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

SectionFighting for Survivors

For Those Who Condemn Themselves for Acts Coerced Under Torture


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


Psychotherapists face many legal and ethical dilemmas when making reports of suspected ritual abuse, or reports against ritually abusive groups, to child protective services (CPS) and law enforcement (LE). Such reports may lead to protection of victims, but they also carry significant risk of harmful outcomes. I. Suspected Reports of Ritual Abuse of Current Children In most states in the USA...

In Recognition of Neil Brick


Going on 20 years, Neil Brick has been a dedicated and tireless advocate in the fight to expose ritual abuse and mind control. Survivors, their loved ones, advocates, activists, therapists, clergy, and researchers have come to see Neil Brick as a valuable source of information and training, and as a facilitator of the survivor community. In 1995, Neil Brick ( ) founded S.M.A.R.T: Stop Mind...

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


This 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. Misinformation and disinformation about ritual abuse and mind control trauma and psychotherapy to treat such trauma...

Wikipedia Blacklisted Four Important Websites


On July 18, 2009, at about 9:30pm Pacific time, Wikipedia blacklisted the following important websites on ritual abuse: abusearticles.wordpress.com extreme-abuse-survey.net ritualabuse.us endritualabuse.org My website is endritualabuse.org I have attempted to get information from Wikipedia on why my website was blacklisted and to get it de-blacklisted. I have been stonewalled on both counts...

Safety Tips for Ritual Abuse Survivors


Note: When providing advice on specific cases, therapists must refrain from suggesting to survivors, “Sounds like your family members are your abusers”, or, “You should escape them”, etc. Such statements are great fodder for lawsuits against therapists, such as those propagated by the False Memory Syndrome Foundation. Please understand that this is the basis for the cautious wording on this...

Call for Policy to Increase Protection for Victims of Ritual Abuse in San Diego


By Ellen P. Lacter, Ph.D., October 4, 2002 I. Problem: Lack of Protection for Victims of Ritual Abuse in San Diego County Victims of ritual abuse in San Diego receive little or no protection due to problems in the functioning of the following public organizations, as described below: A. District Attorney’s Office B. San Diego Union-Tribune C. Civil Grand Jury of San Diego County D. Children’s...

The False Memory Debate


Research Discussing Corroboration and Accuracy of Recovered Memories: An Annotated Bibliography By Lynn Crook, August, 2002 Andrews, B., Brewin, C., Ochera, J., Morton, J., Bekerian, D., Davies, G., and Mollon, P. (1999). Characteristics, context and consequences of memory recovery among adults in therapy. Brit J Psychiatry 175:141-146. Abstract: One-hundred and eight therapists provided...

Advocating for Ritualistically Abused Children


Published in the July 1, 2002, issue of The CALAPT Newsletter Most of you reading this column know me as Immediate Past President of the California Association for Play Therapy (CALAPT), a Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor, academic coordinator of University of California-San Diego-Extension’s Play Therapy Certificate Program, a psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma, and a...

Problems for Victims of Ritual Abuse in San Diego


Opinion Piece Submitted to the San Diego Union-Tribune by Ellen Lacter, Ph.D. on 9-29-2000 Mark Sauer’s 9-24-00 article, “A Web of Intrigue”, in the San Diego Union-Tribune is his most recent in a series of articles misrepresenting the facts on the subject of child ritual abuse and attacking advocates for ritual abuse victims. His articles have, over the past 10 years, contributed to convincing a...

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

Articles by Section