To the therapist for the children in a custody case:
Please be advised that the Protective Parent named in this case and his minor children are clients of the FCVFC and, as such, are subjects of advocacy as well as forensic and psychiatric evaluation.
We have begun an extensive, intensive, and thorough evaluation process with the lead forensic authority involved in this case.
Given the well-known facts associated with the origins and processes of an unlicensed, unmonitored questionable process of “reunification therapy” that forces the engagement of subjects of abuse into coerced interaction with their accused abusers, under no circumstances would we recommend this family to engage in such services. You testified in court that in your practice you “see exclusively family law cases, individual therapy, reunification, and co-parenting typically.” All of these offered as credentials meant to assure the court and others of your overwhelming qualification to treat the minor daughter in question.
The fact that such pressure has been placed upon the children to participate in ongoing therapy with you, Dr. Miriam Galindo, given the protest of the children and the well-recognized, documented trauma already experienced and made clear in the court record, the court will be contacted via legal filings dealing with intervention in the current case status.
All parties inclusive but not limited to mandated reporters and points of contact with both children in roles with potential to raise alarms and help each child will receive copies of the communications. In addition, complaint filings for this case’s alarming management will be detailed and filed with the court. We will also be filing with all oversight agencies dealing with judicial complaints and the malpractice and malevolence of the actions which, beyond simply failing to protect children, actually place them in ever greater jeopardy.
Some of the reasons for our immediate response to you are as follows, for your information. Further detailed reports and commentary will follow as we proceed with our case review, authentication, pending legal proceedings and criminal investigations.
You are engaged in aiding, abetting, and actively participating in the psychological abuse and torture of the children. A recent court filing by the children’s mother clearly documents your cruel and torturous treatment of the minor daughter. In the example at hand, you received a letter of Spoliation from the father, requiring nothing more than that you follow the law and refrain from destroying medical records. In your response to the spoliation letter, you state that you told the minor daughter that her father was attempting to obtain her psychiatric records and that this information greatly upset her. You admit that you misinformed the child about the nature of the letter you received. You gave her false information. This deliberate misrepresentation to the child of the nature of the father’s letter was a deliberate and vindictive act on your part. This behavior is very literal torture of a child. Attorneys will refer to it as Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress. You inflicted unnecessary and intense suffering upon this child to further your agenda and influence the child’s distorted perception of her father. Less than one month later, your patient was in the emergency room because she felt she had no reason to continue living.
The mother took the liberty of entering your inaccurate and dangerous assertions into the court record in her own words. Ironically, her fabricated claims in her court filing that the father has been pursuing his daughter’s psychological records and that her daughter’s knowledge of this fact is traumatic only proves my point above. It also proves that the mother is willing to lie to the court, despite documented evidence to the contrary. The ongoing campaign of torture perpetrated by the mother, aided by yourself and the family courts, is precisely the type of abuse described in the protective order that was requested from the court but denied in August 2020.
Your treatment of this child has been grossly, negligently ineffective. As a result, her mental health has significantly deteriorated under your care. You have treated this child since the court ordered you to do so in late 2017. The court appointed you because of grave concerns for her emotional well-being at that time caused by her attempts to run away from her mother’s home. The court records indicate that when she began “treatment” with you, it was because she was sad, wanted to hurt herself. In addition, she did not trust the therapist she had been seeing because that therapist had also treated the child’s mother—violating the trust of the relationship. At the time, she was a healthy, beautiful, loving child who was sad and confused. Since then, she has been the subject of her mother’s extended abuse, and her mental and physical health has deteriorated rapidly.
Although the goals of psychotherapy are clearly to help the patient to feel & live better, this has not been the result of the five years you have treated this young woman. Throughout this time, you have asserted, frequently and adamantly, that she is doing well. Her mother has declared the same. You also claim that your therapy with her is going well and that you have a good relationship.
Through repeated requests to non-mental health practitioners, her father has determined that she is not doing well at all. She now suffers from crippling anxiety, depression, nausea, eating disorders, suicidal ideation, undiagnosed (but thoroughly and invasively tested) abdominal pain, migraine headaches, alopecia, psoriasis, and more. Yet, with your assistance and court supervision, [the allegedly unsafe parent] is being allowed to slowly murder her children.
During the crisis that put the daughter in the emergency room for the first time in 2020 (when the court refused her own request for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order against her mother), she asserted to hospital staff that her father was one of only two people whom she trusted and that her mother was abusive. As a result of that event, at the mother’s urging and contrary to the evidence at hand, the court chose to isolate the children from their father and remand them into their mother’s exclusive care and control. After two years of this isolation, she is far worse off than ever. As the mother lies, she forces the children to mimic the words of the parent to the point that we now have medical records indicating that the child is suffering not only from multiple mental and physical disorders caused by and further induced by the mother. These must be recorded as torture where the mother is subjecting the child to forms of threats and abuse that we cannot be fully aware of because of the mother’s behavior.
- Are you aware this 16-year-old is on no fewer than 20 daily prescribed medications? Unfortunately, the actual number cannot be known as no single provider or practice (who the father has found yet) has been able to provide a complete list. Each has only a small portion of them in the records).
- Are you aware that her primary care doctor knows of only 6 of these medications?
- Are you aware that both children have been seen (by different doctors of the same specialty) repeatedly for ongoing abdominal pain, with no conclusive diagnoses but multiple medications?
- Are you aware that medications interact with each other and, therefore, must be carefully managed by a knowledgeable physician to avoid dangerous consequences and the manifestation of new illnesses, which are, in fact, side effects and interactions from improperly prescribed and managed medications?
- Are you aware that this young woman’s “bedroom” is nothing more than a large landing at the top of the stairs, which is the entryway to her mother’s bedroom and an outdoor patio used by the entire family?
- Are you aware that her mother is present for every single medical exam and interaction and that her mother speaks for her on every occasion?
- Are you aware that both children now suffer from disordered eating?
- Are you aware that the daughter has been admitted to the emergency room AT LEAST 3 times (this is just to one of several local emergency rooms) for suicidal ideation and attempts? Medical records indicate another incident of which the father has yet to locate the specifics.
- Are you aware that the mother tried to strangle her daughter to death when she was six years old, but the father stopped her?
- Are you aware that the brother was driven to such extreme lengths of frustration and anger that he almost stabbed another boy at school?
These children are not only being tortured, but they are the subjects of a process of slow and calculated painful psychological and physical suffering. They are suffering at the hands of a parent who is advancing false narratives to all who will listen; friends, neighbors, doctors, police, colleagues, parents of children from school, and various school associates.
When the father was present in the home, his role was to be the constant protector of his children. The mother’s borderline personality created an atmosphere of constant fear. Upon successfully expelling him from the home and the children’s lives, the mother is free to act out her vendetta and destructive behavior, verbal and physical, upon the children, with the aid of the mother’s own abuser – her mother (the children’s grandmother). This causes the children intense suffering at the hands of the mother, who is in charge of the false narratives. She has made the children the subject of fabricated reporting to multiple physicians and multiple forms of practice. The nature of the mother’s behavior forces the child into submission as they endure repeated uncalled-for, inappropriate, inaccurate medical interventions, all undertaken at the behest of their mother. Factitious Disorder Imposed on Another is the medical term for the mother’s behavior, a disorder commonly referred to as Munchausen by Proxy.
The mother has gone to extreme lengths to force the father out of the lives of the children. She is deliberately removing him from access to school and medical records. Sending illegally obtained and expired temporary Restraining orders to doctors (without mentioning their expiration) to encourage them not to communicate with the children’s father and telling the doctors and their staff of horrible acts she claims he committed, which he never did. The children are being driven mad. With your assistance, the courts are causing the slow, walking murder of these children. These children are slowly dying (as the medical records show) due to her mother’s murderous, insane hatred and rage against her children.
In the family courts, judges, lawyers, and court-appointed psychological evaluators have all become threats to intellectually competent, psychologically compos mentis, moral, ethical society. The latest drove of pariahs to join the hordes of psychopathic predator judges and appointees across the country to speak for “family values” are the “reunification therapists.” You are one such therapist. You have eschewed the values of psychotherapy for the patient’s benefit in favor of helping her mother, her abuser, to build a stronger relationship with her daughter. Stronger, in this case, means she has a stronger stranglehold on the child and is free to abuse her as she sees fit.
On the list of preferred behaviors reunification therapy seeks to inculcate in our youth, we find:
- Psychological and emotional abuse at the hands of your mother — is fine.
- Being completely isolated from outside people, friends, or family because the abusive parent wants it that way – is fine.
- Shaming, screaming, verbally abusing, and humiliating a child — are fine.
- Punishing children for loving and wanting a relationship with both parents – fine.
- Incest – is fine.
- Spreading sexually transmitted disease – is fine.
- Having multiple sex partners, male and female – is fine.
- Forcing your children to have sex with their mother – is fine.
- Teaching young children to engage in sexual practices and acts with each other – is fine.
- Forcing young children to engage in sex with those their parents care to share them with, whether for free or pay – is fine.
- Teaching/forcing children into sexual acts while posing for photography, alone or with each other – is fine.
- Making sure the children adhere to the “new standard”—the new standard that says all these things they find to be abhorrent, painful, fearful, causing them to become dysfunctional, overcome, tormented—not only is this fine but it is demanded, insisted upon under penalty of torture.
Certain behaviors are associated with torture practices, including isolation, starvation, berating, sleep deprivation, forced physical contact/touching/rape, subliminal indoctrination through seemingly benign visual stimuli, and forced exposure to horror films. Also, in the case of children, we would include threats that if the child discloses what they have been subject to or attempts to make contact with the beloved parent secretly, that parent will be sent to jail. The child will be responsible for that parent’s incarceration, thus enforcing the internal fear-driven demand of conscience with the external autocratic command expressed to dominate, overwhelm, and dictate actions against personal will and cooperation.
The projection of a false narrative suggesting that the court and its minions are acting lawfully in the child’s best interest is in direct contrast with the truth. The truth is that the dark directives of an autocratic judiciary—paired with a militaristically aligned series of some licensed professionals or others who sport titles associated with mythical, fabricated professions that resonate with a mission –those who claim they want to work for “reunification” in truth project a fraudulent agenda to strip litigants before custody courts of property and financial assets for their own financial gain.
Driven by greed and lust for power, manipulation of the lax legal standards of family courts – paired with judicial discretion – have created a black hole that has allowed, using the language of astrophysics, the “spaghettification” of the body: the gravitational force that compresses a body/object from top to bottom while stretching the object/body at the same time. The process that begins the fall into a black hole in the astrological universe is an event called “a slip over an event horizon – a point of no return.” Scientists postulate that the subject locked into a black hole of this nature cannot see out or escape from inside – and no one from the outside can see within. Such is the plight of your patient and other innocent litigants and their children caught within the black hole / black heart of family court litigation in the age of parental alienation / Richard Gardner and theorist constructs illegitimately allowed to be floated to justify implementation of whatever cruel and sadistic dictates judges issuing illegal orders are allowed to get away with.
In the past, there was only flight from a venal predator who harmed or meant harm to the vulnerable subject who, whether completely naive, too small, too fearful, or too slow to flee, was caught in the crosshairs of a degenerate power who fully meant to hunt them down and press the vulnerable into the service of their directives.
Under these circumstances, there can be no “reunification” because there was never “unification” in the first place.
In a completely separate case, of which we are aware, the protective parent respected the children’s pleadings never again to be subjected to the horrendous abuses of the abusing parent. Together, they finally experienced some relief. Then the court ordered “reunification.”
An expert of considerable renown was engaged to evaluate that court-ordered reunification. A report to the court stated that these children were subjected to incestuous sexual contact, infected with venereal disease from the father who would have and could have impregnated the daughter, but not the son (because anal intercourse would not induce pregnancy, only acute anal and bowel damage).
Asked how it was known that the girl was infected with the venereal disease by her father, the immediate response was simple and direct: because the girl was infected with the same venereal strain as her mother.
Instead of quietly, demurely backing out of what should have been—at the very least—an embarrassing moment, the GAL on the case demanded the immediate replacement of the expert who, with unmitigated outrage, stated he would not engage in reunification therapy in this case.
Through custody transfer, family court judges are responsible for the violent deaths of children, sometimes multiple siblings in each family, murder of children and the spouse in the same family, by gunfire, being set on fire, or being thrown off a bridge. In addition, court orders create the ticking time bombs for the suicides of young children and teens and the slow, agonizing deaths by drug or alcohol addiction.
We have yet to tabulate the cost to society of those who become predatory monsters, emulating the monsters who compelled them, molded them, drilled into their helpless bodies and minds the noxious behaviors that would break their spirits, destroy their minds, their characters, and the promise of the people they might have been.
The mass murderers, rapists, and serial killers spawned by the new genre, perhaps never before seen in history, are now before us in the form of a judicial system specific to dependency, juvenile, and family courts.
The sickness identified as parental alienation, the concept generated by Richard Gardner MD, released in the self-published works of the 1980s, was produced to create a defense for a population of men accused of engaging in incest – sexual abuse of their children. The Gardner theory that purported the right of men to have sex with their children with the correlate that women were spiteful and jealous, we suggest tapping into the alpha male testosterone-driven theory that hunters own the world and can take and do as they please. Gardner’s debunked and absurd theory asserts that any parent alleging abuse by the other parent is lying, and the protective parents’ efforts are intended to alienate children from the abusive parent. However, even Gardner himself acknowledged that “When true parental abuse and/or neglect is present, the child’s animosity may be justified, and so the parental alienation syndrome explanation for the child’s hostility is not applicable.” Unfortunately, legal arguments rarely include that part of his work.
Lawyers who understand the power of creating doubt with a quick and easy instant argument have capitalized on the marshaling of power to vanquish. They ignore the science that evidences, studies, and describes child sexual abuse. Instead, they give way to a generation of children exploited by those who are void of ethics, morality, and empathy.
Buzz words with no intellectual content, scientific basis, or documented evidence are floated to support the illegitimate, baseless theory advanced by greed-driven, unethical practitioners.
The cottage industries of the family court are driven not by law but by judicial discretion. That “discretion” is discretion in the abuse of power, power to appoint abusers, power to abuse the legal process, and avoid the procedural, intellectual, constitutionally driven practices of ensuring the rights to access to courts. This power titrates down into the ability to commit murder, to commit unspeakable crimes against humanity, the public at large, and generations to come.
Court processes are dependent upon a system of law based on good faith. We, the people subject to an entirely corrupt judiciary, then find we are victims of a system where “good faith” is likened to belief in the tooth fairy. To restore faith means to challenge at every turn, every juncture, each lie submitted, each wrongful act of judicial, arbitrary, capricious abuse of power, and to refuse to rest until the rule of ethical, responsible protection of children and the rights of parents to protect their children is restored, case by case.
We will not allow the sealing of records. We will not allow the threats and intimidation enacted by judges with the power to issue contempt orders to silence, intimidate, or threaten to coerce subjects under their control. Judges can be charged with crimes. Judges can be stripped of their authority, positions as judges, law licenses, and even their freedom as citizens.
We urge those who doubt the power of the law, the persistence of angry parents, and citizens of conscience. We urge you to take a good look at the power of the advocate, the press. We urge you to review the course of the stellar rise and fall of judge Michael Maggio of Faulkner County, Arkansas. This is a prime and easily accessible object lesson not to be ignored.
Judge Maggio was first identified as a vicious, conscienceless miscreant (along with eight other Faulkner County judges and multiple Columbia County, Arkansas judges) in his callous dealings with little children subject to being returned to the custody of their abuser because their mother, herself the survivor of incest, sought the assistance of the family court in Faulkner County, Arkansas to save her little son and daughter. Her miserable life experience and the tragedy of her childhood were at first used against her until it was used in her defense and the defense of multiple other victims who finally came forward.
Judges Jane Kupferman Grossman of Connecticut and Jane Gallina-Mecca of New Jersey are prime examples of judges who are purveyors of cultural deconstruction and implementers of the collapse of a democratic society by transferring children into the custody of their abusers and causing the lives of the protective parents to be a living hell. We continue to write about these judges and all of their related miscreants as they come into our awareness, documenting their abuses of power and authority and seeking to terminate their presence on the bench and from their positions of power used to abuse children and their protective parents. In addition, we will not hesitate to write about other court actors who aid and abet the abuse of children.
Are you aware that your patient told her lawyer, who in turn told the court, that she does not trust you? The basis of the therapeutic relationship is trust. Therefore, by continuing to treat these children against their wishes, after they have expressed their distrust of you repeatedly and on the record, you are in direct violation of the California Board of Psychology’s Ethics Code Principle 3.04:
3.04 Avoiding Harm
(a) Psychologists take reasonable steps to avoid harming their clients/patients, students, supervisees, research participants, organizational clients, and others with whom they work, and to minimize harm where it is foreseeable and unavoidable.
(b) Psychologists do not participate in, facilitate, assist, or otherwise engage in torture, defined as any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person, or in any other cruel, inhuman, or degrading behavior that violates 3.04a.
As well as the following Principles of the same organization:
Principle A: Beneficence and Nonmaleficence Psychologists strive to benefit those with whom they work and take care to do no harm. In their professional actions, psychologists seek to safeguard the welfare and rights of those with whom they interact professionally…
Principle B: Fidelity and Responsibility Psychologists establish relationships of trust with those with whom they work. They are aware of their professional and scientific responsibilities to society and to the specific communities in which they work. Psychologists uphold professional standards of conduct, clarify their professional roles and obligations, accept appropriate responsibility for their behavior, and seek to manage conflicts of interest that could lead to exploitation or harm…
Principle C: Integrity Psychologists seek to promote accuracy, honesty, and truthfulness in the science, teaching, and practice of Effective January 1, 2017 Preamble–Principle C 3 766 ETHICS CODE PRINCIPLES psychology. In these activities, psychologists do not steal, cheat, or engage in fraud, subterfuge, or intentional misrepresentation of fact…
Principle E: Respect for People’s Rights and Dignity Psychologists respect the dignity and worth of all people, and the rights of individuals to privacy, confidentiality, and self-determination. Psychologists are aware that special safeguards may be necessary to protect the rights and welfare of persons or communities whose vulnerabilities impair autonomous decision making…
We urge you to follow your professional codes, as your conscience has clearly failed you, before it is too late for these children. You have a duty of care and you are a mandated reporter. You insisted in court when asked if you saw signs of abuse that “I have not developed a reasonable suspicion of abuse that would warrant a call to C.P.S.”. It is shocking, and appalling, given in your many years of practice, spent working exclusively on family law cases that you have not learned to recognize and report what is front and center, right in front of you.
You are an accomplice to this child’s torture and slow walking homicide due to the mother’s murderous, insane hatred and rage toward this child. If this child comes to harm by her own or her mother’s hand, do not doubt that you, and all others who have failed to help her as she screams for help, will be held responsible morally, ethically, and legally.
Jill Jones Soderman
Executive Director, FCVFC
Administrator, Foundation for Family Law in the Public Interest
 For the purposes of this document we will be using the word Torture in the traditional, dictionary definition of the term. Merriam-Webster defines torture as “1) to cause intense suffering to: 2) to punish or coerce by inflicting excruciating pain”
 Are you aware the her mother told the child that if she did not comply with custody orders her father would be sent to prison? She wrote him a note to explain that she didn’t want him to go to jail.
 Gardner, Should Courts Order PAS Children to Visit/Reside with the Alienated Parent?, supra note 2, at 61.