Trauma and recovered memories in practice : The case of Thomas Quick

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Roos , J P 2016 , Trauma and recovered memories in practice : The case of Thomas Quick . in K Jõesalu & A Kannike (eds) , Cultural Patterns and Life Stories . 2016 edn , Acta Universitatis Tallinnensis , vol. 2016 , TLU Press , Tallinn , pp. 130-147 .

Title: Trauma and recovered memories in practice : The case of Thomas Quick
Alternative title: Trauma ja palautuneetmuistot käytännössä : Thomas Quickin tapaus
Author: Roos, J. P.
Other contributor: Jõesalu, Kirsti
Kannike, Anu
Contributor organization: Department of Social Research (2010-2017)
Social Policy
Publisher: TLU Press
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Number of pages: 18
Belongs to series: Cultural Patterns and Life Stories
Belongs to series: Acta Universitatis Tallinnensis
ISBN: 978-9985-58-819-2
ISSN: 1736-941X
Abstract: Thomas Quick/Sture Bergwall is a famous Swedish "serial killer"who invented his crimes and is now completely exonerated.His case is instructive from many points of view: how the justice system works in Sweden, how therapy is done, how public debates affect judicial processes etc. I shall discuss the question of recovered memories and the role of psychoanalysis in analyzizing trauma. The Quick scandal was exposed by two Swedish authors, Hannes Råstam and Dan Josefsson, who was succesful in getting thew therapists to reveal their beliefs posing as a believer of recovered memories therapy. If the stories told by Bewrgwall had been true, it would have been a major breakthroughfor the recovered memory theory. They were not, and the result has been a catastrophe for many professionals, both lawyers, doctors and therapists.A discussion the case of Thomas Quick, a Swedish supposed serial killer who confessed in therapy and whose therapy was supposed to be the proof of the existence of recovered memories and their influence on aqctual behaviour
Subject: 515 Psychology
recovered memories
5142 Social policy
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: other
Usage restriction: openAccess
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