Recovered Memories: Seeking the Middle Ground / Edition 1

Recovered Memories: Seeking the Middle Ground / Edition 1

by Graham M. Davies
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471491314

ISBN-13: 9780471491316

Pub. Date: 12/28/2001

Publisher: Wiley

The phenomenon of recovered memories has excited much controversy in recent years amongst professionals with extreme positions being held: either all such memories are, by definition false, or any such claim is an attempt to deny the victims of abuse their rights to confront their abusers. In this refreshing new approach to the problem Graham Davies and Tim

Overview

The phenomenon of recovered memories has excited much controversy in recent years amongst professionals with extreme positions being held: either all such memories are, by definition false, or any such claim is an attempt to deny the victims of abuse their rights to confront their abusers. In this refreshing new approach to the problem Graham Davies and Tim Dalgleish have assembled leading figures from both sides of the debate to provide a balanced overview of empirical evidence as well as evidence from clinical practice.

Recovered Memories: Seeking the middle ground, unlike most other writing on the topic, eschews extreme positions. It provides clinicians with findings from the latest research to enhance their understanding of memory and presents pure researchers with a range of experiences encountered in clinical practice for which they presently have few explanations. Topics include the impact on family and community members, the latest findings on implanted memories and discussion of clinical guidelines for therapeutic practice to avoid potential influence on memory. Having weighed the evidence, a framework is offered in which true and false recovered memories are seen as the inevitable compliment of true and false continuous memories.

This important new collection should not be missed by anyone with an interest in memory, whether engaged in a clinical, legal, child protection, family welfare or experimental research capacity. It is the most authoritative and comprehensive review of the evidence on both sides available to date.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471491316
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

About the editorsvii
About the contributorsix
Introductionxiii
Part IThe social aspects
1Socio-historical perspective3
2Recovered memories: effects upon the family and community23
3Recovered memories of abuse: effects on the individual35
4Recovered memories: the legal dilemmas51
Part IIEvidential aspects
5The recovered memories controversy: where do we go from here?71
6Discovering fact and fiction: case-based analyses of authentic and fabricated discovered memories of abuse95
7Is it possible to discriminate true from false memories?153
Part IIIClinical aspects
8Therapeutic techniques, therapeutic contexts and memory177
9Recovered memories in therapy: clinicians' beliefs and practices189
10Establishing practice-based guidelines for therapists205
11Psychogenic amnesias: functional memory loss219
Part IVConcluding comments
12Memories of abuse and alien abduction: close encounters of a therapeutic kind247
Author Index263
Subject Index271

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