An Attachment-Based Model of Parental Alienation: Foundations is a complete diagnostic description of the attachment-related pathology commonly called “parental alienation” surrounding divorce.  Foundations provides a comprehensive description of the pathology within three separate but interrelated domains of pathology; the attachment system, personality disorder pathology, and family systems pathology, as well as an integration across all three domains, with the attachment-related pathology creating the personality disorder pathology, which then creates the family systems pathology.

Foundations is the seminal work of Dr. Childress that leads to the solutions to the attachment-related pathology of “parental alienation” in high-conflict divorce.