Open Access Graduate Research Paper
In the spring of 1994, the Waterloo Courier (1994) reported two cases entitled, "Jury Sides with Father Who Says Therapists 'Implanted' Abuse Memories," and "Author of Repressed Memory Book Sued." In December of that same year, another case was reported by the Waterloo Courier entitled, "Nightmare Over Abuse Claims Results in $272,000 Settlement" (1994). At issue in each of these cases, and in many others, is the "implanting" of "false" abuse memories in clients' minds by their therapists. Thus, the debate that began with the inception of the "False Memory Syndrome" Foundation in 1992 entered the courtroom and sparked new fears of litigation and malpractice suits against therapists who treat both children and adults affected by child sexual abuse.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Jeffrey S. Ashby
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©1995 Mary P. Roche
Roche, Mary P., "The debate: "False Memory Syndrome" and the reality of child sexual abuse" (1995). Graduate Research Papers. 3215.