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Beth McGuire Psychologist Redlands: It's called Parental Alienation...
NOTICE how one sided and opinionated this report is. Also how Dr, Mcguire fails to address ALL the hard evidence and documentation presented to her (not hearsay) including a previous psychologist report that states that Christy and Kaylee are part of the problem. Also, not addressed is the videos of drug use in that home, the videos of custody interference, the audios of Christy threatening to take more time away from me, the text messages and audio of Christy admitting keeping Megan from me the last time and even apologizing for keeping Megan away from...etc.
About the only thing that is accurate about her report is when she says, "This is a tragic situation."
Dr. McGuire, yes it is.
A TEXT MESSAGE
From: Dr. Beth A. McGuire
To: Joe Barrow
"I will be asking Commissioner Daniel for Court Order for report or subpoena to testify on attorney's advice. Only decided about 3 am which way to go with this one. Apologies"
After reading her report. Come back and read this text again and tell me if it sounds like she was so torn about "which way to go with this one"
Additional Items to post/Address
Dr Beth McGuire is sending this letter to our judge tomorrow. It will do an irreparable amount of damage...and it is wrong and almost everything on there can be proven so...it was not fact checked to say the least and note that she only spoke to people who would collaborate Christy's side of the story.
This is the letter that this professionally-trained, psychologist is sending to our judge in the morning. I am posting it because it is so inaccurate and I will address it and debunk each accusation with actual documentation. But I wanted people to see that this is the nightmare that we are going through.
Dear Commissioner Daniel,
Re: The Marriage of Barrow SBFSS 55999
Minor Child: Megan (DOB: x/xx/xxxx)
I have met with Megan alone, with her father, with her father and stepmother, with her mother, and with her mother and stepfather in addition I have met with both parents alone. I had asked Mr. Barrow and Mrs. Garrison to send me copies of any e-mail correspondence between them. I have read numerous emails from Mr. Barrow, from his wife, and from Mrs. Garrison as well as correspondence between Mr. Barrow and Mrs. Garrison. Mr. Barrow is a prolific communicator. I spoke with Megan’s previous therapist, Shirley Stutson as well as Jerri Barrow, Mr. Barrow’s sister-in-law and mother of Megan’s cousin who accompanied the family on the New York vacation. I received a treatment summary from Mr. Barrow’s therapist, Carol Teitelbaum, MFT. Megan’s maternal half-sister, Kaylee and Brian Godley, Kaylee’s father sent me emails and have invited me to speak with them by phone. I was unable to reach Mr. Barrow’s oldest daughter, Stephanie by phone. I have also read a mediation report from May 2011 and a letter from Amy Miller, Ph.D. dated October 2011 summarizing her 3190 counseling with the family.
These are my impressions. Megan and her father had a reasonably close relationship when she was a young child and she spent approximately equal time with each parent. When Mr. Barrow moved to Palm Springs when Megan was 8, things began to change. Mr. Barrow was “focused” on his wife-to-be and his visits with Megan were confined to weekends. During one visit, Mr. and Mrs. Barrow got into “a really big fight” during which Mr. Barrow hit his wife with his fist and spit on her. Mr. Barrow denied Megan’s request to go home. Megan began to be afraid her father might hit her.
When Megan was 10, Mrs. Barrow kicked Mr. Barrow out of their home because he hit her daughter, Jaida. Later they reconciled.
When Megan was 12, the family was on a trip to North Dakota to visit Mrs. Barrow’s grandmother. A boy texted Megan with what she described as “casual talk.” Mr. Barrow “flipped out” and “blew his top.”
Mr. and Mrs. Barrow took a family vacation to New York in summer 2012 when Megan was 13. This included Megan and one of her girlfriends; her male cousins, Eli (then 9) and Christian; her paternal half-sister, Sophie; and her stepsisters, Jaida and Malia. During the vacation, Megan was found to be texting with a boy. Mr. and Mrs. Barrow berated Megan for what was described as “hours.” Furthermore, this event was discussed in a family session with Shirley Stutson, MFT, Megan’s then-therapist and Mr. and Mrs. Barrow agreed with Megan’s description of the event. However, in the next session, Mr. and Mrs. Barrow denied they had behaved in such a negative way. This turn-about has contributed significantly to Megan’s distrust of her father.
Mr. Barrow, I have no doubt, loves his daughter and wishes the best for her. However, Mr. Barrow’s style of parenting has led to this breach between them.
Mr. Barrow has been unable or unwilling to consider that how he has handled events has led to the alienation between him and his daughter. Instead, Mr. Barrow blames Mrs. Garrison’s parenting style and accuses her of actively trying to alienate Megan from him. Mr. Barrow believes this passionately and has been unable to focus on what it is about his interactions with Megan that have disaffected her from him. In his distress over his damaged relationship with Megan, Mr. Barrow has grasped at the idea that she is being alienated from him and created a website devoted to this idea. In addition, he has used FaceBook to tell his story. Both of these vehicles cause Megan a great deal of distress and humiliation. Megan used to participate in gymnastics. Her father often drove from Indio to watch Megan practice and perform. He would talk to the other parents about his perceptions of the difficulties between him and Mrs. Garrison. Megan eventually dropped out of gymnastics because she found this embarrassing.
I do not intend to say that Mrs. Garrison is a parent without any faults. However, at this point, I do not see that Mrs. Garrison is actively trying to alienate Megan from her father.
In an effort to develop some positives between Mr. Barrow and Megan, I suggested that the families meet in the middle and allow Megan to visit with her paternal half- sister, Sophie whom she was missing very much. After the first time I suggested this, Mrs. Garrison contacted Mr. Barrow by email to set up a meeting but Mr. Barrow did not follow through. The second time, I suggested more specifics about the arrangements: meeting at a park midway where Mr. Barrow could supervise (his request) the visit from a distance allowing Megan and her sister to spend time alone together. However, when Mrs. Garrison contacted Mr. Barrow by email, he said he was unavailable to meet and suggested Megan come to his house for a visit. Mr. Barrow then posted on FaceBook a photo of Sophie with “Parental Alienation hurts more than just the loving Parent….Christy, I want my sister back! It’s that SIMPLE” and “I haven’t seen Megan since October 2012. She was my best friend. Christy, I want my sister back! It’s that simple!” Copy attached.
This is a tragic situation. Megan is a lovely adolescent, attractive and articulate, with a pleasing personality. She has returned to visiting her father numerous times without there being much change on her father’s side. Mr. Barrow has a lot of individual work to do before reconciliation therapy with Megan could be effective. It would be very important for Mr. Barrow’s therapist and the reconciliation therapist to be in close communication.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Very respectfully yours,
Beth A. McGuire, Ph.D.
Copy Diane Shropshire, Counsel for Christine Garrison
Joe Barrow, pro per
New Form Entry: Beth's letter comments
firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 10:18 PM
Comments Beth's letter
My question and concern is have you had a session and evaluated Mr. Barrow and Megan TOGETHER?!? And witnessed any of this for yourself? If not you are missing a HUGE investigative piece to the puzzle and I'd love 5 min to personally enlighten you why I feel that way. PM me I'll give you my phone number...
firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> Wed, May 1, 2013 at 6:19 AM
Comments Beth's letter
This is a "hit job". The focus is on the Dad's behavior, with one half sentence about Mom's. The word "hit" was used. What does that mean? A spank, a pat on the hip or a closed fist punch to the face? THIS IS THE WAY WE REMOVE A LOVING PARENT"S PARENTAL RIGHTS?! Should be a jury, not some air head case worker! These are my "impressions"...really! "Impressions" about whether you should recommend he and his daughter discontinue a normal parent-child relationship? WHO THE HELL ARE YOU!!
firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> Wed, May 1, 2013 at 7:17 AM
Comments Beth's letter
wow just goes to show how easily the uneducated system views & twists the story just like the manipulating alienating parent does. I too have lived the false allegations & twisted versions. The system is not geared to look at all 8 slices, they believe what they choose & form opinions based on their perception and not facts. this makes me very sad for the innocent children. where is the love?
hugs & prayers to you and all your loved ones Joe! I have said it once & I will say it again, keep fighting the good fight! love always prevails in the end, goodness always prevails over evil! huge hugs!
firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> Wed, May 1, 2013 at 7:24 AM
Comments Beth's letter
Amazing how much this sounds like the report our reunification therapist recently wrote for our judge! The ignorance of these "professionals" is astounding!