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Re: Alien Abduction Experiencer Surveys

From: Kathleen Marden <Kmarden.nul>
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2011 09:56:21 -0500 (EST)
Archived: Mon, 05 Dec 2011 07:24:24 -0500
Subject: Re: Alien Abduction Experiencer Surveys

>From: Rick Nielsen <nilthchi.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2011 12:30:29 -0800 (PST)
>Subject: Re: Alien Abduction Experiencer Surveys

>>From: Kathleen Marden <Kmarden.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2011 07:40:30 -0500 (EST)
>>Subject: Re: Alien Abduction Experiencer Surveys

>>>From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul>
>>>To: <post.nul>
>>>Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 17:41:43 +0000
>>>Subject: Re: Alien Abduction Experiencer Surveys


>>KK's statement that Denise Stoner and I are only looking for
>>data appears to be a criticism of the fact that we are not
>>mental health practitioners. The fact is that most abduction
>>investigators and researchers are not psychotherapists. We do
>>not purport that this survey will be used to heal the emotional
>>wounds of abduction experiencers. We have made it very clear
>>that we are UFO abduction researchers and investigators
>>collecting data about the commonalities in UFO abduction

>>It seems pertinent that I should mention that I am very well
>>aware of the emotional and psychic pain suffered by abductees. I
>>am the niece of Betty and Barney Hill and was very close to
>>them. I am also sympathetic to the plight of others who have
>>been subjected to the emotional and physical trauma of having
>>been kidnapped and experimented on by non-human entities.


>I appreciate your work in this area.

>But I must agree with Kathy to emphasize the importance of
>helping and not hurting those traumatized.

>I'm not sure a statement about being mental health
>practitioners, or being well aware of pain experienced, by
>itself, is going to make everyone rest assured.

>Just as I'm not sure _any_ informed consent will. Though it

>Paraphrasing what John Velez has said, let's stop scarring
>abductees further by cutting out their implants. And repeating
>what Kathy has said, let's not leave the traumatized hanging in
>the wind.

>Compassion, respect, legal and ethical responsibility: these
>_must_ be paramount.

I fully agree with you. Compassion, respect and ethical
responsibility are the primary reasons why Denise and I work
with abductees.

Our surveys have been reviewed and approved by Les Valez and
Clifford Clift.

Kathleen Marden

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