PSYC-435 – Traumatic Memories and Repression
In this course, we study the misconceptions people have about trauma and stress - specifically the way traumatic or stressful experiences are remembered. We will learn about how we perceive and remember traumatic events; the problems with many diagnoses such as PTSD; the theory and history of repressed memories; satanic cults; abuse charges against clergy; dangerous psychotherapeutic practices, and the impact of repressed and recovered memories on the legal system and the field of psychotherapy and clinical practice. Appropriate background for this course is PSYC 322 (compulsory) and PSYC 335.
This course is not currently being offered.All 400 level courses will be taught in EA 407, Easterfield Building located on the Kelburn Campus. A timetable will be available from the School of Psychology website.