Sandusky, victims plan to speak at sentencing, Survivor Conference Presentations Online

October 9, 2012 Comments Off on Sandusky, victims plan to speak at sentencing, Survivor Conference Presentations Online

Sandusky, victims plan to speak at sentencing
By MARK SCOLFORO | Associated Press 10/8/12

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky and at least some of his victims plan to address the judge at his sentencing, a proceeding that may last less than two hours, lawyers said after a closed-door meeting to iron out logistics ahead of the Tuesday hearing. Sandusky lawyer Joe Amendola said “it’s as certain as certain can be” that the former Penn State assistant football coach will speak to Judge John Cleland and assert his innocence before he is sentenced on 45 counts of child sexual abuse….

Given the number of charges, the serious nature of his crimes and his age, the 68-year-old Sandusky faces the likelihood of a sentence that will send him to state prison for the rest of his life. Sandusky was convicted in June of abusing 10 boys over 15 years, including some attacks inside Penn State athletic facilities….

Lead prosecutor Joe McGettigan said as many as a half-dozen victims are expected to be heard. The eight victims who testified against Sandusky at trial described abuse that ranged from grooming and fondling to oral and anal sex. Sandusky did not take the stand but gave interviews shortly after his arrest in which he declared he was not guilty….
http://news.yahoo.com/sandusky-victims-plan-speak-sentencing-212716124–spt.html

Smart-Talks Podcast Blog – Survivor Conference Presentations Online
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.
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Several new recordings have now been posted from the 2012 conference.

Survivorship Panel 2012 – History of Survivorship and its Present Day Activities
Shamai Currim 2012 – Meaghan’s Story – A Tale of Integration
Sarah Jacqueline 2012 – Exposing Satanic Abuse
Free At Last – Until age seven, Maria was subject to satanic abuse.
Grief – The good the bad the ugly and the transcendent – Janet Thomas
Alexandra – What I have learned so far
Neil Brick – Recent Child Abuse Crimes and Efforts to Unite Survivors

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Ritual Abuse Conference Podcasts, EMDR for DID RA/MC clients

August 22, 2012 Comments Off on Ritual Abuse Conference Podcasts, EMDR for DID RA/MC clients

Smart-Talks Podcast Blog

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.
http://smart-talkspodcastblog.blogspot.com/

The 2012 EMDRIA Conference “EMDR & Attachment: Healing Developmental Trauma” October 4th – 7th in Washington, D.C., at the Crystal Gateway Marriott.

Session 434 – Treating Dissociation, Ritual Abuse and Mind Control from an Attachment Perspective  Carolyn Settle, MSW, LCSW; Soozi Bolte, LPC, LISAC

Using EMDR as an integrative therapeutic approach from an attachment and developmental trauma lens, this presentation will give practical strategies for treating clients with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) symptoms who have experienced Ritual Abuse and Mind Control (RA/MC).  Infant disorganized attachment is an important precursor to adult dissociation and perhaps even more of a predictor of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) than severe trauma alone (van der Kolk). RA/MC programming will be explained so the clinician understands the layers of complexity in treating these dissociative symptoms and ego states. http://www.emdriaconference.com/

Child Abuse and Ritual Abuse Podcast Blog

March 31, 2012 Comments Off on Child Abuse and Ritual Abuse Podcast Blog

Smart-Talks Podcast Blog

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.

http://smart-talkspodcastblog.blogspot.com/

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