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Two women claim the therapy sessions at Castlewood Treatment Center helped plant those false memories, according to two lawsuits filed against Castlewood and Dr. Mark Schwartz, its Clinical Co-Director. The suits were filed by former patients Lisa Nasseff and Leslie Thompson. Some of the allegations are chilling. During an interview, Ms. Nasseff cried as she recalled the impact of believing she had murdered a child as part of a satanic ritual. She claims Schwartz brainwashed her into believing something that never happened.
Former staff at Castlewood told me the treatment methods at Castlewood included hypnosis and psychotropic drugs. Three former Castlewood employees say Schwartz claimed an extraordinarily high percentage of patients were victims of satanic abuse who developed multiple personalities or dissociative disorders to avoid dealing with their painful experiences. Nasseff and Thompson insist those memories were false.