RITUAL ABUSE AND MIND CONTROL
The Manipulation of Attachment Needs
EDITED BY ORIT BADOUK EPSTEIN, JOSEPH SCHWARTZ, RACHEL WINGFIELD SCHWARTZ
BIC Code: Psychoanalysis and psychoanalytical theory (JCAF)
People who have survived ritual abuse or mind control experiments have often been silenced, accused of lying, mocked and disbelieved.
Clinicians working with survivors often find themselves isolated, facing the same levels of disbelief and denial from other professionals within the mental health field. This report of a conference proceedings presents knowledge and experience from both clinicians and survivors to promote understanding and recovery from organized and ritual abuse, mind control and programming.
The book combines clinical presentations, survivors’ voices, and research material to help address the ways in which we can work clinically with mind control and cult programming from the perspective of relational psychotherapy.
Contributors – Ellen Lacter, Sue Richardson, Rachel Wingfield Schwartz, Valerie Sinason and Orit Badouk Epstein.
About the Editors
Orit Badouk Epstein is an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist and supervisor who trained at The Bowlby Centre, London where she is a member of the executive committee. She works as a relational psychotherapist in private practice and has a particular interest and passion for working with individuals who have experienced extreme abuse and trauma, DID, ritual abuse and working relationally with parents.
Joseph Schwartz is a training therapist and supervisor at the Bowlby Centre. He is the author of numerous papers on clinical practice, the history of psychoanalysis, and the lack of a role of genetics in mental distress. His books include Cassandra’s Daughter: A History of Psychoanalysis (Karnac Books, 2007)
Rachel Wingfield Schwartz is a UKCP registered psychotherapist and was the Chair of the Bowlby Centre (formerly Centre for Attachment-based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy) from 2001 to 2009, where she is also a training supervisor and teacher. She has a wide range of clinical experience in a variety of settings including schools and prisons, and specialises in working with survivors of trauma and abuse, including sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence, war, state terror, ritual and cult abuse. She has been working with ritual abuse survivors since 1993 and is passionately committed to ending the disbelief and silence surrounding this issue.
Pbk 202pp, March 2011
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