Tonight's special guest is Ellen Lacter, PhD, from San Diego, California, a psychologist whose expertise is in helping victims of extreme and ritualistic childhood abuse. She specializes in play therapy and the treatment of dissociative disorders and complex trauma, including victims of ritualistic abuse, mind control, and people victimized in the production of child rape and torture materials. Ellen explains that, "In 1994, the play and disclosures of some children I was treating soon revealed that they had been subjected to ritualistic abuse. Two years later, an adult survivor corroborated their abuse. I was outraged to learn about the severity and calculated nature of this abuse." She goes on, "I sought consultation, read everything I could, connected with experts in the field, worked with many more cases over the years, and have since become a leader in the field." Ellen has published multiple articles on ritual abuse and mind control, and is an activist on behalf of victims and survivors based in her website at www.EndRitualAbuse.org. In 2015 she wrote "A Coloring Book of Healing Images for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse," illustrated by Robin Baird Lewis and Jen Callow. To find our what Ellen can and can't do for people who contact her click here. She says she'll be happy to talk on the show tonight about ritual abuse, mind control, production of child rape and torture materials, play therapy with abused children and more .. so it should be a very informative episode! Ellen concludes, "I feel compelled to increase public support for these children and adult survivors. This is my mission."