False memory trial to be open to public
False memory therapy on trial again.
Dane County judge today ruled that a trial in which parents sued their daughter’s therapists for allegedly encouraging false childhood memories of parental abuse will be open to the public.
Attorneys for one of the therapists, Kay Phillips of Madison, filed a motion to close the week-long civil trial, which begins on Jan. 10, to the public because they wanted to medical records of the daughter kept private.
In 2005, the state Supreme Court ruled that the parents could have the records as evidence of possible malpractice as long as those records were restricted to the alleged malpractice and were reviewed by the court.