Steve Miller, MD., and Linda Kase Gottlieb, LMFT, on Parental Alienation and Shared Parenting
[13 Jan 2014]
Learn how even the most highly experienced mental health professionals and forensic evaluators miss the Parental Alienation and get everything wrong and backwards. That is, learn how the manipulative alienating parent impresses the PAS-unaware forensic evaluator that she/he is a saint and hear how the targeted/alienated parent is MISTAKENLY assessed to be an hysterical narcissist. Dr. Miller testifies as to how cases of Parental Alienation are counterintuitive thereby creating cognitive errors which lead to the clinical errors made by most forensic evaluators. He provides typical examples about how these evaluators are fooled. Ms.Kase Gottlieb testifies that Parental Alienation is a form of psychological child abuse that is now documented in the DSM 5 and therefore must be treated as any other kind of child abuse - removal from the incorrigible obsessed alienator. She further asserts that the treatment of choice is the specialty of family therapy.
The Parental Alienation Syndrome: A Family Therapy and Collaborative Systems Approach to Amelioration.
Linda has been working with children and families since 1970 when she began her career as a caseworker in New York’s child welfare system. In 1980, she received her MSW with a specialization in family therapy from Adelphi University School of Social Work. She then entered their doctoral program but stopped short of completing all the credits for her DSW when she decided not to undertake the research project. Instead, she trained for 10 years in the extern program at the Minuchin Center for the Family, and she was personally trained and supervised for a year by Salvador Minuchin, the world-renowned, highly respected child psychiatrist, who was one of the founders of the family therapy movement. Linda also served on the Minuchin Faculty from 2003-2007, where she trained other mental health professionals, including child psychiatrists, in structural family therapy.
Linda has testified on hundreds of cases involving child custody, permanency planning, and adoption issues, and since 1995, she has been an accepted multiple times in many states as an expert witness in cases of child custody, parental alienation, estrangement, family dynamics, family therapy, and reunification therapy. Locally, she has been assigned numerous times by judges in Suffolk County Supreme and Family Courts to provide reunification therapy in alienation cases. Linda is not only an expert in diagnosing for parental alienation. Additionally, having treated more than 500 children who had been alienated to some degree, she has also been accepted as an expert in defining effective treatment in cases of mild to severe alienation.