|Pastoral Sciences , 18 (1999), pp.127-150
‘False Memory/Recovered Memory’ Debate by Lorraine Jaksic
L’essentiel du debat concemant les “faux souvenirs et les souvenirs retrouve’s” est double: jutqu’a quel point peut-on te fier aux souvenirs qui ont ete’ enfouis durant des decades et quelt tout let facteurt a’ evaluer pour deterruiner leur fiabilite’? Le mecanitme par lequel le recouvrement des souvenirs traumatissuts se realite est une question majeure de ce debat en psychologie. Des differences dant Ia tenninologie viennent embroujiler le debat. L’auteur toutient que des progre’s teront accomplis dans Ia resolution de ce debat seulement apre’s qu’on se tera oceupe’ du sent et de l’utilisation de Ia langue.
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False Memory Syndrome is a non-clinical term that has sparked a great deal of debate among psychiatrists and psychologists in recent years.
It is based on the controversial premise that some therapists may coerce their patients to believe, erroneously, that they were sexually abused in their childhood and that the suppressed memory of this trauma is the cause for their current psychological problems, when in fact no such sexual abuse ever took place.
The term was first used by the non-profit organization False Memory Syndrome Foundation (Brown, Scheflin & Hammond, 1998) that was formed in February 1992.
The Foundation’s defenders argue that fictitious memory flashbacks recalled during therapy are in fact imaginary events constructed by patients but induced by manipulative, coercive therapy techniques.
However, there are many psychologists and psychiatrists who dispute their claims.
Abundant Living Counsellor Lorraine Jaksic has spent many years following and contributing to the False Memory Syndrome debate and her published article on this issue entitled ‘False Memory/Recovered Memory’ Debate appeared in the peer-reviewed publication Pastoral Sciences, 18 (1999), pp.127-150.