September 24, 2022
CFP publishes guidance on professional performance regarding parental alienation - CFP

CFP publishes guidance on professional performance regarding parental alienation – CFP

In response to the demands of the class and society, the Federal Council of Psychology (CFP) on Thursday (1) launched a Technical note Concerning the Effects of Law No. 12.318/2010 (The Parental Alienation Law) on the Work of Psychologists.

The law is being completed 12 this August and discussions have been in the Psychology Board System—which incorporates the CFP and all 24 Regional Councils of Psychology (CRPs)—since 2010, and the topic is a reality in (the) practice of psychologists.

The article presents nine recommendations for the class on this topic, among them the orientation in which the psychiatrist does not base his analyzes and conclusions on the members of the family group and their relational dynamics on the basis of the civil crime defined by law. .

The document also directs that in situations where a psychologist is urged to express an opinion on the occurrence or non-alienation of a parent, under the provisions of Law No. 12.318/10, the professional must contextualize this request and declare himself from the field of psychology, highlighting the references The theory, technical, and ethical on which its analyzes and conclusions are based.


In 2018, the CFP established a Working Group (WG), in light of the ethical principles that govern the profession, for Expand the discussion about Demonstrations of experts and civil society for and against the law.

CFP advisor Marina de Pol Poniwas, who is also coordinating the WG, highlighted that the entire process of building the memo was participatory and democratic, making the full history of discussions within the psychology board system visible. “The memorandum brings considerations about the law of parental alienation, enshrined in our Code of Ethics, and makes recommendations for the professional practice of psychology in the various areas of work that deal with this issue: in the clinic, in public policy and in the judiciary,” he explains.

Psychology and civil society have issued warnings about certain points in the law that can become serious human rights violations against children, adolescents and women.

In May 2022, the federal government published the law 14,340, which amends Law 12318/2010 and the Basic Law for Children and Adolescents (ECA), amending the rules regarding parental alienation. The amendments do not address the criticisms and allegations of social movements and civil society actors who have expressed in recent years their violation of the law.

According to the technical note, the regulation prioritizes the judicialization of public policies aimed at conflict resolution, parental equality, gender equality, and responsible parenthood, among others on the subject.

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