Seminar: Previously unreported traumatic memories

College of Forensic Psychologists (Queensland Branch)
Australian Psychological Society
ANZAPPL (Queensland Branch)

Previously unreported traumatic memories

Date: Saturday 25 May 2019
Time: lunch served at noon, 1.10pm formal program commences
Venue: Pacific Hotel, 345 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill, Brisbane

Current research into the complex processes of encoding, storage and retrieval of memories has shown that memory errors can be easily induced in normal populations and a person’s confidence in inaccurate memories can be artificially enhanced.The epistemology and utility of the terms “recovered memories” or “suppressed memories” have been discredited. The new term “previously unreported traumatic memories” emphasises the underlying concept and is neutral regarding the operant memory mechanism. The seminar will consider a number of aspects of this controversial area which has significant clinical and forensic implications.

Welcome, introduction
Tim Lowry, President, College of Forensic Psychologists (Queensland branch) APS

Considerations for experts in assessing the credibility of recovered memories of child sexual abuse
Mark Kebbell, President, ANZAPPL (Queensland); Professor of Forensic Psychology, School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University
View PowerPoint [PDF]

Recovered memory: “What does it all mean?”
Warwick Middleton, Psychiatrist, Belmont Private Hospital
View PowerPoint [PDF]

The forensic implications of “false memories”
Jill Reddan, Forensic Psychiatrist, Queensland

Afternoon tea

Traumatic memories and the law
Ian Freckelton QC, Victoria
View PowerPoint [PDF]

Questions, closing remarks
Russ Scott, Secretary, ANZAPPL (Queensland); Forensic Psychiatrist

Leave a Reply

  • (will not be published)