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20 YEARS OF SATANIC PANIC
Issue 1244
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Satanic Panic

Ritual Abuse and Mind Control
Valerie Sinason, an adult psychoanalyst and child psychotherapist, and director of the Clinic for Dissociative Studies in Harley Street, London, who claims to have worked with 300 ritual abuse survivors, was billed to speak on working with learning disability, ritual abuse, DID and mind control.

Sinason was back on her feet in June, along with other associates from her clinic, offering a four-day continuing professional development course in London (maximum 15 participants, cost up to £620 per person) on “Working with Dissociation in Clinical Practice using an Attachment Perspective”. Sinason’s speciality was ritual abuse.

But the big event of the year will be a conference on Ritual Abuse and Mind Control, in London on 25 and 26 September, co-organised by Sinason’s Clinic for Dissociative Studies (more than 100 delegates expected; cost up to £250 each).

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The line up includes Ellen Lacter, a clinical psychologist from California (see Eye 1213) on Torture-based Mind Control and Overcoming Mind Control; Graeme Galton, a psychotherapist at Sinason’s clinic, on the topic Just Leave out the Word Ritual; and Sinason with a keynote speech on 20 Years of Work with Ritual Abuse: Where are we now?

The conference and training circuit is how the Satanic panic entered mainstream child protection and adult psychotherapy practice 20 years ago. This resulted in 84 police investigations in the UK, with families and friends being falsely accused of horrendous child abuse and in some cases, such as Rochdale, leading to children being taken into care for years. In 1994 a government-commissioned inquiry concluded there was no evidence of ritual abuse.

A new book published by Karnac Books in the UK, Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder, strongly endorses a belief in ritual abuse with contributions on “Satanist Ritual Abuse and the Problem of Credibility” by Coleman, various chapters on DID relating to ritual abuse and concluding with articles by Sinason and Lacter about ritual abuse and mind control. The book, co-edited by Galton, is being heavily promoted by Sinason’s clinic and on her website.

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