About This Website

I am a psychologist who has been profoundly touched by victims of ritual abuse and mind control whom I have treated in therapy or befriended as an advocate. 

I feel compelled to increase public support for these children and adult survivors. 

This is my mission.

Let the truth be known!

This site will provide articles by myself and others, references to other resources, and links to information and support on the world-wide web. Advocates for victims of ritual abuse are frequent targets of malicious attack. Therefore, I cannot and do not endorse opinions provided or referred to on this site other than my own.



Two New Articles

 - by Ellen P. Lacter, Ph.D.

I have two new pages on my website.

The first is an article based on a presentation by Arauna Morgan, MA, which was given at the May 2013 Survivorship Conference in Oakland California. Arauna Morgan is a trusted colleague, in the process of becoming a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control.

The article is entitled: Seeing and Breaking the Chains: Steps for Recognizing On-Going Abuse and How to Break FREE, located here:

The second is a page in recognition of survivor advocate Neil Brick. Read it here: http://endritualabuse.org/activism/in-recognition-of-neil-brick/

New Article on Misinformation and Disinformation

 - by Ellen P. Lacter, Ph.D.

This new page on my website seeks to expose a number of common forms of misinformation and tactics of disinformation about psychotherapy for trauma originating in ritual abuse and mind control. Disinformation is distinguished from misinformation in that it is intentionally fraudulent.

The article is entitled:

“Common Forms of Misinformation and Tactics of Disinformation about Psychotherapy for Trauma Originating in Ritual Abuse and Mind Control”.

Read it here: http://endritualabuse.org/activism/misinfo/

New Book: “Ritual Abuse and Mind Control: The Manipulation of Attachment Needs”

 - by Ellen P. Lacter, Ph.D.

Announcing a March, 2011, publication by Dr. Lacter: “Torture-based Mind Control: Psychological Mechanisms and Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Overcoming Mind Control“,  an 80-page chapter in the book, “Ritual Abuse and Mind Control: The Manipulation of Attachment Needs“, edited by O.B. Epstein, J. Schwartz, & R. Wingfield, published by Karnac Books in London.
The book may be ordered directly from the publisher: http://www.karnacbooks.com/Product.asp?PID=29482.
It is also available from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Ritual-Abuse-Mind-Control-Manipulation/dp/1855758393.
It is also available as an e-book at Barnes and Nobel: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Ritual-Abuse-and-Mind-Control/Badouk-Orit/e/9781780498102/?itm=1&USRI=ritual+absue+and+mind+control.

Trish Fotheringham Interview Clip

 - by Ellen P. Lacter, Ph.D.

Healing from Ritual Abuse and Mind Control:
Survivor Trish Fotheringham Speaks Out

Interview by Ellen Lacter, Ph.D.

In an interview of almost three hours with Dr. Ellen Lacter, Trish Fotheringham inspires hope and courage for extreme abuse survivors. She gives direction and guidance for the healing journey, not only to survivors but also to the people who help them, including psychotherapists, clergy, and loved ones.

Here is a clip from the video series:

More about the interview and how to order a copy: http://endritualabuse.org/healing/dvd-healing-from-ritual-abuse-and-mind-control-survivor-trish-fotheringham-speaks-out/