Debate. I wanna debate someone sometime.
I don’t care who, I don’t care what it’s about. It can be about forensic psychology. It can be about Gardner’s PAS. It can be about AB-PA. It can be about the future of the family courts.
Forensic psychology is a failed experiment in service delivery that needs to end, and we need to return to clinical psychology – diagnosis and treatment – in the family courts.
Forensic psychology needs to end. It solves nothing and never has.
Gardner’s PAS is the worst model for a pathology ever developed in the history of humanity – the worst – in 2013 it had a full and complete review by the American Psychiatric Association and it was fully rejected as a diagnostic construct.
The Gardnerian PAS “experts” are a fringe group of mental health people (not professionals) who reject the diagnostic guidance of the American Psychiatric Association and the ethical guidance of the American Psychological Association.
Forensic psychology and Gardner’s PAS are both creations of the pathology designed to degrade the mental health response to the pathology. We need to return to clinical psychology.
We need to establish standards of practice to which ALL mental health people can be held accountable – this is the APA ethics code. Everyone – everyone – must apply exactly the same knowledge (the best) to reach exactly the same conclusions (accurate) and make exactly the same recommendations (effective).
Everyone must be held accountable to ethical standards of practice – ethical practice is not optional – it is required… mandatory… no exceptions because you think you’re “special” – everyone.
Do you want to argue that? Fine. Let’s debate. A 2-hour moderated online debate – Dr. Childress vs. Anyone.
Topic: The Role of Forensic and Clinical Psychology in the Family Courts – Dr. Childress vs. Anyone.
Topic: Does PAS Offer a Solution to Custody Conflict in the Family Courts? Dr. Childress vs. Anyone.
Topic: Does AB-PA Offer a Solution to Custody Conflict in the Family Courts? Dr. Childress vs. Anyone.
Topic: AB-PA vs. PAS as a Solution for the Family Courts – Dr. Childress vs. Anyone.
Topic: Does “Parental Alienation” Exist? – Dr. Childress vs. Anyone.
Topic: Are Forensic Psychology and PAS Creations of the Pathology? – Dr. Childress vs. Anyone.
Topic: Anything You’d Like – Dr. Childress vs. Anyone.
A 2-hour online moderated debate – Dr. Chidress vs. Anyone about anything. Pick the topic, pick the opponent, set the date and the platform, send me an invite… and let’s debate the issues.
Dr. Childress vs. Anyone about anything.
Bill Bernet? Jennifer Harman? Karen Woodall? Anyone?
Stahl or Simon? Susan Deutsch? Matthew Sullivan? Anyone?
Crickets is all I hear. The pathogen does not want to debate issues, it wants to hide in ignorance and apathy.
If there’s a debate… there’s clarity… and it remains online, up on the Internet for everyone to see. The pathogen does not want to be seen. They refuse to debate because they will be exposed for all to see.
I know that. They know that. I see the pathogen moving in minds that you don’t necessarily see… yet.
Forensic psychology and Gardner’s PAS are products of a pathogen – a trauma pathogen in the attachment networks – their purpose is to degrade the mental health response in the family courts.
Forensic psychology is the capture – PAS is the bait.
Find a forensic psychologist or PAS “expert” who disagrees – Debate – a 2-hour moderated online Debate: Is Forensic Psychology a Product of the Pathology it Seeks to Solve?
Find a Gardnerian “expert” who disagrees – Debate – a 2-hour moderated online Debate: Was PAS Created by the Pathology as Bait for Parents?
Topic: Is Forensic Psychology in Violation of Multiple Ethical Standards and Principles of the APA Ethics Code?
Affirmative – Dr. Childress
Negative – ? ? ? no one… because it’s true.
The forensic psychologists are exploiting a “vulnerable population” (compromised autonomy in decision-making) for their own personal financial gain. Forensic psychology is in violation of Principle D Justice protections for equal-access and equal-quality of services. Forensic psychologists are routinely and consistently in violation of Standards 2.04, 9.01, 2.01, and 3.04 of the APA ethics code, and routinely in violation of the duty to protect obligations.
Debate – Dr. Childress vs. Anyone.
July, 2022… I wonder how long they can hide? The pathogen loves to hide. That’s it’s first defense. It’s second defense is to seek allies. Don’t agree… let’s debate it – anywhere – anytime – anyone.
The pathogen hides… not anymore.
Craig Childress, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist, CA PSY 18857