On Thursday, 10 September, BBC Northern Ireland transmitted a hard-hitting documentary on three young men falsely accused of rape
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Dr Kevin Felstead, the Director of Communications for the BFMS, speaks to Dr Lawrence Patihis, Senior Lecturer at Portsmouth University, about the Carol Felstead case, the nature of memory – including false and malleable memories – the damage harmful therapy does to its patients, and the nature of trauma.
The cuts to legal aid have resulted in fewer and fewer defendants having access to effective legal assistance in the courtroom.
Do False Memories Look Real? Evidence That People Struggle to Identify Rich False Memories of Committing Crime and Other Emotional Events Journal: Frontiers in Psychology; https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/psychology Author: Dr Julia Shaw, Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London
The Return of the Repressed: The Persistent and Problematic Claims of Long-Forgotten Trauma Journal: Perspectives on Psychological Science; https://journals.sagepub.com/home/pps
The Recovered Memory Debate Continues in Europe: Evidence From the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, and Germany Journal: Clinical Psychological Science; https://www.psychologicalscience.org/publications/clinical
Regrettably, we have had to cancel the upcoming AGM as a result of the outbreak of the Coronavirus. Here is a copy of the letter sent out to members earlier today:
Simon Warr, the former teacher and BBC broadcaster who was falsely accused of sex offences in 2012, has died of cancer aged 65.
A BBC Investigation shows that in practise there is little or nothing to stop an unqualified individual from calling themselves a therapist or a counsellor.
The unredacted review into the conduct of Operation Midland has now been published.