Memories of Sexual Betrayal: Truth, Fantasy, Repression, and Dissociation / Edition 1

Memories of Sexual Betrayal: Truth, Fantasy, Repression, and Dissociation / Edition 1

by Richard B. Gartner
     
 

ISBN-10: 1568217048

ISBN-13: 9781568217048

Pub. Date: 02/28/1996

Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.

In this comprehensive volume the repressed memory controversy is explored by leading clinicians in a discussion free of the accusatory tone that has often dominated the literature to date. The perspectives presented include an overview of neurological research on the encoding of memory, a feminist critique of the frenzy surrounding the current debate, and an

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In this comprehensive volume the repressed memory controversy is explored by leading clinicians in a discussion free of the accusatory tone that has often dominated the literature to date. The perspectives presented include an overview of neurological research on the encoding of memory, a feminist critique of the frenzy surrounding the current debate, and an exploration of the social taboos that still hamper objective discussion of child abuse. The issues raised on both sides of the 'false memory' debate cut to the heart of psychotherapeutic practice. The possibility of falsely implanted memories raises questions about the very nature of truth as it is discovered in the therapeutic setting, questions that must be addressed by all clinicians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568217048
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/1996
Pages:
277
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction
Pt. IBreaking the Silence
Interpersonal Psychoanalytic Approaches to the Sexually Abused3
Pt. IIThe Controversy About Memories of Sexual Betrayal
1The Controversy in Context13
2Deconstructing the False Memory Syndrome29
3Dissociation, Repression, and Reality Testing in the Countertransference45
4Discussion: Dissociation and Constructivism77
5Discussion: Makes Me Want to Shout95
Pt. IIIProcessing Memories of Sexual Betrayal
1Incest Survival, Memory Disruption, and Authenticity of the Self113
2Knowing and Not Knowing: Paradox in the Construction of Historical Narratives129
3Reconstruction and the Psychoanalytic Tradition149
4Discussion: P[superscript 3]: Patients, Politics, and Psychotherapy in the True/False Memory Debate179
5Discussion: Reconstructing the Methods of Victimization189
Pt. IVCommentaries
1The Persistence of Nonlinguistic Testimony209
2Memory, Dissociation, and Agency in Sexual Abuse221
3Story-Truth and Happening-Truth237
4On a Diatribe against Freud, Psychoanalysis, and Sexual Abuse Memories253
Afterword263
Credits267
Index269

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