In 2011, Dr. William Bernet, acknowledged Joseph Goldberg as a member of his Parental Alienation Study Group (PASG).

The PASG is a scientific group of professionals presenting a wide body of clinical and social science research to the DSM - 5 task force members and to the ICD- 11. (DSM, The Diag nostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders; ICD-11, International Center of Diseases).

The compilation of this scientific data now includes hundreds of peer reviewed articles; studies; books; and monographs, from scientific and legal communities - in dozens of countries around the world.

The work presented by the PASG to the ICD-11 and to DSM- 5 is aimed at the inclusion of Parental Alienation Disorder as a new diagnosis or as an example of a relational problem for both publications. The members of the PASG are recognized as experts in parental alienation.

Professional Credits:

Founder of The Canadian Symposium for Parental Alienation Syndrome

Joseph Goldberg was the first person to form an educational entity to present science based data to professionals and parents on the subject of Parental Alienation and Parental Alienation Syndrome (2009). In the 1st year of its existence, the CSPAS contracted with The Metro Toronto Convention Centre to host the first worldwide conference on Parental Alienation Syndrome.

Twenty of the most renowned experts in parental alienation from professions including: psychiatry, psychology, and family law gave speaker presentations during this three day event.

The conference was widely covered by international members of the press and it was the first conference in mental health history to be featured on the front page of Canada's most widely circulated Newspaper - The National Post - March 28, 2009.

Speaker Presentations:

Speaker - CSPAS Conference: Parental Alienation Syndrome (2009) - Conference at The Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Speaker - CSPAS Conference - Parental Alienation Syndrome (2009) - Conference at The University of Toronto

Speaker - CSPAS Conference - Parental Alienation Syndrome Past, Present & Future - (2010) - Conference at The Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

Speaker - CSPAS Conference - (2011) Treatment Solutions for Alienated Children - at Dawson College

Professional Education Acheivements:

Mr. Goldberg is the first author of a continuing educational course on the Treatment of Parental Alienation. The title of the course is:
Diagnostic Criteria for Clinical Practitioners
in the Treatment of Parental Alienation and Parental
Alienation Syndrome

This course provides mental health professionals with a total of 18 CEC's. To take this course go to:

Mr. Goldberg's CE Course is accredited by:

  • The American Psychological Association
  • The Association of Social Work Boards in AL, AK, AZ, DC, DE, GA, ID, IN, IA, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, MT, NM, NC, ND, NJ, OK, OR, PA, RI,SC,TN,TX,UT,VA,VI,VT,WA,WI and WY.
  • The Alabama Social Work Board (# 0155)
  • The Florida Board of Licensed Clinical Social Work
  • Illinois Social Work Board (159-000505)
  • Iowa Social Work Board (# 153)
  • Maryland State Board of Social Work
  • Ohio Counsellor (RCX-129413)
  • Marriage and Family Therapist Board
  • Texas Board of Social Work (CS 1596)
  • Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider # 130)
  • California Board of Behaviour Sciences (PCE 203) Meeting qualifications for CE credit for MFCC's and LCSWs as required by the CA BBS
  • South Carolina Board for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists (# 98)
  • Social Workers of Arkansas
  • Kansas Social Workers, MFT's, & Psychotherapists
  • Nebraska Social Workers
  • New Hampshire Psychologists
  • New Hampshire MFT's, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors
  • Tennessee Social Workers
  • Tennessee MFT's and Pastoral Therapists
  • National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) provider # 374

  • Public Education Acheivements:

    Joseph Goldberg is the first co-author of state mandatory divorce education programs with parental alienation in the curriculum. His online course is presently accepted in 500 counties across the United States

    To take this 4 hour, 6 hour, 8 hour or 10 hour divorce / parental alien- ation class go to:

    Mr. Goldberg's achievement in educating parents in parental alienation is the first program of its kind to be approved in states across the USA and it is a breakthrough achievement in understanding the detrimental effects of parental alienation on children, parents , and extended family members.

    Since this breakthrough online course, Mr. Goldberg's program is now being integrated into more than 30 state provider divorce education programs and rave reviews are coming in from parents and professionals gaining insight to this dynamic in high conflict divorce with children.

    In addition to educating parents, his achievement is considered a landmark event in governmental recognition of both parental alienation and the parental alienation syndrome.

    Below is the press release announcing this online course.

    Radio Media Interviews:

    Mr. Goldberg was interviewed by on The Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC's) national program - The Current, hosted by Anna Maria Tremonti. To listen to the interview click the link below:

    Mr Goldberg has also been interviewed on Divorce Source Radio by Steve Peck. To listen to this Interview click the link below:

    Articles In Newspapers and Journals:

    Custody Judges Rule on Vengence - March 29, 2009
    This conference on Parental Alienation organized by founder of the CSPAS, Joseph Goldberg, was the first conference in mental health history to make the front page of Canada's most widely circulated Newspaper with this story in - The National Post.

    Psychiatric Experts Assess Parental Alienation - October 1, 2010
    A featured story in the Associated Press, reporter David Crary. In this article Mr. Goldberg is quoted along with members of the APA DSM-5 task force members.

    Organizers Push for Parental Alienation Disorder in DSM-5 - September 6, 2010
    An article in the publication - Mental Health Weekly

    Conference to Highlight Parental Alienation - May 26, 2011
    Covered by reporter David Lazarous in The Canadian Jewish News. Reporting on the first conference to present on the theme Treatment Solutions for Alienated Children.

    Diagnosing Divorce: Should Parental Alienation Be A Mental Disorder - May 9, 2011
    Article in Toronto's newspaper the Globe and Mail, by reporter Adriana Barton

    Published In the Popular Press:

    Mr. Goldberg has published his article:

    Parental Alienation and Children Exhibiting Visitation Refusal Behaviour 2012

    Published By:

  • Our Family Wizard

  • Joseph Goldberg has also produced educational DVD's for both mental health professionals and parents (2009, 2010, 2011).

    Consulting Practice:

    Joseph Goldberg is the principal of Goldberg & Associates. His services are provided to parents and professionals in the United States and Canada. These services are detailed on his website at:

    His consulting services include litigation support to family law lawyers and psychosocial research assistance to mental health professionals.

    Mr. Goldberg divides his time living in both Toronto, Ontario and Orlando, Florida. His future focus is on writing articles, books, online classes on the subject of parental alienation in the United States and Canada and to other countries around the world.

    Parental Alienation Consultant:
    Expert in Parent-Child Relational Problems. Services are provided to family law lawyers,
    mental health professionals, mandatory state providers of divorce education programs and to parents.

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