How do VEN-members think about the reliability of memory?

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Abstract

In the 1990s there was fierce debate about how it could be possible that some adults discovered in psychotherapy that they had been sexually abused as a child, while they had not known about this abuse for years. One of the theses in this debate was that the views that therapists hold about memory increase the probability of fictional memories. This article is about how EMDR therapists think about memory nowadays. In the week prior to the General Members Meeting of 29 March 2018, 492 members of the Vereniging EMDR Nederland (VEN) expressed their opinion on 22 statements about memory.
Translated title of the contributionHow do VEN-members think about the reliability of memory?
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)10-14
Number of pages5
JournalEMDR Magazine
Volume17
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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