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  • ISBN 0933812221
  • ISBN13 978-0933812222
  • Language English
  • Author Richard A. Gardner
  • Publisher Creative Therapeutics (October 1, 1990)
  • Pages 150
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  • Subcategory Social Sciences
  • Size ePub 1899 kb
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Book by Gardner, Richard A.

Richard Gardner, MD is a practicing child psychiatrist and recognized scholar.

Richard Gardner, MD is a practicing child psychiatrist and recognized scholar. In the media and in the courts the accused are vilified before they have a fair hearing. Gardner takes a in depth view to understanding the complexity of the evolution of sexual identity.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-144) and indexes.

More by Richard A. Gardner. Protocols for the Sex-Abuse Evaluation. Dr. Gardner's Fables for Our Times. Ptc Carousels: The History of Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousels. The Parents Book about Divorce. Self-Esteem Problems of Children: Psychodynamics and Psychotherapy. The Psychotherapeutic Techniques of Richard A.

Day-care sex-abuse hysteria was a moral panic that occurred primarily in the 1980s and early 1990s featuring charges against day-care providers of several forms of child abuse, including Satanic ritual abuse. A prominent case in Kern County, California, first brought the issue of day-care sexual abuse to the forefront of the public awareness, and the issue figured prominently in news coverage for almost a decade

Richard A Gardner, psychiatrist who developed theory of why children .

Richard A Gardner, psychiatrist who developed theory of why children might falsely accuse parents of abuse and testified in hundreds of custody cases, died May 25 at age 72 (S. Reporters sought Mr. Gardner's views on accusations of child sexual abuse in a custody dispute between Mia Farrow and Woody Allen in 1992. Supporting Mr. Allen, he told Newsweek that ''screaming sex abuse is a very effective way to wreak vengeance on a hated spouse. Richard Alan Gardner was born in the Bronx on April 28, 1931.

by Richard A. Gardner MD, (1991), Creative Theraputics, New Jersey. In addition the head of the Clergy Increase Mather was in England looking to help get the charter back, It ended when increase came back and said that they couldn’t use spectral evidence and basically said, what the heck are you all doing.

Gardner insisted the boys were lying as a result of brainwashing by their mother and recommended something he called "threat therapy". Essentially, the Grieco boys were told they should be respectful and obedient on visits to their father and, if they were not, their mother would go to jail. Shortly afterwards, 16-year-old Nathan Grieco, the eldest of the brothers, hanged himself in his bedroom, leaving behind a diary in which he wrote that life had become an "endless torment".

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First I want to thank negative reviewer "tliliab" for allowing me to purchase this $18 hardback for $1.40--a great tome on the social malaise of today. Anytime a negative reviewer admits in subsequent amazon reviews (on women writing about sex and religion)to getting "quite emotional" and to "carrying emotional baggage" then the negative review speaks for itself.

Gardner has written quite a book in only 150 pages. Read this book and gain the upper hand. There are three people in life, those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and then there are those who wonder "what happened?" In understanding Gardner's Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) theory, the reader gets a sense of enmity to ancillary professionals who obsess with their own "credentialling" and crave a "license" to do harm.

Gardner, as physician, psychoanalyst, child psychiatrist, and prolific author wrote more than 50 books, 25 journal articles, including one discussing religious cults who seize children and brainwash them from their parents, with steps toward child separation from the cult programmer. Gardner also invented a child's game in which players learn logical reasoning, with children clapping and shouting in delight. This game was named one of the top 100 games by Games magazine.

In Sex Abuse Hysteria: Salem Witch Trials Revisited, Gardner discusses the root causes of a nationwide scandal. Any sane person is aware of the mass hysteria of media hype and vengeance of child custody disputes. Constitutional safeguards are ignored as some are found guilty and sentenced for sex crimes that they didn't commit. In many cases the driving force has been a legitimizing of social workers who have long languished in custodial capacities and charitable routines. Polymorphous perversity, a term used by Freud and is considered normal behavior in children, is discussed along with sex-abuse prevention programs and psychodynamics that derive from parental interaction. "Validation" and the psychodynamics of false accusations takes the reader down the slippery slope of witness credibility.

Gardner devised the Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) in which the child becomes alienated from a parent when the other parent claims sexual, physical, or emotional abuse. PAS, with 8 primary signs and symptoms, evolved when Gardner noticed an increasing number of children expressing strong objections over a parent for no apparent reason. Not surprisingly, parental alienation of the child has been called "the most incidious form of child abuse." PAS has proven a highly effective tool in custody battles/divorces, and only with acute denial could anyone question its existence. And yet the politics of jealousy has created some noteworthy infighting within the psychiatric profession in terms of PAS acceptance, as syndrome. But the public gets used to knee-jerk reactions in a profession that seems to be constantly re-inventing itself. It is clear that while medicine generally is based on clinical observation, and not formal research, credence is given to syndrome theory as a means of expressing the otherwise unattainable.

It is unfortunate that at the height of his career, Gardner's debilitating illness--Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy--caused him to overdose, awaken, and use a knife to end his life. After three foot surgeries, and with RSD presenting sharp, out-of-control, leg pain, it was over for a brilliant psychoanalyst and child psychiatrist who left a legacy that contributes greatly to the courtroom drama that can spare innocent lives in moments of heated emotion.
Fast shipping!!! very good book... i loved it...highly recommended. Book was in excellent condition as described. Definitely a learning experience. Worth the money..
Gardner did not do research, he depended on anecdotal observations informed by circular logic. Rather than first assessing if in fact abuse had occurred, Gardner and his followers focused on characteristics of the parents and children to diagnose PAS, and then used the presence of the syndrome to dismiss the allegations of abuse. Gardner’s conclusion is based in a logical fallacy, i.e., circular reasoning. He believed that rejection of a parent was almost always the result of inappropriate behavior of the other parent, he then assessed that alleged abuse was either a fabrication or an incidental finding, and then since he found there was no abuse it proved that the children’s complaints were fabricated and an example of PAS. There is no research or scientific basis to the concept.

Gardner’s logic was not only circular, but it was supported by other highly problematic views. He felt that pedophilia was not particularly harmful to children, the real problem was society’s attitude that it is terrible. He asserted that prosecuting cases of pedophilia was a turn on court officials and that judges may give stiff sentences to deal with their own projected pedophilic impulses." Gardner wrote that pedophilia has been considered the norm by the vast majority of individuals in the history of the world."Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (p. 592-3) Similarly, "intrafamilial pedophilia (that is, incest) is widespread and ... is probably an ancient tradition" Gardner, R.A. (1991). Sex Abuse Hysteria: Salem Witch Trials Revisited . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics. (p. 119) "It is because our society overreacts to it [pedophilia] that children suffer."Gardner1992 pp. 594-5) "The Draconian punishments meted out to pedophiles .go far beyond what I consider to be the gravity of the crime." (Gardner 1991 p. 118) Gardner 1991)."There is no question that abuse cases are "turn ons" for the wide variety of individuals involved in them, the accuser(s), the prosecutors, the lawyers, the judges , the evaluators.... Everyone is getting their 'jollies, ."Gardner, 1991 p. 31). He also had no problem with the idea of beating children. In an interview Gardner said that if a child tells her mother she was sexually abused by the father that the mother should respond she does not believe it, that she will beat the child for saying it, and she should never speak that way again about her father. (Waller, G. (Producer). (2001). Small Justice: Little Justice in America’ Family Courts [Motion Picture]. United States: Intermedia Inc.) Despite the bizarre beliefs and circular logic that lay at the heart of the concept that rejection of a parent is usually the result of the other parent, and despite its rejection when called PAS, it has re arisen like the phoenix now called Parental Alienation.
Gardner makes definitive statements about pedophilia which seem very unlikely to be true. He provides no basis for his pronouncements and it seems extremely unlikely that he has done the research necessary to make the statements. In my experience people generally are disgusted by both pedophilia and incest. Moreover, has been designated as a pathologic condition in DSM. Most important of all, research has shown alteration in brain functioning of pedophiliacs from normal controls (Jorge Ponseti, 2012 et al Assessment of Pedophilia Using Hemodynamic Brain Response to Sexual Stimuli Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012;69(2):187-194). Gardner’s assertion that pedophilia and other perversions are helpful to the species seems highly unlikely. Incest leads to high rates of poorly functioning individuals and pedophilia risks by psychologically and physically harming children making them less desirable mates, less fertile, and poorer parents able to raise children to adulthood. One can only speculate about why a psychoanalyst would make such forceful and sweeping statements contradicting standard beliefs, without providing research to support it and for which there are strong reasons to believe the opposite. Sex Abuse Hysteria: Salem Witch Trials Revisited
Gardner has been labeled the "Hitler" of child protective services. Why? Because so many children who were removed from the non-abusive parent and given to the incestuous parent were lost. Defense lawyers used Gardner's unresearched, non-peer reviewed, and totally unscientific theories to defend an accused parent. Gardner coined a psychological syndrome label that does not exist in any field, but that did not stop lawyers from using this unsubstantiated "proof" to take abused children away from the non-abusing parent who was labeled an alienator.
Gardner killed himself, which I think was far too passive a death for someone who caused such evil to continue.
Do not buy this book unless you wish to propagate the terror and misinformation that Gardner started. Unfortunately, 'Gardinites', as supporters of Gardner are called continue to spread his lies to the highest courts and social circles. Too many children have been lost to this monster's vile influence on Judges and lawyers.
I gave this book one star because there was no lower rating.