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Memory And Abuse

Remembering and Healing the Wounds of Trauma
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Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Health Communications
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June, 1995
ISBN:
9781558743205
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Banyen's Description: 

Highly respected therapist and author Charles Whitfield examines the controversy surrounding repressed childhood memories and “false memory syndrome.” Many patients in therapy recall abuse suffered as children, memories that have been buried due to their traumatic nature. These same patients often come under attack from their own families who claim the memories are false and are fabrications of the therapists involved. This new work provides a thorough analysis of the clinical aspects of traumatic forgetting and remembering, providing new insights and understandings.

The battle pitting patients and therapists who have uncovered repressed memories against family and professionals who claim these memories are false has become a media event in North America. Court cases loom large.

Memory and Abuse offers an in-depth examination of the argument by one of the most respected writers in the recovery movement.

Remembering what happened in any traumatic experience is basic and crucial to healing and recovery. For over 100 years the memory of survivors of abuse has been questioned and challenged by all sorts of people from family members to perpetrators. More recently, memory of abuse has been challenged by a combination of accused family members, their lawyers and a few academics. This book presents basic principles of the practical and clinical aspects of the process of remembering and refutes the ten most common claims made by those involved in the current backlash.

Other titles by Charles Whitfield include:

·    Boundaries and Relationships

·    Codependence

·    A Gift to Myself

·    Healing the Child Within

Publisher’s Description: 

Remembering what happened in any traumatic experience is basic and crucial to healing. For over 100 years the memory of abuse survivors has been questioned and challenged by all sorts of people, ranging from perpetrators to family members. More recently, this memory has been challenged by a combination of accused family members, their lawyers and a few academics who claim the existence of a "false memory syndrome."

In this groundbreaking book Charles Whitfield, voted by his peers as being one of the best doctors in America, brings his clinical experience and knowledge about traumatic memory to us. He examines, explores and clarifies this critical issue that threatens to invalidate the experience of survivors of trauma and handcuff the helping professionals who assist them as they heal. This thorough, insightful work provides crucial information for anyone affected by a traumatic experience.

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