CAGED: One Woman's Journey from Cult Abuse to Freedom

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iUniverse, Mar 24, 2010 - Fiction - 328 pages
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When a clinical psychologist enters his waiting room in 1999 to summon his new client, he notices all the chairs are empty. Suddenly, his eyes fall upon a woman crouched in the corner with her arms wrapped tightly around herself in a protective posture. Dr. Hirsch has just met Anne, a woman who would eventually relay an unforgettable story of incredible abuse and amazing survival as she gathered the courage to escape the darkness of cult abuse.

Within the walls of a strict and isolated religious community that advocated traditional values and social responsibility, another reality lurked. As Dr. Hirsch delves deep into Anne’s past, she begins to expose a history of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse by leaders of a religious cult who kept children in cages, ruled mysterious deaths accidental, and tragically misused religion to justify the acts. As Dr. Hirsch questions why such incomprehensible acts occurred in the first place, a powerful and trusting relationship ensues between Anne and her therapist, changing both of them forever.

As Anne summons the strength to testify against cult leaders, a captivating story of resilience is revealed, providing wonderful insight into how psychotherapy helped lead one woman out of the darkness and into the light.

 

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Contents

CHAPTER TWO
6
CHAPTER THREE
10
CHAPTER FOUR
18
CHAPTER FIVE
22
CHAPTER SIX
28
CHAPTER SEVEN
34
CHAPTER EIGHT
40
CHAPTER NINE
52
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE
186
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX
200
CHAPTER TWENTYSEVEN
208
CHAPTER TWENTYEIGHT
216
CHAPTER TWENTYNINE
222
CHAPTER THIRTY
230
CHAPTER THIRTYONE
236
CHAPTER THIRTYTWO
248

CHAPTER TEN
60
CHAPTER ELEVEN
70
CHAPTER TWELVE
80
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
84
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
104
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
110
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
120
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
134
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
146
CHAPTER NINETEEN
152
CHAPTER TWENTY
156
CHAPTER TWENTYONE
162
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO
170
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE
178
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR
182
CHAPTER THIRTYTHREE
252
CHAPTER THIRTYFOUR
256
CHAPTER THIRTYFIVE
262
CHAPTER THIRTYSIX
272
CHAPTER THIRTYSEVEN
278
CHAPTER THIRTYEIGHT
282
CHAPTER THIRTYNINE
290
CHAPTER FORTY
292
CHAPTER FORTYONE
296
CHAPTER FORTYTWO
300
CHAPTER FORTYTHREE
304
CHAPTER FORTYFOUR
310
EPILOGUE
312
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About the author (2010)

Dr. Robert Hirsch is a clinical psychologist whose twenty years of practice includes an extensive background working with women who have faced abuse and trauma. He lives and practices in California where he enjoys integrating his passion for writing with his life work.

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