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Thank You for the Memories: The Recovered Memory Debate by Dr. Thomas Gutheil

Course Description
The question of whether psychological trauma can result in amnesia of memories has remains unanswered and debated in the psychiatric community. In the 1990s the subject of repressed memories was debated in both clinical and forensic settings referred to as the “memory wars.” This controversial issue of repressed memories remains a debate today. This lecture will focus on the history of repressed memories with a focus on the forensic arena.

Thomas Gutheil, MD
Accreditation Statement
The American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Objectives
Participants will learn about the historical recovered memory debates beginning the in 1990s. Participants will understand the impact of such claims in the forensic setting.

All those in control of content for this meeting returned signed statements regarding financial relationships: Drs. Charles Scott, Renee Sorrentino and Susan Hatters-Friedman.

The speaker, Dr. Thomas Gutheil, has indicated that he has no financial relationship pertaining to the content of this presentation.