Douglas Darnall, Ph.D. is the author of “Divorce Casualties: Understanding Parental Alienation (second edition)” and “Beyond Divorce Casualties: Reunifying the Alienated Family.” He is the PsyCare, Inc. CEO and Clinical Director of the Liberty Clinic. PsyCare has eight outpatient mental health clinics in Northeastern Ohio that are accredited by The Joint Commission. Dr. Darnall received his Doctoral Degree from Kent State University and his Master from San Diego State University. He has been a practicing Psychologist for 32 years and previous worked twenty years for the Trumbull County Family Court. He has testified in twelve states and has serviced over 1000 families. He has appeared on the Montel show and Court TV and numerous radio shows. He has authored and coauthored numerous peer review journal articles on Parental Alienation and Spontaneous Reunification. Dr. Darnall is on the editorial board for the American Journal of Family Therapy. Reference to his work has been written up in over 50 newspaper articles. Dr. Darnall has given presentations at both State and National Conferences including the Missouri State Bar and North Dakota State Bar Associations, AFCC, Children’s Rights Council, and Local and State Bar Associations on Parental Alienation and Parental Alienation Syndrome. He has gained international recognition for his work with divorced families.
“Divorce Casualties: Protecting Your Children from Parental Alienation.” Published by Taylor Publishing. 1998
“Not in the Best Interest of the Child,” North Dakota Law Review, August, 1999
“Parental Alienation and its Impact on Legal and Mental Health Systems. Part I and II. DVD” (223) Life Messages, Inc. Baker, A.J.L., & Darnall, D. (2006) Behaviors and strategies of parental alienation: A survey of parental experiences. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 45 (1/2) 97-124.
Baker, A.J.L. & Darnall, D. (2007) A Construct Validation Study of the Eight Components of Parental Alienation Syndrome. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage. 47(1/2) 55-75.
Darnall, D.C. & Steinberg, B.F. (2008) Motivational models for spontaneous reunification with alienated children – Part I. Article accepted for publication. Journal of Family Therapy.
Darnall, D.C. & Steinberg, B.F. (2008) Motivational models for spontaneous reunification with alienated children – Part II. Article accepted for publication. Journal of Family Therapy.