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A moderator variable is one that can influence the strength and/or direction of the relation between two or more variables (Baron & Kenny, 1986). For example, the effectiveness of treatment for depression can be “moderated” by other variables, such as therapeutic alliance, gender, and age as well as possibly other factors that are more idiosyncratic to the patient or the therapist. In psychology, we can speculate about and sometimes measure the direction of causal influence of these types of variables, but precise conclusions are not always possible (Meehl, 1978).

To respond to the significant number of such recovered repressed memory reports, a majority of states enacted statutes allowing suits to be filed within a certain time period after the alleged victim of abuse remembers the events, as opposed to a certain period after the occurrence of the event, resulting in a near-unlimited statute of limitations (Leo, 1997). A statute of limitations sets forth a specific time within which a suit shall be brought after the right accrued. Because victims’ confrontation of their alleged abusers by the filing of lawsuits is advocated by recovered memory therapists as an effective path toward recovery, around one in every 16 cases of recovered repressed memories results in a lawsuit (Leo, 1997).

2d 61 (1995). Molien v. 2d 813 (Cal. 1980). Montoya v. 2d 285 (Colo. Ct. App. 1988). Nielsen, W. J. (1997). Privileged communications: The psychotherapist-patient privilege as adopted in the federal courts includes not only all communications to licensed psychiatrists and psychologists, but also all communications to licensed social workers in the course of psychotherapy—Jaffee v. Redmond. Seton Hall Law Review, 27, 1123–1126. qxd 10/21/2003 26 5:26 PM Page 26 M. GINO BROGDON, JANN H. ADAMS, AND RITU BAHRI Norfolk Southern Railway Company v.

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