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Survivorship March Notes Available Online, Conference Discounts and Speakers

March 17, 2020

The Survivorship March/April Notes are available for free online at https://survivorship.org/notes-and-journal/

This issue has information on THE ORGANISED AND RITUALISED ABUSE OF CHILDREN: THE CURRENT INTERNATIONAL SITUATION – February 26, 2020 in Dundee, Scotland – with information on Dr. Laurie Matthew, Dr. Sarah Nelson and Dr. Michael Salter.

There is also information on news articles, difficult dates, resources and the speakers at our May 2020 conference.

Survivorship announces the speakers at their Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2020 Conference:

This conference provides attendees the opportunities to learn about severe abuse research and resources.

Dr. Randy Noblitt and Pamela Perskin Noblitt will speak about Extreme Abuse Survivors, Social Security Benefits, and Ethical Practice. They will discuss how many trauma survivors have debilitating psychological and physical symptoms that prevent them from maintaining gainful employment. This workshop is intended to provide an introduction to SSA requirements for healthcare providers and survivors.

Dr. Karol Darsa will speak about 5 Common Mistakes in Trauma Treatment. She will discuss how trauma treatment is becoming one of the top areas to specialize in and how it is important to have proper training to work with unprocessed trauma to achieve good outcomes for clients.

Neil Brick will speak about Misinformation Campaigns Against Survivors. He will discuss how child and ritual abuse survivors and their advocates have been attacked by misinformation campaigns the last several years.

Cristina Mardirossian, LMFT will discuss Identifying the Personality Systems of Mind Control Survivors and Trauma Treatment. She will talk about how therapists are increasingly starting to see that many of their clients have histories of complex and chronic abuse.

The regular conference will be on Saturday and Sunday May 16 – 17, 2020 and the Clinician’s Conference is Friday May 15, 2020.
https://survivorship.org/ritual-abuse-and-mind-control-2020-conference/

Special Discount Prices are available until March 30, 2020. Prices are as low as $50. We have updated an speaker list and have information on the conference and the Corona virus.

The conference is scheduled to be at the Reconnect Integrative Trauma Treatment Center in Pacific Palisades, California.

West Coast and East Coast Ritual Abuse Conferences – Survivorship Conference May 2018 – Long Beach, CA – SMART Conference August 2018 – Windsor Locks, CT

April 4, 2018

Dear Friends,

We would like to announce two excellent conferences on the West and East Coasts of the United States.

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2018 Conference https://survivorship.org/ritual-abuse-and-mind-control-2018-conference/

When:
Regular Conference – Saturday and Sunday May 19 – 20, 2018
Clinician’s Conference – Friday May 18, 2018

Where:
Courtyard Marriot Long Beach Airport – Long Beach, CA

Please write conference2018@survivorship.org for more information.

We now have continuing education credit hours available for our Friday conference.

Regular Conference Speakers – Saturday and Sunday May 19 – 20, 2018

For Those Who Condemn Themselves for Acts Coerced Under Torture
Presenter: Ellen Lacter, Ph.D.

Synopsis: One of the most disturbing horrors described by survivors of extreme abuse is having been subjected to torture to coerce them, while being tortured, to harm or kill other victims. Many survivors describe clear memories of first being subjected this form of abuse as young children. The subsequent moral injury is devastating. This workshop will explain how specific torture methods predictably work to coerce victims to harm and kill others; the various psychological responses of victims while they are being coerced to harm others; and abuser methods to coerce victims to harm others outside of immediate torture. This workshop will assign all guilt, shame, and moral responsibility for coerced harm to the perpetrators who execute the torture and will work to help survivors stand in solidarity with other survivors of extreme abuse to do everything in their power to to overcome all self-condemnation for having been coerced through torture to harm other victims. Participants will be provided with a list of statements by the speaker and participants in the clinicians conference proclaiming the innocence of victims coerced to harm others under torture. Note: Survivors should carefully consider beforehand whether to attend this workshop as the material is extremely painful.

Ellen P. Lacter, Ph.D., is a Psychologist and Academic Coordinator of the Play Therapy Certificate Program at University of California- San Diego, Division of Extended Studies. She specializes in the treatment of dissociative disorders and complex trauma, including victims of ritualistic abuse and mind control, has published on this subject, and is an activist on behalf of victims and survivors based in her website: https://endritualabuse.org/. She has also written: A Coloring Book of Healing Images for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse, illustrated by Robin Baird Lewis and Jen Callow (2015).

Encouraging a Supportive Environment for Survivors: An Interactive Discussion
Presenter: Randy Noblitt, PhD
Randy Noblitt, PhD, is a clinical psychologist (licensed in Texas) and professor of clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at the California School of Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeles. In the course of his practice, Randy has treated more than 300 individuals who met the criteria for dissociative identity disorder. He is the principle author of Cult and Ritual Abuse: Its History, Anthropology and Recent Discovery in Contemporary America (Praeger, 1995. 2000), and its third edition, Cult and Ritual Abuse: Narratives, Evidence and Healing Approaches (Praeger, 2014). He is also co-editor and contributing author of the book, Ritual Abuse in the 21st Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations (Robert Reed, 2008).

Changes in Awareness of Severe Abuse and Child Abuse Crimes Over Twenty Five Years Presenter: Neil Brick
The awareness of severe abuse and child abuse crimes has changed over the last 25 years. In the early 1990s, severe abuse survivors were often believed and supported. Then a backlash started and severe abuse survivors and their supporters were harassed and attacked. The child abuse survivor movement changed and adapted. Ten years ago, research began again to help expose severe abuse crimes. More recently, first in the UK and Australia and now in the United States, a variety of child abuse, severe abuse, sexual harassment and rape cases are bringing public awareness again to the mainstream media of severe abuse crimes. This presentation will discuss the changes of the last 25 years, with an emphasis on the more recent exposures of organized child abuse crimes and social systems that have been part of the cover up of these crimes.

Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control. His work continues to educate the public about child abuse, trauma and ritual abuse crimes. His child abuse and ritual abuse newsletter S.M.A.R.T. https://ritualabuse.us has been published for over 22 years. http://neilbrick.com

How to Decrease In-Fighting and Increase Respect for the Gifts of All Internal Parts
Presenter: Eileen Aveni
Understanding one’s internal system is critical to helping every internal part work together for true safety and healing. Often internal parts are at odds with each other (such as higher level alters, reporter alters, persecutor/protector alters, and other internal alters) because they are used to ‘doing their jobs” and following orders. But they are really allies in the system and can be helped to learn better and more effective ways to keep everyone in the system safe and help heal the system. The focus will be on how to communicate with parts who might seem particularly difficult to work with, learn to recognize their true gifts to the internal system, how to develop a community of mutual respect, and eventually lead the system to safety and wholeness.

Eileen Aveni, LMSW, LCSW, ACSW, BCD specializes in working with dissociative identity disorder with a focus on ritualized abuse and mind control. For almost 30 years she has worked alongside other major treatment specialists teaching and training clinicians and community groups on the major issues of these survivors and how to help and support them. She created and led an 8-year long-term therapy for DID/RA/MC survivors, and helped create and run a safe-house for RA/MC survivors for several years. She regularly presents and consults nationally and internationally. She was the 2016 Chair of the Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Special Interest Group, a division of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Survivorship, a member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, the National Center for Crisis Management, and is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work.

Clinician’s Conference Speakers – Friday May 18, 2018
We now have continuing education credit hours available for our Friday conference.

For Those Who Condemn Themselves for Acts Coerced Under Torture
Presenter: Ellen Lacter, Ph.D.
Synopsis: One of the most disturbing horrors described by survivors of extreme abuse is having been subjected to torture to coerce them, while being tortured, to harm or kill other victims. Many survivors describe clear memories of first being subjected to this form of abuse as young children. The subsequent moral injury is devastating. This workshop will educate therapists about the methods of torture that predictably work to coerce victims to harm and kill others; the various psychological responses of victims while they are being coerced to harm others; abuser methods to coerce victims to harm others outside of immediate torture, and how to work with survivors and their self-states to overcome the consequent moral injury, including specific things to say that the speaker has found can make a difference and developing more of these together with participants in this workshop.

Ethics, the Community Standard, and the Credibility of Ritual Abuse Allegations
Presenter: Randy Noblitt, PhD
Synopsis: To what extent do mental health and other helping professionals believe the stories of ritual abuse survivors? This presentation systematically reviews the empirical research on the credibility of ritual abuse allegations. After presenting the findings there will be a discussion that welcomes the opinions of the attendees regarding their own conclusions including considerations of the community standard, professional ethics, related forensic questions, and advocacy for extreme abuse survivors.

Introduction to Using Sensorimotor Psychotherapy with Clients with DID
Presenter: Cynthia Henrie, MFT
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a body-oriented, talking therapy developed in the 1980s by Pat Ogden, informed by the work of Ron Kurtz (1990) and the Rolf Method of Structural Integration (Rolf 1987) and enriched by the contributions from the fields of attachment, neuroscience, and dissociation. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy blends cognitive and emotional approaches, verbal dialogue, and physical interventions that directly address the implicit memories and neurobiological effects of trauma. By using bodily experience as a primary entry point in trauma therapy, rather than the events or the “story,” we attend to how the body is processing information, and its interface with emotions and cognitive meaning-making. A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy approach is a useful tool in the work of treating survivors of ritual abuse, mind control and Dissociative Identity Disorder. When used mindfully, Sensorimotor Skills can aid in building a sense of safety and “belonging” within one’s own body. It can help inform both the client and clinician of different alter experiences in their own physical space, and is a useful approach that aids in resolving traumatic experiences, decreasing dissociation and grieving developmental wounding in an individual’s life experience. This is an introduction to the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy approach and some of the ways it can be useful in the treatment of Dissociative Disorders and survivors.

Cynthia Henrie, MFT, is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, a Feminist Therapist and specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation. Ms. Henrie is the founder and director of the Los Angeles Therapy Network, a network of private practice therapists whose mission is to help women through feminist empowerment, trauma survivors, persons with Dissociative Identity Disorder, LGBTQIA issues, rape/sexual assault, human trafficking/slavery and torture. Ms. Henrie graduated from Antioch University with her MA in Clinical Psychology with a Focus on Adolescence & Feminist Therapy. She is trained in the treatment of trauma and dissociation through the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, is a Level II EMDR Practitioner and has completed two years of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy which focuses on the treatment of trauma and developmental attachment problems. She is also Sandplay Practitioner. Ms. Henrie is the cofounder of the Los Angeles Dissociative Disorder Study Group, along with Randy Noblitt, PhD which is held at Alliant University.

https://survivorship.org
Survivorship is one of the oldest and most respected organizations supporting survivors of extreme child abuse, including sadistic sexual abuse, ritualistic abuse, mind control, and torture. Survivorship provides resources, healing, and community for survivors; training and education for professionals who may serve survivors; and support for survivors’ partners and other allies.

The 2018 Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference

August 18 – 19, 2018 – Windsor Locks, CT

Internet conference information: http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/
E-mail for more information: smartnews@aol.com

Special Early Registration Deals:
Before May 1, 2018 – Fri night, Sat and Sun only $150
Before June 1, 2018 – Fri night, Sat and Sun only $175.

Conference Speakers

The Credibility of Ritual Abuse Allegations
Presenter: Randy Noblitt, PhD
Synopsis: To what extent do mental health and other helping professionals believe the stories of ritual abuse survivors? This presentation systematically reviews the empirical research on the credibility of ritual abuse allegations. After presenting the findings there will be a discussion that welcomes the opinions of the attendees regarding their own conclusions including considerations of the community standard, professional ethics, related forensic questions, and advocacy for extreme abuse survivors. (Skype Presentation)

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
Presenter: Jillian Jackson
CPT Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is short-term, specific 12 session therapeutic intervention to help adults address specific life events associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It was originally designed to assist victims of rape and it has been widely used within the Veterans Administration to assist combat veterans address PTSD. Clinicians are now using this evidence-based practice to help individuals who struggle with a continuum of traumas. CPT is a derivate of the more widely known Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Research demonstrates that CPT is effective in reducing the symptoms associated with PTSD. In this workshop, participants will learn the history of CPT, determine who is an appropriate candidate for the intervention, and how CPT is administered. The workshop will also highlight the research supporting this intervention and discuss it’s outcomes.

Radikal Healing
Presenter: Manjot Singh Khalsa
Radikal Healing is a holistic therapeutic approach for the healing of trauma. This workshop will provide a primer introduction to various modalities that are available and also highlight why it is vital for a process of healing and transformation to be tailored to each individual’s needs and experience.

Be Here Now
Presenter: Manjot Singh Khalsa
Manjot Singh Khalsa is the creator of a Kundalini Yoga and Meditation curriculum, “Be Here Now: Yoga, Meditation & Mantra for Trauma Survivors.” In today’s experiential workshop, participants will have the opportunity to stretch, breathe, strengthen and rest in a safe space. No previous yoga experience necessary. Participants will choose to sit in a chair or on the floor during this workshop.

Changes in Awareness of Severe Abuse and Child Abuse Crimes Over Twenty Five Years Presenter: Neil Brick
The awareness of severe abuse and child abuse crimes has changed over the last 25 years. In the early 1990s, severe abuse survivors were often believed and supported. Then a backlash started and severe abuse survivors and their supporters were harassed and attacked. The child abuse survivor movement changed and adapted. Ten years ago, research began again to help expose severe abuse crimes. More recently, first in the UK and Australia and now in the United States, a variety of child abuse, severe abuse, sexual harassment and rape cases are bringing public awareness again to the mainstream media of severe abuse crimes. This presentation will discuss the changes of the last 25 years, with an emphasis on the more recent exposures of organized child abuse crimes and social systems that have been part of the cover up of these crimes.

Survivorship Conference May 2018 – Special Low Prices Continued until February 21, 2018

February 6, 2018

Survivorship Conference May 2018 – Special Low Prices Continued until February 21, 2018

Dear Friends,

We have decided to extended our special conference prices for those that register before February 21, 2018 to allow more people to participate in our conference.
  
The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2018 Conference https://survivorship.org/ritual-abuse-and-mind-control-2018-conference/

When:
Regular Conference – Saturday and Sunday May 19 – 20, 2018
Clinician’s Conference – Friday May 18, 2018

Where:
Courtyard Marriot Long Beach Airport
3841 N. Lakewood Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90808

Please write conference2018@survivorship.org for more information.

Regular Conference Speakers – Saturday and Sunday May 19 – 20, 2018

For Those Who Condemn Themselves for Acts Coerced Under Torture
Presenter: Ellen Lacter, Ph.D.

Synopsis: One of the most disturbing horrors described by survivors of extreme abuse is having been subjected to torture to coerce them, while being tortured, to harm or kill other victims. Many survivors describe clear memories of first being subjected this form of abuse as young children. The subsequent moral injury is devastating. This workshop will explain how specific torture methods predictably work to coerce victims to harm and kill others; the various psychological responses of victims while they are being coerced to harm others; and abuser methods to coerce victims to harm others outside of immediate torture. This workshop will assign all guilt, shame, and moral responsibility for coerced harm to the perpetrators who execute the torture and will work to help survivors stand in solidarity with other survivors of extreme abuse to do everything in their power to to overcome all self-condemnation for having been coerced through torture to harm other victims. Participants will be provided with a list of statements by the speaker and participants in the clinicians conference proclaiming the innocence of victims coerced to harm others under torture. Note: Survivors should carefully consider beforehand whether to attend this workshop as the material is extremely painful.

Ellen P. Lacter, Ph.D., is a Psychologist and Academic Coordinator of the Play Therapy Certificate Program at University of California- San Diego, Division of Extended Studies. She specializes in the treatment of dissociative disorders and complex trauma, including victims of ritualistic abuse and mind control, has published on this subject, and is an activist on behalf of victims and survivors based in her website: https://endritualabuse.org/. She has also written: A Coloring Book of Healing Images for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse, illustrated by Robin Baird Lewis and Jen Callow (2015).

Encouraging a Supportive Environment for Survivors: An Interactive Discussion
Presenter: Randy Noblitt, PhD
Randy Noblitt, PhD, is a clinical psychologist (licensed in Texas) and professor of clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at the California School of Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeles. In the course of his practice, Randy has treated more than 300 individuals who met the criteria for dissociative identity disorder. He is the principle author of Cult and Ritual Abuse: Its History, Anthropology and Recent Discovery in Contemporary America (Praeger, 1995. 2000), and its third edition, Cult and Ritual Abuse: Narratives, Evidence and Healing Approaches (Praeger, 2014). He is also co-editor and contributing author of the book, Ritual Abuse in the 21st Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations (Robert Reed, 2008).

Changes in Awareness of Severe Abuse and Child Abuse Crimes Over Twenty Five Years
Presenter: Neil Brick
The awareness of severe abuse and child abuse crimes has changed over the last 25 years. In the early 1990s, severe abuse survivors were often believed and supported. Then a backlash started and severe abuse survivors and their supporters were harassed and attacked. The child abuse survivor movement changed and adapted. Ten years ago, research began again to help expose severe abuse crimes. More recently, first in the UK and Australia and now in the United States, a variety of child abuse, severe abuse, sexual harassment and rape cases are bringing public awareness again to the mainstream media of severe abuse crimes. This presentation will discuss the changes of the last 25 years, with an emphasis on the more recent exposures of organized child abuse crimes and social systems that have been part of the cover up of these crimes.

Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control. His work continues to educate the public about child abuse, trauma and ritual abuse crimes. His child abuse and ritual abuse newsletter S.M.A.R.T. https://ritualabuse.us has been published for over 22 years. http://neilbrick.com

Clinician’s Conference Speakers – Friday May 18, 2018

For Those Who Condemn Themselves for Acts Coerced Under Torture
Presenter: Ellen Lacter, Ph.D.
Synopsis: One of the most disturbing horrors described by survivors of extreme abuse is having been subjected to torture to coerce them, while being tortured, to harm or kill other victims. Many survivors describe clear memories of first being subjected to this form of abuse as young children. The subsequent moral injury is devastating. This workshop will educate therapists about the methods of torture that predictably work to coerce victims to harm and kill others; the various psychological responses of victims while they are being coerced to harm others; abuser methods to coerce victims to harm others outside of immediate torture, and how to work with survivors and their self-states to overcome the consequent moral injury, including specific things to say that the speaker has found can make a difference and developing more of these together with participants in this workshop.

Ethics, the Community Standard, and the Credibility of Ritual Abuse Allegations
Presenter: Randy Noblitt, PhD
Synopsis: To what extent do mental health and other helping professionals believe the stories of ritual abuse survivors? This presentation systematically reviews the empirical research on the credibility of ritual abuse allegations. After presenting the findings there will be a discussion that welcomes the opinions of the attendees regarding their own conclusions including considerations of the community standard, professional ethics, related forensic questions, and advocacy for extreme abuse survivors.

Introduction to Using Sensorimotor Psychotherapy with Clients with DID
Presenter: Cynthia Henrie, MFT
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a body-oriented, talking therapy developed in the 1980s by Pat Ogden, informed by the work of Ron Kurtz (1990) and the Rolf Method of Structural Integration (Rolf 1987) and enriched by the contributions from the fields of attachment, neuroscience, and dissociation. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy blends cognitive and emotional approaches, verbal dialogue, and physical interventions that directly address the implicit memories and neurobiological effects of trauma. By using bodily experience as a primary entry point in trauma therapy, rather than the events or the “story,” we attend to how the body is processing information, and its interface with emotions and cognitive meaning-making. A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy approach is a useful tool in the work of treating survivors of ritual abuse, mind control and Dissociative Identity Disorder. When used mindfully, Sensorimotor Skills can aid in building a sense of safety and “belonging” within one’s own body. It can help inform both the client and clinician of different alter experiences in their own physical space, and is a useful approach that aids in resolving traumatic experiences, decreasing dissociation and grieving developmental wounding in an individual’s life experience. This is an introduction to the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy approach and some of the ways it can be useful in the treatment of Dissociative Disorders and survivors.

Cynthia Henrie, MFT, is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, a Feminist Therapist and specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation. Ms. Henrie is the founder and director of the Los Angeles Therapy Network, a network of private practice therapists whose mission is to help women through feminist empowerment, trauma survivors, persons with Dissociative Identity Disorder, LGBTQIA issues, rape/sexual assault, human trafficking/slavery and torture. Ms. Henrie graduated from Antioch University with her MA in Clinical Psychology with a Focus on Adolescence & Feminist Therapy. She is trained in the treatment of trauma and dissociation through the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, is a Level II EMDR Practitioner and has completed two years of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy which focuses on the treatment of trauma and developmental attachment problems. She is also Sandplay Practitioner. Ms. Henrie is the cofounder of the Los Angeles Dissociative Disorder Study Group, along with Randy Noblitt, PhD which is held at Alliant University.

https://survivorship.org
Survivorship is one of the oldest and most respected organizations supporting survivors of extreme child abuse, including sadistic sexual abuse, ritualistic abuse, mind control, and torture. Survivorship provides resources, healing, and community for survivors; training and education for professionals who may serve survivors; and support for survivors’ partners and other allies.

Sincerely,

The Survivorship Conference Committee
The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2018 Conference

Survivorship
881 Alma Real Drive Ste 311
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

 

Survivorship Conference May 2018, Special Low Prices Before February 1, 2018

January 9, 2018

The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2018 Conference

https://survivorship.org/ritual-abuse-and-mind-control-2018-conference/

When:
Regular Conference – Saturday and Sunday May 19 – 20, 2018
Clinician’s Conference – Friday May 18, 2018

Where:
Courtyard Marriot Long Beach Airport
3841 N. Lakewood Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90808

Please write conference2018@survivorship.org for more information.

Regular Conference Speakers – Saturday and Sunday May 19 – 20, 2018

For Those Who Condemn Themselves for Acts Coerced Under Torture
Presenter: Ellen Lacter, Ph.D.

Synopsis: One of the most disturbing horrors described by survivors of extreme abuse is having been subjected to torture to coerce them, while being tortured, to harm or kill other victims. Many survivors describe clear memories of first being subjected this form of abuse as young children. The subsequent moral injury is devastating. This workshop will explain how specific torture methods predictably work to coerce victims to harm and kill others; the various psychological responses of victims while they are being coerced to harm others; and abuser methods to coerce victims to harm others outside of immediate torture. This workshop will assign all guilt, shame, and moral responsibility for coerced harm to the perpetrators who execute the torture and will work to help survivors stand in solidarity with other survivors of extreme abuse to do everything in their power to to overcome all self-condemnation for having been coerced through torture to harm other victims. Participants will be provided with a list of statements by the speaker and participants in the clinicians conference proclaiming the innocence of victims coerced to harm others under torture. Note: Survivors should carefully consider beforehand whether to attend this workshop as the material is extremely painful.

Ellen P. Lacter, Ph.D., is a Psychologist and Academic Coordinator of the Play Therapy Certificate Program at University of California- San Diego, Division of Extended Studies. She specializes in the treatment of dissociative disorders and complex trauma, including victims of ritualistic abuse and mind control, has published on this subject, and is an activist on behalf of victims and survivors based in her website: https://endritualabuse.org/. She has also written: A Coloring Book of Healing Images for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse, illustrated by Robin Baird Lewis and Jen Callow (2015).

Encouraging a Supportive Environment for Survivors: An Interactive Discussion
Presenter: Randy Noblitt, PhD
Randy Noblitt, PhD, is a clinical psychologist (licensed in Texas) and professor of clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at the California School of Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeles. In the course of his practice, Randy has treated more than 300 individuals who met the criteria for dissociative identity disorder. He is the principle author of Cult and Ritual Abuse: Its History, Anthropology and Recent Discovery in Contemporary America (Praeger, 1995. 2000), and its third edition, Cult and Ritual Abuse: Narratives, Evidence and Healing Approaches (Praeger, 2014). He is also co-editor and contributing author of the book, Ritual Abuse in the 21st Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations (Robert Reed, 2008).

Changes in Awareness of Severe Abuse and Child Abuse Crimes Over Twenty Five Years

Presenter: Neil Brick

The awareness of severe abuse and child abuse crimes has changed over the last 25 years. In the early 1990s, severe abuse survivors were often believed and supported. Then a backlash started and severe abuse survivors and their supporters were harassed and attacked. The child abuse survivor movement changed and adapted. Ten years ago, research began again to help expose severe abuse crimes. More recently, first in the UK and Australia and now in the United States, a variety of child abuse, severe abuse, sexual harassment and rape cases are bringing public awareness again to the mainstream media of severe abuse crimes. This presentation will discuss the changes of the last 25 years, with an emphasis on the more recent exposures of organized child abuse crimes and social systems that have been part of the cover up of these crimes.

Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control. His work continues to educate the public about child abuse, trauma and ritual abuse crimes. His child abuse and ritual abuse newsletter S.M.A.R.T. https://ritualabuse.us has been published for over 22 years. http://neilbrick.com

Clinician’s Conference Speakers – Friday May 18, 2018

For Those Who Condemn Themselves for Acts Coerced Under Torture
Presenter: Ellen Lacter, Ph.D.

Synopsis: One of the most disturbing horrors described by survivors of extreme abuse is having been subjected to torture to coerce them, while being tortured, to harm or kill other victims. Many survivors describe clear memories of first being subjected to this form of abuse as young children. The subsequent moral injury is devastating. This workshop will educate therapists about the methods of torture that predictably work to coerce victims to harm and kill others; the various psychological responses of victims while they are being coerced to harm others; abuser methods to coerce victims to harm others outside of immediate torture, and how to work with survivors and their self-states to overcome the consequent moral injury, including specific things to say that the speaker has found can make a difference and developing more of these together with participants in this workshop.

Ethics, the Community Standard, and the Credibility of Ritual Abuse Allegations
Presenter: Randy Noblitt, PhD

Synopsis: To what extent do mental health and other helping professionals believe the stories of ritual abuse survivors? This presentation systematically reviews the empirical research on the credibility of ritual abuse allegations. After presenting the findings there will be a discussion that welcomes the opinions of the attendees regarding their own conclusions including considerations of the community standard, professional ethics, related forensic questions, and advocacy for extreme abuse survivors.

Introduction to Using Sensorimotor Psychotherapy with Clients with DID
Presenter: Cynthia Henrie, MFT

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a body-oriented, talking therapy developed in the 1980s by Pat Ogden, informed by the work of Ron Kurtz (1990) and the Rolf Method of Structural Integration (Rolf 1987) and enriched by the contributions from the fields of attachment, neuroscience, and dissociation. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy blends cognitive and emotional approaches, verbal dialogue, and physical interventions that directly address the implicit memories and neurobiological effects of trauma. By using bodily experience as a primary entry point in trauma therapy, rather than the events or the “story,” we attend to how the body is processing information, and its interface with emotions and cognitive meaning-making. A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy approach is a useful tool in the work of treating survivors of ritual abuse, mind control and Dissociative Identity Disorder. When used mindfully, Sensorimotor Skills can aid in building a sense of safety and “belonging” within one’s own body. It can help inform both the client and clinician of different alter experiences in their own physical space, and is a useful approach that aids in resolving traumatic experiences, decreasing dissociation and grieving developmental wounding in an individual’s life experience. This is an introduction to the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy approach and some of the ways it can be useful in the treatment of Dissociative Disorders and survivors.

Cynthia Henrie, MFT, is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, a Feminist Therapist and specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation. Ms. Henrie is the founder and director of the Los Angeles Therapy Network, a network of private practice therapists whose mission is to help women through feminist empowerment, trauma survivors, persons with Dissociative Identity Disorder, LGBTQIA issues, rape/sexual assault, human trafficking/slavery and torture. Ms. Henrie graduated from Antioch University with her MA in Clinical Psychology with a Focus on Adolescence & Feminist Therapy. She is trained in the treatment of trauma and dissociation through the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, is a Level II EMDR Practitioner and has completed two years of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy which focuses on the treatment of trauma and developmental attachment problems. She is also Sandplay Practitioner. Ms. Henrie is the cofounder of the Los Angeles Dissociative Disorder Study Group, along with Randy Noblitt, PhD which is held at Alliant University.

https://survivorship.org

Survivorship is one of the oldest and most respected organizations supporting survivors of extreme child abuse, including sadistic sexual abuse, ritualistic abuse, mind control, and torture. Survivorship provides resources, healing, and community for survivors; training and education for professionals who may serve survivors; and support for survivors’ partners and other allies.

news items – severe abuse, rape in Asia, effect of abuse, congressional hearing, Chris Denning, Cyril Smith

September 16, 2013

This week a new study came out about rape in Asia, the effects of untreated child abuse and neglect, a petition requesting a congressional hearing for mind control survivors, a webinar and conference for survivors of severe abuse and articles on Chris Denning and Cyril Smith.

Almost a quarter of men ‘admit to rape in parts of Asia’  
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24021573
http://goo.gl/vCxJKi

New report finds that effects of child abuse and neglect, if untreated, can last a lifetime
http://goo.gl/Cj8h8U
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/new-report-finds-that-untreated-the-effects-of-child-abuse-and-neglect-can-last-a-lifetime/2013/09/12/1edc0bdc-1bc7-11e3-82ef-a059e54c49d0_story.html

petition “Request Congressional Investigation: CIA Mind-control of Children” http://goo.gl/hqUZbh  http://www.change.org/petitions/us-congress-survivors-request-investigation-cia-mind-control-of-children

Are Mind-Control Survivors Breaking Their Silence?

http://goo.gl/1F10UX
http://www.examiner.com/article/are-mind-control-survivors-breaking-their-silence

Survivorship Webinar – October 5 – Going from being split to full integration
Saturday, October 5, 2013
12:00 noon Pacific Time
Presenter: Alison
“What it has been/is like for me to go from being split to having achieved full integration.”
http://goo.gl/uxfJXz
https://survivorshipwp.wordpress.com/2013/09/09/survivorship-webinar-october-5-going-from-being-split-to-full-integration/

Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse 2014 Conference – Survivors Supporting Survivors
http://natrcoalition.org/links/survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-child-abuse-2014-conference-survivors-supporting-survivors/
http://goo.gl/4nugqj

Survivors Ask Congress to Investigate CIA Mind-control of Children http://goo.gl/58PKOA
http://www.examiner.com/article/survivors-ask-congress-to-investigate-cia-mind-control-of-children

Former Radio One DJ Chris Denning re-arrested by Jimmy Savile detectives
http://goo.gl/edQlBF
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/428399/Former-Radio-One-DJ-Chris-Denning-re-arrested-by-Jimmy-Savile-detectives

How MP Cyril Smith got away with child abuse  
http://goo.gl/WSNQer
http://www.channel4.com/news/cyril-smith-child-abuse-mi5-rochdale-elm

Why are Survivors of CIA Mind-control Claiming Children are Tortured Today?
http://www.examiner.com/article/why-are-survivors-of-cia-mind-control-claiming-children-are-tortured-today

1995 Mind Control Congressional hearings testimonies http://goo.gl/i8uTbG   http://goo.gl/xLm4kf   http://goo.gl/tGuKg8

Stop Mind Control and Ritual Abuse Today SMART http://ritualabuse.us

Judy Byington, Child Abuse Recovery CAR http://wwww.ChildAbuseRecovery.com

Kevin Annett, International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS http://www.itccs.org ) .

news articles – Michael Jackson $35 mil hush money, Jesse Friedman ‘100% guilty’, Berlusconi convicted, Ariel Castro, Holy Roman Church

July 1, 2013

There were many new articles in the child protection field this week.  It was alleged that Michael Jackson paid $35 million in hush money, that Jesse Friedman was guilty of sexually abusing children as per an official review, an Italian court convicted Italy’s Former Prime Minister Berlusconi on sex charges, more research is available on DID and Memory, there were allegations that a gay prostitution ring has been operating within the Holy Roman Church, with clergymen hiring underage rent-boys for sex surfaced, more arrests occurred in the UK, the US Supreme Court agreed to hear a child pornography restitution case, more news on Ariel Castro, new research on dissociative mental states and EEGs and more webinars and conferences on severe abuse and PTSD issues.

Michael Jackson paid $35 million in hush money to at least two dozen young boys he sexually abused over 15 years, it has been alleged.
Sunday People has published explosive ‘secret FBI files’ suggesting the King of Pop groomed and molested children from at least 1989, despite his insistence he was just spending time with them. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2351783/Michael-Jackson-spent-35-million-silence-dozen-boys-abused.html
http://goo.gl/Yj7Lw


Jesse Friedman is 100% guilty of sexually abusing children, reinvestigation by Nassau County district attorney concludes

The subject of the documentary ‘Capturing the Friedmans’ is in fact a ‘psychopathic deviant’ who molested 17 children in his parents’ Long Island home, a 172-page report finds.
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/jesse-friedman-100-guilty-child-abuse-article-1.1380786
http://goo.gl/lU7Gi

Teenager’s 1988 Sexual-Abuse Conviction Was Justified, Report Says
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/25/nyregion/friedmans-sexual-abuse-conviction-was-justified-report-says.html
http://goo.gl/VbO5f

Guilty plea by ‘Capturing the Friedmans’ sex offender Jesse Friedman was just: official review
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/review_affirms_guilty_plea_jesse_YCws6DgLFLPO5gb7seFoOO
http://goo.gl/Ls1iA

Jesse Friedman’s Child Abuse Conviction Backed Despite Documentary’s Claim
Were L.I. Man and Dad Computer Class Sex Fiends?

http://forward.com/articles/179235/jesse-friedmans-child-abuse-conviction-backed-desp/
http://goo.gl/BYGsy

Friedman’s case facts – Capturing the Friedmans
http://goo.gl/SLmeX
http://eassurvey.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/friedmans-case-capturing-the-friedmans/

describes abuse stories
Convicted child molester Jesse Friedman wrote porno stories during his time in prison
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/perv_was_horny_jailbird_smut_writer_NqC3D8fMMoSZhnxIDNsRKM
http://goo.gl/48Xfe

Rape culture punishes boys too
A Colorado case shows boys can be assaulted too — and too often, teachers have ignored or even laughed about it http://www.salon.com/2013/06/24/rape_culture_punishes_boys_too/
http://goo.gl/5OGZ1

Italy court convicts Berlusconi on sex charges
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/24/us-italy-berlusconi-verdict-idUSBRE95N0VK20130624
http://goo.gl/WNTjn

Berlusconi Sex Trial Verdict: Italy’s Former Prime Minister Convicted, Sentenced To 7 Years  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/24/berlusconi-sex-trial-verdict-convicted_n_3490210.html
http://goo.gl/QJu3p

Disinformation and DID: the Politics of Memory
Brian Moss, MA, MFT
Information on the False Memory Syndrome, Mind Control, Dissociative Identity Disorder, The Media, Ritual Abuse, The Nazis and Programming.
http://ritualabuse.us/research/did/disinformation-and-did-the-politics-of-memory/
http://goo.gl/IOsdB

Paedophile Priest ‘Exposes Satanic Vatican Rent-Boy Sex Ring’
A convicted paedophile priest has claimed a gay prostitution ring has been operating within the Holy Roman Church, with clergymen hiring underage rent-boys for sex.
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/06/28/paedophile-priest-exposes-satanic-vatican-rent-boy-sex-ring_n_3517013.html
http://goo.gl/7j8Rq

Charles Napier arrest: Half-brother of Tory MP John Whittingdale questioned over ‘sexual assault’ by police probing alleged VIP paedophile ring
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/charles-napier-arrest-half-brother-tory-1998917
http://goo.gl/SSkkl

Leicester paedophile arrest: second as part of “Operation Pallial” Wed 26 Jun 2013
Operation Pallial was launched last November after detectives identified 140 allegations relating to 18 care homes in North Wales.
http://www.itv.com/news/central/2013-06-26/leicester-paedophile-arrest-second-as-part-of-operation-pallial/
http://goo.gl/Gvx5K

Top court agrees to hear child pornography restitution case
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/27/us-usa-court-restitution-idUSBRE95Q0W520130627
http://goo.gl/QSJ6d

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Landmark Children’s Rights Case
http://www.childlaw.us/2013/06/supreme-court-agrees-to-hear-l.html
http://goo.gl/B36YH

‘Sordid details’: Ariel Castro’s alleged kidnapping victims want case to be over
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/26/19154558-sordid-details-ariel-castros-alleged-kidnapping-victims-want-case-to-be-over
http://goo.gl/pD3LH

Massive child porn bust in Atlantic Canada
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Crime/2013/06/26/20929226.html
http://goo.gl/B7nqf

Dissociative Mental States Are Canonically Associated with Decreased Temporal Theta Activity on Spectral Analysis of EEG

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15299732.2013.769480
http://goo.gl/NLiMU

Qld boy’s horror, raised by global pedophile ring
…He made his debut at just 22-months old – not for a toy store advertisement or even a family friendly PG film. This was for hardcore global pornographic syndication.
http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/newshome/17800543/qld-boys-horror-raised-by-global-pedophile-ring/
http://goo.gl/eWv1H

http://westmemphisthreefacts.com/

http://wm3truth.com

Survivorship Webinar
“What a service dog is and how service dogs can help people with PTSD.”

Saturday, July 13
12:00 noon Pacific Time
http://www.survivorship.org/webinars.html

The 16th Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference August 9 – 11, 2013 http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/  http://goo.gl/ks1pt

Ritual Abuse And Extreme Abuse Clinician’s Conference August 9, 2013 http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/ritual-abuse-and-extreme-abuse-clinicians-conference-2013/  http://goo.gl/GiBKr
CEUs available

news items – Sandusky and others, Boy Scouts, severe abuse radio shows, CDs, webinars, conferences

August 14, 2012

This week there were several new articles on Jerry Sandusky and his possible connections to other abusers, repeated child abuse in the Boy Scouts and several new opportunities to learn about severe child abuse issues.

Jerry Sandusky, Penn State Booster Sexually Abused Boys On Private Plane: Witness http://goo.gl/loyNP

http://goo.gl/UxqFY

tabloid reported that it found 200 Twitter users who openly expressed interest in sexual images of children http://goo.gl/W6Sia

Feds probe possible Sandusky child porn ring http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57491185/feds-probe-possible-sandusky-child-porn-ring/

Boy Scout files reveal repeat child abuse by sexual predators http://goo.gl/WsrG5              http://goo.gl/ai0qu

Stop Child Abuse Now – Radio Show by Bill Murray Tue, Aug 7, 2012  Ritual Abuse Interview http://goo.gl/lBb95

CDs available for the August ritual abuse and child abuse conference    http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/

Survivorship Webinar – The Spirit of Healing – Janet Thomas –
September 8   http://www.survivorship.org/webinars.html

news items – Etan Patz, Phil. and Wisconsin clergy trials, DID show/Discovery, Severe Abuse

May 28, 2012

This week there were several new articles about  trauma and child abuse in the media.  A breakthrough was made in the old Etan Patz case.  The Phildelphia Priest Trial with charges of child endangerment continues. The Discovery Channel will be having show on DID on Friday, June 8. The Green Bay diocese was found liable for a molestation cover-up. A new website, webinar and conference have been announced on severe abuse and trauma.

Pedro Hernandez Charged With Second Degree Murder In Etan Patz Case
http://goo.gl/wrE2e

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/25/pedro-hernandez-charged-etan-patz_n_1546858.html

Philadelphia Priest Trial: Monsignor William Lynn Takes Stand In Own Defense
….Lynn is charged with endangering two children by leaving the Rev. James Brennan, a co-defendant charged with attempted rape, and former priest Edward Avery, who pleaded guilty to sexual assault, in ministry despite earlier red flags….
http://goo.gl/V96RZ

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/24/philadelphia-priest-trial-parishioners-told-accused-priests-had-health-problems-monsignor-william-lynn-testifies_n_1542218.html

CARRIE FISHER HOSTS DISCOVERY FIT & HEALTH’S PSYCH WEEK
The Woman with 15 Personalities  – Friday, June 8 at 8 PM ET/PT
The Woman With 15 Personalities presents a unique look at a person living with Dissociative Identity Disorder
http://goo.gl/RrGDx

http://press.discovery.com/us/dfh/press-releases/2012/psych-week-2012-1946-1946/

Jury awards brothers $700K in Wis. diocese lawsuit
http://goo.gl/MKzOQ

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/Jury-awards-brothers-700K-in-Wis-diocese-lawsuit-3575027.php

Green Bay diocese liable for molestation cover-up
http://goo.gl/YH3ou

http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20120521/APC0101/305210146/Green-Bay-diocese-held-liable-molestation-cover-up-story-photo-video-?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

describes graphic violence
Mom Gouged Son’s Eyes Out In Drug-Fueled Ritual, Mexico Authorities Say
http://goo.gl/8mhr7

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/24/mom-gouged-sons-eyes-out-santa-muerte-nezahualcoyotl-mexico_n_1544235.html

describes graphic crimes
Briton arrested in Thailand after being found with six roasted human foetuses
http://goo.gl/N1hPw

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/briton-arrested-in-thailand-after-being-found-with-six-roasted-human-foetuses-7766232.html

Satanic Ritual Abuse Exists – Resources & Links for Survivors  
new website
http://ritualabuse.ca

Survivorship Webinar “From Fragmentation to Integration” 
Sat. June 16
3 pm Pacific Time
Presenter: Dr. Cathy Kezelman
“From Fragmentation to Integration”
http://www.survivorship.org/webinars.html

Child Abuse and Ritual Abuse Conference – August 2012
http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/

news items – severe abuse/psychosis, abuse/chromosome damage, children’s rights, DV/abuse

April 30, 2012

This week there were many articles and studies on how abuse negatively effects children, including an increased risk of psychosis and shortening chromosomes. New information is available on the effects of torture. Other articles discuss legal battles defending children’s rights and an overlap of child maltreatment and domestic violence.

Severe abuse in childhood may treble risk of schizophrenia – Research links sexual, physical and emotional abuse, school bullying and parental neglect to schizophrenia in adulthood
….Children who experience severe forms of abuse are around three times as likely to develop schizophrenia and related psychoses in later life compared with children who do not experience such abuse, according to a study that has brought together psychiatric data from almost 80,000 people.
http://goo.gl/6sRoF

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/apr/18/severe-abuse-childhood-risk-schizophrenia

also at:
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/04/21/severe-abuse-in-childhood-may-triple-risk-of-schizophrenia/

Childhood Adversities Increase the Risk of Psychosis: A Meta-analysis of Patient-Control, Prospective- and Cross-sectional Cohort Studies
http://goo.gl/mlqej

http://schizophreniabulletin.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/03/28/schbul.sbs050

full article
http://goo.gl/uela3

http://schizophreniabulletin.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/03/28/schbul.sbs050.full

Landmark Children’s Rights Case Now Before the Fifth Circuit                           http://www.childlaw.us/restitution/

The 30-60% overlap of child maltreatment and domestic violence in families indicates a need for child protection policy and practice that reflects this co-occurrence.
http://goo.gl/2Vcuv

http://nrccps.org/special-initiatives/domestic-violence/

Y! Big Story: What the brain tells us
…. He found that compared to the average offender, 60 percent of psychopaths re-offend within the next 200 days. Maximum-security juveniles showed a similar pattern: 68 percent of individuals who were at high risk for psychopathy re-offended.
http://goo.gl/uDdzj

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/trending-now/y-big-story-brain-tells-us-000534638.html

Violence ages children’s DNA, shortens their chromosomes
….Study finds that exposure to violence can cause changes in DNA leading to seven to 10 years of premature aging.
http://goo.gl/9paUS

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/story/2012-04-24/violence-cellular-mark/54493338/1?csp=34news

Molecular Psychiatry , (24 April 2012) | doi:10.1038/mp.2012.32
Exposure to violence during childhood is associated with telomere erosion from 5 to 10 years of age: a longitudinal study
http://goo.gl/WDJsR

http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/mp201232a.html

C.I.A. Data Show 14-Year Project On Controlling Human Behavior; Data From C.I.A. Show Project on Human Behavior
http://goo.gl/x00nI

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F60A1FFC3E59157493C3AB178CD85F438785F9

Exclusive: Senate probe finds little evidence of effective “torture”       http://goo.gl/w7vpk

http://news.yahoo.com/exclusive-senate-probe-finds-little-evidence-effective-torture-051456121.html
Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse – May 2012 Conference
Our Healing Journey: Past, Present, Future http://survivorship.org/2012conference.html

Survivorship conference May 19-20, 2012

April 3, 2012

This is going to be an amazing conference! The Board of Survivorship is really thrilled with the workshops and other plans for the May 2012 conference.  The quality of workshops and workshop leaders is outstanding. All professional workshops will have CEU credit options and there will be a safe room ( staffed by trained volunteers from Bay Area Women Against Rape ) for survivors, lunch is included with conference fee and there will be lots of opportunity for networking and support.

Here is the link so you can look over all the information yourself: http://www.survivorship.org/2012conference.html

If you sign up before May 1st you will get a free copy of the book “Morning Come Quickly” by Wanda Karriker.  Here is a description of the book:
“A love story. A spiritual journey. A psychological thriller. A novel written by a psychologist about a psychologist and a history professor in the Bible Belt who are forced, personally and professionally, to confront a culture of organized evil.”

A book will be there with your name at the conference.

Survivorship is also asking you if you are willing to help promote the conference? If you are, Please, feel free to send the link for the conference to any lists you feel comfortable sharing it with.
If you like we can also provide you with some brochures about the conference.

We hope to see you in May.

http://www.survivorship.org