The purpose of the attached pdf is to educate the therapist treating Dissociative Identity Disorder and Ritual Abuse about commonly observed programs in similar survivors. It is hoped that the following will aid in the identification of cult mind control programming in therapists’ patients. By 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.”
The purpose of this compilation is to educate the therapist treating MPD and SRA about commonly observed programs in similar survivors. It is hoped that the following will aid in the identification of cult mind control programming in therapists’ patients, as well as to generically disseminate important information hitherto known to but a relatively few SRA specialists. The more we know about cult techniques and methodologies, the easier it becomes
to effectively treat these courageous patients.