Richard Warshak

Author, Divorce Poison, the classic best-selling parental alienation resource

Dr. Richard Warshak’s groundbreaking studies, trenchant challenges to gender stereotypes, and passionate advocacy for children have made him one the world’s most respected authorities on divorce and child custody. He has written two books, dozens of academic journal articles and chapters, and several Op-ed columns. Canada’s Globe and Mail editorial called him, “A force to be reckoned with.”

Dr. Warshak’s first book, The Custody Revolution (Simon & Schuster), earned him an invitation to the White House; the fundamental reforms the book promoted have since become mainstream in family law. Divorce Poison: How To Protect Your Family From Bad-mouthing and Brainwashing (HarperCollins, 2002/2010) is the classic and best-selling parental alienation resource in the world. The Warshak Brief on relocation influenced a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court of California.

A graduate of Cornell University and Clinical Professor of psychology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Warshak’s work is featured in media worldwide including NBC Today, ABC 20/20, CBS Early Show, CNN, CTV, FOX & Friends, CourtTV, New York Times, USA Today, Macleans, Washington Post, London Sunday Telegraph, Toronto Star, SEMANA, National Public Radio, Time, and a PBS documentary. His DVD, Welcome Back, Pluto: Understanding, Preventing, and Overcoming Parental Alienation, is the leading resource for families whose children struggle to stay out of the middle of parental conflicts.