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.



New: Empirical and Forensic Evidence of Ritual Abuse

 - by Ellen P. Lacter, Ph.D.

I am excited to announce an important addition to my website: Empirical and Forensic Evidence of Ritual Abuse, by James Randall Noblitt and Pamela Perskin Noblitt.

This is chapter 6 in full from their book: Cult and Ritual Abuse: Narratives, Evidence, and Healing Approaches, 3rd Edition (2014).

This chapter is, to my knowledge, the most thorough, scholarly, and recent review of the empirical and forensic evidence of ritual abuse. Read it here: http://endritualabuse.org/evidence/evidence-of-ritual-abuse/

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.