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Books on False Accusations

Gardner, Dr. Richard
The Parental Alienation Syndrome 1987 by Creative Therapeutics. copyright 1992, cost $30, $5.50 shipping, ISBN 0-933812-24-8; (another source claims: ISBN 0-933812-17-5, perhaps there are several editions.)
True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse, copyright 1992, cost $45, $7.25 shipping (if ordered from Creative Theraputics), ISBN 0-933812-25-6
Protocols for Sex-Abuse Evaluation, $45
His publications can be ordered through Creative Therapeutics at 1(800)544-6162, or through an online catalog.

Nichols, Edward, M.S.W. False Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse: The Attorney's Desk Reference Review highlights are:
"The difference between bona fide and false allegation of child sexual abuse have never been made clearer..." "The author presents a systematic and practical way to demonstrate to the court that the client has been false accused..." "Nichols background as a child protective worker and nationally known forensic expert reveals the inner workings of child protective agencies and the weaknesses in their testimony"

I am not endorsing this book, just simply passing it on as information I received. Many FREE members may have ongoing cases and can make use of the information in the book.

Phone or FAX 1-803-347-4607 at NCPI Inc, Dept FM P.O. Box 1042, Conway, South Carolina 29526-9928.

Don Lewis, Northern Virginia, FREE AC Alexandria, VA

Loftus, Elizabeth and Ketcham, Katherine The Myth of Repressed Memory: False Memories and Allegations of Sexual Abuse St. Martin's Press, New York 1994 ISBN 0-312-11454-0

Pendergrast, Mark, Victims of Memory ISBN 0-942679-16-4

Tong, Dean Don't Blame Me, Daddy Hampton Roads Publishing
Although not as thorough [as "Guilty Until Proven Innocent"] in terms of step-by-step advice, it does give very helpful advice, and is a more incisive examination of the whole child molestation phenomenon and "protective" system. Much less expensive, it is also /highly recommended/ because it gives you a good grasp of what you are up against. This is important knowledge.{FH}

The Winchester Group Guilty Until Proven Innocent: A Manual for Surviving False Allegations of Child Abuse
This literally is a survival manual. It introduces and advises you on all aspects of the process. A case could be made that, at 71 pages, it is overpriced... but if you have been accused, you have more important cases to make. You need the information. It is highly recommended.{FH}

[We've finally found a source for this book. -DRT]


From: psmaowens@gnn.com (Per)
From psmaowens@gnn.com Sat Feb 10 13:54:14 1996
Richard Ofshe and Ethan Watters Making Monsters: False Memories, Psychotherapy, and Sexual Hysteria,. Charles Scribner's Sons, $23 hardcover, 340 pages. ISBN 0-684-19698-0
This essential book covers nearly all the problems with "recovered memory therapy" and other treatments that foster false memories and false accusation. It shows how such therapies become a rigged roulette game in which therapists spin the wheel as many times as they want until they get the results they want, then label them "memories." Topics include how drugs, hypnosis, and cult-like isolation change perceptions of reality; how dogmatic therapists label virtually anything as a symptom of abuse and make huge profits from insured patients; and of course the human carnage in which the lives of both accuser and accused are often destroyed. Recommended for anyone with a loved one who is contemplating "recovered memory therapy." It also is essential reading for journalists and members of the justice system.

Marc D. FeldmanD., and Charles V. Ford, M.D., Patient or Pretender: Inside the Strange World of Factitious Disorders,. with Toni Reinhold, John Wiley & Sons, $19.95 hardcover, 229 pages. ISBN 0-471-58080-5
This is an eye-opening examination of factitious disorders, whose patients will invent stories of illness, tragedy or abuse in order to gain sympathy or attention. Some pretend to have been abused as children or raped; some pretend to have cancer, even shaving their heads to mimic chemotherapy. Others will poison their own children in order to rush the child to treatment and be seen as saviors and devoted mothers. (Nearly all factitious disorders patients are female.) Some psychologists use the term "Munchausen syndrome" for such cases.

(The following is a book credible of satanic cults)
Gail Carr Feldman, Ph.d. Lessons in Evil, Lessons From the Light: A True Story of Satanic Abuse and Spiritual Healing, Crown Publishers, $22 hardcover, 306 pages. ISBN 0-517-58877-3.
Using "recovered memory therapy," hypnosis and "past-life regression" the therapist-author came up with the "true story" of one patient's supposed abuse by a satanic cult. But, unintentionally, it reveals just how bizarre the therapies (and therapists) can be. At one point the therapist herself regresses to a past life as a Native American woman and feels a sense of being "one with nature." Such preconceptions seem to matter more than science. The author places so much credence in this sort of thing that she tells readers how to contact an association for past-life research and therapy. This book might suck in a credulous reader. But readers with a minimum of awareness on therapeutic contamination can pick out ways in which the patient was being led toward the therapist's predrawn conclusions.

See also:
WHAT TO DO: False accusations of Sexual or Physical Abuse in Custody Cases
Books on Divorce and Custody
False Allegations of Child Molestation and Abuse
Men's Issues Bibliographies Periodicals
Books skeptical of satanism

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