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 Batholomew’s Notes website has helpfully provided a comprehensive summary of the recent media coverage of the Carl Beech case, which has resulted in his conviction and imprisonment for 18 years on 12 counts of perverting the course of justice, one of fraud, and several child sexual offences.
Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions, will stand down in October of this year.
Radio 3 broadcast a series of programmes on the nature of memory from Monday – Friday of this week (9 – 13 October).
BBC London broadcast a report on the Carol Felstead case on Friday, 29 September. The short news item covered the issue of false memories being implanted by therapists, and has contributions from Joseph Felstead (Carol’s father), Dr Kevin Felstead (Carol’s brother, and the BFMS Director of Communications) and Dr Julia…
On Friday, 29 September the BBC broadcast a short report on false memory and the Carol Felstead case. Carol’s father, Joseph, contributes to the report, as does Kevin Felstead, the Communications Director of the BFMS, and Dr Julia Shaw of the Department of Psychology at University College London.
At the end of last month a special BBC Crimewatch programme with a helpline invited callers to report non-recent sexual offence, and on the same day (February 27) the first public hearing of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) was held.
Dr Kimberley Wade and Professor Chrisopher French, members of the BFMS Advisory Board, discuss how false memories can be generated