Ask DSM to Include Parental Alienation in Upcoming Edition

Dec. 1, 2009–May. 25, 2012


In a national Associated Press article, Dr. Darrel Regier, vice chair of the DSM-5 Task Force, said "We’ve gotten an enormous amount of mail–more than [on] any other issue." The National Organization for Women declared a countercampaign against our efforts and against recognition, and the Task Force declined to include Parental Alienation.

Few family law cases are as heartbreaking as those involving Parental Alienation. Working with Fathers and Families, we sought to support the efforts of mental health experts to add Parental Alienation to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM V), the American Psychiatric Association’s "bible" of diagnoses. The DSM-V Task Force struggles with many weighty matters–we hoped to draw attention to this issue.

Why This Campaign

A group of 70 mental health experts from 12 countries launched an effort to add Parental Alienation to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM V), the American Psychiatric Association’s "bible" of diagnoses. This scientific coalition is led by psychiatrist William Bernet, who explains that adding PAD to DSM "would spur insurance coverage, stimulate more systematic research, lend credence to a charge of parental alienation in court, and raise the odds that children would get timely treatment."

Few family law cases are as heartbreaking as those involving Parental Alienation. In PA cases, one parent has turned his or her children against the other parent, destroying the loving bonds the children and the target parent once enjoyed.

Working with Fathers and Families, we sought to ensure that the DSM-V Task Force is aware of the scope and severity of Parental Alienation. To this end, we asked our supporters to write DSM.

DSM V struggles with many weighty matters and we feared Parental Alienation might not get much notice or attention.

In a national Associated Press article, Dr. Darrel Regier, vice chair of the DSM-5 Task Force, said "We’ve gotten an enormous amount of mail–more than [on] any other issue."

The National Organization for Women declared a countercampaign against our efforts and against recognition, and the Task Force declined to include Parental Alienation.

What Mental Health Experts Say About Parental Alienation

"‘The long-term implications [of alienation] are pretty severe,’ says Amy Baker, director of research at the Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection in New York and a contributing author of Bernet’s proposal. In a study culminating in a 2007 book, Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome, she interviewed 40 ‘survivors’ and found that many were depressed, guilt ridden, and filled with self-loathing. Kids develop identity through relationships with both their parents, she says. When they are told one is no good, they believe, ‘I’m half no good."—US News and World Report, 10/29/09

"I have seen the very real existence of Parental Alienation Syndrome in case after case where one parent is enraged at the other and proceeds to poison the children against the ‘enemy’ parent. While many times it is a father who is demonized by an angry mother, the gender of the parent being turned into a ‘monster’ by the custodial parent can be reversed. Who the victim of P.A.S. turns out to be is entirely dependent upon the willingness of the parent with physical custody to ’brainwash’ a child against the other parent. The loss of the child’s relationship to the hated ex-spouse delivers a message that this is the price you will pay for getting a divorce."—Harvard Medical School Psychiatry Professor Henry J. Friedman, New York Times, 10/17/08.

"In some cases, it’s clear that the child is actively being taught to hate the parent"—Dr. Richard A. Warshak, author of Divorce Poison.

"’Anyone who works in the field of forensic psychology in the context of divorce will say, yes, it’s possible for a child to be turned away from a loving parent. Everybody knows that happens’"—custody consultant J. Michael Bone, Ph.D., US News and World Report, 10/29/09

"[Court-ordered visitation can] be entangled with Medea-like rage…A woman betrayed by her husband is deeply opposed to the fact that her children must visit him every other weekend. … She cannot stop the visit, but she can plant seeds of doubt — ’Do not trust your father’ — in the children’s minds and thus punish her ex-husband via the children. She does this consciously or unconsciously, casting the seeds of doubt by the way she acts and the questions she asks."—Psychologist Judith S. Wallerstein and Sandra Blakeslee

"’Strong alignment’ [with one parent means] the child consistently denigrated and rejected the other parent. Often, this was accompanied by an adamant refusal to visit, communicate, or have anything to do with the rejected parent…Strong alignments are probably most closely related to the behavioral phenomenon Gardner referred to as parental alienation syndrome…"—Janet Johnston, PhD

"I’ve seen several dramatic cases where the father was the alienator. In one case, the father had no control over his obsession to trash the mother.

"Numerous professionals told him, including the mother, that he could have shared custody if he would be willing to follow the rules. He didn’t have the self-control to do this."—Dr. Jayne A. Major

Parental Alienation Hurts Kids

"I couldn’t love my mom and my dad at the same time. I felt bad. It shocked me how quickly and dramatically I changed my opinion of him. I would have nothing to do with him. He hadn’t done anything to hurt me…I still, to this day, have to live with the mean things I said to him. The letters that I wrote to him. There are things I did purposely to hurt him."—Michelle Martin, an adult child of divorce, describing her alienation from her father on the CBS Early Show, 9/14/06


"Dear Judge, Whichever parent I am with wants me to be loyal. I can only prove my loyalty by saying I don’t want to be with the other parent…It’s like sixth grade when two of my girlfriends made me crazy trying to force me to pick one of them to be my best friend.

"I remember when I was sad sometimes. Now I have trouble remembering when I wasn’t sad."—from preteen Bailey A., in Charlotte Hardwick’s Dear Judge—Kids’ Letters to the Judge


"[W]hen a child grows up believing his father thought he was unimportant and expendable, it can negatively affect his sense of self-worth."—Dear Abby, 11/3/08


"I don’t want to vote."—6-year-old Jason, a child caught between warring parents, on PBS’ Kids & Divorce: For Better or Worse, 9/14/09


"A 13-year-old Ontario boy whose domineering father systematically brainwashed him into hating his mother can be flown against his will to a U.S. facility that deprograms children who suffer from parental alienation, an Ontario Superior Court judge has ruled.

"Mr. Justice James Turnbull ordered the boy — identified only as LS — into the custody of his mother. He said that the boy urgently needs professional intervention to reverse the father’s attempt to poison his mind toward his mother and, in all probability, to women in general.

"’There will probably be future significant problems experienced by LS if the court does not intervene — including significant personal guilt for his part in the rejection of his mother, anger towards women, and dysfunctional relationships with women,’ Judge Turnbull said…

"Judge Turnbull observed that the father, 54, has repeatedly breached court orders granting the mother limited access to her son. He said that the boy has come to perceive himself and his father as ’intertwined and unable to distinguish one’s thoughts from the other.’

"As part of his campaign of absolute control over LS, the father dictated toxic e-mails for the boy to send to his mother. He also removed photographs of the mother from her son’s bedroom."—Toronto Globe & Mail, 5/15/08


"We videotaped one such heartbreaking [Parental Alienation] scene. A divorced father went to see his five kids for what he thought would be a full-day visit. He was entitled to that, under court order, and the court also ordered the mother not to discourage the children from spending time with their father. But she clearly had poisoned his children’s minds against him. The father just stood outside his ex-wife’s house and begged his children, ’would you like to go out with me today?’ ’No,’ said one kid after another. Then the mother ordered the kids back into her house. What comes through on the tape is the unbridled satisfaction of the mother and the helplessness of the father."—ABC’s John Stossel, in Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity


"An old friend of mine was caught for years in a [contentious] divorce…where they fought over everything. Part of their agreement, like his, was that he got to call his daughters every day at an appointed time. And at that time, every day, he would stop whatever he was doing, hang up on whomever he was talking to, leave any meeting he was in, to call the girls–who were never there. Then he’d call back every 10 minutes for the next 30, and they still wouldn’t be there…"—feminist law professor/media commentator Susan Estrich


"My dad and mom separated when I was 3 years old…my mother and grandmother didn’t make it easy for my dad to see me. I remember asking myself all these questions: Where is he? Why doesn’t he come pick me up? Doesn’t he know where we are?

"My grandmother made her opinions clear. She didn’t like my father. ’Your daddy ain’t never done nothing for you,’ she would say whenever I mentioned his name. Well, he didn’t give me anything for my birthday, I thought. Maybe she was right.

"What I didn’t know then is that I would come to understand my father when I became a dad. My longtime girlfriend and I had a baby when we were young: I was 21 years old. A few years later, we separated. I went from kissing my daughter goodnight and being woken by her jumping on me in the morning, to dropping her off at her mom’s house and giving her goodnight kisses over the phone.

"My daughter’s mother seems to resent me the same way my grandmother resented my father. When I started noticing my daughter developing a bad attitude toward me, I heard my grandmother’s voice in my ear: ’Your daddy ain’t never done nothing for you.’

"Standing in my father’s shoes, I was able to see things more clearly. My grandmother’s opinion about my dad was just that — her opinion…I know [my father] was thinking about me all those years we were apart. I no longer see a man who did nothing for me my whole life, but a man who has always loved me."—Youth Radio’s Jordan Monroe on NPR’s All Things Considered, 6/19/09.


"[O]ne daughter would hug her father and warn: ’Don’t tell mommy I did this.’"—Edmonton Sun columnist Mindy Jacobs, describing a Canadian Parental Alienation case, 6/12/09

"From an early age, Anne was taught by her mother to fear her father. Behind his back, her mom warned that he was unpredictable and dangerous; any time he’d invite her to do anything—a walk in the woods, a trip to the art store—she would craft an excuse not to go. ’I was under the impression that he was crazy, that at any moment he could just pop and do something violent to hurt me,’ says Anne…

"Typical of a phenomenon some mental-health experts now label ’parental alienation,’ her view of him became so negative, she says, that her mother persuaded her to lie during a custody hearing when the couple divorced. Then 14, she told the judge that her dad was physically abusive. Was he? ’No,’ she says. ’But I was convinced that he would [be].’ After her mother won custody, Anne all but severed contact with her father for years.

"Now 23, divorced, and a parent herself, Anne has recognized only recently that she was manipulated, that her long-held view of her father isn’t accurate. They live 2,000 miles apart but now try to speak daily. ’I’ve missed out on a great friendship with my dad,’ she says. ’It hurts.’"—U.S. News & World Report, 11/2/09


"Hate doesn’t grow in children normally. It is usually taught to them."—Pennsylvania Superior Court, in Ermel v. Ermel, a 1983 Parental Alienation case


"Decent fathers are left powerless to see their estranged children if vengeful mothers are determined to prevent access"—Lord Justice Ward, Daily Telegraph (UK), 5/1/08


"My parents have been divorced for nearly a decade, and both have remarried. The problem is, even after all this time, my mother is still mad at my father and can’t stand to be around him…mom makes me feel like I can’t love them both at the same time…I don’t know what to do about Mom anymore, and I don’t think it’s right for my brother to have to deal with her antics on his [wedding] day."—Enough

"Dear Enough: It’s a shame your mother is still so bitter that she will not let go of her anger. It hurts her more than anyone else. You do not have to succumb to this kind of emotional blackmail. Your mother’s attempts to guilt you into repudiating your father should be ignored. When she says unpleasant things, smile with kindness and pity, and reply, ’I’m sorry you feel that way.’ Then walk away. When she truly believes you will no longer respond to her rancor, she may stop subjecting you to it."—Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, Annie’s Mailbox’s co-authors


"My ex-husband asked my 10-year-old daughter to take me off of her Christmas list last year. He said that this was all he wanted from her for Christmas."—Leslie, a Fathers and Families member


Bill Veeck was a 1940/50s baseball owner known for his important role in desegregating baseball, as well as his flamboyant publicity stunts. In Veeck’s 1962 autobiography Veeck as in Wreck, he explains that his wife divorced him in part because she "didn’t like the people Veeck associated with"—baseball men and journalists. Always a fan favorite, in 1948 Veeck was the toast of Cleveland as his Indians had won the American League pennant for the first time in three decades.

Veeck’s Indians had a 3-1 lead in the World Series, and played the deciding game 5 in Cleveland. There were 86,288 paid in attendance—at that point the largest crowd in the history of organized baseball. Veeck’s oldest son, Will Jr., was 11 years-old and lived with his mother and two siblings, but Bill Veeck brought him to the park to watch the game.

At the game Bill turned to his son and said "Isn’t this great? Did you ever see such a tremendous crowd? Did you ever see anything in your life like this?"

Bill Veeck’s 11 year-old son replied:

"How come you couldn’t have been a scientist or something I could have been proud of?"


In the LaMusga case decided by the California Supreme Court in 2004, Gary LaMusga’s son’s kindergarten teacher testified that his kindergarten son told her "my dad lies in court," and said that his mother had told him this. The teacher explained:

"I finally sat down with him and told him that it was OK for him to love his daddy. I basically gave him permission to love his father. And he seemed brightened by that…I’m not sure that he was aware that he could do that."


"Parental alienation as a fundamental wrong. The greatest human tragedy is when any parent loses a child, whether it be to death, or to divorce."—Canadian Senator Anne Cools


Mental Health Professionals, Doctors, Educators, Family Law Professionals & Prominent Citizens Endorse Campaign to Ask DSM to Include Parental Alienation in Upcoming Edition

"The undersigned believe that Parental Alienation is a serious problem and causes great harm to children. A group of 70 mental health experts from 12 countries are part of an effort to add Parental Alienation to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the American Psychiatric Association’s ‘bible’ of diagnoses. According to psychiatrist William Bernet, inclusion ‘would spur insurance coverage, stimulate more systematic research, lend credence to a charge of parental alienation in court, and raise the odds that children would get timely treatment.’ We support these efforts."

Pamela A. Acker
Adjunct Instructor
Marshfield, WI

Gene Albelo, L.C.S.W
Miami, Florida

Darrin Albert M.S.
Fargo, ND

Mariano Amador, M.D.
Missouri City, TX

Anthony Ambrosio, Ph.D.
Emporia, KS

Marc E. Angelucci, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Los Angeles, California

Susan Asselin-Connolly
Asselin-Connolly, The Family Law Group, LLC
New London, CT

Lloyd Axelrod, MD
Boston, MA

Jaynee Beach
Divorce Coach
Reliable Divorce Consultants
Houston, Texas

Joe Black MPAS,PA—C
Newton, KS

Bruce Blandin
Tewksbury, MA

Thomas C. Bleser, M.A.
New York, NY

J Michael Bone, PhD
Winter Park, FL

Michael Boucher
Analyst, Fidelity
Boston, MA

Dawn Elaine Bowie
The Law Offices of Dawn Elaine Bowie, P.C.
Maryland Family Law Firm
Rockville, Maryland

Dan Boyd
Hillsdale, MI

Kenneth Brinsko, MD
Augusta, GA

Sally Broessel, L.P.C.C
Campbellsville, KY

David Brush
Sr. Process Engineer
Integrated Process Technologies, Inc.
Devens, MA

Lynne H Brush, LCSW (Retired)
Woodstock, NY

Tracey Bryan
Salzburg, Austria

Michael Burday, MD
Worcester, MA

Deborah Sirotkin Butler, Esq.
Family Law Attorney
Arlington, MA

Dana Clahane, Ph.D.
Professor, Fullerton College
Fullerton, CA

Edward Carnes
Infrastructure Architect
Data Center Operations and Security Officer
Carnes Consulting
Reading, MA

Pedro A. Caetano, Ph.D,
PharmD, AA, MPH
New University of Lisbon–Faculty of Medical Sciences
Northeastern University–Senior Lecturer
Cambridge, MA

Rafael M Cespedes, M.D.
Perry Hall, MD

John D. Coffey, B.A., J.D.
Former Board Administrator
Newberry Springs Community Services District
Newberry Springs, CA

Mike Coghlan, Esq.
DeKalb, IL

Victor Clark Cohen, Esq.
Family Law Attorney-Mediator
Burbank, CA

Roderick Cole
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Atlanta, GA

Gene C. Colman, Esq.
Family Law Attorney
Toronto, Ontario

Lloyd A. Conway
Academic Coordinator & Adjunct Instructor
School of Graduate and Professional Studies
Spring Arbor University
Spring Arbor, MI

Ms. Paula Cuesy, MAed
Trainer and Program Development
Fresno City College at Manchester Center
Fresno, CA

Gerard A. Cyr, Esq.
68 Commercial Wharf
Boston, MA

Ken Dau-Schmidt, J.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Law
Bloomington, IN

Frank DeGregorio, M.D.
Los Angeles, CA

William Diehl
Registered Nurse
Houston, TX

David Dodson, MD
Wellesley, MA

Victor Dohleman
Weldtool Technologies Inc.
Orange, CA

Brian Downs, Esq.
Family Law Attorney
Grand Rapids, MI

Steve Dreskin
Business Owner
Belmont, MA

David Dreyer
Limited License Psychologist
Livonia, MI

Charlene Dryer, Esq.
Family Law Attorney
Newport Beach, CA

Jonathan Dugan, Ph.D
Founder and President
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Sausalito, CA

Joe Dunagan
Teacher, Coach, Athletic Administrator
Cloverdale High School
Cloverdale, IN

Daniel Dussault
Product Manager, Millipore Corporation
Newburyport, MA

Lisa S. Ebert, JD
Administrator, Diversity Officer
City University of New York
Summit, NJ

William E. Eckert
Senior Chemist
Cooper Tire & Rubber
Findlay, OH

Donna Epes
Nashville, TN

Jay Essif
Licensed Psychologist
Lancaster, PA

R. Paul Ferenchak, MD
Lafayette, NY

Roberta Fox
Teacher (Retired)
Baltimore County Public Schools

Michael Freeny, MSW
Orlando, FL

Guy Garcia
New York, NY

Dr. Alberto Esteves Gemal, PhD, MSc
Associate Professor in Medicine
Universidade Federal Fluminense
Niteroi, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Michael D. Gerhardt, Esq.
Chicago, IL

Bruce J. Gibson, Esq.
Beverly Hills, CA

Shawn Gliklich, M.D.
Boxford, MA

Tom Golden, LCSW
Washington, D.C.

Kevin Graumenz
CADD manager
ABS Consulting
St Louis, MO

Richard M. Green, M.D.
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Nick Gregoratos, Esq.
San Francisco, CA

Brett Greider, Ph.D.
Faculty, University of California
Santa Cruz, CA

Vidal Guzman
Montclair, NJ

Alan V. Hagen, M.D.
Collinsville, IL

Daniel S. Hale
Adjunct Faculty
Marylhurst University
Marylhurst, OR

Tanya Hanna
Licensed Professional Counselor (Intern)
Texas A & M University
Caddo Mills, TX

Cynthia Harbour, LCSW
Los Angeles, CA.

Robert L. Harris II, M.A.
Psychoanalytical Studies
Charlotte, NC

Kenneth Hart
Baltimore, MD

Thomas D. Hathaway, Esq.
Family Law Attorney
Brentwood, CA

Benny Hau, M.D.
Redlands, CA

Tammy Heaberlin, RN
North Andover, MA

Roland Heidenhofer, M.D.
Irving, TX

Glenn Herlihy, Esq.
Carlisle, MA

Edward Hernandez
Director, Youth and Family Services Division
La Casa de Don Pedro, Inc.
Newark, NJ

Edwin A. Hissa, M.D.
Jackson, OH

Christopher Ho, M.D.
Los Angeles, CA

Charles Hoisington
Educator, Principal
Columbus, OH

Chris Hough, MBA
Ashburn, VA

Donald C. Hubin, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair
Department of Philosophy
Ohio State University
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Charlie Hurd
Library Media Education
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CPA/Corporate Manager
Bel Air, MD

Peter J. Jackson
High School Counselor, Retired
Honolulu, HI

Julia Jacobson, MPH
Beverly Hills, CA

Bradley A. Janey, Ph.D., NCC, LPC
Associate Professor: Counselor Education
Marywood University
Scranton, PA

Reverend Mark Johnson, M.Div., C.I.T
Bridgeport, CT

Matt Johnson, M.S. Ed.
Educational Consultant
Cleveland, OH

Steven Johnson, Esq.
Appleton, WI

Karen Jones
Relationship Coach
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Dan Kaupas, LCSW
Santa Rosa, CA

Philip Kaushall, PhD
Practicing Clinical Psychologist
San Diego, CA

Terry Kee
Vice President
JP Morgan Chase
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Michael Kennedy, Esq.
Kennedy Law Offices
Upland, CA

Scott A. Kessloff, Esq.
Health & Welfare Attorney
Acton, MA

Daniel J. King, Esq.
Woodland Hills, CA

David A. Klein, M.D.
Glenwood Landing, NY

Arthur J. Kranz, M.D.
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry &Neurology
Hobe Sound, FL

Dwight A. Kuhn, Esq.
Family Law Attorney
Taylor, MI

Kimberly W. Lague
Guardian Ad Litem
Palm Beach County, FL

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Director of Client Relations
Clearpath Capital Partners
Menlo Park, CA

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Special Education Teacher
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Hiawassee, GA

Shawn D. Legg, RN
Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Los Angeles, CA

Karl R. Leinsing, PE
President, ATech Designs, Inc.
Hampton, NH

Clayton Leopold, M.D.
Princeton, NJ

Nicholas L. LeRoy, M.E
Buzzards Bay, MA

Robert Leverant, LMFT
Sebastopol, CA

Stephen D. Lewis, JD
Certified Family Law Mediator
Los Angeles, CA

Monika Logan, LBSW
Allen, TX

Peter J. Logan. Esq.
Peter Logan Law Offices
San Francisco, CA

Brian Magee
Corporate Quality Manager
Weston Solutions, Inc.
West Chester, PA

Kevin P. Maguire, DO
Anchorage, AK

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Newton, MA

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Family Law Attorney
Reading, PA

Brett W. Martin, Esq.
Family Law Attorney
Westminster, CO

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Computer Engineer
Hewlett-Packard Co.
Houston, TX

Sean McCormick, MD
Chicago, IL

Tina Leisner McDermott, M.A.
Communication Studies Professor
Antelope Valley College
Lancaster, CA

Clayton McLaughlin, M.ED, LCPC
Columbia, MD

David Menchell, M.D.
Fresh Meadows, NY

Christoph Michel, DMD
Somers Point, NJ

Lee R. Miller, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
College of San Mateo
San Mateo, CA

Norman L. Moline Jr., CPA
Arcadia, CA

Steve Monks, Esq.
Family Law Attorney
Durham, NC

Jill Morgan
Educator, retired
San Diego, CA

Virginia J. Morrow, Esq.
Family Law Attorney
Saranac Lake, NY

Michael J. Muller, Ph.D.
San Antonio, TX

Ron Nerding, Esq.
Martinsville, IN

Adele Nicols
Educator, Special Ed.
S. Duxbury, VT

Jeffrey D. Nicholson, M.D.
Portland, OR

Dr. Norman Dale Norris
New Orleans, LA

Robert Opaluch, Ph.D
Riverside, RI

Ron Perelman, M.D.
Los Angeles, CA

Marsha Perry Park
N. CA Regional Director, GKK
Sacramento, CA

Solon Phillips, Esq.
Family Law Attorney
Bowie, MD

Ronald Louis Pietrowski
New York, NY

David T. Pisarra, Esq.
Family Law Attorney
Los Angeles, CA.

Christiane Pohl
Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany

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Theater Professor
Henry Ford Community College
Dearborn, MI

Jay Portnow, M.D., Ph.D.
Norwel, MA

R. E. Pruitt, MD
Nashville, TN

Mike Puiia
Marital Mediator, Guardian ad Litem
Portsmouth, NH

Peter A. Rapoza M.D.
Boston, MA

Alfred G. Rava, Esq.
Civil Rights Attorney
San Diego, CA

Tim Reese, OD
Colorado Springs, CO

Eric Reines, MD, FACP
Marblehead, MA

Brian Reschly, MBA
Senior Business Analyst,
The Stanley Works
Indianapolis, IN

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Kirkpatrick, Henderson; Risen, LLC, CPAs
Eugene, OR

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Lakewood, CO

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Atkins, IA

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Sacramento, CA

Richard Jamie Ruhl, DO
Physician of Anesthesiology
Jasper, AL

Dorcy Russell
Conscious Co-Parenting Institute
Apex, NC

Dr. Steven Mark Sachs
Professor of Psychology
Los Angeles Valley College
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Los Angeles, CA

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Faculty, Lake Superior College
Duluth, MN

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Materials Review Board
Goodrich Corporation
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Family Law Attorney
Bellevue, WA

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New York, NY

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Burleson, TX

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Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

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Director of Behavioral Health
Montgomery County Health Department
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Social Worker
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CEO, Kitchen Kraft Inc
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Network Security Analyst
Worcester, MA

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Alexandria, VA

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False Allegations Attorney
Plano, TX

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Sarasota, FL

Jeffrey Tennis, M.S.Ed.
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Pomona, CA

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Boston, MA

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Austin, TX

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Los Angeles, CA

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Former professional baseball player
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Huntington Beach, CA

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Hot Springs National Park, AK

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Jim Van Dyk
Business Executive
Ashland, MA

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School Psychologist
Milwaukee, WI

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Lansdale, PA

Sergio Waldeck, MBA
Vice President, Citibank
Tampa, FL

Coreen R. Walson, Esq.
Family Law Attorney
Anaheim, CA

Randy Warren, Esq.
Family Law Attorney
San Rafael, CA

Richard Wax, Ph.D.
Waterford, CT

John Wight
Instructor, Management Communications
Marriott School of Business
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah

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Clinical Psychologist
Mill Valley, CA

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Winchester, KY

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Project Manager,
Hennes & Mauritz
Los Angeles, CA

Constantine Zhukovsky, Esq.
Family Law Attorney
San Francisco, CA