Jayne Major: Common Questions About Parental Alienation

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Here’s an interview with Jayne Major, Ph.D., a Los Angeles psychologist and educator advocating means to stop parental alienation behaviors and heal the damage they cause. In the interview, she answers common questions about parental alienation. She describes the range from mild bad-mouthing to sociopathic intent to brainwash children to hate the other parent. She notes that in severe alienation cases, the target parents (those who are alienated against) must learn to stand up for the truth if they are to have hope of not losing their children permanently to the brainwashing of the alienating parent. She notes that the most dangerous alienating parents often have one or more personality disorders:

Few lawyers, judges, nor laypersons are able to recognize seriously disturbed people who look and often act “normal.” Yet, their numbers are large and the damage they do to other parents, their children, and society is staggering. Sociopaths are cruel—without moral conscience, empathy, sympathy, or compassion. Their purpose is to win by domination. Harvard psychologist Martha Stout, in her book The Sociopath Next Door, states that one in twenty-five people is a sociopath. Furthermore, there is an estimated 20% of the general population with personality disorders. Those individuals who are the most dangerous are described in the DSM IV, Axis II Cluster B. The descriptive labels of these disorders are borderline, narcissistic, histrionic, and anti-social.

Behaviour & Communication: Parental Alienation


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  1. Joanna
    November 20th, 2012 at 02:12 | #1

    I have to admit you are right on about the personality of the alienator. Which was my ex-husband. My case was from 1989-2005. There were 3 suicide attempts due to John Van Paver and Shelly Paver and the court system making money. WHO WINS HERE, YOU CAN SAY THE FATHER, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE COURT SYSTEM THE JUDGES, LAWYERS WHO ARE RUINING THE KIDS, AND FAMILIES

    My mom suffered a stroke due to the court horror. AND NOW THE NEXT GENERATION OF KIDS ARE GOING THRU THE TERROR. IT IS OBVIOUS AMERICA NEEDS TO REVAMP THE COURT SYSTEM. I WATCHED DR. PHIL HE HAd a good show a few days ago about the custody war, he said it like it was. PARENTS GET ALONG OR THE JUDGE WILL TERRORIZE YOU.

  2. John and Shelly Paver
    December 31st, 2012 at 09:07 | #2

    THESE TWO ARE SICK PEOPLE WHO ARE SILENT KILLERS. they both managed to manipulate the San diego, and Rancho cucamonga court judges, but killed the kids and grandma

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