Sue Richardson, Attachment-based Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist, UK
(An earlier edition of this article was published in ESTD News, 2016. We thank ESTD for permission to publish this updated version.)
Introduction: Background history
In 1989 I found myself professionally isolated twice over. Firstly, as a result of being at the centre of the 1987 Cleveland child abuse crisis, in which the medical diagnosis of sexual abuse in 127 children led to a major public inquiry (Richardson and Bacon, 1991).