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Illinois Divorce Lawyer: PASG and DSM

One of the longstanding issues in dealing with Parental Alienation within the clinical community, as well as with the legal community, has been the inclusion of Parental Alienation diagnostics in the DSM.  An important group (of which I am proud to be a member) is the Parental Alienation Study Group.

Parental Alienation Study Group, Inc. (PASG), is an international, not-for-profit corporation. PASG has 800 members – mostly mental health and legal professionals – from 62 countries.

PASG is an organization open to anyone who reports an interest in the topic of parental alienation—personally, professionally, or both. Membership in PASG does not signify approval of the individual by the PASG Board of Directors, nor does it indicate any special education, training, expertise, or credentialing regarding parental alienation.

“Most PASG members already know about the proposal that parental alienation be included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5-TR).  We announced this project in the July 2022 issue of PAI.  Since then, we have received more than 2,000 endorsements from individuals and organizations.

We now have a dedicated website for this project, which is  The proposal itself and several appendices are available on the website, as well as links for individuals and organizations who want to endorse the proposal.


We also have a booth at the Exhibit Hall of the big conference for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, in Toronto, Canada, during October 18-22, 2022.  The attached document is the large poster that will be displayed in the Exhibit Hall.”

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