These are the recommended documentation instruments for an assessment of AB-PA:


Diagnostic Checklist for Pathogenic Parenting

This instrument documents the child’s symptoms in three areas, 1) Attachment Bonding Suppression, 2) Narcissistic Personality Traits, and 3) a Persecutory Delusion.

Parenting Practices Rating Scale

This instrument documents the parenting practices of the targeted parent as either abuse-range or normal-range.


Secondary Instruments:

IPV Spousal Abuse (Duluth Model) & Child Custody

This instrument collects information on areas of IPV spousal abuse concern identified by the Duluth model for IPV (Intimate Partner Violence; “domestic violence).

The Parent-Child Relationship Rating Scale

This instrument is an outcome measure collected-reported daily for the child across three primary areas of functioning, 1) Affection (Aff; attachment networks), Cooperation (Co; emotional regulation), and Social Involvement (SI; arousal and mood). The second form is a modification adding Texting as an item.

Roberts Apperception Test for Children: 2

If clinically relevant information is needed about the child’s emotional status, then I would recommend using the RATC: 2 for that information.

I don’t know why this information would be necessary, and this instrument is therefore not part of my standard assessment protocol recommendation.  However, if information about the emotional functioning of the child is needed, I would recommend use of the Roberts Apperception Test for Children to obtain this information.


Standards of Professional Practice Assesments

These are the assessment forms I apply in my review of professional mental health reports.