50-50 split in the child’s time previously.

Children are being manipulated by parents who come to the sudden realization that, without the other parent’s assistance, he/she has no real connection to his/her child. That parent did not build, maintain, and continue to foster a relationship with his/her own child. So now, in absence of any support, that parent refuses to understand the current dynamics are based on the past. And so that parent’s escape, is
to blame "alienation" on the parent to whom the child is closer. The parental alienation tactic allows an otherwise physically, emotionally, or spiritually absent parent to experience the absolution that is provided in Christianity.

In the cases where that parent was the abuser in the family, often times we cannot know because it was that same nice, wholesome, upstanding Christian neighbor.Abusers do seek to undermine the child’s relationship with the parent to whom he/she is closer. This phenomena is not parental alienation.Parental alienation theorists are trying to mix all the definitions up in order to obscure an agenda–that the parental alienation tactic is historically based on acover for child sexual abuse. Even in the original definition of parental alienation, if domestic abuse was present, parental alienation could not be considered as a "diagnosis." The definition continues to expand.

Alienated children often resemble children that are diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (Warshak, 2010, p. 27). These kids are angry, resentful, spiteful and vindictive . The only difference is that their unwarranted behavior is towards one parent, not both. I do not think Parental Alienation is the thorn in our flesh (see 2 Corinthians 12:17). Target parents are often humble enough. Parents and children need support, prayer, and love. Prayer is also needed for ex-spouses’ as many are un-happy and lonely after an un-wanted divorce. We should reserve judgment for God.

    In an interesting conclusion, Monika tries to merge psychology with one more Christian rambling. Kids in any type of dysfunction are angry and resentful. As they fail to see any resolution to their problems, these kids can become spiteful and vindictive. These traits are not limited to the kids. And without careful inquiry we are not in a position to know whether that behavior is warranted, or not. We are also not in a position as outsiders to force our beliefs upon these children, especially in cases where domestic abuse may be the underlying cause. We are only looking at the signs and symptoms as they are revealed to us. What we can offer is support and belief in the children’s words as they choose to present it to us. They need one positive adult with whom they can bond, and that adult should be his/her preferred parent.

    As for the ex-spouse, some are un-happy, some are happier. Some are lonely, some re-partner quickly, some have no intention of partnering, some are dedicated to their child[ren], some have completely other interests. We don’t need to assume. But by placing psychology into the dynamic of families, we are serving as judges. What would God think about that?Hopefully the Christian God is different from the God that Catholic priests and children are referring to. Then again, if He believes in parental alienation, maybe not.

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                Where Do All Of The Perpetrators Go?

                Posted in domestic law by abatteredmother on March 31, 2010

                 

                Australian Shared Parenting Law Debate

                Just six days ago, a Laurence D’Alessandrowas found guilty ofpossessing over 16000 images of child pornography. It was deemed, "The very worst" "inhumane" and "evil".

                He was sentenced to 3 years jail. In 3 years time, this man will be out in our community, maybe already married with children or about to be married with children. We wont know. Some unlucky women and child may fall prey to such a predator in the future. With so many privacy laws protecting perpetrators, she may not know until its too late. If she makes the decision to protect the child and leave, he can still obtain unquestioned rights of access to the child through the family court. How that stands in legal terms of the Family court is "in the past".

                In a report from the Sentencing Advisory Council, the average rate of sentencing is an appalling figure on the value of a child’s livelihood:

                Believe it or not, there is actually lesser sentence if the child is related to the abuser:

                Considering the average jail term for incest being 4 years, the crimes that warrant higher sentences must be more abhorrent or are they?

                1. A women is sentenced for 5 years over property investment.(source)
                2. A man was sentenced for 3 years for denying the holocaust(source)
                3. Copyright infringements are up to 5 years(Source)
                4. Maximum penalty for juveniles caught stealing is 7- 8 years(source)
                5. A man receives 7 years for taking bribes(Source)

                So where do the perpetrators go?

                Back into the community, into our unsuspecting lives, taking advantage of a legal system that is wholeheartedly supporting them. Again and again.

                Posted by Samantha at 10:12 PM

                Labels: Australia, Child Sexual Abuse, Custody, Family Court, Incest, Parent Alienation Disorder, Perpetrators, Rape, Sex Offender dad

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                Jealous father who killed his two children sentenced to 28 years

                Posted in domestic law by abatteredmother on March 30, 2010

                 

                http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/mar/30/jealous-father-killed-children

                Petros Williams strangled children with internet cables as a message to estranged wife who had used online dating sites

                guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 30 March 2010 14.45 BST

                Petros Williams court case Petros Williams was jailed for 28 years. Photograph: Greater Manchester Police/PA

                A jealous father who strangled his two children to death to get revenge on his estranged wife was jailed today for a minimum of 28 years.

                Petros Williams, 37, killed his four-year-old daughter, Yolanda, and two-year-old son, Theo, in October last year at their home in Manchester. He throttled them in their sleep with internet connection cables, a method chosen as a message to his wife, who had been using online dating sites. He denied murder.

                Sentencing him at Manchester crown court, the trial judge, Mr Justice Parker, said it was "hard to conceive any more shocking crime".

                In the days before the murders, Williams made a farewell video in which he told the children to face the camera and say: "We will miss you, Mummy." He was furious that his estranged wife, Morongoe Molemohi, 30, had begun seeing men whom she met using dating websites.

                A jury found Williams guilty of both murders after 90 minutes of deliberation.

                During the five-day trial Williams claimed his wife carried out the killings.

                Passing sentence, Parker told him: "There is no doubt that you intended to kill them. It is hard to conceive any more shocking crime than a parent deliberately taking the life of his or her child.

                "We saw from the video that Yolanda and Theo were happy children, full of love and laughter, with a whole lifetime ahead of them and, above all, absolute trust in their father who, for entirely selfish purposes, would end their brief lives.

                "You remain in denial. You have simply refused to come to terms with the enormity of your deeds." He told him he had shown "not an ounce of remorse" adding: "Your pity has been exclusively reserved for yourself."

                The prosecution said the internet cables were used as a symbolic act of punishment to his wife. It was described as "a spiteful, selfish reaction to the breakdown of his marriage".

                The couple moved from their native Zimbabwe to the UK in 2002 and had lived in Manchester for five years but their marriage suffered difficulties and both had affairs, the jury was told.

                The video was among several notes found at his flat in Whalley Range, Manchester. It was labelled: "Daddy, Yolly, Theo. Byee The End", with a note attached which that read: "Play the video, made for your memories, thank you, Petros." It shows the children in the living room, with Williams asking them: "Where’s Mummy?"

                On the day of the murders, Molemohi received a silent call from her estranged husband. She found Williams lying on the double bed with the children and initially thought they were asleep, but realised her son and daughter were not breathing. Williams was lying next to them dazed, but uninjured, next to a noose. She dialled 999 and tried to resuscitate them, but it was too late. Postmortem examinations showed both had been strangled.

                Their father was arrested and collapsed when he was taken into custody.

                Senior investigator Vinny Chadwick of Greater Manchester police described Williams as "a cruel man who took the lives of two beautiful children".

                He said: "He sought to control his wife and when she would not submit, he took away those she loved most." Chadwick said he continued throughout the trial making false allegations about Morongoe and refusing to accept responsibility for his actions.

                He added: "He will now have a long time to reflect on what he has done and hopefully feel some of the hurt he has done to others."

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                UPDATE – Dr. Phil Show to Air on April 8th

                Posted in domestic law by abatteredmother on March 30, 2010

                 

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                DR. PHIL UPDATE

                We received notice on Friday that the Dr. Phil Show on the Family Court Crisis is scheduled to air on Thursday, April 8th. Please note that this date is subject to change, so please stay tuned to your email for any last minute changes.

                Click here to find the local station and time that the Dr. Phil Show will air in your community.

                As many of you have heard, the taping of this show represents an amazing turn of events in the media’s coverage of this crisis. It was an emotionally powerful morning that none of us who witnessed it will ever forget!

                One of our Protective Moms who flew to LA for the taping has approached CJE with an amazing offer!

                Amanda Hodge from Alabama has agreed to use her marketing background to help us generate additional press around the family court crisis! Amanda has offered to send a press release to local news affiliates on the networks that air the Dr. Phil Show, offering local interviews with Protective Moms who have survived the Family Court Crisis. This is a great strategy that will enable us to piggyback local stories off of the national exposure we’ll be getting from the Dr. Phil Show!

                If you are a Protective Mom and are willing to share your story with local media, please email Amanda Hodge at thomaap@auburn.edu, BEFORE FRIDAY, and let her know the following information:

                1) Your Name and the City/State you live in.

                2) The call letters (i.e. WKLW), station affiliation (NBC, CBS etc.) and contact info for the local news director on the station that airs the Dr. Phil Show  (Don’t worry if you can’t find the news director’s info, we can help with that).

                3) Contact information (Phone & Email).

                4) Please List All that you are Willing to Do:

                – Willing to use your name in the press release?

                – To be interviewed on camera by the press?

                – How about an anonymous interview (Jane Doe)?

                – Willing to name the courthouse that your case is in?

                **Amanda needs to hear from everybody willing to participate by THIS FRIDAY (April 2nd) to adapt a release for your local area. Please be aware that there is no guarantee that the local press will interview you.

                Questions about this action? Please call Amanda at 334-750-2280 (EDT). CJE will be supporting her but not fielding calls about this action.

                Thanks so much to the 100+ Protective Moms who attended last week’s taping of the show. Your commitment to reforming this broken system has allowed us to achieve the unthinkable (fingers crossed)!

                Check the CJE website for more information – we’ll keep you updated as we firm up the details.

                Together, we can rebuild public trust in our courts, reinforcing the judiciary as a well-managed model of integrity, justice and equality.

                QUICK LINKS

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                Parental Alienation Syndrome-In the Best Interest of the Pedophile

                Posted in domestic law by abatteredmother on March 30, 2010

                http://www.cincinnatipas.com/richardgardner-pas.html
                Unless There Are Other Interests

                Dr. Richard Gardner

                Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS)

                Debunked

                Dr. Richard Gardner, M.D.
                Born On April 28, 1931
                Committed Suicide May 25, 2003

                "CAUSE OF DEATH: Incised wounds of chest and neck."

                Allow us to disabuse the pro-abusers. Dr. Richard Gardner’s son told the New York Times that his father committed suicide. Contrary to assertions made by the father’s rights movement, Richard Gardner most certainly did not die "peacefully in his sleep". It was far uglier than that.

                Read now about this twistedly pathetic man, his ridiculous PAS theory, and the untold damage that he has done.

                In Gardner’s Own Words

                Dr. Richard Gardner:
                "Sex Abuse Hysteria:
                Salem Witch Trials Revisited”

                ”What I am against is the excessively moralistic and punitive reaction that many members of our society have toward pedophiles … (going) far beyond what I consider to be the gravity of the crime.”

                The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
                In his 1992 book, ”True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse,” Gardner writes that pedophilia — adults having sexual relations with children — ”is a widespread and accepted practice among literally billions of people.”

                Richard Gardner says,
                ”all of us have some pedophilia within us.”

                Insight Magazine, April 1999
                "Has Psychiatry Gone Psycho?"

                By Kelly Patricia O’Meara

                According to the developer of the theory, Richard A. Gardner, a clinical professor of child psychiatry, PAS is "a disorder of children, arising almost exclusively in child-custody disputes, in which one parent (usually the mother) programs the child to hate the other parent (usually the father)."

                . . . . If a child demonstrates negative feelings toward the father, Gardner’s PAS puts the blame on the mother and explains that the confusion is best remedied by increasing the child’s time with the father.

                When a child has been sexually abused and feels guilt about it, Gardner suggests, the child may be helped to appreciate that "sexual encounters between an adult and a child are not universally considered to be reprehensible acts.

                The child might be told about other societies in which such behavior was and is considered normal."

                If sexual urges continue after the abuse ends, Gardner suggests such children be encouraged to masturbate.

                Gardner suggests that the molesting-father’s behavior should be understood. The father "has to be helped to appreciate that, even today, [pedophilia] is a widespread and accepted practice among literally billions of people" and "he [the father] has had a certain amount of bad luck with regard to the place and time he was born with regard to social attitudes toward pedophilia."

                Gardner, Richard A.,

                Child Custody Litigation (1986) p.93

                "At the present time, the sexually abused child is generally considered to be the victim," though the child may initiate sexual encounters by ‘seducing’ the adult."

                Gardner, Richard A.,

                True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse (1992)

                "It is of interest that of all the ancient peoples it may very well be that the Jews were the only ones who were punitive toward pedophiles."
                Ibid. pp.46-47

                Many child advocates are "charlatans, and/or psychopaths, and/or incompetents."
                Ibid. p.526

                "It is _extremely_ important for therapists to appreciate that the child who has been genuinely abused may _not_ need psychotherapeutic intervention."
                Ibid. p.535

                "If the mother has reacted to the abuse in a hysterical fashion, or used it as an excuse for a campaign of denigration of the father, then the therapist does well to try and ‘sober her up’… Her hysterics… will contribute to the child’s feeling that a heinous crime has been committed and will thereby lessen the likelihood of any kind of rapproachment with the father.

                One has to do everything possible to help her put the ‘crime’ in proper perspective. She has to be helped to appreciate that in most societies in the history of the world, such behavior was ubiquitous, and this is still the case."
                Ibid. p.584-585

                "Of relevance here is the belief by many of these therapists that a sexual encounter between an adult and a child — no matter how short, no matter how tender, loving, and non-painful — automatically and predictably _must_ be psychologically traumatic to the child… The determinant as to whether the experience will be traumatic is the social attitude toward these encounters."
                Ibid. pp.670-71

                "I believe it is reasonable to say that at this time there are millions of people in the United States who are either directly accusing or supporting false sex-abuse accusations and/or are reacting in an extremely exaggerated fashion to situations in which _bona fide_ sex abuse has occurred."
                Ibid. p.688

                Richard Gardner in

                ”Sex Abuse Hysteria”

                Judges ”may have repressed pedophilic impulses over which there is suppression, repression, and guilt. Inquiry into the details of the case provides voyeuristic and vicarious gratifications."

                ¬Ý

                Unscientific Garbage¬Ý

                University of Washington Professor
                John Conte has described Gardner’s "Sex Abuse Legitimac
                y Scale"
                as

                "probably the most unscientific piece of garbage I’ve seen in the field in all my time. To base social policy on something as flimsy as this is exceedingly dangerous."

                According to "Violence In The Family," a 1996 report of the American Psychological Association Presidential Task Force on Violence And the Family:

                The task force found that court decisions awarding an allegedly abusive father custody of his children "… may improperly rely on inaccurate and unsupported theories such as The Parental Alienation Syndrome."

                Margaret Hagen, a Boston University professor of psychology and author of Whores of the Court, says

                "parental alienation is just another bogus psychological theory infecting the nation’s legal system."

                Carol S. Bruch, Professor of Law and Chair,
                Doctoral Programme in Human Developement,
                University of California, Davis
                Parental Alienation Syndrome:
                Junk Science in Child Custody Determinations

                "Possibly as a consequence of these errors and his ‘tail-of-the-elephant’ view, Gardner vastly overstates the frequency of cases in which children and custodial parents manufacture false allegations or collude to destroy the parent-child relationship.

                Taken together, these assertions have the practical effect of impugning all abuse allegations, allegations that Gardner asserts are usually false in the divorce context.

                Here, too, Gardner cites no evidence in support of his personal view, and the relevant literature reports the contrary, that such allegations are usually well-founded."

                According to John E. B. Myers in his article,
                "What Is Parental Alienation Syndrome
                And Why Is It So Often Used Against Mothers?"

                "Dr. Gardner’s Parental Alienation Syndrome has not, to my knowledge, been subjected to empirical study, research, or testing. Nor to my knowledge has the syndrome been published in peer reviewed medical or scientific journals."

                The American Prosecutors Research Institute in Virginia

                "that Gardner’s research, including PAS, has not been peer-reviewed or officially recognized by the AMA and the APA. Gardner has been able to get around the peer review process by publishing his own works. Creative Therapeutics, which published "Parental Alienation Syndrome", is Gardner’s own publishing company."

                ¬Ý

                Moneymaker

                "When a fellow says it hain’t the money but the principle o’ the thing, it’s th’ money."
                Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900

                from New Times LA Edition
                Thursday March 4, 1999
                The Scarlet Letter

                Since coming up with his theory, Gardner has begun self-publishing his work in a series of books, training family court evaluators and judges around the country, and testifying as an expert witness in custody cases for $500 an hour, almost exclusively for fathers.

                The color of Parental Alienation Syndrome is green.

                PAS is a huge moneymaker for the unethical psychologists and evaluators who diagnose it. Word travels fast among lawyers. If you are the local PASguy, every jackass attorney will know it. You will be invited into every abuse case within 100 miles. Do not wreck your reputation – never disappoint – keep those PAS reports coming and the money will follow.

                cha-ching

                Remember – all that a psychologist need do, is make recommendations that ensure his continued involvement.

                A $5,000 case can easily become a $10,000 case – or more!

                Diagnose a case of PAS just once a month and presto! – that’s annually an extra $60,000 – or more!

                The Oscar for the best moneymaker theory in child custody evaluations goes to …

                Parental Alienation
                Syndrome

                Attack The Mother

                ¬Ý

                According to John E. B. Myers in his article,
                "What Is Parental Alienation Syndrome And Why Is It So Often Used Against Mothers?"

                "If you are a woman and you allege child sexual abuse, expect to be attacked with Richard Gardner’s Parental Alienation Syndrome. Gardner’s writing is popular among attorney’s who represent men accused of abuse, and among some mental health professionals."

                Trish Wilson
                How "Parental Alienation Syndrome" is Used Against Mothers And Children Who Allege Child Sexual Abuse

                PAS is very popular amongst members of the father’s rights movement as well as men who have been charged with both child abuse and domestic violence.

                Fathers’ rights groups equate "lack of substantiation" with "lying."

                If she alleged abuse, she could be slapped with "Parental Alienation Syndrome" and lose custody of her children — which ultimately was the final outcome. If she ignored the abuse, she was told by a crisis intervention counselor that she could be prosecuted for failure to protect.
                Damned if you do. Damned if you don’t.

                Judith Reisman, president of the Institute for Media Education and author of Kinsey, Crimes and Consequences, has another view.

                "Anyone who thinks and says that incest can be avoided if the mother has better sex with the father may clinically be defined as a psychopath and needs help." She adds that "buying a vibrator is not going to make a happy home. Obviously he has his own demons to deal with."

                Robin Yeamans, California attorney

                "Once a mother is called an alienator, police are informed, social workers are informed, and everything she says from then on counts for nothing."Yeamans, who knows dozens of women who have lost their children in alienation cases, adds, "This is the new scarlet letter."

                PAS Made Him Do It

                ¬Ýfrom New Time
                s LA Edition
                Thursday March 4, 1999
                The Scarlet Letter
                In a 1988 custody case in Maryland, Gardner testified that physicist Marc Friedlander should receive temporary custody of his two sons because his wife, Zitta, also a physicist, was aparental alienator who had interfered with her husband’s visitation rights. While the custody battle was unfolding, Friedlander shot his wife 13 times as she walked to her car after work. During Friedlander’s murder trial, Gardner testified that Zitta Friedlander’s alienating behavior had made her husband psychotic. The jury didn’t buy Gardner’s temporary insanity argument, though, and Friedlander was found guilty of first-degree murder.

                Dr. Richard Gardner in New Jersey

                Dr. Richard Gardner, seen here in February 1999 at age 67, authored the money making PAS theory that made him a very rich man. Gardner committed suicide on May 25, 2003, plunging a seven inch butcher knife into his neck and heart. Gardner testified mostly for men, charging $500 per hour, routinely recommending custody to abusers, deprogramming children and threat therapy for mothers. Gardner was against "the excessively moralistic and punitive reaction that many members of our society have toward pedophiles".

                "Parental Alienation Syndrome
                and Parental Alienation:

                Getting it Wrong
                in Child Custody Cases"

                by Carol S. Bruch
                Professor of Law and Chair,
                Doctoral Programme in Human Developement,
                University of California, Davis

                ¬Ý

                "Although Dr. Gardner sometimes states that his analysis does not apply to cases of actual abuse, the focus of his attention is directed at discerning whether the beloved parent and child are lying, not whether the target parent is untruthful or has behaved in a way that might explain the child’s aversion."
                Bruch (p. 528-529)

                "Two examples are his efforts to distinguish true from false allegations and his blanket advice to judges that they should refrain from taking abuse allegations seriously, even when supported by a therapist who has seen the child."
                Bruch (p. 529, footnote 6)

                "First, Gardner confounds a child’s developmentally related reaction to divorce and high parental conflict (including violence) with psychosis."
                Bruch (page 530)

                "Worse yet, if therapists agree that danger exists, Gardner asserts that they are almost always man-hating women who have entered into a folie-ˆÝ-trois with the complaining child and concerned parent."
                Bruch (p. 532)

                "In sum, children’s reluctance or refusal to visit noncustodial parents can probably be better explained without resorting to Gardner’s theory. Studies that followed families over several years, for example, report that visits may cease or be resisted when a variety of reasons cause custodial parents and children to be angry or uncomfortable with the other parent."
                Bruch (p. 534)

                "First, Gardner is broadly (but mistakenly) believed to be a full professor at a prestigious university."
                Bruch (p. 534-535)

                "Because this aura of expertise accompanies his work, few suspect that it is mostly self-published."
                Bruch (page 535)

                ". . . receives referrals from the websites of fathers’ organizations, and provides packaged continuing education courses for professionals."
                Bruch (p. 535-536)

                "Finally, he often inaccurately represents or suggests that PAS is consistent with or endorsed by the accepted work of others."
                Bruch (p. 536)

                "…whenever child sexual abuse allegations or disrupted visitation patterns arise in the United States, one must now be prepared to confront a claim asserting that PAS is at work, not abuse or other difficulties."
                Bruch (page 537)

                "Following considerable scientific criticism, Gardner withdrew the test he had constructed to determine whether sexual abuse had taken place."
                Bruch (p. 539)

                Richard Gardner’s Favorite

                JUDGES

                Richard Gardner penned a response to Carol S. Bruch’s study of him and his ridiculous, debunked PAS theory. Gardner claimed that there are 66 PAS judges in the United States. This is hard to verify because Gardner does not name the moron 66.

                Here are the final 2 paragraphs of
                Gardner’s response to Bruch from:

                Family Law Quarterly 35(3):527-552, 2001

                Comments on Carol S. Bruch’s Article
                "Parental Alienation Syndrome and Parental Alienation:
                Getting it Wrong in Child Custody Cases"

                Richard A. Gardner, M.D.:

                ¬Ý"There are many other criticisms I have of the Bruch article, which is not the disinterested, comprehensive survey of the material available onPAS that it represents itself to be. My final conclusion is that it is not I who am biased and misrepresenting the material; it is clearly Bruck herself.

                Last, I believe that all of Bruck’s attempts to discredit and deny PAS will prove futile, her obvious great labors toward that goal notwithstanding.PAS exists, and corroboration of that is the 66 judges who have cited it, and the over 150 authors who have written about it."

                Geographic PAS Warning

                If you are a protective parent or abused child living in any of the following American states, Canadian provinces or five other countries, you may have to contend with a twisted legal system infected with the debunked PAS theory. Over the past two decades, Parental Alienation Syndrome has had legal success to varying degrees in the following regions:

                Known PAS States in the USA – 23

                ¬ÝAlabama
                ¬Ý
                Florida
                ¬ÝNevada
                ¬ÝTexas

                ¬ÝAlaska
                ¬ÝIllinois
                ¬ÝNew Hampshire
                ¬ÝVirginia

                ¬ÝArkansas
                ¬ÝIndiana
                ¬ÝNew Jersey
                ¬ÝWashington

                ¬ÝCalifornia
                ¬ÝIowa
                ¬ÝNew York
                ¬ÝWisconsin

                ¬ÝColorado
                ¬ÝLouisiana
                ¬ÝOhio
                ¬ÝWyoming

                ¬ÝConnecticut
                ¬ÝMichigan
                ¬ÝPennsylvania
                ¬Ý

                Known PAS Provinces
                in Canada – 7

                Known PAS Countries Elsewhere – 5

                ¬Ý
                ¬Ý

                ¬ÝAlberta
                ¬ÝAustralia

                ¬ÝBritish Columbia
                ¬ÝGermany

                ¬ÝNew Brunswick
                ¬ÝGreat Britain

                ¬ÝNew Foundland
                ¬ÝIsrael

                ¬ÝNova Scotia
                ¬ÝSwitzerland

                ¬ÝOntario
                ¬Ý

                ¬ÝQuebec
                ¬Ý

                Lawyers everywhere know of the debunked PAS theory and many attempt to use it in defense of accused clients. Some lawyers shamelessly operate under a "whatever it takes" motto. And of course all it takes is one whacked judge for your region to make the list.

                If you are one of the judges who has accepted PAS into your courtroom, then you have allowed a theory concocted by a man so mentally unbalanced that he would later commit suicide by thrusting a butcher’s knife into his heart and who once also wrote,

                ”What I am against is the excessively moralistic and punitive reaction that many members of our society have toward pedophiles … (going) far beyond what I consider to be the gravity of the crime.”

                A PAS Game

                Sweet Letters & Sour Motives

                Imagine that someone steals your car?

                And then the thief writes you a very nice letter offering to give you a lift in your stolen car?

                The thief just wants to be friends. That would be incredible, right?

                When you decline and say you just want your goddamn car back, the thief criticizes you for not being very nice and calls you rude.

                Indeed, the thief shows others copies of his letters to prove how nice he has been to you. And perhaps your impolite responses.

                This is like a PAS game.

                Abusers play this game very well.

                Instead of a car, the Abuser steals a child’s innocence and scars him for life. And then expects the accusing parent to be a nice, civil and cooperative co-parent.

                Any accusing parent stung by PAS theory can tell you all about "the abuser’s letters".

                So many Abusers do this, that it is hard to imagine that they have not been advised to do so. The purpose of the letters are to make the accusing parent appear uncooperative – and in Dr. Richard Gardner’s PAS world, the uncooperative parent is to be punished.

                The Abuser is not really writing to the accusing parent, but rather, for the benefit of a PAS Judge or evaluator.

                The Abuser has almost no expectation that the accusing parent will receive the letters well. The Abuser knows that the accusing parent regards him as sick and wrong.

                The Abuser hopes to create a mistake in the accusing parent’s response, or non-response, or to simply show the letters one day to a PAS Judge or evaluator. The Abuser hopes with the letters to box in the accusing parent.

                If the accusing parent accidentally extends to the Abuser a courtesy that is too generous, then it undermines the allegations of abuse. If the accusing parent isn’t cooperative at all, then according to Gardner, that parent cannot be a reliable co-parent and custody therefore should go to the Abuser.

                It’s so very easy to prove that the accusing parent, angry about the abuse of their child, isn’t particularly fond of the parent they believe to have committed that abuse. While right thinking people (and right thinking judges) can easily understand that and believe it to be only natural, PAS Judges and evaluators welcome the abuser’s letters. In their PAS eyes, it is proof of recalcitrance.

                Welcome to the PAS letters game.Can I give you a lift?

                Richard Overdoses

                While The Evil Dr. Gardner …

                Uses A Butcher’s Knife

                CincinnatiPAS.com was the first website to report the suicide of the pro-pedophillic Dr. Richard Gardner, reporting the event seven days before the NY Times.

                The father’s rights movement, true to their disinformation habit, comicly ignore the facts regarding their hero’s gory death for the simple reason that it makes Richard Gardner appear mentally unbalanced, which of course he was.

                Gardner’s misguided supporters are also loathe to explain his many pro-pedophillic opinions (see above), glossing over them. The parental alienationists pretend Gardner simply died in his sleep just as they pretend he was not pro-pedophillic.

                Like Gardner’s debunked PAS theory, these people are out to lunch. Their sappy tributes to a fallen pro-pedophillic comrade would be funny were it not that some folks actually take these people seriously.

                ¬Ý

                County Of Bergen
                Department of Public Safety
                Medical Examiner

                Autopsy Report

                May 27, 2003
                02030860.aut
                GARDNER, Richard A.
                "This is to certify that I, Laura S. Carbone, M.D., Bergen County Medical Examiner, have conducted a postmortem examination and autopsy on the unembalmed and refrigerated body of Richard A. Gardner at the Bergen County Medical Examiner’s Office on May 27, 2003, between 1030 and 1235 hours with the assistance of Ms. Coleen McVeigh."
                IDENTIFICATION:
                The decedent is identified visually at the scene by his girlfriend, Natalie Weiss.
                CLOTHING/PERSONAL EFFECTS:
                The decedent is received clad in a white with black print ("carpe diem") sweatshirt, white undershirt, navy blue trousers and white boxer shorts. The garments are all intact showin
                g no discrete perforations or tears. The sweatshirt and undershirt show patchy blood stains which are most concentrated on the right shoulder and the back areas of the garments. A white handkerchief is recovered from the right front pocket of the trousers; a similar handkerchief and 2 1/2 light orange oval tablets are within the left front pocket. A yellow, metal, nugget-type ring is worn on the right middle finger.
                All of the above-described items with the exception of the tablets recovered from a pant pocket (retained) are released to the funeral home (Wien and Wien).
                OTHER ITEMS:
                Various items are recovered from the scene and are received within labeled paper envelopes as follows:
                Several bottles of prescription medications are recovered, some of which are empty. For specific medications, dosages, quantities, etc. please see the report prepared by the Medical Examiner Investigator.
                A bloodied steak knife is recovered from the scene. The knife has a wooden handle measuring 3 3/4 x 1/2 x 1/4 inches with a yellow metal serrated blade measuring 5 inches in length and up to 5/8 inch wide and 1/16 inch in maximum thickness; dried blood is visible smeared on the blade surface and smudged on the handle. The knife is photographed.
                All of the above-described items are retained by the Bergen County Medical Examiner’s Office.
                MARKS OF TREATMENT:
                There is no evidence of terminal medical attention.
                RADIOLOGY:
                No postmortem x-ray studies are performed.
                INJURIES, EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL:
                There are incised wounds (sharp-force injuries) to the chest and neck. The injuries are listed below for descriptive purposes only. No sequence is implied.
                I. CHEST:
                There are at least four stab wounds clustered within a 6 x 3 inch area on the anterior left chest. The wounds will be described from inferior to superior designated A-D as follows:
                A:
                There is a nearly horizontally-oriented elliptical stab wound centered … (redacted)
                B and C:
                Wound B is a nearly horizontally-oriented elliptical stab wound … (redacted)
                Wound C is an irregularly shaped stab wound … (redacted)
                D:
                The body is received with a knife plunged into wound D. The knife is angled upward and inward with the sharp and dull edges of the blade within the lateral and medial edges of the wound, respectively. … (redacted)
                Once the knife is removed, wound D consists of an elliptical-shaped stab wound … (redacted) The medial edge is blunt and the lateral edge is sharp. After penetration through the full thickness of the skin and soft tissue of the left anterior chest wall, the knife extended through the intercostal muscle between the left second and third ribs creating a 2" linear incision. The knife then perforated the superior aspect of the pericardial sac … (redacted) The knife then penetrated the heart; … (redacted) The knife then terminated in the lumen of the aorta … (redacted)
                The direction of the wound’s track is upward and inward, from left to right. The maximum depth of penetration is approximately 5".
                II. NECK:
                There are three parallel obliquely-oriented incised wounds on the right lateral aspect of the neck situated approximately 1/2" apart and each at angles along the same line as the angle of the jaw. … (redacted)
                KNIFE:
                The knife which is recovered from the subject’s chest is a butcher knife having a black and gray metal handle and a gray metal blade measuring 7 3/4" length, 1 3/4" maximum width and up to 1/8" maximum thickness. The sharp edge of the blade shows a pattern of tiny serrations. Much of the blade is bloodied.
                The knife is photographed and retained by the Bergen County Medical Examiner’s Office.
                … (redacted)
                ¬Ý
                FINDINGS/FINAL DIAGNOSIS:

                I. Incised wounds of chest and neck.

                A. Stab wounds (4) of left chest with:
                (a) Incisions of heart, aorta and pericardial sac.
                (b) Hemothoraz (1200ml), left.
                (c) Soft tissue hemorrhages.
                B. Incised wounds (3) of right neck with:
                (a) Transection of right jugular vein.
                (b) Incision of right thyroid cartilage lamina.
                (c) Soft tissue hemorrhages.
                … (redacted)
                ¬Ý
                CAUSE OF DEATH:
                Incised wounds of chest and neck.
                MANNER OF DEATH:
                Suicide.
                ¬Ý
                Laura S. Carbone, M.D.
                Assistant Medical Examiner
                Date Dictated: 05-27-03
                Date Transcribed: 06-23-03
                Date Finalized: 07-02-03
                End of Excerpt of Medical Examiner’s Autopsy

                What a scene that must have been?


                Three stabs to the neck.
                – That’s gotta hurt!


                Four stabs to the heart & chest.
                – Ouch!

                Can you imagine Richard Gardner stabbing himself in such a horrific way? Blood all over the place? It would be like Norman Bates slashing himself. You can hear the Psycho music too.

                Internally conflicted and mentally unstable to the last, this web site wonders whether Richard took the overdose – while the evil Dr. Gardner preferred a butcher’s knife?

                Richard had the right idea, a painless forever snooze.

                But what drove the evil Dr. Gardner to choose for himself such a gory, bloody and violent death?

                Isn’t that kind of … crazy?

                ¬Ý

                New York Times

                June 9, 2003, Monday

                METROPOLITAN DESK

                Richard Gardner, 72, Dies;
                Cast Doubt on Abuse Claims

                By STUART LAVIETES
                "Dr. Richard A. Gardner, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who developed a theory about parental alienation syndrome, which he said could lead children in high-conflict custody cases to falsely accuse a parent of abuse, died on May 25 at his home in Tenafly, N.J.
                He was 72.
                The cause was suicide, said Dr. Gardner’s son, Andrew, who said his father had been distraught over the advancing symptoms of reflex sympathetic dystrophy, a painful neurological syndrome.
                Dr. Gardner, who testified in more than 400 child custody cases, maintained that children who suffered from parental alienation syndrome had been indoctrinated by a vindictive parent and obsessively denigrated the other parent without cause.
                In severe cases, he recommended that courts remove children from the homes of the alienating parents and place them in the custody of the parents accused of abuse.
                His theory has provoked vehement opposition from some mental health professionals, child abuse experts and lawyers. Critics argue that it lacks a scientific basis, noting that the American Psychiatric Association and the American Medical Association have not recognized it as a syndrome.
                They also say that the theory is biased against women, as allegations of abuse are usually directed at fathers, and that it is used as a weapon by lawyers seeking to undermine a mother’s credibility in court." …
                … "His marriage to Lee Gardner ended in divorce. In addition to his son, of Cherry Hill, N.J., he is survived by two daughters, Nancy Gardner Rubin of Potomac, Md., and Julie Gardner Mandelcorn, of Newton, Mass.; his mother, Amelia Gardner of Manhattan; eight grandchildren; and his partner, Natalie Weiss.
                Correction: June 14, 2003, Saturday An obituary on Monday about Dr. Richard A. Gardner, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, misstated his position at Columbia University. He was a clinical professor of psychiatry in the division of child and adolescent psychiatry — an unpaid volunteer — not a professor of child psychiatry."
                End of Obituary Excerpt

                ¬Ý

                ¬Ý¬Ý

                A comment about Dr. Richard Gardner’s suicide released by the last man to cross examine him, attorney Richard Ducote:

                ¬Ý¬ÝJune 1, 2003

                "Parental Alienation Syndrome is a bogus, pro-pedophillic fraud concocted by Richard Gardner. I was the last attorney to cross examine Gardner. In Paterson, NJ, he admitted that he has not spoken to the Dean of Columbia’s medical school for over 15 years, and has not had hospital admitting privileges for over 25 years.

                He has not been court appointed to do anything for decades.

                The only two appellate courts in the country who have considered the question of whether PAS meets the Frye test, i.e., whether it is generally accepted in the scientific community, said it does not. As Dr. Paul Fink, former president of the American Psychiatric Association has stated, Dr. Gardner and PAS should be only a "pathetic footnote" in psychiatric history. Gardner and his bogus theory have done untold damage to sexually and physically abused children and their protective parents. PAS has been rejected by every reputable organization considering it.

                In a Florida case in which I was recently involved, when the judge insisted on a Frye hearing, Gardner simply did not show up. Perhaps because he finally realized that the entire nation was on to his scam, he committed suicide on May 25. Let’s pray that his ridiculous, dangerous PAS foolishness died with him."

                Richard Ducote
                attorney at law
                New Orleans, LA

                Internally conflicted and mentally unstable to the last, this website wonders whether Richard took the overdose –

                while the evil Dr. Gardner preferred a butcher’s knife?

                Did Richard Gardner Also Cause 16 year old Nathan Grieco’s Suicide?

                The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, in performing their civic duty to inform and enlighten, ran a two part investigative story on a tragic custody war in their city in which Dr. Richard Gardner became personally involved as an expert witness.

                Dr. Gardner interviewed the allegedly abusive father but did not interview the mother nor the three boys at the center of the custody dispute. Nevertheless, Gardner diagnosed "a classical case of PAS" based upon his conversations with his paying client. He called the mother and her three sons "sadistic" and recommended that they be "coerced" (he actually used that word) into making the boys visit their father.

                Gardner recommended to the Pittsburgh judge something he called "Threat Therapy", in which the mother should be jailed if the boys did not visit their physically and mentally abusive father. In regard to accusing mothers, Gardner believed that therapists do well to "sober" them up. Otherwise, the children might think that a "heinous crime" has been committed.

                Despite its’ questionable constitutionality, the Pittsburgh judge went along with Gardner’s forced visit "threat therapy" recommendation and what’s more, the mother was ordered to deliver the boys in a positive frame of mind or be held for sanctions. The oldest boy, 16 year old Nathan Grieco soon after suffered a nervous breakdown, was hospitalized and eventually committed suicide.

                Nathan’s mother went public 2 weeks after his death, blaming Dr. Richard Gardner and Pittsburgh Judge John J. Driscoll. Her story created a national outcry.

                Click below to read this Pittsburgh family’s heart wrenching story and see why it is that so many right thinking mental health and legal professionals regard Dr. Richard Gardner as having been nothing more than a dangerous con man.

                Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Casualties of a Custody War – What’s best for the child? (Part One)

                Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Casualties of a Custody War – The courtroom as battleground (Part two)

                Click Here For

                The Bergen County- New Jersey Medical Examiner:
                Complete Dr. Richard Gardner Autopsy Report

                "I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion."
                Thomas Jefferson, 1820

                (KS) Dr. Dale and Pedophile Dr. Gardner: Similarities Engaged

                Posted in domestic law by abatteredmother on March 29, 2010

                Please see last post about the GREAT Kansas Dr. Milfred “Bud” Dale. Kansas Court Whore Dr. Milfred “Dale” Bud

                Here is the force  mommy  Evaluation from Dr. Dale Evaluation forcing mother to not complain about sexual and physical abuse- it’s confrontational, and if mommy wants to see child again.. then mommy will do as told. Note the Similaritires to the report to that of the known Pedophile and abuser Richard Gardner father of Parental Alienation (PAS) below.

                  A Topeka Kansas Evaluation: Teaching the mother to NOT REPORT sexual or physical Abuse: As Ordered by the Courts;

                Kansas Court Whore Dr. Milfred “Dale” Bud

                CUSTODY EVALUATORS
                AND PARENTING COORDINATORS
                IN THEIR OWN WORDS

                Topeka Kansas Evaluation: Teaching the mother to NOT REPORT sexual or physical Abuse: As Ordered by the Courts;

                by Dr. Milford “Bud” Dale.

                 

                 

                then see below same? hmm……

                http://www.leadershipcouncil.org/1/pas/RAG.html

                Overview of Dr. Richard Gardner’s Opinions

                on

                Pedophilia and Child Sexual Abuse

                Richard A. Gardner, M.D., is the creator of the creator and main proponent for Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) theory. Prior to his suicide, Gardner was an unpaid part-time clinical professor of child psychiatry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University . He made his money mainly as a forensic expert.

                PAS was developed by Dr Richard Gardner in 1985 based on his personal observations and work as an expert witness, often on behalf of fathers accused of molesting their children. Gardner asserted that PAS is very common and he saw manifestations of this syndrome in over 90% of the custody conflicts he evaluated–even when abuse allegations are not raised (Gardner, 1987, p. 67).1 Gardner (September 6, 1993) claimed that PAS is "a disorder of children, arising almost exclusively in child-custody disputes, in which one parent (usually the mother) programs the child to hate the other parent (usually the father)."2

                Gardner ‘s theory of PAS has had a profound effect on how the court systems in our country handle allegations of child sexual abuse, especially during divorce. Gardner has authored more than 250 books and articles with advice directed towards mental health professionals, the legal community, divorcing adults and their children. Gardner ‘s private publishing company, Creative Therapeutics, published his many books, cassettes, and videotapes.3 Information available on Gardner ‘s website indicates that he has been certified to testify as an expert in approximately 400 cases, both criminal and civil, in more than 25 states.4 Gardner ‘s work continues to serve as a basis for decisions affecting the welfare of children in courtrooms across the nation. He is considered a leading authority in family courts and has even been described as the "guru" of child custody evaluations.4

                Because Gardner ‘s PAS theory is based on his clinical observations–not scientific data–it must be understood in the context of his extreme views concerning women, pedophilia and child sexual abuse.

                Gardner on pedophilia

                The vast majority ("probably over 95%") of all sex abuse allegations are valid.

                Gardner, R.A. (1991). Sex Abuse Hysteria: Salem Witch Trials Revisited . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics (pp. 7, 140).

                "There is a bit of pedophilia in every one of us."

                Gardner, R.A. (1991). Sex Abuse Hysteria: Salem Witch Trials Revisited . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (p. 118)

                "Pedophilia has been considered the norm by the vast majority of individuals in the history of the world."

                Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (p. 592-3)

                Similarly, "intrafamilial pedophilia (that is, incest) is widespread and … is probably an ancient tradition"

                Gardner, R.A. (1991). Sex Abuse Hysteria: Salem Witch Trials Revisited . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (p. 119)

                "It is because our society overreacts to it [pedophilia] that children suffer."

                Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (pp. 594-5)

                Pedophilia may enhance the survival of the human species by serving "procreative purposes."

                Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (pp. 24-5)

                Pedophilia "is a widespread and accepted practice among literally billions of people."

                Gardner, R.A. (1986). Child Custody Litigation: A Guide for Parents and Mental Health Professionals . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics, (p. 93)

                In addition, Gardner proposes that many different types of human sexual behavior, including pedophilia, sexual sadism, necrophilia (sex with corpses), zoophilia (sex with animals), coprophilia (sex involving defecation), can be seen as having species survival value and thus do "not warrant being excluded from the list of the `so-called natural forms of human sexual behavior.’"

                See, Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (pp. 18-32)

                Gardner on the sexual aggressiveness of children

                Gardner suggests that children want to have sex with adults and may seduce them.

                Some
                children experience " high sexual urges in early infancy. " "There is good reason to believe that most, if not all, children have the capacity to reach orgasm at the time they are born."

                Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (p. 15)

                Children are naturally sexual and may initiate sexual encounters by "seducing" the adult .

                Gardner, R.A. (1986). Child Custody Litigation: A Guide for Parents and Mental Health Professionals. Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics (p. 93).

                If the sexual relationship is discovered, " the child is likely to fabricate so that the adult will be blamed for the initiation ."

                Gardner, R.A. (1986). Child Custody Litigation: A Guide for Parents and Mental Health Professionals. Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics (p. 93).

                "The normal child exhibits a wide variety of sexual fantasies and behaviors, many of which would be labeled as ‘sick’ or ‘perverted’ if exhibited by adults"

                Gardner, R.A. (1991). Sex Abuse Hysteria: Salem Witch Trials Revisited . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (p. 12)

                Sex abuse is not necessarily traumatic; the determinant as to whether sexual molestation will be traumatic to the child, is the social attitude toward these encounters.

                Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (pp. 670-71)

                Gardner on therapy with children who are sexually abused by their father

                •  Keep the child connected to the abuser

                Special care should be taken not alienate the child from the molesting parent. The removal of a pedophilic parent from the home "should only be seriously considered after all attempts at treatment of the pedophilia and rapprochement with the family have proven futile."

                Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics.(p. 537)

                The child should be told that there is no such thing as a perfect parent. "The sexual exploitation has to be put on the negative list, but positives as well must be appreciated"

                Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics.(p. 572)

                •  Tell the child that sexual abuse by a father is normal

                Older children may be helped to appreciate that sexual encounters between an adult and a child are not universally considered to be reprehensible acts. The child might be told about other societies in which such behavior was and is considered normal. The child might be helped to appreciate the wisdom of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, who said, "Nothing’s either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."

                Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics.(p. 549)

                "In such discussions the child has to be helped to appreciate that we have in our society an exaggeratedly punitive and moralistic attitude about adult-child sexual encounters"

                Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics.(p. 572).

                Gardner on mothers who discover that their husband is sexually abusing their child

                Gardner blames the father’s abuse on the mother, who he faults for not fulfilling her husband sexually. He suggests that therapists should help mother’s of incest victims achieve sexual gratification.

                •  Discourage litigation.

                •  Encourage her to stay with her husband (the abuser)

                •  Blame her and the daughter for the sexual abuse by the father

                "It may be that one of the reasons the daughter turned toward the father is the impairment of the child’s relationship with the mother" (pp. 579-80)

                Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (p. 585)

                •  Help her get over her anger at her husband for sexually abusing their child.

                "If the mother has reacted to the abuse in a hysterical fashion, or used it as an excuse for a campaign of denigration of the father, then the therapist does well to try and "sober her up"…. Her hysterics … will contribute to the child’s feeling that a heinous crime has been committed and will thereby lessen the likelihood of any kind of rapproachment with the father. One has to do everything possible to help her put the "crime" in proper perspective. She has to be helped to appreciate that in most societies in the history of the world, such behavior was ubiquitous [i.e., everywhere], and this is still the case."

                Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (pp. 576-7)

                "Perhaps she can be helped to appreciate that in the history of the world his behavior has probably been more common than the restrained behavior of those who do not sexually abuse their children."

                Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (pp. 585)

                •  Encourage her to become more sexually responsive to her husband.

                "Her increased sexuality may lessen the need for her husband to return to their daughter for sexual gratification."

                "Verbal statements about the pleasures of orgastic response are not likely to prove very useful. One has to encourage experiences, under proper situations of relaxation, which will enable her to achieve the goal of orgastic response."

                "One must try to overcome any inhibition she may have with regard to [the use of vibrators]."

                "Her own diminished guilt over masturbation will make it easier for her to encourage the practice in her daughter, if this is warranted. And her increased sexuality may lessen the need for her husband to return to their daughter for sexual gratification."

                Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (p. 585)

                Gardner on fathers who sexually abuse their children

                •  Tell him what he did his normal

                "He has to be helped to appreciate that, even today, it [pedophilia] is a widespread and accepted practice among literally billions of people. He has to appreciate that in our Western society especially, we take a very punitive and moralistic attitude toward such inclinations. He has had a certain amount of back (sic) luck with regard to the place and time he was born with regard to social attitudes toward pedophilia."

                Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (p. 593)

                He has had bad luck with regard to the place and time he was born with regard to social attitudes toward pedophilia. However, these are not reasons to condemn himself.

                Gardner, R.A. (1991). Sex Abuse Hysteria: Salem Witch Trials Revisited . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (p. 119)

                •  Keep him in the home

                The removal of a pedophilic parent from the home "should only be seriously considered after all attempts at treatment of the pedophilia and rapprochement with the family have proven futile"

                Gardner, R.A. (1991). Sex Abuse Hysteria: Salem Witch Trials Revisited . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (p. 119)

                •  Help him protect himself

                "He must learn to control himself if he is to protect himself from the Draconian punishments meted out to those in our society who
                act out their pedophilic impulses."

                Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse . Cresskill , NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (pp. 585-592)

                •  Help him forget about it

                Therapy with the father should not be spent focusing on the primary problem (I.e., sexual molestation). Instead, therapy should be spent "talking about other things" as the goal of therapy is "to help people forget about their problems"

                Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (pp. 585-592)

                Gardner on how society should respond to the widespread victimization of children

                • Take a more sympathetic view toward pedophilia

                "One of the steps that society must take to deal with the present hysteria is to ‘come off it’ and take a more realistic attitude toward pedop

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                Kansas Court Whore Dr. Milfred “Dale” Bud

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                Dr. Milford “Bud” Dale Topeka, Kansas

                Whores of the Court http://buddale.com/About-Dr-Bud-Dale.html

                CUSTODY EVALUATORS
                AND PARENTING COORDINATORS
                IN THEIR OWN WORDS

                 A Topeka Kansas Evaluation: Teaching the mother to NOT REPORT sexual or physical Abuse: As Ordered by the Courts; 

                by Dr. Milford “Bud” Dale.

                 

                9. For example, the below commenting MHP — who has been a parenting coordinator ("case manager") on at least one case known to the author in which a severely battered woman lost custody of her daughter to the abusive father,and who regularly performs custody evaluations as well — appears oblivious to the impact of MHP fees (which typically are divided equally between the parents) on a parent with substantially lower income than the other:

                 

                   [ANONYMOUS LISTSERVE COMMENT]: "If you want the parents to cooperate, why not add a provision that they must go back to mediation or to a parent coordinator if they cannot come to an agreement. As long as the mediator or parent coordinator changes a reasonable fee, the financial incentives for the parents to cooperate is maintained (assuming each wants to avoid paying a mediator or parent coordinator) and there is a solution for persistent disagreements that is fair…" (Kansas doctorate-level MHP, October 24, 2005).

                More examples:


                       [ANONYMOUS LISTSERVE COMMENT]: "…I never said that financial issues aren’t relevant – of course there are parents who use their children for financial gain. What I said was that I’m not qualified to examine a parent’s tax returns…" (California doctorate-level MHP, November 24, 2005).
                        [ANONYMOUS LISTSERVE COMMENT]: "…issues of child support are totally separate from custody and parenting time determinations. Yet in one case… the attorney continually referenced the fact that I was ‘failing to consider and give weight’ to the fact that the father was $20,000 behind in child support… Fortunately, my appointment letter addressed that my role was separate from the financial issues… Indeed, I had not failed to give weight to the financial issues. I had totally ignored and disregarded them all along – because that’s what I was required to do by law. Some attorneys will attempt to backdoor this issue; that is, they will claim that the child support arrearage represents a character flaw or defect – which might or might not be true. By the way, researching the literature about how fathers get so behind in child support yields some interesting claims on both sides of the issue." (Kansas doctorate-level MHP, February 12, 2006).

                [ANONYMOUS LISTSERVE COMMENT]: "…issues of child support are totally separate from custody and parenting time determinations. Yet in one case… the attorney continually referenced the fact that I was ‘failing to consider and give weight’ to the fact that the father was $20,000 behind in child support… Fortunately, my appointment letter addressed that my role was separate from the financial issues… Indeed, I had not failed to give weight to the financial issues. I had totally ignored and disregarded them all along – because that’s what I was required to do by law. Some attorneys will attempt to backdoor this issue; that is, they will claim that the child support arrearage represents a character flaw or defect – which might or might not be true. By the way, researching the literature about how fathers get so behind in child support yields some interesting claims on both sides of the issue." (Kansas doctorate-level MHP, February 12, 2006).

                72.The reason for this has been decades of MHP lobbying and propagandizing to the legislatures and legal community.

                 
                        [ANONYMOUS LISTSERVE CALL TO ARMS]: "There is a new bill in the California state legislature which will be of some interest and concern to all of us who do custody evaluations, especially California psychologists. The bill prohibits the use of psychological testing in custody evaluations unless the court grants "a motion for a mental or psychological examination of a parent only for good cause shown…" (California doctorate-level MHP, February 23, 2007).
                        [ANONYMOUS LISTSERVE COMMENT]: "…The legislator is sponsoring this bill on behalf of women’s rights groups, who think that parental alienation is diagnosed too frequently through the use of psychological testing…" (California doctorate-level MHP, February 23, 2007).
                        [ANONYMOUS LISTSERVE COMMENT]: "This bill appears to prohibit considerably more than psych testing… "Controversial, nonscientific labels, such as parental alienation syndrome, parental alienation, or alienated child, are specifically excluded as allowable diagnoses and for court use." (California doctorate-level MHP, February 23, 2007).
                        [ANONYMOUS LISTSERVE COMMENT]: "I am responding from a strategic and tactical point of view. In addition to being a forensic psychologist, doing CCE, I am also legislative chair of the Florida Psychological Association. In my experience…" (Florida doctorate-level MHP, February 23, 2007).
                        [ANONYMOUS LISTSERVE COMMENT]: "I’ll go ahead and forward this to her if that’s ok with you.  the annual Legislative and Advocacy day is coming up mid-March, altho I’m guessing they’ve already selected the legislation they want psychologists to discuss with legislators… do you know how far along this bill is in the legislative process… I think CPA’s stand in general is to strongly oppose any bill that limits psychologists’ scope of practice…" (California doctorate-level MHP, February 23, 2007).
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                60;     [ANONYMOUS LISTSERVE COMMENT]: "Perhaps a letter from those of us who write and teach about use of psychological tests in CCEs might be useful?…" (North Carolina doctorate-level MHP, February 23, 2007).
                        [ANONYMOUS LISTSERVE COMMENT]: "I agree also and think a letter from professionals that know testing is a great idea.  It seems that if the legislature wants to "do something"  perhaps advocating for  required continuing education of so many hours in order to allow people to use the tests…" (Kansas doctorate-level MHP, February 23, 2007).

                 

                115. http://www.thelizlibrary.org/liz/index.html#myths-and-facts

                116. As is usually recognized by the MHP, e.g. Pickar, supra, note 66b, but only when convenient or desired. Compare the following. The first two commentators are uninterested in acknowledging past financial issues that have wreaked family havoc, and arguably bear on character as well as explain motives and feelings of the parties; the third is interested in supporting a father’s request to relocate, and so believes that it is within his province to gather and analyze data about prospective financial matters:

                  [ANONYMOUS LISTSERVE COMMENT]: "Tax returns?? Simple issues like one parent claimed 4 kids and there are only two, I can probably figure that out and that speaks to honesty and maybe tracking reality. But I agree that we should not be analyzing tax issues. If it is that complex I can’t think how that would be relevant to custody/parenting issues. If it is, both parent provide information and you hire a tax consultant to review it. I can’t imagine what could be relevant… I have a case right now where there are federal indictments on one parent to the tune of over 1/2 millions and all kinds of issues around money. Very little of it is relevant (except possible prison and honesty) and the other parent wants to make it all relevant. She brought me a notebook of financial records. That’s about her anger about the money – which is relevant to know how angry she is at dad and how that affects her children." (Kansas doctorate-level MHP, November 23, 2005).

                 

                Child Custody Evaluations - Thomas D. Lyon article on the suggestibility of children124. For an example of how background might influence the MHP’s investigation, perceptions and conclusions, see Lisa D. Cromer & Jennifer J. Freyd, What Influences Believing Child Sexual Abuse Disclosures? The roles of depicted memory persistence, participant gender, trauma history, and sexism, 31 Psych. Women Q. 1 (2007). From the abstract: "Men believed abuse reports less than did women, and people who had not experienced trauma were less likely to believe trauma reports. Gender and personal history interacted such that trauma history did not impact women’s judgments but did impact men’s judgments. Men with a trauma history responded similarly to women with or without a trauma history. High sexism predicted lower judgments of an event being abusive. Hostile sexism was negatively correlated with believing abuse disclosures." The study at the University of Oregon found that "young men who have never been traumatized are the least likely population to believe a person’s recounting of child sexual abuse." (News release, Believing child sexual abuse claims, U. Or. Univ. News, February 13, 2007, at http://www.uoregon.edu/newsstory.php?a=2.13.07-disbelievers.html)

                [ANONYMOUS LISTSERVE PRECURSOR]: "I just haven’t noticed higher abilities in hypothesis testing among psychologists or other mental health professionals. I realize that you have to take a couple of courses in research and statistics to get a graduate degree (in most fields). It doesn’t seem to translate into skills in decision-making across the board. E.g. the recent thread on the Kansas custody evaluation and Virginia side trip. Some very off thinking and relevant point missing.
                    One might take arguments similar to that you have made and point out that psychologists just aren’t trained as investigators when it comes to obtaining information outside of psychological data (police officers are better.) And that lawyers are better trained at issue spotting and weighing information. And that judges have more experience decision-making.
                    I also point out that mental health training does not provide actual information and experience relevant to many of the issues that ought to be considered in a custody determination. For example, the financial aspects. For example, educational opportunities. For example, what it’s like to actually be a parent with day-in and day-out responsibility for children, how the home is run, the pragmatics of life. An unwed childless 28-year-old Ph.D. just out of school probably hasn’t a clue — and I for one see this lack influencing unworkable recommendations.
                    I also point out that skill in testing and coming up with psychological diagnoses does not qualify anyone ipso facto to translate that into parenting ability or even to understand with what kind of or which parent a child’s best interests is most likely to be fostered. There is very little translating dsm diagnoses into parenting abilities and child outcomes, especially when neither parent is perfect and foibles and personality defects have to be weighed…" (liz, May 2, 2005).

                124. For an example of how background might influence the MHP’s investigation, perceptions and conclusions, see Lisa D. Cromer & Jennifer J. Freyd, What Influences Believing Child Sexual Abuse Disclosures? The roles of depicted memory persistence, participant gender, trauma history, and sexism, 31 Psych. Women Q. 1 (2007). From the abstract: "Men believed abuse reports less than did women, and people who had not experienced trauma were less likely to believe trauma reports. Gender and personal history interacted such that trauma history did not impact women’s judgments but did impact men’s judgments. Men with a trauma history responded similarly to women with or without a trauma history. High sexism predicted lower judgments of an event being abusive. Hostile sexism was negatively correlated with believing abuse disclosures." The study at the University of Oregon found that "young men who have never been traumatized are the least likely population to believe a person’s recounting of child sexual abuse." (News release, Believing child sexual abuse claims, U. Or. Univ. News, February 13, 2007, at http://www.uoregon.edu/newsstory.php?a=2.13.07-disbelievers.html)

                125. [ANONYMOUS LISTSERVE QUERY]: "My 8 year old son is complaining a lot
                about being bored in school, to the point it seems to be affecting his overall happiness… I experienced similar problems throughout elementary and high school.. Will talk with the school but am seeking ideas to help him cope…" (Doctorate-level MHP father, April 21, 2005).
                     

                  [ANONYMOUS LISTSERVE COMMENT]: "While such "purity balls" are not something that I and my daughters (ages 14 and 12 next week) have ever or would ever participate in, I can indeed tell you that as a father I feel a desire to help protect my daughters from predators and even poor choices on their part." (Idaho doctorate-level MHP father, April 19, 2006).
                        [ANONYMOUS LISTSERVE COMMENT]: "I asked my stepdaughter what stores my granddaughter likes… One of the stores she mentioned was Victoria’s Secret. Why would a high school junior want to buy anything in Victoria’s secret? Has it changed in terms of what it sells? I know they all like to dress like streetwalkers, but this is ridiculous." (Minnesota masters-level MHP mother, February 28, 2005).
                        [ANONYMOUS LISTSERVE COMMENT]: "School is important for kids… why not look and take the time to get good data from people who see them more than we do? And who see them sometimes more than their parents do. I’m going to stop now and call my son’s school. Seems there is an academic counselor… who is helping my son with sending emails to college soccer coaches. She’s helping my son and deserves my support… the students at school call this counselor, "Momma." And I know why. Aren’t some kids just luckier than others?"
                (Kansas doctorate-level MHP father, May 10, 2005).

                …When There Still Isn’t Enough Work, Doing Trainings for Everyone (especially those that push make-work ideas) and Reviewing Other MHPs

                [ANONYMOUS LISTSERVE COMMENT]: "I do CCEs and I function as a court-appointed "Case Manager" in Kansas. Kansas calls parent coordinators "Case Managers" to avoid confusion – lol. I have also twice attended AFCC sponsored training on parent coordination. The Colorado group (Christie Coates, Robert LaCrosse, And Betsy Duvall) did a 2 day training in St. Louis in November, 2003, and Joan Kelly did a 2 day training in Chicago in June 2004. Both of these training programs emphasize the "Divorce Impasse" Model that Janet Johnston put together. This is a model that I find helps in CCEs and parent coordination/case management. The second AFCC task force has just completed its task of developing model standards for parent coordinators (See AFCC website or request backchannel)…" (Kansas doctorate-level MHP, May 16, 2005).

                "Do a Bonding Assessment"

                [ANONYMOUS LISTSERVE COMMENT]: "I do not know of a research based protocol for a ‘bonding assessment.’ It seems the folks that do them around here do an observation of touching, smiling, eye contact, warm interactions etc which are good and important and look at basic needs and are they met. I was wondering if there are protocols that are considered ‘standard of care’ and or are reseach based." (Kansas doctorate-level MHP, January 14, 2007.)

                For more about the GREAT Dr. Milford “Bud” Dale please visit the following links.

                http://www.thelizlibrary.org/site-index/site-index-frame.html#soulhttp://www.thelizlibrary.org/therapeutic-jurisprudence/index.html

                http://washburnlaw.edu/news/2009/2009-03cflc-horizons.php

                Washburn Law Students Active in Horizons Program

                clip_image002Dr. Milfred "Bud" Dale, Ph.D., and Lauren S. Douglass, third-year students who are part of the Children and Family Law Center, have been actively involved in the Horizons, Solutions for Change program in the Shawnee County District Court. This court sponsored 12-week educational program designed for high conflict divorced/never married parents provides parents with the tools to reduce their conflict.

                Bud Dale, a child psychologist, has co-facilitated the adult program since 2007. Parents meet twice a month in group sessions which use a variety of educational materials and activities. Sheri Keller, the court service officer who started the program in 2006 said of Bud, "His knowledge and expertise in the area of emotional behavior and the impact of conflict on children is astounding. His ‘tough-minded’ approach, therapeutic skills and experience demand that parents to think outside the box and to take a personal inventory of what they bring to perpetuating the conflict in their families." Keller also appreciates his support in encouraging her to continue to "take on" these tough families and high conflict cases. The community benefits greatly from his volunteerism.

                There is a Horizons For Kids Program for children between 5 and 17. The children are encouraged to express themselves through art work which is displayed on the third floor of the Shawnee County Courthouse. Lauren Douglass began volunteering at the program’s inception in January 2007 and has been a "stable pillar" of the program. Keller states, "Lauren’s interactions with the children have been truly amazing. The children enjoy working with a younger adult who understands and relates to them." In addition to giving her time and talents, Douglass has recruited other law students to help with the program.

                Keller also noted that Professor Linda Elrod has contributed to the success of the Horizons program by speaking at practically every "first" group session. She not only shares the history of domestic law in Kansas but also her own personal philosophy and expertise. Professor Elrod is passionate in her belief that "high conflict is the number one factor negatively affecting the long-term well-being of children" and encourages parents to place their children’s needs above their own wants.

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                Dr. Bud Dale, third-year law student; Mindy Wicks, first-year law student; Joyce Marcum, licensed specialist clinical social worker with Stonestreet and Assoc.; Lauren Douglass, third-year law student; and Sheri Keller, project coordinator, have been actively involved in the Horizons, Solutions for
                Change program in the Shawnee County District Court. The court-sponsored program designed for high conflict divorced/never married parents provides parents with the tools to reduce their conflict.

                Posted April 1, 2009.

                 

                Claudine Dombrowski Photos of Abuse

                As you view these photos keep in mind that the court awarded FULL CUSTODY of their daughter to the "man" who did this to Claudine.

                To read Claudine’s history that was submitted to the IACHR, click here

                If you want to know some of the many reasons women stay in abusive relationships, click here

                AFTER THE BIRTH OF HER DAUGHTER, 1994

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                AFTER EX-HUSBAND BEAT HER WITH A CROW BAR, 1996

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                AFTER EX-HUSBAND RAPED AND BATTERED HER, 2000

                AFTER EX-HUSBAND HIRED SOMEONE TO ASSAULT HER, 2003

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                THE "COFFEE TABLE" IN THE FATHER’S HOME IS A CHILD’S COFFIN.  MOUNTED ON THE WALL ABOVE THE SOFA IS A GUN.

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                MilfredBudDale, Ph.D., J.D.

                Licensed Psychologist & Law Offices of Bud Dale

                2201 SW 29th Street

                Topeka, KS  66611

                (785)267-0025/Fax (785)266-6546

                Email addresses:  drbuddale@aol.com & buddalelaw@aol.com

                Websites: www.buddalelaw.com www.buddale.com & www.Spiridigliozzi-Dale.com

                ______________________________________________________________________________________

                Milfred Dale, Ph.D., J.D.

                  PRESENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

                  Private Practice, Law Offices of Bud Dale, 2201 SW 29th Street, Topeka, KS 66611 (September 2009-Present).  Practice emphasizing family law.  www.buddalelaw.com .

                  Divorce filings and requests to modify existing circumstances.

                  Child in Need of Care – representation of the child or parents.

                  Adoptions.

                  Juvenile law including representation of juvenile offenders.

                  Guardianship and Conservator representation.

                  Private Practice, Licensed Psychologist, 2201 SW 29th Street, Topeka, KS  66611

                  Forensic Evaluations of Child Custody and Parenting Time Issues.

                  Forensic Parenting Assessments.

                  Forensic Sex Offender Risk Appraisal Examinations.

                  Forensic Employment Disability Examinations.

                  Domestic Case Management Services.

                  Domestic and Core Mediation.

                  Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychotherapy.

                  Family Therapy & Parent Guidance.

                  Psychological Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Children.

                  Consultation to Parents & Schools regarding Special Education Eligibility and Planning.

                  Expert Witness Evaluation, Review & Testimony in Licensing Board Actions

                  Spiridigliozzi-Dale, LLC: A Forensic Psychology Consultation Firm, 1711 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS  66044.   (October 2009 – Present).

                  Forensic Review of Mental Health Expert Reports.

                  Forensic Consultation to Attorneys on Mental Health Reports.

                  Pre-Trial Consultation with Attorneys regarding Preparation for Examination and Cross-

                    Examination of Mental Health Experts.

                  Forensic Evaluations in Civil Cases involving Personal Injury or Psychological Injury.

                  Forensic Evaluations in Criminal Cases, Adult and Juvenile, of Competence to Stand

                    Trial, Criminal Responsibility, and Mitigation Factors.

                  Education and Training of Attorneys, Law Firms, and Mental Health Professionals

                     on a Broad Range of Topics related to Psychology and Law.

                EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

                  Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, KS  66621 (January 2006 – May 2009).

                  2009 Juris Doctorate Degree with Certificates in Advocacy and Family Law.

                    Family Law Certificate earned “with distinction.”

                The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH  (1982-1987).

                  Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), 1987 in Clinical-Child and Developmental Psychology.

                  Master of Arts Degree, 1985.

                  Westminster College, Fulton, MO  (1978-1982).

                  Bachelor of Arts, 1982, in Psychology.

                  PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

                  Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, KS  66621 (August 2008 – May 2009).

                  Washburn Law Clinic Intern – Family Law cases involving Divorce and Child in Need of Care Cases under the supervision of Professor Lynette Petty.

                  The Menninger Clinic, Topeka, KS (September 1987- May 1995).

                Director, Child and Adolescent Day Treatment Center, (1992-1995)

                Outpatient Staff Psychologist (1989-1995).

                Director, Adolescent Transitional Program (1989-1991).

                Acting Unit Director, Garden Court (Inpatient) Unit for Children (1988-1989).

                Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology – Child Fellow (1987-1989).

                  McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Belmont, MA (September 1986 – August 1987).

                  Predoctoral Intern in Clinical Child Psychology and Clinical Fellow in Psychology.

                  PUBLICATIONS,  PRESENTATIONS & RESEARCH PROJECTS

                Dale, Bud, Holiday Stress: Staying Within Emotional and Financial Budgets, Topeka Bar

                Association Briefings, Vol. XXXI, No. 1, January 2010. 

                Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed in the United States Supreme Court in In the Matter of the

                Adoption of A.A.T. (Peterson v. Jackson), 287 Kan. 590, 196 P.3d 1180 (2008)(cert.

                denied, 129 S.Ct. 2013).  Co-principal writer with William Vickory, Counsel-Peterson. 

                Linda D. Elrod & Milfred D. Dale, Paradigm Shifts and Pendulum Swings in Child Custody: The  

                Interests of Children in the Balance, 42(3) Fam. L.Q. 381 (2008).

                • Article will be reprinted in the September 2009 issue of GPSolo magazine as part of a “Best of the ABA Sections” Issue.

                Brief Amicus Curiae filed in the United States Supreme Court in Hendrix v. Harrington, 169 P.3d

                1025 (Kan. 2007).  Author.  Filed May 22, 2008.

                “Evolving Case Management Models in Kansas.”  Presented at Heartland Mediators Association

                Spring Conference, April 24, 2008. 

                “Morgan v. Foretich: Anything But Equipose.”  Presented as Guest Lecturer to Washburn  University School of Law Family Law Seminar, March 13, 2008.

                Dale, Bud, Child Psychologist Learns the Law of Child Advocacy, 76 J. K.B.A. 11 (Oct. 2007).

                Brief of Amicus Curiae, filed in the Kansas Supreme Court in In the Interest of K.M.H. & In the

                Matter of the Paternity of K.M.H., 169 P.3d 1025 (Kan. 2007).  Brief was filed by

                Professor Linda Elrod & the Washburn University School of Law, Children and Family

                Law Center.  I served as a student researcher and writer.  Filed October, 2006. 

                “The Best Interests of the Child and Economics:  Incommensur
                able Legal Conflicts, or

                  Perhaps Not.”  Top Paper in Washburn University – Law and Economics Class, Summer 2006.

                  “Best Interests of the Child ABC’s: Anxieties, Benefits, and Costs Inherent to the Standard, the System, and the Professionals.”  Presented at workshop, “Two Days of Basic and Advanced Case Management Training … for Attorneys, Judges, & Case Managers,” on June 16, 2006, in Topeka, KS.  I was the workshop organizer and a co-sponsor along with Washburn University School of Law, Children and Family Law Center.

                  “Case Management and the Internet.”  Presented at workshop, “Two Days of Basic and Advanced Case Management Training … for Attorneys, Judges, & Case Managers,” June 16, 2006.

                  “Children’s Needs – What the Research Tells Us.”  Co-Presented with John Spiridigliozzi, Ph.D. at workshop, “Advanced Case Management Training,” on April 15, 2005, in Lawrence, KS.  Dr. Spiridigliozzi and I organized and co-sponsored this workshop.

                  Book Review of P. Tyson and R. Tyson’s (1991) Psychoanalytic Theories of

                  Development: An Integration in the Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, (56(4), 1992.

                  Book Review of F. Pine’s (1990) Drive, Ego, Self and Object A Svnthesis for Clinical

                  Work in the Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic 55(2), 1991.

                  “High conflict divorce in the shadow of the law:  Manage the process, not the people.”  Presented at Kansas Association of Court Services Officers meeting in Lawrence, Kansas, on May 13, 2004.

                  “Child custody evaluations: Strategy & value considerations.”  Presented to Washburn University Family Law Class in Topeka, Kansas, on April 6, 2004.

                  “High conflict divorce and personality disorders: No shortcuts. Manage the process, not the people.”  Presented to Scott Wasserman and Associates at the Your Child First law firm on February 10, 2004.

                  “Pathological Narcissism and Parental Alienation Triangles.”  Presented at Shawnee County Domestic Relations Study Group Meeting, February 28, 2003.

                  "Developmental psychology and psychopathology: Reshaping the clinical-developmental concepts of psychoanalysis. " Presented at the Kansas Psychological Association, March, 1990. I was also awarded the Paul Pruyser Professional Writing Award from the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry and Mental Health Sciences for this paper in June, 1989.

                  “Relationships and Responsibilities in Cooperative Education.”  Presented to OCEA Annual Conference, May 1985.

                  "Economically disadvantaged adolescents at work: Curse or blessing." The Ohio State University Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, 1987.

                  “Cognitive development and interpersonal functioning of learning disabled adolescent males.” The Ohio State University, Unpublished Masters Thesis, 1985.

                  PROFESSIONAL LICENSES AND MEMBERSHIPS

                  Licensed Psychologist: State of Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board, effective December 1, 1989-Present.

                  Licensed Attorney, State of Kansas, September 25, 2009-Present.

                  American Psychological Association, 1995-Present.

                  Division, Psychology and the Law, 2002-Present.

                  Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2003-2006.

                  American Bar Association, Student Member, 2006-Present.  Full Member, 2009.

                  Kansas Bar Association, Full member, 2009.

                  Topeka Bar Association, Full Member, 2009.

                  Kansas Psychological Association, 2004-2005.

                Supreme Court of the State of Kansas, Approved Mediator, 2002-Present.

                OTHER PROFESSIONAL AND CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

                The Ohio State University, College of Administrative Sciences, Columbus, OH (1985-1986)

                Coordinator for Cooperative Education Program.  1985-86.  (Graduate Asst – 30 hrs/wk).

                The Ohio State University, Colleges of the Arts and Sciences, Columbus, OH (1982-1985).

                Acting Director, 1984-1985. (Graduate Asst – 30 hrs/wk).

                Coordinator, Cooperative Education Program, 1982-1985. (Graduate Asst -  20 hrs/wk).

                Starr Commonwealth/Hannah Neil Center, Columbus, OH  1986.

                Educatuer, 1986. (15-20 hrs/wk).

                The Ohio State University, Clinical-Child Psychology Clinic, Columbus, OH (1985).

                Advanced Practicum Student, Diagnostic Assessment Emphasis. 1985.

                East Central Mental Health Center, Columbus, OH (1983-1984).

                Practicum Student, Diagnostic Assessment and Play Therapy Emphasis, 1983-1984.

                St. Vincent Children’s Center, Columbus, OH 1983-1985.

                Program Leader, 1983-1985. (15-20 hrs/wk).

                The Ohio State University & Carl Tishler, Ph.D., ABPP, Columbus, OH (1983)

                Practicum Student, Diagnostic and Developmental Interviewing Emphasis, 1983.

                The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (1983).

                Practicum Student, Diagnostic Assessment Emphasis, 1982-1983.

                Franklin County Children’s Services, Columbus, OH 1982.

                Caseworker II, 1982. (Crisis Hotline: 15-20 hrs/wk).

                Fulton State Hospital, Fulton, MO  1979-1982.

                Assistant Canteen Supervisor, 1979-1982. (15-30 hrs/wk during the school year).

                Woodson Children’s Psychiatric Hospital, St. Joseph, MO  1982.

                Clinical Casework Assistant I, 1982. (Summer Intern).

                Recreational Therapist Intern, 1981. (Summer Intern).

                Buchanan County Children’s Home, St. Joseph, MO  (Summers 1980-1981).

                Childcare Worker and Houseparent, Summers, 1980-1981.

                VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

                  Co-Leader, Horizons Solutions for Change Program, June 2007 – Present.

                  Shawnee County District Court Parent Education for High Conflict Divorced Couples.

                  The Topeka Bar Association recognized Horizons with the Liberty Bell Award for outstanding community service in May, 2009.

                  Keys for Networking, Inc. (statewide parent advocacy group) (1993-1996).

                Member, Executive Board of Directors, (1994-1996).

                Treasurer (1994-1996).

                Ohio Cooperative Education Association (1984-1987).

                Member, Executive Board, 1984-1986.

                Chairman, Subcommittee on National Ad Campaign, 1985-1985.

                Chairman, State Fair Committee, 1984-1985.

                Member, Government Affairs Committee, 1984-1986.

                  GRANTSMANSHIP

                  "Economically disadvantaged adolescents at work." Graduate Student Alumni Research Award forDissertation Research, The Ohio State University, 1986. Amount: $669.

                  U.S. Department of Education Cooperative Education Grants, The Ohio State University.

                  College of Administrative Sciences, 1986. Amount: $73,500. (Principal Author).

                  College of Arts and Sciences, 1985. Amount: $72,000. (Principal Author).

                  College of Arts and Sciences, 1984. Amount: $101,000. (Principal Author).

                  "Career development of women and minorities in business." Funded by PPG Industries, Inc. for The Ohio State University Colleges of Administrative Sciences, 1985. Amount: $7,000.

                  "Career development of women and minorities in the arts and sciences. ‘Funded by International Business Machines for The Ohio State University Colleges of the Arts and Sciences. 1985. Amount: $5,000.

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                More $$$ for Milfred Dale, Ph.D., J.D. Statement of Understanding for Expert Witness Case Review

                Posted in domestic law by abatteredmother on March 29, 2010

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                MilfredBudDale, Ph.D., J.D.

                Licensed Psychologist

                2201 SW 29th Street

                Topeka, KS  66611

                (785)267-0025/Fax (785)266-6546

                drbuddale@aol.com www.buddale.com

                ______________________________________________________________________________________

                Milfred Dale, Ph.D., J.D.

                Statement of Understanding for Expert Witness Case Review

                The purpose of this Agreement is to explain the parameters of the role of MilfredBudDale, Ph.D., J.D. (hereafter Dr. Dale) as an Expert Witness Case Reviewer for

                ______________________________ [Name of Client Hiring the Expert] who is represented by

                ______________________________ [Name of Attorney], Attorney-at-Law in the following case: 

                ______________________________.

                Dr. Dale agrees to review a copy of the evaluation / advisory report and all available written information filed in connection with the above referenced matter.  In this Case Review, Dr. Dale will review the text of the report, any other records and/or data that are available (such as the evaluator’s forensic case file).  To the degree that is reasonable and possible, Dr. Dale will have the same written documentation or information available to the original evaluator. 

                Dr. Dale’s review will focus on the methods and procedures of the evaluation, any test data from psychological tests (if available), and the conclusions and inferences outlined in the report.  The review will provide opinions regarding conformity with current professional practice standards and guidelines, the use of forensic methods and procedures appropriate to the scope of the evaluation task, and both the strengths and deficiencies of the evaluator’s work.   

                There is no explicit or implicit understanding that Dr. Dale’s task is confined to identifying deficiencies.  There is an understanding that Dr. Dale is not conducting a comprehensive child custody evaluation and that he will not offer an opinion of comparative parenting competencies of the parents based solely on a report/materials review.

                This agreement specifically covers only Dr. Dale’s analysis of the report and his report to the Attorney-Client.  Results of the review and analysis of the report may be either verbal or in writing.  The decision for a verbal or a written report rests with the Attorney-Client.  If, on the basis of the information available and reviewed, Dr. Dale concludes that the evaluation was conducted appropriately and that the conclusions drawn follow logically from the information considered, Dr. Dale will inform the Attorney-Client, calculate fees for services rendered, and offer no additional services.  The hourly fee for this service is $200 per hour and is payable upon completion of Dr. Dale’s report to the Attorney-Client.

                Fees for an Expert Witness Case Review include a retainer in the amount of $3000.  Dr. Dale’s work is billable at a rate of $200 per hour.  Dr. Dale will provide the Attorney-Client a statement of time billed at the termination of services, or within 2 business days of any such request.  Should additional payment be required, Dr. Dale may request these fees and the Attorney-Client will provide them in advance of Dr. Daleproviding additional services. 

                No additional services beyond the review of the report and submitted materials, and the report back to the Attorney-Client are covered by this agreement.  This Statement of Understanding for Expert Witness Case Review does not cover any testimony regarding the review.  This Statement of Understanding for Expert Witness Case Review also does not cover any fees for additional data collection should this be necessary or requested. 

                Date:  ______________________________

                Name of Attorney:  ______________________  Signature:  _____________________________

                Milfred Dale, Ph.D., J.D., Licensed Psychologist Signature:  ______________________________

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                (Topeka, KS) Dr. Milfred “Bud” Dale Expert Witness_Testimony_After_Case_Review

                Posted in domestic law by abatteredmother on March 29, 2010

                filehttp://buddale.com/Expert_Witness_Testimony_After_Case_Review_Statement_of_Understanding.doc.

                MilfredBudDale, Ph.D., J.D.

                Licensed Psychologist

                2201 SW 29th Street

                Topeka, KS  66611

                (785)267-0025/Fax (785)266-6546

                drbuddale@aol.com www.buddale.com

                ______________________________________________________________________________________

                Milfred Dale, Ph.D., J.D.

                Statement of Understanding for Expert Witness Testimony

                The purpose of this Agreement is to explain the fee arrangements for MilfredBudDale, Ph.D., J.D., who has been asked to testify as an expert witness by 

                ______________________________ [Name of Attorney], Attorney-at-Law, who is representing 

                ______________________________ [Name of Client] in the following case: 

                ______________________________.

                This Statement of Understanding for Expert Witness Testimony is a separate business agreement from the Statement of Understanding for an Expert Witness Case Review. 

                Dr. Dale has conducted an Expert Witness Case Review in the above captioned matter and is now being asked to testify regarding the results of that review and analysis. 

                By signing this agreement, the Attorney-Client authorizes Dr. Dale to prepare for testimony based upon the his Report of Expert Witness Case Review that was submitted to the Attorney-Client.  Dr. Dale’s report will be used as the basis for his courtroom testimony.  Dr. Dale’s report will have outlined his review methodology, including the materials made available for the analysis and review. 

                Dr. Dale agrees to testify based upon his Report of Expert Witness Case Review in the above captioned matter.  His testimony will focus on the analysis and review of the evaluation report and any materials submitted during the Expert Witness Case Review.  Dr. Dale’s testimony will focus on methods and procedures of the evaluation, any test data from psychological tests (if available), and the conclusions and inferences outlined in the report.  Dr. Dale’s testimony will provide opinions regarding conformity with current professional practice guidelines and standards, the use of forensic methods and procedures appropriate to the nature and scope of the evaluation task, and both the strengths and deficiencies of the evaluator’s work.

                There is no explicit or implicit understanding that Dr. Dale’s task is confined to identifying deficiencies.  Part of his review and report may opine that the certain of the conclusions and opinions of the evaluator are justified by the data in the evaluation and the methodology used to collect it.  There is an understanding that Dr. Dale is not conducting a comprehensive child custody evaluation and that he will not offer an opinion of comparative parenting competencies of the parents based solely on a review of a report and submitted materials.  He will also not offer any specific opinions or recommendations regarding how the court should address any custody, residence, or parenting time plan disputes in the custody dispute based solely on a review of another evaluator’s report and submitted materials. 

                For expert witness testimony, an advance Retainer is required, unless other arrangements have been made. This is addition to any fees connect to the Expert Witness Care Review or the Report of Expert Witness Case Review.  The fees for Dr. Dale’s expert testimony services will be billed at a rate of $200 per hour.  When in-court testimony is away from Topeka and/or anticipated to take more than four hours away from Dr. Dale’s office in Topeka, a fee of $1600 for the day will be billed.  The amount of this Testimony Retainer will be based upon an estimate of the amount likely to cover the fees associated with a combination of Preparation Time and Attendance Time.  If additional fees are charged, payment must be made within 30 days of the date of billing.

                While no distinction in fees will be made for Preparation for Trial time and Attendance Time in the fee structure, these categories do help the Attorney-Client understand the involved fees in order to estimate the Testimony Retainer and any additional fees.  

                Preparation Time will be billed regardless of whether Dr. Dale testifies.  Preparation Time includes time expended while corresponding with the court, consulting with attorneys, preparing for trial, traveling to and from meetings with attorneys, traveling time to and from court, and waiting (including any time that has been expended on this case prior to signing this agreement. 

                Attendance Time includes time spent for going to and from court, waiting to testify, and providing testimony.  Dr. Dale will record all interactions and provide a detailed account upon billing the Attorney-Client.  Any unused portions of paid fees will be refunded within thirty days of the completion of Dr. Dale’s work in the case.

                If the trial is continued, settled out of court, or otherwise delayed, any paid fees will be refunded, less fees for Preparation Time, when notice is received at least five working days prior to trial.  Fifty percent of the “Retainer less fees for Preparation Time” will be refunded when notice is received at least five working days prior to trial.  Twenty percent of the “Retainer less fees for Preparation Time” will be refunded if notice is received less than two working days prior to trial. 

                All payments to Dr. Dale are for the provision of expert services as a psychologist.  These fees are NOT contingent upon providing particular opinions or upon a particular outcome of the case.  Any and all reasonable costs associated with any collection efforts shall be added to the Attorney-Client’s bill. 

                Date:  ______________________________

                Name of Attorney/Client:___________________  Signature:  _____________________________

                Milfred Dale, Ph.D., J.D., Licensed Psychologist Signature:  ______________________________

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