Globe and Mail

'Repressed' memories

Tuesday, November 6, 2001 Print Edition, Page A20
By LLOYD CORNEY, LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
The Globe and Mail

Nanaimo, B.C. -- I wish to congratulate Rowland Mak for his courage in publicly denouncing recovered-memory therapy, which caused him to falsely accuse his father of sexually abusing him when he was a child.

Unfortunately, many influential mental-health professionals who bought into this nonsense would rather it silently fade away. Concern for the harm caused and any possible righting of wrongs seem to take second place to protecting professional reputations.

As a similarly falsely accused father, my fervent hope is that these wronged children will take up the cause of exposing the individuals who brought such harm to so many families.

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