Recovered memories can be false. Badly directed therapy can do more harm than good. In a groundbreaking work that offers a definitive account of one of the most pressing social and psychological issues of our time, Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Ofshe, and writer, Ethan Watters, examine false memories, psychotherapy and…
While acknowledging the reality of childhood sexual abuse, Loftus, a research psychologist specializing in memory, believes that in many cases, people create false memories of nonexistent abuse, prompted to do so by their psychotherapists.
Victims of Memory: Incest Accusations and Shattered Lives. Victims of Memory examines the whole terrifying phenomenon of repressed memories. Accusers, the accused, the retractors and the analysts tell their stories in their own words.
By Richard McNally. Publisher: Harvard University Press. Date: 2003. Anyone interested in understanding how trauma is remembered must read this book.
Miscarriage of Memory – Historic Abuse Cases: A Dilemma for the Legal System Justice in question for those accused of newly-remembered historic child sexual abuse Edited by William Burgoyne and Norman Brand. Publisher: BFMS. Date: 2010. Innocent people still go to prison because there is an inbuilt bias against those…
Fractured Families is a collection of powerful personal accounts of the devastation caused by false memories. Edited by Norman Brand – Foreward by Anne Atkins. Publisher: BFMS. Date: 2007.