- Paperback: 246 pages
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc (June 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0785274189
- ISBN-13: 978-0785274186
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.2 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,164,571 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Like so many other therapists today, Dr. Simpson at first believed he was doing God's work, helping to retrieve memories of real abuse so that his patients could be healed from broken lives which had stopped working due to emotions out-of-control and destructive personal behaviors.
Later he discovered he had been greatly in error as are his colleagues who continue to practice RMT today commonly resulting in false memories, and assigning the false identity of "abuse victim" to dependent patients desperate for answers to their problems in living.
The author says the Christian Church is in great error in its acceptance of the concept of recovered memory and needs to do more to aid the falsely accused parents of children giving false witness based upon therapy suggested "memories."
The expose of what is happening in today's therapy is all the more important because it comes from someone who was inside the clinical office and involved from start to finish. Also, it is important because Dr. Simpson has all the right credentials, a born-again Christian, alumni of Christ for the Nations, Rapha therapist, dedicated care-giver. Still, his practice of RMT hurt his christian patients and their families.
Simpson says in RMT, he saw 100% of his patients go into severe decompensation[nervous breakdown] due to the effects from recalling or imagining vile scenes of horrific abuse. This led them to become very dependent upon him in an unhealthy way. Some of them could not even open their own mail.Read more ›
The book put all of it into perspective for us. Since we were dishing out enormous amounts of money for lawyers at that point, buying the book at a discount was a real life saver.
I have since given out many more of the book to other families being brought down this black hole. It doesn't give us any answers, at this point, but knowing how affected our children are and what brought all of us to this point, has been so beneficial. Dr. Paul certainly knew of that which he wrote. We, for one family, are grateful for his candor. Knowledge has been a blessing.
I would recommend this book for anyone that has ever been falsly accused or for any parent to arm themselves, just in case. You can never be so blind as to think it wouldn't happen to you. We were...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Although written some twenty years ago Dr Paul Simpson's book, even today, is highly informative for anyone trying to understand the phenomenon of false memories created as a... Read morePublished 5 months ago by S Morrison
.....I was interested in this book because one of my children fell into the trap of "recovering memories" while being medicated for postpartum depression. Read morePublished 10 months ago by TimCBurgess
This is a book that I purchased primarily to share with a victim of false memories. I am studying the book at present and have found some very good information in it. Read morePublished 13 months ago by E. Ervin
Written by a Christian Psychologist who bought into, but now regrets, his part in promoting the false Memory Syndrome, also known as Recovered/Repressed Memory. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Janet M.
Dr. Paul Simpson is a Criminal Forensic Psychologist who is also a Christian, as well as a former practitioner of Recovered Memory Therapy. Read morePublished on August 8, 2013 by Steven H Propp
This book should be required reading in all colleges and in high school. Excellent/documented information a must to help teens.Published on January 16, 2013 by arkiefied