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 "At this point it is impossible, without other corroborative
evidence, to distinguish a true memory from a false one."
American Psychological Association,  1995.


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In the news ...

Holiday get together Dec. 16,2007

Roger LaPlant honored Oct. 2007

July 8, 2007 Mid-summer get together

Victory in WI Sup. Court

Loose screw award given to recovered memory therapy by Psych. Today


Loftus gets $200,000 award

Wisc. 3rd party lawsuit advances another step

Public Radio exposé of recovered memory therapy

Ritual Abuse therapy taught at major meeting!

Church packet issued

3rd party lawsuit victory in Wisconsin

Rebirthing therapists get 16 years in jail

$5 million jury verdict upheld in Sawyer case

Public library project

Chicago psychiatrist Bennett Braun

Wisconsin retractor wins $860,000 settlement & other legal news

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The FMS Problem

FMS  stands for "false memory syndrome"

  The current practice of retrieval of "repressed memories" of childhood abuse (Recovered Memory Therapy) is the most controversial issue to hit the psychotherapeutic community in decades.  Thousands of families across our nation have been torn apart by false accusations of childhood sexual abuse, satanic ritual abuse, and other unthinkable charges. These false accusations are the result of false memories  that are the product  of a variety of influences that came to a white hot climax in the late 1980's and early 1990's.  The notorious book "Courage to Heal", and its many imitators, were one such influence. Some kinds of radical feminism were another.  So were sensationalist TV talk shows.  But above all, recovered or repressed memory therapy was the most to blame.  This therapy is unproven, unethical and widely discredited since the mid-1990's.  It was practiced (and to some extent still is) by a significant number of therapists of all levels of expertise, from psychiatrists with national reputations attached to major hospitals all the way down to unlicensed "counselors" with a little weekend training, such as the one who "counseled" Cardinal Bernadin's accuser.

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