Tel Aviv, Israel. According to The Jerusalem Post, experts agreed to the accuracy of a 22-year old woman’s dream that led her to recall sexual abuse by her father.The abuse allegedly took place 12 years earlier and has been repressed in the ensuing 10 years.
The testimony of expert witnesses, Prof. Eli Zomer, Dr. Zvia Zeligman and Dr. Anat Gur to the accuracy of the plaintiff’s repressed memories was accepted by the Court.
The court obviously ignored, was ignorant of, or didn’t care about the controversy & science refuting the accuracy of repressed memories. This is a tragedy for both father and daughter who have to live with the consequences of uninformed judges and bias experts.
The father was convicted and sentenced to 12 years in prison in 2008. His attorneys appealed to the Supreme Court questioning the authenticity of the complainant’s repressed memories of the abuse. The case in on appeal.
Retrieved 9/23/11. Full Story Jerusalem Post
Professor Eli Zomer, Ph.D. eli_zomer_old.htm
Department of Occupational Therapy
Senior Clinical Psychologist and is clinical director of “Maytal – Israel Institue for Treatment and Study of Stress“.
Zvia Zeligman, Doctor of clinical psychology, a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, New York University, and Rutgers University. Founder and director of the Center for the Psychological Treatment of Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse in the outpatient psychiatric clinic of the Souraski Tel-Aviv Medical Center. Clinical consultant to the “Theater of Testimony,” a project for Holocaust survivors. Dr. Seligman regularly lectures to health care professionals and clinical staffs in the field of psychological trauma. She also supervises clinicians working in the field. Dr. Seligman pursues research on psychological trauma, in general, and on incest, in particular, at the Tel-Aviv Medical Center. She is the co-editor, together with Professor Zahava Solomon, of Critical and Clinical Perspectives on Incest (2004)
Anat Gur, Ph.D. Gender Studies. LinkedIn View Profile