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by Claudette Wassil-Grimm

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Claudette Wassil-Grimm
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Overlook Press (February 1, 1996)
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False Memory Syndrome is a dangerous phenomenon that is gaining tremendous momentum in this country. Truth or Fantasy? is a powerful look at this shocking trend.

False Memory Syndrome is a dangerous phenomenon that is gaining tremendous momentum in this country. The book tells the story of this crisis through the voices of retractors. Condition: Used: Good.

Wassil-Grimm surveys the several voices in the debate over the "recovery" of supposedly repressed memories of sexual .

She focuses primarily upon why remembering and discussing such memories is so appealing despite possible falsehood and severe damage done to the accused, family members and friends, and ultimately, the accuser. Finally, there are stories of those who never forgot certain incidents of sexual abuse but later fabricated additional memories of abuse while in therapy.

381 pages ; 24 cm. False Memory Syndrome is a dangerous phenomenon that is gaining tremendous momentum in this country

381 pages ; 24 cm. False Memory Syndrome is a dangerous phenomenon that is gaining tremendous momentum in this country. Diagnosis for Disaster is a powerful look at this shocking trend.

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The Devastating Truth About False Memory Syndrome and Its Impact on Accusers and Families A thorough and thoughtful contribution to the divisive debate on recovered memories of sexual abuse, this book offers.

The Devastating Truth About False Memory Syndrome and Its Impact on Accusers and Families A thorough and thoughtful contribution to the divisive debate on recovered memories of sexual abuse, this book offers provocative and substantive answers to the issue and takes a well-aimed blast at the recovered memory movement. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 11 years ago. As a "survivor" of bogus repressed memory therapy, I have to strongly recommend this book.

The Devastating Truth About False Memory Syndrome and Its Impact on Accusers. by Claudette Wassil-Grimm. Published February 1, 1996 by Overlook Press.

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Diagnosis for Disaster: The Devastating Truth about False Memory Syndrome and Its Impact on Accusers and Families, Overlook Press (Woodstock, NY), 1995. The Twelve-Step Journal, Overlook Press (Woodstock, NY), 1996. SIDELIGHTS: Claudette Wassil-Grimm has written several books in the fields of family health and psychology and is a certified instructor of conflict resolution techniques.

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Wassil-Grimm, C. 1995Diagnosis for Disaster: The Devastating Truth about False Memory Syndrome and Its Impact on Accusers and . Webb, S. L. 1994Shockwaves: The Global Impact of Sexual Harassment. 1995Diagnosis for Disaster: The Devastating Truth about False Memory Syndrome and Its Impact on Accusers and Families. Woodstock, New York: Overlook Press. New York: MasterMedia.

False Memory Syndrome is a dangerous phenomenon that is gaining tremendous momentum in this country. Truth or Fantasy? is a powerful look at this shocking trend. The book tells the story of this crisis through the voices of retractors, backed up by psychiatrists, psychologists, and memory experts.
  • ....."Diagnosis for Disaster" carefully presents accounts of many different types of victims of the "recovered memory" approach to therapy. The accounts are presented by the victims in their own words which makes this book very different from others on the same subject. Included among the many accounts are those of victims who actually suffered from incest (with physical abuse), those who suffered from confabulated memories of physical incest abuse, those who suffered from source confused memories regarding the incest, those who suffered from therapist induced false memories and some that may have fabricated memories to extort money from parents or relatives (the reader would have to draw that conclusion from the accounts given.) I think, having read the book, that it does fabulous at presenting accounts of those involved including the accuser, the accused and those who love them both. The book also does explain fully how "false memory" victims have done a huge disservice to actual "incest abused" victims.
    .....The book includes accounts by family members victimized by "recovered memories". The accusations result in numerous tragedies including deep personal hurt and sometimes physical decay of family member(s), professional careers derailed (or worse), innocent people imprisoned and the assignment of a social stigma that can impact an entire family. Some families are amazingly healthy and contacts survive the ordeals caused by these false memories.
    .....One of my favorite features of this book is how it answers the question often posed by "recovered memory" believers: "Why would anyone believe anything so painful as being sexually abused by a parent if it weren't true?" The book first details the accounts of retractors and family members and then summarizes the accounts to specifically answer that question. The book's accounts generate sixteen different answers. The book also has summary points at the end of each chapter that is a great deal of help to those who want to pre-read the book and read chapters of particular interest to them.
    .....The bibliography in this book stretches from page 356 to page 381 one of the most extensive of this genre. Studies articles and research are cited from a wide variety of professional journals (such as the American Psychological Association, American Journal of Medicine, etc...), main line media (New York Times, LA Times, Newsweek etc...), talks at Seminars and Meetings of Foundations (False Memory Foundation, International Conference on Multiple Personality and Dissociative States, etc...) as well as Phone interviews and television news and other media reports. This non-jargon laden and non-technical treatment is amazingly referenced so that the reader can review where the facts and assertions come from and weigh the value of the information for themselves.
    .....This book is not meant to be a "persuasive treatment." If you think that all "recovered memories" are true such as reported stories of incest, space alien abductions, satanic cult murders, previous lives as a human (or animal) following a "reincarnation" then reading this book is not for you. It includes accounts by a variety of people that believe and disbelieve the "memories" and allows them to tell the stories in their own words. Many of the stories are tragic and sad even as they are all true.

  • This is an excellent book- packed with helpful, accurate information.
    If you want to learn about this subject, there are a number of good books, and this is definitely one of them. I highly recommend it.

  • Claudette Wassil-Grimm is a writer and editor who has also written Where's Daddy?: How Divorced Single Widowed Mothers Can Provide What's Missing When Dad's Missin,How to Avoid Your Parents Mistakes When You Raise Your Children,The Twelve-Step Journal, etc.

    She wrote in the Preface to this 1995 book, "This book is for any adult who has been depressed or disturbed and is wondering if he or she was sexually abused as a child... Herein, you will find stories of people, mostly women, who were sexually abused and who never forgot... You will also find stories of women who were told they were sexually abused, spent years trying to uncover repressed memories, and later learned that the 'recovered memories' were false. This book explores the impact of incest accusations on the siblings and parents of accusing adult children... Finally, there are stories of those who never forgot certain incidents of sexual abuse but later fabricated additional memories of abuse while in therapy."

    She asks, "What has led therapists to adopt unorthodox methods that are potentially harmful to their clients? The Courage to Heal... the most popular book being recommended and used by adult survivors and their counselors, was written by Ellen Bass, a creative writing teacher, and Laura Davis, a participant in one of her workshops. Bass openly admits that she began holding workshops and training professionals even though she had had no formal education or training in psychology or counseling... The book offers a great deal of comfort, affirmation, and useful advice. However, the authors' narrow exposure to mental health issues has caused them to see everything through the lens of sexual abuse." (Pg. 3)

    She adds, "If Bass had had some formal training in psychology, she and the therapists she has trained would begin to suspect that a client who has been trying to remember sexual abuse for more than a year and has failed just might have some other problem. She might have a mood disorder, a personality disorder, depression caused by peri-menopause, or any number of other problems that could produce the same symptoms... the sufferer will never discover those alternatives as long as the group of people she depends on keeps telling her that her whole problem and cure lie in remembering her sexual abuse." (Pg. 5)

    She notes, "In March 1992 a group of families falsely accused of sexual abuse formed the False Memory Syndrome Foundation (FMSF). Since then, the foundation has received eighty to one hundred phone calls a day from families who are apparent victims of false accusations. Recently, the FMSF has begun to get more and more calls from retractors---adult children swept up in the adult survivors' movement ... who now realize that their 'memories' were the result of group-induced hysteria or therapist-induced fantasy." (Pg. 8)

    She observes, "People ask, Why would anyone believe anything so painful as being sexually abused by a parent if it weren't true?... here is how the retractors explain it. They had sought the advice of a professional because they were in pain, and they tried to accept that professional's diagnosis and cooperate with that professional's treatment. As they became more and more involved in the Recovery Movement, they began to spend more and more time in therapy sessions and groups. There were many voices confirming what their therapists had told them. They tried to put away their doubts. Soon they, too, were quoting their therapists and their self-help books as if they were the divine words of a guru... they began to cut themselves off from anyone who questioned their beliefs." (Pg. 22-23)

    She admits, "False Memory Sundrome is a phrase coined for the False Memory Syndrome Foundation. It is not a classified psychological illness that appears in (DSM-IV)... the phrase is meant to be descriptive, to give a name to a phenomenon so it can be discussed more easily. A number of women have come to realize that the memories they 'recovered' in therapy were not memories at all; they were fantasies, fictions encouraged by their therapists that the clients were led to elaborate upon. The most common fantasy was that they had been sexually abused by a parent, and these memories often escalated over time to include involvement in satanic rituals." (Pg. 80-81)

    This a sympathetic treatment that will be of considerable interest to anyone studying the "Recovered Memory" movement.