2010 Annual Conference of the ISST-D

 - by Ellen P. Lacter, Ph.D.

Dr. Lacter and some of her colleagues will be presenting on ritual abuse and mind control at this year’s Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) in Atlanta, Georgia, from October 16 to 18, 2010 (with the pre-conference on October 14 and 15).

Conference information is here: http://www.isst-d.org/annual_conference/2010/index.htm
Program details are here: https://www.softconference.com/isstd/itin.asp?C=3440


The following four workshops relate to ritual abuse and mind control:

Saturday, 10/16/2010: 1:30 to 3pm, Room 208 – Alison Miller, Ph.D., presents a workshop on “The Basics of Therapy with Clients Reporting Histories of Ritual Abuse or Mind Control.”

Sunday, 10/17/2010: 2:25 to 2:45pm, Room 212 – Jane Wakefield, M.A., presents a paper on “What is My Job and Who Do I Work For? Dilemmas of a Therapist Working with Ritual Abuse/Mind Control Patients.”

Monday, 10/18/2010: 10:30am to 12 noon, Room 204 – Ellen Lacter, Ph.D., presents a forum on “Torture-Based Mind Control: Psychological Mechanisms of Installation and Continued Control”; Alison Miller, Ph.D., and Adah Sachs, MA, respond to the presentation.

Monday, 10/19/2010. 2:30 to 2:50pm, Room 209 – Sally McCollum, Ph.D. presents a paper on “A New Clinical Lens on Recovered Memories: Five Cases of Multi-Generational Dissociation” (includes cases with ritual abuse and mind control trauma).

The following meeting is open to all individuals who may be interested in joining the Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Interest Group of ISSTD. Only ISSTD members may join the interest group, but everyone is welcome to attend this meeting and to learn about the work we are doing:

Sunday evening, 10/17/2010: 7:30-8:30pm, Room 204 – Meeting of ISSTD’s Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Interest Group.