What would society look like if the false memory movement acheived its goals?

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One of the stated goals of the false memory movement  is that psychotherapists should not allow clients to explore memories of sexual abuse unless their clients´ memories have can be corroborated. This was the stated aim of Paul McHugh in the early 1990’s ( see the book  Try to Remember ). It is also expressed in the opinion article of the New Scientist in October 2015.
How would this corroboration work in practice?
When used in this context, corroboration has a legal meaning. The only way to establish if a memory has corroboration or not is to wait for the outcome of a legal process. Any other “proof” of corroboration would be subject to bias.
So complainants waiting for trial would not be allowed access to therapy,
People who have been abused by family members and don’t want their abuser to go to trial because it would cause complications at home would not be allowed access to therapy.
People who have been abused a long time ago when no-one else was around would not be allowed access to therapy
But what about help-lines of a charity, would they be required to have legal proof that sexual abuse actually occurred before taking a call?
“Hello this is the Samaritans. you can talk to us about anything except sexual abuse”
What about telling a friend that you have been sexually abused? Will that be allowed if a case hasn’t gone to court?


Will there be a growth in off-shore therapy? Where those who can afford it will have psychotherapy with private therapists who are registered non-doms? And those who can’t afford it will just have to keep their mouths shut?

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