With this brochure the Alternative Council Foundation wants to create more awareness of a certain issue which social workers and other professionals may encounter within their line of
work. It concerns individuals who are survivors of abuse that took place or still takes place within satanic cults. As a result the victims usually develop a dissociative identity disorder (DID, a
The Alternative Council, founded in 2005, does conduct research because there is still great ignorance, incomprehension and unbelief in regards to these forms of abuse (also amongst
social workers, doctors and police agents).
The aim is to promote recognition for survivors (both within the social support system and within society) by offering the results of research and thereby breaking the taboo surrounding
ritual abuse. One tool is this brochure.
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David W. Neswald, M.A. M.F.C.C. in collaboration with Catherine Gould, Ph.D. and Vicki Graham-Costain, Ph.D. The California Therapist, Sept./Oct. 1991, 47-50
Increasingly, cases of Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) and Satanic Ritualistic Abuse (SRA) are being reported in the psychotherapeutic community. Though controversy concerning authenticity remains, such cases are slowly gaining in acceptability as a genuine social and psychopathological phenomenon. Concurrently, the etiological underpinnings and treatment demands of these special patients are being unraveled and understood as never before. As a result, it is becoming increasingly clear that perhaps the most demanding treatment aspects of such cases concern the problems posed by what is known as “cult programming.”
Common Programs Observed in Survivors of Satanic Ritualistic Abuse