Denial and maladjustment of children in cases of conflictual divorce: possible developmental pathways - The diffusion of marital divorce introduced significant transformations within relationship between parents and children and between co-parents. These evolutions aren’t always functional, because sometimes divorce pain cannot be elaborate, and this could generate risk to amplify parenting difficulties. In this work we reviewed the Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) in term of continuity/ disconuity. PAS, sometimes, can be confused with real dysfunctional relationship between refusal parent and child and it doesn’t allow an effective intervention. In the second part we focus on the intervention and we discuss the difficulties to integrate "psychical" and "processual" truth, whenever it doesn’t use an ethic of relationship.
Key words: divorce, PAS, parental refuse, psycho-juridical intervention.
Parole chiave: separazione, PAS, rifiuto di un genitore, intervento psicogiuridico