Murt Resolution Declares April Parental Alienation Awareness Month
Posted in the Hanover Forum
#2 Apr 28, 2012
Being an alienated child is like being in a cult. See article:
The Cult of Parenthood: A Qualitative Study of Parental Alienation
By Amy J. L. Baker, Ph.D.
Cultic Studies Review Vol. 4, No. 1, 2005
Forty adults who were alienated from a parent as a child participated in a qualitative research study about their experience. A content analysis was conducted on the transcripts [of the audio tapes of the interviews of adults that participated in the study] and a comparison was undertaken to identify similarities between alienating parents and cult leaders. Results revealed that adults whose parents alienated them from their other parent described the alienating parent much the way former cult members describe cult leaders. The alienating parents were described as narcissistic and requiring excessive devotion and loyalty, especially at the expense of the targeted parent. The alienating parents also were found to utilize many of the same emotional manipulation and persuasion techniques cult leaders use to heighten dependency on them. And, finally, the alienating parents seemed to benefit from the alienation much the way cult leaders benefit from the cult: they have excessive control, power, and adulation. Likewise, the participants reported many of the same negative outcomes that former cult members experience such as low self-esteem, guilt, depression, and lack of trust in themselves and others. These findings can provide a useful framework for conceptualizing the experience of parental alienation and should also be useful for therapists who provide counseling and treatment to adults who experienced alienation as a child.
Add your comments below
|PA Who do you support for Governor in Pennsylvania... (Oct '10)||32 min||Ronald McDonald||51,530|
|Snyder's of Hanover (Aug '09)||7 hr||Bait Trap||5,475|
|PA Who do you support for U.S. Senate in Pennsylva... (Oct '10)||Tue||Skip Intel - Blam...||4,021|
|PA Who do you support for Lieutenant Governor in P... (Oct '10)||Mon||R Nixon||186|
|Straban Township man charged for Walmart thefts||Sep 20||Petal Power||2|
|bulllys at the work place.||Sep 19||Petal Power||3|
|Hanover Police Force||Sep 15||Jeremy||1|
Find what you want!
Search Hanover Forum Now