Trauma and Memory

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Taking an in-depth look at the most current research on memory of traumatic events, this book contains state-of-the-art data in the controversial area of repressed memory. Contributors, major figures in the field, integrate multidisciplinary findings into proposals for coherent treatment, and legal and social policy and practices.
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Editorial Reviews

Offers a look at current research for practitioners, academics, researchers, and advanced students in the fields of psychology, neurology, law, social work, medicine, public health, women's studies, and child development. Most of this book's 26 chapters were first presented in 1996 at Trauma and Memory: An International Research Conference. Sections cover clinical practice and legal issues, mental health and memories of traumatic events, cognitive and physiological perspectives on trauma and memory, and evidence and controversies in understanding memories for traumatic events. Paper edition (unseen), $34.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761907718
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 9/24/1998
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda M. Williams received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979, where she studied at the Center for Research in Criminology and Criminal Law. Dr Williams was appointed in 2005 as Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology, University of Massachusetts Lowell. She was Director of Research at the Stone Center, Wellesley Centers for Women from 1996-2005 and has directed longitudinal research on sexual exploitation of children and youth, the consequences of child abuse, violence against women, family violence, sex offenders and violence prevention for 33 years.

Professor Williams is author of 4 books and numerous scholarly publications on family violence including Partner Violence (1998), Trauma and Memory (1998), Nursery Crimes: Sexual Abuse in Day Care (1988), and The Aftermath of Rape (1979). She served on the National Research Councils’ Panel on Violence Against Women and as co-director of the National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center. Dr. Williams has been principal investigator on 13 U.S. federally funded research projects. Current research includes research on child abuse recidivism, human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children. She is principal investigator of a study of prostituted teens and at risk runaways funded by the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Dr Williams is currently co-editing a special issue of the journal Child Maltreatment on “Child maltreatment and adolescent violence: Understanding complex connections.”

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Table of Contents

Trauma, Memory and Clinical Practice - Lucy Berliner and John Briere
Memory Research and Clinical Practice - Mary Harvey
A Critique of Three Paradigms and a Framework for Psychotherapy with Trauma Survivors
Individual Differences in Maltreated Children's Memory and Suggestibility - Mitchell L Eisen et al
General Memory Functioning at Pre- and Post-Treatment in Female Rape Victims with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder - Pallavi Nishith et al
Remembering Trauma - Craig C Piers
A Characterological Perspective
Ethical Considerations in the Teaching of Trauma and Dissociation - Madelyn Miller
Student Exposure and Unexpected Memory
Memory Research and the Law - Jon R Conte
Future Directions
Remembering Incest - Joyce Sese Dorado
The Complexities of this Process and Implications for Civil Statutes of Limitations
Memories for Child Sexual Abuse and Mental Health Functioning - Victoria L Banyard and Linda M Williams
Findings on a Sample of Women and Implications for Future Research
Bulimia Nervosa, PTSD and Forgetting - Timothy D Brewerton et al
Results from the National Women's Study
Sexual Abuse History With and Without Self-Report of Memory Loss - Judith Sheiman
Differences in Psychopathology, Personality and Dissociation
Participation in Retrospective Child Sexual Abuse Research - Judy Martin et al
Beneficial or Harmful?
From Victim to Survivor - Susan Warner and Kathryn M Feltey
Recovered Memories and Identity Transformation
False Childhood Memories - Ira E Hyman Jr and Erica E Kleinknecht
Research, Theory and Applications
Memories of a Petrochemical Explosion - Tonya Schooler and Andrew Baum
A Cognitive-Phenomenological Study of Intrusive Thoughts
Seeking the Core - Jonathan W Schooler
The Issues and Evidence Surrounding Recovered Accounts of Sexual Trauma
Traumatic Memories Lost and Found - J Douglas Bremner
Can Lost Memories of Abuse Be Found in the Brain?
Neuropsychological Sequelae of Chronically Psychologically Traumatized Children - Laura Palmer et al
Specific Findings in Memory and Higher Cognitive Functions
Coping with Traumatic Stress Interferes with Memory of the Event - Robert C Drugan
A New Conceptual Mechanism for the Productive Effects of Stress Control
Can Cognitive Neuroscience Illuminate the Nature of Traumatic Childhood Memories? - Daniel L Schachter, Wilma Koutstaal and Kenneth A Norman
Traumatic Memory Characteristics - Mary P Koss et al
A Cross-Validated Mediational Model of Response to Rape among Employed Women
Defense Styles of Women Who Have Experienced Child Sexual Abuse - Sarah Romans, Judy L Martin and Elanor M Morris
A Comparative Community Study
Toddlers Remember Quake Trauma - Anait Azarian et al
Stability and Fluctuation of Veterans' Reports of Combat Exposure - Barbara L Niles et al
True Lies, False Truths and Naturalistic Raw Data - Richard P Kluft
Applying Clinical Research Findings to the False Memory Debate
The Sociopolitical Context of the Delayed Memory Debate - Connie Kristiansen et al
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