Theses and Dissertations

Arth, Susan (1993) “Ritual child abuse: Is it reported in Anchorage?”  University of Alaska,  Anchorage, AE.

Ashley, Angela.  (1993) “Construction of disbelief: The ritual abuse phenomenon.”  Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Bader, Christopher D. (1995) “An exploratory study of self-reported survivors of ritual abuse.” Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH.

Beardsley, Rebecca M. (2002) “Voices of women survivors who report childhood ritual abuse memories: A phenomenological study of the healing process.”    University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

Bensinger, Terri T. “Long-term effects on adult women who report sexual and ritual abuse in their childhoods.” Wright Institute, Carbondale, IL.
Berchin, Karen J. (1999) “Art therapy’s contribution in exorcising the demons: A case study of dissociative identity disorder from ritual satanic cult abuse.”  Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA.    

Biggs, Carolyn  (1995) “Social work with survivors of satanic ritual abuse with dissociative identity disorder in South Australia.” University of South Australia, Mawson Lake SA.
Boldt, Deborah Ann. (1994) “A Feminist-spiritual approach to healing from ritual abuse.” Carleton University School of Social Work, Ottowa, Canada.

Borelli, Brenna R.  (2007) “Understanding the dynamics of ritual abuse.” Alliant Inernation Univ, San Francisco, CA.

Brandt, Susan Jeannine. (1992) An analysis of the mental health professionals’ response to satanic ritual abuse. School of Education. University of Missouri-Kansas City MO.

Burnside, Cynthia. (2002) Reclaiming the soul : making meaning out of internalized oppression
Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA.   
NOTE: : ritual abuse, occult crime, Satanism and abuse by clergy are keywords.

Caradonna, Maria. (1991) Ritual child abuse. California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda, CA.

Cole, Deborah A. 91992) The incidence of ritual abuse : a preliminary survey. Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA.

Clint, Snyder R. (1989) Occult crime from a law enforcement perspective. Wichita State University. Dept. of Administration of Justice, Wicita, KS.

Crippen, Beverly S. (1992) Ritual abuse survivors : a profile of multigenerational characteristics. California State University, Long Beach,CA.
Ann Arbor, MI.  

Croteau, Yvette M  (1993) Ritual abuse survivors’ self-reported coping techniques. Washington State University, Spokane, WA.

Etienne, Donna and Marczak, Wendy. (1995) The unique phenomenon of satanic ritual abuse and its impact on the family system. University of St. Thomas ; College of St. Catherine, St Paul, MN.

Fisher, Susan  (1992) Evaluation of adult outpatient group therapy with ritual abuse survivors. California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, CA.

Germain, Ann-Marie. (1993) Ritual abuse, its effects and the process of recovery using self help methods and resources and focusing on the spiritual aspect of damage and recovery. Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, CAbondale, IL.

Gleeson, Craig (2008) Looking through the gates of hell: a case study on Satanism and the ritual abuse panic. University of Portsmouth, England.

Hauer, Carola. (2003) Transpersonal aspects of the treatment of dissociative identity disorder as a result of ritual abuse: A mutual descent into the underworld. Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA.

Hayward, Karen (2010) “The fear of the Lord” as key pastoral guidance, for a healing ministry to survivors of generational ritual abuse. North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom, South Africa.   

Hodges, Stanley H. (2006) An examination of ritual abuse laws: An integrative conflict model adaptation for an integrative conflict model adaptation for a contemporary analysis of law formation. Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, OK..    

Holmes, Penny (1998) A look at the psychological, spiritual, and legal aspects of ritual abuse: Recommendations for counselors. Seattle University, Seattle, WA.

Patricia Anne Campbell. (1993) An exploration of satanic ritual abuse: Past and present. University of Wales (U.C.N.W., Bangor: Education) Bangor, Gwynedd, United Kingdom.
Juhasz, Susan. (1994) Coping skills of ritual abuse survivors: An exploratory study: A project based upon an independent investigation.  Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, MA.

Kelly, Bonnie Louise Figueroa (1993) Multiple personality disorder-satanic ritual abuse : an issue with God? The Union Institute, Montpelier, VT.  

Kelley, Susan J. Responses of children and parents to sexual abuse and Satanic ritualistic abuse in day care centers. Boston College, Boston, MA.
Kelso, Chandrika Maragani. (1996) Uniform protocols for the investigation of ritual child abuse. National University, San Diego, CA.

Leamy, Joanne. (1994) The healing journey: Survivors of ritual abuse. School of Nursing,  Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Lewis, Suzanne Lee. (2000) Psychotherapy and spirituality: A paradigm for healing. The Union Institute,  Montpelier, VT.       
NOTE: Describes the healing process of deeply depressed women including survivors of ritual abuse.

LoRusso, Carmelina. (1993) Clinicians challenged by the phenomenon of satanic ritual abuse: An exploratory study: A project based upon an independent investigation. Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, MA.
Lynch, Timothy. (2006) Truly evil empires: The panic over ritual child abuse in Australia. Macquarie University, Dept. of Anthropology, Australia.   

MacDonald, Virginia Miller. (1992) Reported ritualistic sexual abuse in preschools : impact on family processes. University of California, Los Angeles, CA.   

Martin, Sharon K. (1991) Working with adult survivors of ritual abuse. Spalding University, Louisville, KY.

May, Gail J. (1991) Ritual abuse descriptive study. Wayne State University,Detroit, MI.

McMillen, Susan. (2003) Post-traumatic stress disorder, repressed memories, and the creative art process. Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, OH.
Netswera, Livhuwani Alfred. (2004) Caring for the abused children is the responsibility of the nation: A practical theological investigation. University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
NOTE: Ritual abuse, South Africa, prevention,. and Limpopo Province are ket words.

Norris,  Kelly J. (1993) Cults, ritualistic abuse, and false memories. Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL.

Ogden, Edward. (1993) Satanic cults : ritual crime allegations and the false memory syndrome. University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

Pack, Sylvia Jean.  (2009) New Zealand counsellors talk about ritual abuse : a discourse analysis. Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Peach, Peggy H. (1997) The experience of spirituality in the healing process of ritual abuse survivors. The Union Institute, Montpelier, VT.    

Pelgrim, Riekje. (2003) Witchcraft and policing : South Africa Police Service attitudes towards witchcraft and witchcraft-related crime in the Northern province. African Studies Centre, Leiden, South Africa.    

Popp, Terry. (1994) A Full Complement of Colors : a Search for Unity. The Union Institute.  Montpelier, VT
NOTE:  A novel about Maggie Lorenbern’s connection with a Satanic cult, her Multiple Personality Disorder, and her growing connection with the Divine Feminine.)

Ramkissoonsingh, Ravi. (1999) The Effects of abuse type and complainant symptomatology in a simulated sexual abuse trial.  Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.  
NOTE: Keywords include Satanism, rituals, false memeory syndrome, and jury decision making.)

Robinson, Faith A  (1994) An existential-phenomenological investigation of the experience of self-cutting in subjects with multiple personality disorder. California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA.
NOTE: Keywords include “ritual abuse victims.”

Shaffer, Ruth Eva (1991) Reports of childhood ritualistic abuse in adult outpatients. Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA.
NOTE: Keywords include “ritual abuse victims.”

Spradling, Jacqueline J. (1998) The search for truth: An evaluation of the interview techniques used by law enforcement personnel while investing allegations of ritual abuse. Washburn University of Topeka, Topeka, KS.

Sparkes, Barry H. (1989) Playing with the devil: Adolescent involvement with the occult, black magic, witchcraft, and the satanic to manage feelings of despair. -University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA.

Stafford, Jane Ann. (1998) Cultural scripts, satanic ritual abuse, and multiple identities: A study of role played enactments. State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY.
Stroup, Karen Leigh  (1996) The rediscovery of evi: An analysis of the satanic ritual abuse phenomenon. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
Swain-Morgan, Jolene. (1991) A descriptive study of the relationship between high risk adolescents and Satanic/ritualistic abuse. California State University, Long Beach, CA.
Tracey,  Lisa Helen. (1992) The investigation of ritual abuse allegations: A child protection perspective.” Maritime School of Social Work, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.

Tucker, Virginia A. (2009) The role of religious and spiritual transformation as components of healing from dissociative identity disorder associated with Satanic ritual abuse. Denver Seminary, Denver, CO. 2009.
Van Kampen, Wayne A. (1994) “The evil of ritual abuse.” Regis University, Denver, CO.

Wellington, Gwendolyn June. (1998) Conceptualizing pervasive sexual abuse: A grounded theory study. University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada.
NOTE: Keywords include child abuse — religious aspects and ritual abuse.

Whaley, Sara (1995) Child welfare workers’ knowledge of ritual abuse.   California State University, Long Beach, CA.
Wheeler,  Lisa M. B. (1992) Implications of ritual abuse on victim/survivors. College of St. Catherine,  University of St. Thomas, St Paul, MN.

Woodley, Lonnie. (1997) A manual for the school professional: Detecting child victims of Satanic ritual abuse. California State University, Northridge, CA.

updated 10/2013