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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...

Seeing and Breaking the Chains: Steps for Recognizing On-Going Abuse and How to Break FREE

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Note from Ellen Lacter: This piece is 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. I recommend her as a consultant to therapists working with survivors...

Safety Tips for Ritual Abuse Survivors

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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...

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