This is a collection of talks given at the annual SMART conference in Connecticut. Speakers present to tell their stories of their experiences with ritual abuse and/or mind control, their experiences treating patients with such backgrounds, or to raise awareness of the various issues surrounding recovery from ritual abuse/mind control of efforts made to raise awareness with the general public of this issue.
Ritual Abuse in a Different Perspective, Reflected on by Data from a Series of Surveys on Extreme Abuse- SMART Conference Presentation 2008
Thorsten Becker is a social worker who lives in Lueneburg, Germany. From 1984 until March 2000, he was a counselor on cult-related problems. Since then, freelancing as a supervisor and case-consultant/manager for therapists, social workers and investigators, he has specialized in issues of ritual violence. In 1994, he was awarded the German Child Protection Award for his work with ritually abused children.
His topic is : "Ideologically Motivated Crimes - Ritual Abuse in a different perspective, reflected on by data from a series of survey on extreme abuse."
Thorsten Becker was a contributing author to the newly released "Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-First Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social, and Political Considerations" By: Randy Noblitt and Pamela Perskin Noblitt
Chapter 8: Re-Searching for New Perspectives: Ritual Abuse/Ritual Violence as Ideologically Motivated Crime- Thorsten Becker