chapter  Fourteen
Objective fact and psychological truth: Some thoughts on “recovered memory”
ByPatrick Casement
Pages 6

In this chapter, Patrick Casement differentiates between provable objective fact and psychological truth, and between memory that has not been subjected to the processes of repression and memories that have. He focuses on these issues in connection with adult patients. Casement also deals with patients traumatized by complex family systems in which there is a sense of inappropriate sexuality and lack of containment but no clear evidence of actual concrete abuse.