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Memory, Trauma Treatment, and the Law : An Essential Reference on Memory for Clinicians, Researchers, Attorneys, and Judges - Daniel P. Brown

Memory, Trauma Treatment, and the Law

An Essential Reference on Memory for Clinicians, Researchers, Attorneys, and Judges

Hardcover Published: 17th January 1998
ISBN: 9780393702545
Number Of Pages: 786

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The authors critically review memory research, trauma treatment, and legal cases pertaining to the false memory controversy. They discuss current memory science and research with both children and adults, pointing out where findings are and are not generalizable to trauma memories recovered in psychotherapy. The main issues in the recovered memory debate are covered, as well as research on emotion and memory, autobiographical memory, flashbulb memory, memory for trauma, and types of suggestions, such as misinformation suggestions, social persuasion, interrogatory suggestions, and brainwashing. Research on the reliability of memories recovered in hypnosis is reviewed and guidelines for using hypnosis with patients reporting no, partial, or full memory of having been sexually abused are outlined.The authors review the development and current practice of phase-oriented trauma treatment and present a standard of care that is effective and ethical. Their exploration of memory in the legal context includes a review of malpractice liability and current malpractice cases for allegedly implanting false memories in therapy, as well as the evolving law around legal actions by people who have recovered memories and around hypnosis and memory recovery.This is an essential reference on memory for all clinicians, researchers, attorneys, and judges.

About the Authors
The False Memory Debatep. 1
The Contours of the False Memory Controversyp. 21
The Nature of Memoryp. 66
Laboratory Simulation Studies on Memory for Negative Emotional Eventsp. 99
Personal Memoriesp. 116
Memory for Events of Impactp. 140
Trauma Memoryp. 154
Misinformation Suggestibilityp. 212
Interrogatory Suggestion and Coercive Persuasionp. 252
Hypnosis and Memory: Analysis and Critique of Researchp. 286
A Critical Evaluation of Research on Emotion and Memoryp. 356
The False Logic of the False Memory Controversy and the Irrational Element in Scientific Research on Memoryp. 382
Phase-Oriented Trauma Treatmentp. 436
Trauma Treatment and the Standard of Carep. 498
Suing Therapistsp. 524
Repressed Memory and the Lawp. 578
Distinguishing between True and False Memoriesp. 613
Hypnosis and the Lawp. 635
Bibliographyp. 675
Name Indexp. 739
Subject Indexp. 759
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ISBN: 9780393702545
ISBN-10: 0393702545
Series: Norton Professional Books
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 786
Published: 17th January 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.16 x 20.02  x 5.66
Weight (kg): 1.91
Edition Number: 1