The Parental Alienation Study Group (PASG) consists of about 400 individuals. Most of them are mental health and legal professionals, but some are simply individuals with a strong interest in this topic. To learn more about this group, please see the Parental Alienation Study Group website (www.pasg.info).
Lisa C. Clark, M.B.A.
Lisa C. Clark is a rejected and alienated mother from San Diego, California. Ms. Clark has been a contributing member of the Web of Narcissism forum since 2004.
Cindy Hirsch is a family advocate in Los Angeles, California and CEO of the International Support Network for Alienated Families (ISNAF). ISNAF is a nonprofit organization providing support, education, awareness and advocacy for families affected by parental alienation.
Catherine MacWillie is the CEO of Custody Calculations. as well as a child custody and divorce coach. Ms. MacWillie is a past president of Stop Parental Alienation of Children and a former board member of the Parental Alienation Awareness Organization.
Julie Verner, Ph.D.
Dr. Julie Verner is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Glendora, California. Dr. Verner is a workshop leader for Family Bridges.
Shirley Wantland is a treatment placement consultant in Sausalito, California, Ms. Wantland is the co-founder and principal of Recovery Consultants, LLC. That organization specializes in working with alienated families to find the appropriate therapeutic programs and transportation services nationally for severely alienated adolescents and young adults.
Alice R. Berkowitz, Ph.D.
Alice R. Berkowitz is a clinical psychologist, neuropsychologist, and forensic psychologist in Beverly Hills, California. Dr. Berkowitz works with children, adults, couples, and families with a wide spectrum of psychological disorders. As a forensic psychologist, she has performed custody evaluations and reviewed reports written by other evaluators.
Rebecca Bailey, Ph.D.
Rebecca Bailey is a licensed psychologist in Northern California, the director of Transitioning Families, which specializes in reunification counseling.
Zeynep Biringen, Ph.D.
Zeynep Biringen is a professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University, Fort Collins. Dr. Biringen and Dr. Jennifer J. Harman co-authored “Parents Acting Badly: How Institutions and Societies Promote the Alienation of Children from Their Loving Families” and established the Colorado Parental Alienation Project.
Jennifer J. Harman, Ph.D.
Jennifer Harman is a professor at Colorado State University, Fort Collins. Dr. Harman and Dr. Zeynep Biringen co-authored “Parents Acting Badly: How Institutions and Societies Promote the Alienation of Children from Their Loving Families” and established the Colorado Parental Alienation Project.
Phillip Hendrix, M.A., M.B.A.
Phillip Hendrix is a family mediator, parent educator, child custody evaluator, and parenting coordinator in Castle Rock. Mr. Hendrix makes presentations, educates others, and leads a large in-person support group, the Colorado Parental Alienation Support Group.
Jeff Opperman is located in Danbury and is the author of “A Family’s Heartbreak: A Parent’s Introduction to Parental Alienation” (under the penname, Michael Jeffries).
Ronald R. Rohner, Ph.D.
Ronald Rohner is a professor emeritus at the University of Connecticut, Storrs and founder of the Center for the Study of Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection.
Carly Miller is a marriage and family therapist and divorce mediator in Lewes. Ms. Miller is the co-owner of Cape Integrated Wellness, L.L.C.
J. Michael Bone, Ph.D.
J. Bone is a clinical and forensic consultant in Winter Park and co-author of “The Essentials of Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS): It’s Real, It’s Here and It Hurts”.
Nancy Cole is the head of the Executive Team and Managing Director of Stable Paths in Miami, which offers educational, equine-assisted and dolphin-assisted, highly experiential, intensive therapeutic interventions for families impacted by separation due to moderate to severe parental alienation and familial abduction.
Robert A. Evans, Ph.D.
Robert Evans is a school psychologist in Palm Harbor who provides forensic psychological services including child custody evaluations, attorney and client consultation, and instructional testimony informing courts about parental alienation and reunification programs.
Giselle Faubel, Psy.D.
Giselle Faubel is a psychologist who works at Stable Paths in Miami.
Kim Ross, LCSW
Kim Ross is a social worker and child, adolescent, and adult therapist in Lakeland where she works for BayCare School-Based Services and at the Toby Center for Family Transitions.
Marsha Schechtman, LCSW
Marsha Schechtman is a licensed clinical social worker in Roswell who specializes in working with families involved in divorce and/or child custody disputes.
Marvin Acklin, Ph.D.
Marvin Acklin is a private practitioner and senior custody evaluator in Honolulu. He is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii.
Michael F. Roe, J.D.
Michael Roe is a family law attorney focusing on high-conflict divorce and custody cases in Naperville.
Gwendolyn Chubb, B.S.
Gwendolyn Chubb is a child advocate in Chicago and is the founder and president of Broken Bonds Network.
Christine Adams, M.D.
Christine Adams is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist in private practice in Louisville and works on custody issues and child sexual abuse cases.
Eric Green, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S, S.P.
Eric Green maintains a private practice in child and family psychotherapy in Lafayette. He is the editor of “Play Therapy with Vulnerable Populations: No Child Forgotten” and other books. Dr. Green is a consultant with Better Options Initiative.
Ashish S. Joshi
Ashish Joshi is a lawyer in Ann Arbor. Mr. Joshi has been admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and State Bars of New York, Michigan, District of Columbia, and Gujarat, India. Mr. Joshi’s practice focuses on complex litigation including cases involving severe parental alienation, international child abduction, and false allegations of child sexual abuse stemming from parental alienation.
Demosthenes Lorandos, Ph.D., J.D.
Demosthenes Lorandos is a psychologist and attorney in Ann Arbor and is co-editor of “The International Handbook of Parental Alienation Syndrome and Parental Alienation: The Handbook for Mental Health and Legal Professionals”.
Shawn Wygant, M.A.
Shawn Wygant lives in Oscoda and is a forensic psychological researcher and consultant.
Kellie A. Voyich, J.D.
Kellie Voyich is an attorney, mediator, and guardian ad litem who specializes in domestic relations law and mediation work in the Paradise and Gallatin Valleys. Ms. Voyich is also a trained workshop leader for Family Bridges for Alienated Children.
Les Linet, M.D.
Les Linet is a psychiatrist in private practice in Princeton. Dr. Linet has created approximately 20 educational YouTube videos on parental alienation.
Joseph H. Nivin, Esq., B.A., J.D.
Joseph Nivin is a family and matrimonial law attorney with offices in Queens and in midtown Manhattan. Mr. Nivin is the author of the article “The Jurisprudence of Parental Alienation.” He is a member of the Assigned Counsel/Attorneys for Children Panel of Queens Family Court and is certified to represent both indigent litigants and children in Family Court cases at both the trial and appellate levels.
Paul Siegel, B.A., M.B.A.
Paul Siegel is an experienced entrepreneur in New York City and is working to raise money and donate to organizations that address the problem of parental alienation. He created Paul’s Perky Produce as a “Happy, Healthy and (W)holesome™” venture to help others understand there is life after parental alienation.
Traci L. Slatton
Traci Slatton is a New York City-based journalist and the author of eleven books of fiction and non-fiction.
Chaim Steinberger is an attorney in New York City.
Linda Gottlieb, LMFT, LCSW
Linda Gottlieb is a family therapist in Long Island and author of “The Parental Alienation Syndrome: A Family Therapy and Collaborative Systems Approach to Amelioration”.
Amy J.L. Baker, Ph.D.
Amy Baker is research psychologist in New York City and author of empirical studies on parental alienation. Dr. Baker is also author of “Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome: Breaking the Ties that Bind”.
Elaine Cobb is a family advocate in North Carolina and founder and president of Family Access, which advocates for equal shared parenting laws as well as grandparents’ rights.
Roxie Howard is a mediator and parenting investigator in Fargo.
Howie Dennison, M.Sc.
Howie Dennison is an advocate for children at Central Ohio Parental Alienation in Columbus. Mr. Dennison has written an eBook, “The APA and the Mental Health Child Abuse Scandal”.
Cindy Corsi lives near Edinboro and has a degree in school counseling and dedicates a lot of her time trying to educate lawyers, judges and teachers in her area about the emotional abuse of children of divorce. Ms. Corsi has been involved with Parental Alienation Awareness groups for more than a decade.
Rita Kenefic, M.S.
Rita Kenefic is a retired reading specialist in Warrington.
Jose Ignacio Rodriguez
Jose Ignacio Rodriguez is a victim of parental alienation in San Juan, he is part of Asociacion Latinoamericana Contra el Sindrome de Alienacion Parental.
Allison M. Foster, Ph.D.
Allison Foster is a licensed clinical psychologist in Columbia. She has served as a workshop leader for Family Bridges for Alienated Children (FBAC).
Lori L. Gonzalez, Ph.D., LPC-Intern
Lori Gonzalez is a school counselor in Allen who works with families in low social economic situations.
Monika Logan, M.A., L.P.C., LSOTP
Monika Logan is a private practitioner in Frisco.
Kelley Baker, Ph.D., L.P.C.
Kelley Baker is a counselor in Georgetown.
Mary Alvarez, Ph.D.
Mary Alvarez is a clinical and forensic psychologist in Houston.
Richard Purisky is a child advocate in Leesburg and has published a book, “Abuse & Betrayal: The Cautionary True Story of Divorce, Mistakes, Lies and Legal Abuse”, regarding his own experiences with parental alienation. Mr. Purisky has set up an organization, the National Coalition against Parental Alienation, for facilitating awareness and effective solutions for PAS.
Joseph Goldberg is a family law consultant in Aurora, Ontario, and Winter Park, Florida and is the founder of the Canadian Symposium for Parental Alienation Syndrome.
Mike Gionet lives in Toronto, Ontario, and has experienced parental alienation in his own family.
Edward Kruk, M.S.W., Ph.D.
Edward Kruk is a professor of social work at the University of British Columbia and family mediator in Vancouver.Dr. Kruk’s research and teaching activities focus on parental estrangement and alienation, and the viability of shared parenting as a viable alternative approach to the legal determination of parenting after divorce.
Jacqueline Vanbetlehem, RSW, Acc.F.M.
Jacqueline Vanbetlehem is a registered social worker and an accredited family mediator in Oakville, Ontario. Ms. Vanbetlehem is a trained team leader with Family Bridges: A Workshop for Troubled and Alienated Parent-Child Relationships.
Brian Ludmer, B.Comm., L.L.B.
Brian Ludmer is an attorney in Toronto, Ontario experienced in dealing with complex family law cases involving parental alienation.
Stan Korosi, M. Counseling
Stan Korosi is a professional counselor and psychotherapist in Melbourne. Mr. Korosi is director of Overcoming Parental Alienation and founding director of Parental Alienation Australia and New Zealand (PAANZ).
Amanda Sillars is located in Applecross in the western part of country and started an organization, Parental Alienation Australia, with the mission of raising awareness regarding parental alienation. Ms. Sillars is also the founder and director of Eeny Meeny Miney Mo Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Australia that works to protect children from the severe risks that arise during and after family separation.
Petrina Steer is a clinical massage therapist in Mosman, New South Wales.
Cherie Thorpe resides in Perth and is a targeted parent and domestic violence abuse survivor. Ms. Thorpe offers a one-on-one, not-for-profit counselling service for targeted, alienated parents, empowering them with help, advice, education and knowledge.
Leith Erikson is the director of The Australian Brotherhood of Fathers, which seeks to make changes in the law with regard to child custody, access, and payment issues.
Helen Fitzsimons set up Helen Fitzsimons Family Law to offer a service for children. Ms. Fitzsimons has a wealth of experience in parental alienation allegations, alleged child abuse and NAI, among other issues.
Lady Catherine Meyer, CBE
Catherine Meyer is a leading child advocate and campaigner in the UK and is the founder and chief executive of Parents and Abducted Children Together (PACT). The purpose of PACT is to address the growing problem of missing and abducted children at home and abroad.
Alison O’Mahony, B.A.
Alison O’Mahony holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Systemic Practice, and is a family therapy practitioner in London. Ms. O’Mahony established Be StepWise, which focuses on educating, supporting, and counseling blended families.
Nicola Tew, B.Sc. (Hons)
Nicola Tew is a counselor, psychotherapist, and Registered Member of the British Association of Counseling and Psychotherapy (BACP) from Nottinghamshire.
Sue Whitcombe, DCounsPsych
Sue Whitcombe is a Chartered Psychologist and HCPC Registered Counseling Psychologist. Dr. Whitcombe delivers interventions for children, adults, and families impacted by alienation and estrangement. Dr. Whitcombe is currently developing collaborative provisions to provide affordable interventions for families in Wales and has attained approval from the British Psychological Society (BPS) for training in parental alienation.
Phil Whitaker, BMedSci, BM BS, MA
Phil Whitaker is a general medical practitioner living near Bath. Dr. Whitaker is an award-winning novelist with five books published to date and writes a fortnightly column on health matters in the “New Statesman”.
Francesca Wiley, Q.C.
Francesca Wiley is a barrister in London.
Karen Woodall and Nick Woodall
Karen Woodall is the director of therapeutic services at the Family Separation Clinic, London.
Neil Jones lives in Wales and is the founder of Absent Limited.
Lisa Cohen, B.Pharm, M.Sc.
Lisa Cohen is based in Hertfordshire and chairs the Jewish Unity for Multiple Parenting (JUMP).
Nick Butcher, BVM&S, MRCVS
Nick Butcher is a veterinary surgeon near Reading, Berkshire. Dr. Butcher established the Quadstar Foundation which aims to help children reach their aspirations and flourish.
Joanna Abrahams is a lawyer in Guildford, Surrey and has been an in-house expert for her local BBC radio station, appearing on BBC Radio London and BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour.
Asunción Tejedor Huerta, Ph.D.
Asunción Huerta is a forensic psychologist in Asturias. Dr. Tejedor studied parental alienation in Spain, Columbia, and Mexico, and taught courses for the Official College of Psychologists in Spain.
Enric Carbó, M.A.
Enric Carbó is a teacher of philosophy in Tortosa and has conducted research about the epistemological foundations of PAS deniers.
Jose Manuel Aguilar Cuenca, Ph.D.
Jose Cuenca is a clinical and forensic psychologist in Cordoba and the first author to publish books about parental alienation in Spanish and Portuguese.
Christian T. Dum, Ph.D.
Christian Dum is the head of Väter für Kinder (Fathers for Children).
Walter Andritzky, Dr. Phil., Dipl.-Psychologist, Dipl.-Sociologist
Walter Andritzky is a psychologist in Düsseldorf. Dr. Andritzky is a psychological expert for the courts, co-editor of “Das Parental Alienation Syndrom: Eine inter-disziplinäre Herausforderung für scheidungsbegleitende Berufe”.
Sverker Sikström, Ph.D.
Sverker Sikström is a professor and head of the Cognitive Division at Lund University, Lund and is conducting research on biases in “Communication of physical and psychological violence in custody cases.”
Peter Knudsen is a certified hypnotherapist in Store Heddinge, Denmark and created a law firm in Limhamn, Sweden. Mr. Knudsen also founded a nonprofit for the purpose of increasing awareness regarding parental alienation, supporting victims, and educating professionals.
Lena Hellblom Sjögren, Ph.D.
Lena Sjögren is an investigative forensic psychologist in Siljansnäs and has conducted research regarding parental alienation for more than 25 years. Dr. Sjögren published “Barnets rätt till familjeliv: 25 svenska fall av föräldra” (“The Child’s Right to Family Life: 25 Swedish Cases of Parental Alienation”).
Nils-Göran Areskoug, M.D., Ph.D.
Nils-Göran Areskoug is a physician and musician, a Fellow of Strömstad Academy and studied intergenerational parental alienation in Scandinavia.
Camelia Anca Borlean, M.Sc.
Camelia Borlean is a psychologist in Oradea and has consulted to the Court of Justice regarding parental alienation in Romania.
Codin Băltăgan is an organizer and manager of the Asociaţia Română pentru Custodia Comună (Romanian Association for Joint Custody) in Bucharest.
Andries van Tonder, CF-PAAA, B.Tech., DipEd.
Andries van Tonder lives in Enfield and is the founder of Alienated Person Support and a founding member of the Parental Alienation Awareness Association (PAAA), which is recognized in many jurisdictions as a certifying authority.
Brendan Byrne, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and J.P. Byrne, Bachelor in Civil Law (Hons)
Brendan Byrne and J.P. Byrne, brothers living in Dublin, were alienated as children. They wrote the memoir “Don’t Hug Your Mother”.
Alvaro Castillo, M.Sc.
Alvaro Castillo is a mathematician in Mexico City, D.F. and a member of the executive committee of the Mexican Association of Separated Parents (Asociación Mexicana de Padres de Familia Separados).
Roy Mackay is a family law reform campaigner in Kelso and a founding member of the Group for the Systemic Study of Parental Alienation (SSoPA) in the UK and Ireland.
Ian Maxwell is the National Manager of Families Need Fathers Scotland and previously Deputy Director of One Parent Families Scotland.
Nick Child, M.D.
Nick Child is a child psychiatrist and family therapist in Edinburgh and hopes to raise the profile of parental alienation by energetic organizing, presenting, and writing.
Heleen Koppejan, M.Sc.
Heleen Koppejan is a psychologist working on her Ph.D. at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. She is interested in and conducting research regarding parental alienation.
Marieke Lips is a independently licensed child representative (Kindbehartiger) and the director of Beroepsorganisatie Kindbehartiger (the Association of Child Representatives) in the Netherlands. She is the author of the book Bekrast (Scratched).
Jan M. J. Storms, M.A.
Jan M. J. Storms, M.A. is an expert in the field of consciousness from the Netherlands. He guides people in recovering from the damage they have incurred in destructive relationships and trains professionals in recognizing and managing psychopathy. His book, Destructieve Relaties op de Schop – Psychopathie Herkennen en Hanteren (Turning Around Destructive Relationships – Recognizing and Handling Psychopathy) helps people recognize various types of psychopathy as well deal with and protect themselves from it. Mr. Storms is the founder and director of the child protection organization, AMBAjeugd.
Erik van der Waal, B.Sc.
Erik van der Waal is a qualified consultant/mediator in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. Mr. van der Waal’s mediation/consulting/training company is HerVerbinden (Reconnect). He has specialized in high conflict divorce with various situations of parental alienation.
Birutė van der Weg-Bražiūnienė
Birutė van der Weg-Bražiūnienė is a native of Lithuania and now a resident of the Netherlands. She founded the Asociacijos Prieš Tėvų Atstūmimą (Association against Parental Alienation) organization in Lithuania.
Margreeth van Haaften, M.A.
Margreeth van Haaften is a psychologist with a clinical practice in the Netherlands (near Amsterdam). She has experienced parental alienation in her own family.
Joep Zander is the author of Moeder-kind-vader: een drieluik over ouderverstoting (Mother-Father-Child: A Trilogy about Parental Alienation, editor of Verpasseerd ouderschap: loyaliteitsmisbruik en ouderverstotingssyndroom (Parenting Broken by PAS: Loyalty Abuse and Parental Alienation Syndrome).
Rini J. Kerver, Ph.D.
Rini J. Kerver is a psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, and forensic psychologist in The Hague, Netherlands.
Sietske Dijkstra, Ph.D.
Sietske Dijkstra is a researcher, teacher, and expert on domestic violence with strong international affiliations in Utrecht, The Netherlands. She developed a basic course on parental alienation.
Alena Dušatková is a family and child advocate in Bratislava, the Slovak Republic. She is the vice-president of Rada pre práva diet’at’a Slovenská republika (Council for Children’s Rights of the Slovak Republic).
In her campaign for fair divorce practice, Sinta Ebersohn has published many articles on the Elephant Journal, Huffington Post, IOL, News24, The Good Men Project, WomanOnline, and other platforms. In South Africa, she created a global educational resource, Fair Divorce.
Errol E. Goetsch, B.A., M.B.A.
Errol E. Goetsch is a director of a child protection organization and divorce mediation facility in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is the founder of SoSaD (Save our Sons and Daughters), a parental alienation support group.
Sandra Inês Feitor
Sandra Inês Feitor is a lawyer in Lisbon, Portugal.
Olga Odinetz, Ph.D.
Olga Odinetz is a research scientist in Paris, France, the founding president of the Association Contre L’aliénation Parentale.
Véronique Gengler is a family and judicial mediator and a family and couples counsellor in Antibes, France, she specializes in therapeutic intervention for parents in high-conflict separations.
Marie-France Hirigoyen, M.D.
Marie-France Hirigoyen is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in Paris, France. She is the author of Abus de faiblesse et autres manipulations (Abuse of Weakness and Other Manipulations).
Having lived in Japan for 20 years, John Gomez became the founder and current chairman of the Kizuna Child-Parent Reunion (Kizuna CPR) organization. Kizuna CPR works toward restoring the human rights of children in Japan, so every child can once again enjoy relationships with both parents.
Marco Pingitore is a forensic psychologist, psychotherapist, and criminologist who practices in Cosenza, Italy. He is interested in parental alienation in Italy and in other countries.
Guglielmo Gulotta is a professor of forensic psychology at the University of Turin, Italy. He is the co-author of La Sindrome di Alienazione Parentale (PAS): Lavaggio del cervello e programmazione dei figli in danno dell’altro genitore (The Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS): Brainwashing and Programming of Children to the Detriment of the Other Parent.
Benoit Van Dieren, Ph.D.
Benoit Van Dieren is a psychologist in Louvain la Neuve, Belgium. Dr. Van Dieren developed a legal and therapeutic intervention for parents in high-conflict separations.
Tom Janssen is a technologist in Antwerp, Belgium. He is the chief executive officer of JATO Mentorship and Coaching, an institute to help and coach alienated parents with their grief.
Živilė Kėrytė is a child psychologist in Kaunas, Lithuania and the administrator of The Institute of Family Relations in Kaunas.
Marios Panaou is a primary school teacher in Cyprus, the creator of Cyprus Fatherhood Initiative, a group of people promoting married and divorced fathers’ active and positive involvement in their children’s lives.
Lora Lee, M.Sc., M.A., B.A.
Lora Lee is a psychoanalytic and developmental psychologist in Hong Kong.
Bayan E. Masoud, M.A.
Bayan E. Masoud is a developmental and therapeutic play specialist in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Ms. Masoud works for a nonprofit organization, the Almawaddah Society for Family Development.
Yoav Mazeh, LL.B., M.St., D.Phil.
Yoav Mazeh is the head of the Family, Equality & Law Research Institute as well as a Associate Professor of Law at Ono Academic College in Israel.
Ole Texmo is a writer in Oslo, Norway, founder of Forum for Menn Og Omsorg (Forum for Men and Caring).
Nelson Zicavo Martínez is at the Universidad del Bío-Bío, Chillán, Chile, author of Crianza Compartida, SAP, Padrectomía (Shared Parenting, PAS, Parentectomy) and Padres Separados: Cómo Criar Juntos a Sus Hijos (Separated Fathers: How to Raise Their Children Together).
Matej Zaplotnik is the director of Svetovalno Izobraževalni Center MIT (Counseling Education Center MIT). He has developed knowledge about parental alienation in Slovenia.