Childress- Challenge to the Pathogen

Let me begin to challenge a lie the pathogen is saying about me.

I’ve tolerated the lie for a while because I wanted to see were the allies of the pathology were. I think most of them are exposed now, so it’s time to brush aside the lie and move into solution.

The pathogen hides, it is exposed on attack. I have constructed… bait. AB-PA is bait for the pathogen’s inevitable attack. It’s designed specifically for these attacks.

The lie of the pathogen that I want to address in this post is that “Dr. Childress says it has to be ONLY his way.”

Have you heard that one? They’ll say that “Dr. Childress is okay, I guess, but I disagree that it has to be ONLY HIS way.”

You’ve heard that, right?

Rubbish. Your way, my way, his way, her way, I’m fine with that. Woo hoo. If you have a solution, bring it. So, what’s your solution?


Tell us, please. What is your other solution?


The pathogen lies. It lies a lot. It lies all the time. They have no solution. The pathogen is simply trying to keep us in no-solution by preventing solution. If you have a solution, woo hoo, tell us what it is.

If you’re a parent and you don’t know that the pathogen lies, a lot, in fact, the pathogen lies all the time… if your a parent and don’t know that.. god help ya. You all know it lies.

I’m not going to be swatting at the pathogen’s lies about me all the time, that’s what it wants. The attacks are to put me on the defensive. They are manipulative, not authentic. They are not grounded in actual reality.

But it’s time for me to knock this one out of the air.

Let me give you one piece of lock-solid evidence that completely refutes the “ONLY Dr. Childress solution” nonsense the pathogen spouts.

Dorcy Pruter developed an entirely separate and different solution from Dr. Childress. Completely different top-to-bottom. High Road instead of my therapy, a Parenting Course curriculum that I don’t have, the Custody Resolution Method instead of my treatment-focused assessments, and coaches instead of my approach with family therapists.

Completely different top-to-bottom. And look what happened. I have embraced her solutions, all of them. Because they actually solve things.

I don’t care. Your solution, my solution, their solution. I absolutely don’t care… just so it’s a solution. Because we are soooo done with no-solution. The ONLY thing I care about is a solution.

So pathogen spouting person… what’s your solution. Tell us.


See how AB-PA exposes the pathogen on attack? It’s not on the first attack. AB-PA is designed to simply absorb the first attack. It’s the follow ups.

Once the pathogen attacks, it’s poked its head out of the hiding place, it’s crevices of darkness, anger, and malevolence. There you are, pathogen. Let me get my tongs and gloves and… pull… out you come from the mental health system response to this pathology.

“Dr. Childress insists it has to be HIS way.” Lie. I’ve caught it in the lie. Now I just need to expose it.

Your way, my way, doesn’t matter. So. Tell us. What is your solution?



The attack “”peer-reviewed research” works the same way, as does “new theory” – and this one; “the only way” nonsense attack. And the others… I’m waiting on their emergence, but since the pathogen is trauma it’s running through the most familiar patterns.

The “only way” one is interesting, because it reveals something about how the trauma pathogen, which replicates pattern, creates new. (I’ll give you a hint, it’s through projection; it creates new by using projection, shh don’t tell anybody).

Now if you’re following along with me as a “junior psychologist” (hopefully most of you have gotten your Dr. C psychologist decoder rings by sending in your cereal boxtops), you’ll know that the pathogen attacks, and it’s exposed on attack, in this way we’re going to expose the trauma pathogen in the allies of the pathology, the ones who are colluding in no-solution.

You also know that the pathogen’s attacks are pattern structures, because it can’t actually think. It repeats patterns. So it’s using the same exact attacks against Childress and AB-PA that it used against Gardner and PAS – notice the superficial “similarity”? – I mimicked to trap. Childress and AB-PA – Garner and PAS. Entirely different content, in fact 100% different content, I made absolutely sure of that – but same outside “package” structure.

The pathogen’s stupid. It won’t understand the content, just the packaging.

It’s bait. To hook pattern. I’m pathogen hunting. Come out, come out wherever you are…

It’s not enough in our solution to simply cleanse the pathogen from the families… we need to also cleanse the pathogen from professional psychology – who are the allies who are supporting the pathology? We’re going after the allies as well.

First step… identify who they are.

That’s the role of AB-PA. It’s an “ally identifier” in professional psychology. It will identify your allies, and it will identify the pathogen’s allies.

Your Allies: three diagnostic indicators.

Pathogen’s allies: not the three diagnostic indicators.

It’s NOT either-or.. it’s and. Do whatever you want… AND… what are the three diagnostic indicators? Either-or is polar; it’s the splitting pathology. Very distinctive once you recognize… either-or.

No, stupid pathogen… and. Do whatever you want. And… what are the three dignostic indicators? Are they present, absent, or somewhat present in the child’s symptom display? ADD whatever else you want, do whatever you think is best… and…

The pathogen’s first attack will attack “new theory” (pattern from PAS). That will fall flat, because AB-PA doesn’t exist.

I vanish AB-PA into Bowlby, Minuchin, Beck, van der Kolk. No “new theory” pathogen, just your ignorance.

I’m using the vulnerability of the pathogen – it can’t think, the frontal lobe executive functioning systems are being inhibited – it hasn’t learned the knowledge of professional psychology… it’s a pretender. I’m using this to expose it on attack.

It’s vulnerable in its ignorance, and it attacks. I’m combining these, baiting attack onto knowledge.

It thinks it’s attacking Gardner-PAS structure: Childress AB-PA instead of Gardner PAS.

No, I’ve tricked it. Because I knew it attacks. I’ve used AB-PA as bait, the pathogen is going to wind up attacking Bowlby, and Minuchin, and Beck, and van der Kolk – i.e., the top-top tier of professional knowledge.

Stupid pathogen, it’s not a “new theory” – you’re just ignorant.

See how the Curriculum Knowledge Checklist fits in? See where my video series on Family Systems Therapy fits in. I’m standing on… the foundations… of the standard and established knowledge of professional psychology. Because I know the pathogen attacks. It has three defensive structures:

1. Remain hidden

2. Seek allies

3. Attack threat of exposure with great viciousness

I’m going after all three. Remaining hidden, we’ll expose using the child’s symptoms and the construct of pathogenic parenting. We are going to expose the “psychological fingerprints” of parental control of the child from off of the child’s symptoms. That the “pathogenic parenting” construct.

That’s why a shift to this construct of pathogenic parenting is so important, we are going to use it to “expose that which is hidden” – the psychological control of the child by a parent.

But the allies (defense 2) will try to stop us (defense 3). That’s when we expose who they are. They are the ones attacking (defense 3 of the pathogen).

Now does that mean you can’t attack AB-PA? Heavens no. Attack it all you want. The content of your attacks will reveal whether you have knowledge (no-pathogen) or whether you are ignorant (pathogen).

Are you using Bowlby, Minuchin, Beck, van der Kolk to attack the constructs and principles of AB-PA? Are you using knowledge? Or… are you using ignorance and vacuous arguments no substance (“new theory” – “only way”).

Attack all you want, it is the content of the attack that will expose.

Foundations. I chose the foundations of science.

That’s the foundations we’re standing on. Grounded and established knowledge of professional psychology; Bowlby, Minuchin, Beck, van der Kolk.

Ainsworth, Haley, Madanas, Perry, Bowen, Kernberg, Briere, Linehan, Millon, Courtois, Dark Triad.

Attachment, family systems therapy, personality disorders, complex trauma. The standard and established constructs and principles of professional psychology.

There is no such thing as AB-PA. It is a label for the standard and established knowledge of professional psychology.

No “new theory”… and no “only way” – if you have a solution, woo hoo. Tell us what it is.

Dorcy has an entirely different solution than Dr. Childress. Woo hoo. Let’s do that too. That is a great idea.

If you have a great idea… let’s do that too. The pathogen lies. It lies a lot. It lies all the time.

We are going to expose the pathogen’s lies.

The pathogen says the child rejects you. That’s a lie.

The child loves you and is being manipulated to say and believe things that aren’t true. The pathogen lies. It lies a lot. It lies all the time.

Your children love you. That’s the truth.

The pathogen says you’re emotionally abusive with the child. That’s a lie. You love your child and you’re not “abusive.” The pathogen is using your child as a weapon to inflict revenge and suffering on you for the divorce. Children should never be used as weapons. It is the pathogen that is abusing the child… it lies. It’s the abusive one.

We are going to expose the lies. First it attacks. We absorb the first attack without giving ground. Then we begin to systematically deconstruct the lie. First we capture the lie, then we systematically deconstruct it.

We capture the lie on the attack. Truth is truth, it moves in one direction. A lie, when captured, can be exposed.

Craig Childress, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist, PSY 18857

Author: GreatCosmicMothersUnited

I have joined with many parents affected with the surreal , yet accepted issue of child abuse via Pathogenic Parenting / Domestic abuse. As a survivor of Domestic Abuse, denial abounded that 3 sons were not affected. In my desire to be family to those who have found me lacking . As a survivor of psychiatric abuse, therapist who abused also and toxic prescribed medications took me to hell on earth with few moments of heaven. I will share my life, my experiences and my studies and research.. I will talk to small circles and I will council ; as targeted parents , grandparents , aunts , uncles etc. , are denied contact with a child for reasons that serve the abuser ...further abusing the child. I grasp the trauma and I have looked at the lost connection to a higher power.. I grasp when one is accustomed to privilege, equality can feel like discrimination.. Shame and affluence silences a lot of facts , truths that have been labeled "negative". It is about liberation of the soul from projections of a alienator , and abuser ..

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