Out of Darkness: The Controversy Over Satanism and Ritual Abuse, Revised Edition
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DAVID K. SAKHEIM has served on the adjunct faculties of Tufts University, Antioch College and Union College, and is in private practice in both South Windsor, Connecticut, and Springfield, Massachusetts. SUSAN E. DEVINE received her training from Yale University School of Nursing and is a consultant for the New Haven Court Clinic and the Yale Law and Psychiatry Program.


1. The History of Satanic Religions(Martin H. Katchen)
2. Satanic Beliefs and Practices(Martin H. Katchen and David K. Sakheim)
3. Alternative Hypotheses Regarding Claims of Satanic Cult Activity: A Critical Analysis(George B. Greaves)
4. Child Forensic Evaluation and Claims of Ritual Abuse or Satanic Activity: A Critical Analysis(Robert Kinscherff and Richard Barnum)
5. A Law-Enforcement Perspective on Allegations of Ritual Abuse(Kenneth V. Lanning)
6. Psychological Testing and Ritual Abuse(Richard Mangen)
7. Ritual Abuse: The Experiences of Five Families(Linda Stone and David Stone)
8. Constructivist Self-Development Theory: A Theoretical Model of Psychological Adaptation to Severe Trauma(Lisa McCann and Laurie Anne Pearlman)
9. Diagnosis and Treatment of Ritually Abused Children(Catherine Gould)
10. Recognition and Treatment of Survivors Reporting Ritual Abuse(Walter C. Young)
11. Bound by the Boundaries: Therapy Issues in Work with Individuals Exposed to Severe Trauma(David K. Sakheim and Susan E. Devine)


"Books such as this are essential as they provide experienced opinions that will help us solve the cruel riddle of ritual abuse." —George A. Fraser, MD, director, Anxiety and Phobic Disorders Clinic, Royal Ottawa Hospital

"This comprehensive book addresses the arguments on ritual abuse that have raged on for the past decade and helps to shed light on this somber, confusing, and controversial subject." —Louise M. Edwards, Registered Clinical Counselor