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Recovered Memories of Abuse:
Assessment, Therapy, Forensics

Kenneth S. Pope, Ph.D., ABPP
Laura S. Brown, Ph.D., ABPP

"Essential reading for lawyers and expert witnesses, this landmark book is scientifically grounded, carefully researched, and--thankfully!--of great practical use. The consent forms, deposition and cross-examination questions, outlines for reviewing treatment plans, and scrupulously fair examinations of the major controversies are major contributions. Avoiding the polarizing polemics and limited points of view that mar so much of the work in this area, this is the best book on this topic."
-- Gary Sampley, Esq. Attorney at Law

"This is a book that a clinician, researcher, or trainee cannot afford to miss. . . . Only with this type of comprehensive information can we begin to appreciate the complexities of therapeutic and legal issues surrounding child sexual abuse."
-- Gail Elizabeth Wyatt, Ph.D., UCLA

"A careful review of memory science that both appreciates complexity and cautions against overgeneralization. . . . Pragmatic guidelines for clinicians that serve to improve the standard of care and decrease liability risk. . . . This is a very sane, ethical, and compassionate approach to a very controversial and often irrational debate."
-- Daniel Brown, Ph.D., ABPH, Harvard Medical School

"Skillfully bringing together empirical science and clinical sensitivity, this landmark text should be on every therapist's bookshelf and in every training program's curriculum."
-- Melba Vasquez, Ph.D., ABPP; Chair, APA Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest (1991-92); Chair, APA Board of Professional Affairs (1996-97)

"An essential text of science and therapy, this unsurpassed resource for senior and seasoned professionals should be required reading in graduate programs. Pope and Brown's wise, rigorous, exceptionally well-written guide to research and practice represents the highest scientific, clinical, and ethical values."
-- Onno van der Hart, Ph.D.; Utrecht University, The Netherlands

"The topic of memory in general, and recovered memories in particular, has of late become controversial in the extreme for both lay and professionals audiences, Into this maelstrom, Pop and Brown's have written a clear and well reasoned and researched volume to examine the issues in depth. The volume is an important contribution to the field. Not only scientifically up to date, but also a thoughtful and practical guide to the area for clinicians that will improve therapeutic and avoid unnecessary difficulties."
-- Eliezer Witztum, MD; Beer-Sheva Mental Health Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

"Pope and Brown provide a vital safe passage through the clinical and ethical minefield created by controversies associated with recovered memories of abuse. . . . Reading this book is the best way to avoid clinical and forensic pitfalls in the arena of recovered memories."
-- Gerald Koocher, Ph.D., ABPP; Harvard University


ISBN: 1-55798-395X

By phone within the US: 1-800-374-2721;
By phone outside the US: 1-202-336-5500


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