“There is absolutely no scientific evidence that a child can make up a false allegation and believe it based on an alliance subconsciously with someone. That’s just not in the literature. That’s just not how children behave. There’s no evidence they behave that way.” – Dr. Joyanna Silberg
“Court Evaluators are given the power that probably they shouldn’t be given.” – Dr. Joyanna Silberg
WTF is Dr. Joyanna Silber talking about?
I noticed that Dr. Joyanna Silberg Ph.D. was listed as an Expert Witness on Defense List for Genevieve Kelley Criminal Trial. As expected in these protective parent trials, I figured there would be some expert witnesses from some of the more extremist child protection groups such as: The Leadership Council Advisory Board, the APSAC Board or this group. In past trials, the testimony of some of these witnesses have been bizarre, mystifying to out right perjury.
Over the years, Dr. Joyanna Silberg Ph.D. has had ties to the protective parent cause. And if you see in the above video, she completely ignores The Sam Stone Study on the suggestibility of young children. Furthermore, it appears that Silberg does not believe in the Family Court Evaluator process. I could only imagine that the systems she wants to replace it with is one of maternal custody. So despite the court deciding that Genevieve Kelley can’t use the affirmative defense, I am wondering what Dr. Silberg is testifying about.
The more important issue is that Silberg appears to be speaking to these custodial-embattled mothers before they go into hiding at these conferences. We’ve seen protective parent attorney Alan Rosenfeld of Colorado at the same conferences and now Silberg appears on the expert witness list for the criminal trial. One could arrive at the conclusion that both Silberg and Rosenfeld are involved at both ends of the Protective Parent Legal Food Chain.
Whatever may be the case, Dr. Joyanna Silberg Ph.D. may be testifying at the criminal trial and will no doubt be providing one-side testimony that the jury will be forced to hear. At that time, everyone especially the media will have an opportunity to categorize it for themselves.
Other Joyanna Silberg quotes in the media: