I received the following Comment from Dr. Mercer. Since it requires a more elaborated response than I can provide in the Comment section of this blog, I decided to respond as a post.
Here is the Comment from Dr. Mercer:
Can you tell me what was the age of the youngest child you have ever treated? Can you tell me how you ascertain whether or not there is a “good reason” for the child’s rejection? Can you tell me how often you find that you must tell a rejected parent that there seems to have been a reason for the child’s rejection, so you cannot use your treatment to address the problem?
I don’t have a treatment to suggest, and if I did that fact would be irrelevant to the empirical questions I’m asking. As I said to one of your advocates, the burden of proof is on you, not…
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