In her article on the topic, Ellen Lacter Ph.D. discusses tactics used to spread misinformation and disinformation about the use of psychotherapy to treat victims of ritual abuse and mind control.
Her article addresses the following key points which contribute to this issue:
- Therapists are unable to respond to allegations made against them due to client patient confidentiality.
- Credentialed therapists are legally and ethically bound to professional standards. Non-professionals aren’t.
- Low conviction rates have been erroneously used to discredit the existence of ritual abuse.
- The notion of ritual abuse is discredited through the use of ridicule and disdain.
- For instance, describing ritual abuse as “satanic panic.”
- Therapists are often accused of implanting false memories in child abuse survivors thereby discrediting the underlying case.
- Denying that dissociative identify disorder is a legitimate mental health disease (and instead a manufactured byproduct of the therapy).
As we consider these common forms of misinformation and tactics of disinformation used to discredit psychotherapy for trauma originating in ritual abuse and mind control, we are obliged to ask: Who would be motivated to launch such a vehement and deceitful attack against these therapists? Who stands to lose if these therapists do this work?
…I believe that this fight is being waged, in great part, to prevent child abuse survivors, especially survivors of ritual abuse and mind control, from receiving the help and support that they need to heal from their abuse. -Ellen Lacter Ph.D