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Are Victims of Extreme Abuse Responsible for Harm Done to Others While Not under Direct Torture? A Complex Psychological, Moral, and Legal Issue

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On October 15, 2017, I published an article to my website entitled, For Those Who Condemn Themselves for Acts Coerced Under Torture. In that article, I, along with 65 other therapists and researchers, hold blameless victims of extreme abuse who have been coerced through torture to harm other victims. The response to that article has been very gratifying. Both survivors and therapists have told me...

Child Rape and Torture Materials on the Dark Web: Peter Scully and Beyond

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Note: This article is intended primarily for psychotherapists. It contains very disturbing content. It is important that all readers have appropriate support should they decide to read it. Children are being victimized at younger and younger ages within the production of increasingly sadistic child abuse materials, colloquially known as “hurtcore,” a burgeoning industry on the dark web. We can...

Excerpt: Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment by Europol

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This is an excerpt from the Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment by the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol), 2017, EC3, European Cybercrime Centre. Download the full report here:  CRIME PRIME: CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION ONLINE KEY FINDINGS Coercion and sexual extortion are increasingly being used to victimise children. Offenders use these methods to obtain further...

Legal and Ethical Dilemmas for Psychotherapists in Making Reports to Child Protection and Law Enforcement of Suspected Child Abuse within Ritual Abuse and the Production of Child Rape and Torture Materials

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In most states in the USA and in many other countries worldwide, psychotherapists, other health practitioners, educators, childcare providers, and others who interface with children, are mandated to make suspected child abuse reports (SCARs) to child protective services (CPS) and law enforcement (LE) when they have reasonable cause to suspect that a child, that is, a person under 18 years of age...

Guidelines to Differential Diagnosis between Schizophrenia and Ritual Abuse/Mind Control Traumatic Stress

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I am happy to now be able to make available on my website (via .pdf file at the below link) an expert validation study that I conducted with psychiatrist, Karl Lehman, MD, and the guidelines that we developed based on our research. DOWNLOAD pdf: Guidelines to Differential Diagnosis between Schizophrenia and Ritual Abuse/Mind Control Traumatic Stress It was first published in 2008 as a chapter in...

For Those Who Condemn Themselves for Acts Coerced Under Torture

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Introduction One of the most disturbing horrors described by survivors of extreme child abuse is having been subjected to torture to coerce them, while being tortured, to harm or kill other victims. Many survivors describe clear memories of first being subjected to this form of abuse as young children. The subsequent moral injury is devastating. For the purposes of this article, the term...

Legal and Ethical Dilemmas for Psychotherapists in Making Reports to Child Protection and Law Enforcement of Suspected Ritual Abuse of Children or Dependent Adults

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This page was updated by Dr. Lacter on April 12, 2018. The update can be found here: Legal and Ethical Dilemmas for Psychotherapists in Making Reports to Child Protection and Law Enforcement of Suspected Child Abuse within Ritual Abuse and the Production of Child Rape and Torture Materials Psychotherapists face many legal and ethical dilemmas when making reports of suspected ritual abuse, or...

Hypnotism by G.H. Estabrooks

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From Hypnotism, by G.H. Estabrooks, 1943, 1957 Paperback published in New York by E.P. Dutton Reproduced here by permission of Dutton. Chapter IX: Hypnotism in Warfare (pages 193 to 213) This chapter is not taken from a mystery novel. The facts and the ideas presented are, so to speak, too true to be good, but no psychologist of standing would deny the validity of the basic ideas involved. He...

Empirical and Forensic Evidence of Ritual Abuse

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Personal Introduction by Ellen Lacter, Ph.D. (Not included in the Noblitt’s work) I am very excited to be able to be able to post this chapter by Randall Noblitt and Pamela Noblitt to my website, courtesy of Praeger, the publisher, and the Noblitts. This is chapter 6 in full, with footnotes and references, from: Cult and Ritual Abuse: Narratives, Evidence, and Healing Approaches, 3rd Editionby...

End Ritual Abuse The Website of Ellen P. Lacter, Ph.D.

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