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Herman, J.L., Schatzow, E. (1987). Recovery and Verification of Memories of Childhood Sexual Trauma. Psychoanal. Psychol., 4(1):1-14.

(1987). Psychoanalytic Psychology, 4(1):1-14

Recovery and Verification of Memories of Childhood Sexual Trauma

Judith Lewis Herman, M.D. and Emily Schatzow, MED

Fifty-three women outpatients participated in short-term therapy groups for incest survivors. This treatment modality proved to be a powerful stimulus for recovery of previously repressed traumatic memories. A relationship was observed between the age of onset, duration, and degree of violence of the abuse and the extent to which memory of the abuse had been repressed. Three out of four patients were able to validate their memories by obtaining corroborating evidence from other sources. The therapeutic function of recovering and validating traumatic memories is explored.

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