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Child Sexual Abuse and False Memory Syndrome

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ISBN-10: 1573921823

ISBN-13: 9781573921824

Edition: N/A

Authors: Robert A. Baker

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Is repressed memory fact or fiction? What role should therapists play in determining the truth? What, if any, weight should these 'memories' be given when prosecuting claims of child sexual abuse? Noted experts seek answers that could affect thousands of lives. Tabloid talk shows and the courts are overflowing with adults alleging sexual and other abuses they endured as children. Parents have been hauled into court, convicted, and jailed over their children's claims of abuse, many of which have been based upon 'memories' that have surfaced after therapists employed dubious techniques and suggestive 'therapies'. In some cases, the abuse really did occur. Alarmingly, in other cases, it did…    
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Book details

List price: $42.99
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 6/1/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 479
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Preface the Statement of the Problem
Introduction Hidden Memories: Fact or Fancy?
Memory and Its Recovery
Remembering Dangerously
The Shadow of a Doubt
The Seductions of Memory
Facing the Truth About False Memory
Children's Memories for Stressful Events
Repression and Amnesia
The Evidence for Repression: An Examination of Sixty Years of Research
Can Memories of Childhood Sexual Abuse Be Repressed?
Forgetting Sexual Trauma: What Does It Mean When 38% Forget?
Repressed Memories: True and False
Hypnosis, Suggestion, and Iatrogenesis
Suggestibility and Repressed Memories of Abuse: A Survey of Psychotherapists' Beliefs
Making Monsters
The Validity of Repressed Memories and the Accuracy of Their Recall Through Hypnosis: A Case Study from the Courtroom
The Memory Retrieval Process in Incest Survivor Therapy
Professional Problems and Ethical Issues
The Professional Response to Child Sexual Abuse: Whose Interests Are Served?
How Reliable Are Children's Statements? ... It Depends
Avoiding False Claims of Child Sexual Abuse: Empty Promises
Child Sexual Abuse: Finding Common Ground
Child Sexual Abuse: Ethical Issues for the Family Therapist
Research, Needed Research, and Legal Implications
The Impact of Child Sexual Abuse: A Review of the Research
Child Witnesses: Translating Research into Policy
Recovered Memories of Alleged Sexual Abuse: Lawsuits Against Parents
Summary and Conclusions
Where Do We Go from Here?
Recommended Readings
Contributors
Index