Sunday, 30 April 2006

Reckless therapy should be punished.

"The deliberate or reckless creation by psychotherapists of false memories of child abuse constitutes a serious threat to the public, and reckless therapy should be punished...
Even the most brilliant and well-intentioned individuals come up with utter nonsense in trying to understand a complex world when their thinking is not constrained by the methodologies of science...
They don’t know the research findings of the most basic types. They make freshman mistakes, confusing temporal relationships with causality again and again.
I did this wacky thing to them and they felt better next week, so I know my therapy works
From a talk by R. Chris Barden, attorney and psychologist, at the 1997 "Memory and Reality" conference in the USA.

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