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Clawar, S. S., and B. V. Rivlin, Children Held Hostage: Dealing with Programmed and Brainwashed Children,
    American Bar Association, Chicago, Illinois, 1991. 197 pp. ISBN: 0897076281 

Abstract: (from the introduction) This treatise is based on years of experience counseling families in divorce and evaluating children during custody litigation. It should provide guidance to the bar, bench, and mental health professionals in ascertaining whether a child has been intentionally brainwashed or alienated from one parent by the other parent, and if so, it offers methods of dealing with these children.

Introduction: The need for the study of programming and brainwashing by Lynn Z. Gold-Bikin
1.Brainwashing and programming: Definitional perspectives, levels of awareness, and stages
   Varied Meanings
      Computer Technology
      Social.Psychological Usage
   Operational Definition:Clarifying the terms and distinguishing between programming and brainwashing
      Defintion Employed in This Study -Programming
      Levels of Awareness: The Brainwasher Versus the Recipient
      Can You Have One without the Other?
    Stages of Programming/Brainwashing
      Ideational  and Emotional Components/Thematic Focus
       Emotional considerations
      Mood-Induction and Sympathy-Creating Tcxhniques
      Compliance and Testing of Effectniveness Stages
      Loyalty Measures
      Maintenance of the Programme

2. Brainwashing techniques
    Denial-of-Existence Syndrome
    The "Who-Me?" Syndrome
        1. Extended Family
        2. Career
        3. Living Arrangement and Travel
        4. Activities
        5. Associates
     Middle-Man Syndrome
     Circumstantial Syndrome
     "I don't know what's wrong with him" Syndrome
      The Ally Syndrome
      The Morality Syndrome
      Threat of Withdrawal of Love Syndrome
       "I am the only one who really loves you" Syndrome
           The Case of the Overindulgent Father
        "You're an Endangered Species" Syndrome
        Rewriting Reality Syndrome
             The Case of the Fallen Father
        Physical Survival Syndrome

3.Motivational factors:
   3. Fear of Losing the Child
   4. Sense of Past History
   5. Proprietary Perspective
         The Case of the Pregnant Proprietary Mother
    6. Jealousy
    7. Child Support
    8. Loss of Identiy
    9. Out of Sight, Out of Mind
          A. Alcoholism or Drug Abuse
               Case of the Self-Professed Teetotallers
               Grandparents as custodians when there is evidence of alcoholism or drug addiction
           B. Incest or Child Abuse
               The Case of the Punitive Daughter
           C. Abductors
           D. Criminal Involvement
           E. Mental Health
                Case of the "Crazy" Parent
           F. Problematic-Social Realtionships or Life-Style
           G. Preexisting or New Physical Health Condition
                The Case of th Abandoned Mother
    11. Maintaining the Relationship through Conflict
           The Case of the Backlash Child
    12. Power, Influence, Control, and Domination
             Case of the Embittered-Chaotic Moher

4. Detection Factors: Uncovering the programmer's themes and processes
    Contradictory Statements
          The Case of the Parent Who Wouldn't Compete
     Inappropriate and Unnecessary Information
     Character Assault
     Collusion or One-Sided Alliance
     Child Becomes Spy or Conduit of Information
     Use of Indirect Statements
     Restrictions on Permission to Love or be Loved
     Unchildlike Statements
     Good Parent versus Bad Parent
     Comparative Martyr Role
     Fear of Contact With the Other Parent
     Anxiety Arousal
          The Case of the Dangling Love
     Cohort in Secret Keeping
     Child Appears as Mirror Image of Programmer
     Confusion of a Birth Parent's Importance
     Manifestation of Guilt
     Scripted Views
     Unmanageability for no Apparent Reason
     Radical Changes and Dysfunctional Behavior Manifested in Other Spheres
     Nonverbal Messages
     Coaching Behavior
     Brain Twirling
     Child Threatens Parent
     Child as Parent's Best Friend
     Physical Survival
5.Impact and influence factors: The effects on children and relationships
   I.Relational Impact and Influence
         Threatening to Live with the Noncustodial Parent
         Power Conflicts and Manipulation
         School-Realted Problems
         Materialistic Demands
         Behavioral Problems
           Acting Out
           Sibling Conflict
   II. Personal Impact and Influence
          Anger Directed toward Both Parents
          Behavioral Regresion
          Creating a Fantasy Parent
          Programmers/Brainwashers Often Beget Programmers/Brainwashers
    Residential Propinquity
            Multiple Programmers/Brainwashers
            Vulnerability Characteristics
               Lack of Insight
               Conditionally Loved
               Identification with the aggressor
               Playing the rescuer
               Guit feelings
            Invulerability Characteristics
             Unconditionally Loved
                Identification with nonaggressor
                Views adults as being survivors
              Social Factors Impeding the Success of Programming and Brainwashing

6.Deprogramming factors: Forms of intervention
   Knowledge of the Themes and Content of the Programme (Programming)
   Knowledge of Techniques Employed to Inculcate the Themes (Brainwashing)
   Knowledge of the Duration and Intensity
   Knowledge of the Motives of the Programmer
   Evaluation of Degree and Types of Damage
   Evaluation of the Resources Available in the Deprogramming Process
   Establishment of Rapport
   Knowledge of Risks
   Identifying and Dealing with "The Point of no Return"
   Knowledge of the Shutdown Messages
   Introduction of Objective Materials
   Environmental Modification
   Reeducation,Counseling, Therapy
   Measuring the Degree and Type of Changes that Can, Will, or Have Taken Place as a Result of the Deprogramming

7.The female factors: Why women programme more than men
    2.Proprietary Exclusionary Perspective
    3.The Family and Women are Synonymous
    4.Female Identiy and Parenting
    5.Financial-Support Needs
    6.Lack of Other Resources
    7.Continuity and Family History
    8. Negative Opinions of Mens's Capacity to Parent
    9.Peer-Group Expctation
    10.Fear of Another Loss
    11.Desire to Move or Leave a Geographical Area
    12.Desire to Create the New Family
    Summary of the Sex Differences in Programming/Brainwashing

8.Findings, conclusions, surprises, and implications of the study
   Category I: The Extensiveness of th Themes or Content of the Programme
   Category II: The Great Diversity of Techniques Employed by Programmers and Brainwashers and Brainwashing to
     Inculcate their Messages, Themes and Goals
   Category III: The Multiplicity of Social/Psychological Motives of the Programmer/Brainwasher
   Category IV: Detection Factors
   Category V: The Types of Impact the Programming/Brainwashing Processes Have on Children
   Category VI: The Potential for Successful Intervention, Reduction, and Modification of the Damaging Effects on Children
   Category VII: The Female Factor
   Category VIII: General (With Implications for the Legal System)
Appendix: Research techniques and sample characteristics
Glossary of programming/brainwashing terms

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