Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Article at She Writes

With the help of her PR person, Tracee Gleichner, Judy Byington gets space at She Writes. Readers learn little that is new, but a few points are worth noting:

In addition to being Director of the Provo Family Counseling Center, Byington was also worked at Alberta Mental Health and as Utah Child Welfare worker.

Rather than "consulting for" the Utah Attorney General's Office--which the office has since denied--Byington now says her experience was "in running certain information to the Utah Attorney General Office of Special Investigations," as any concerned citizen might do.

She also provides some insight into the formation of her clients "memories." Buyington says she had "many a client who couldn't remember" any abuses in their childhood. But after working with Byington, they came away changed indeed:
In the safe environment of therapy, away from perpetrators, these dissociated women brought forth repressed memories of unbelievable abuse during childhood. Often the recall started in bits and pieces of nightmares, that were more and more detailed as memories came to the surface. Other times something as simple as a red flashing traffic light, or a man in black clothing, would bring up torture long buried in their past.
As we've discussed elsewhere, Byington maintains that her book was divinely ordained, heralded when Jenny was a child. In Twenty-Two Faces we read
Once again a soft, yet thundering voice plumbed to the depths of her heart, "Continue to write down your life experiences, for some day a book will be written."
But in the She Writes article, Byington also makes clear that God directed the psychologist as well. "Only God could give me answers," writes Byington, "one of which was to write Jenny's biography."

Even with God's direction, however, there were difficulties--not the least of which was demonic possession. "There were a few instances with the dark side and evil spirit takeovers," writes Byington, "though prayer always cleared things up."

Monday, June 25, 2012

Salt Lake City Weekly Article

SLC Weekly's Stephen Dark almost expresses skepticism in reporting Judy Byington's version of Jenny Hill's story, in which Hill's multiple personalities are the result of "mind control experiments," and in which Hill "was tortured on an altar and forced to watch the murder of a 6-year-old by a satanic coven, only to be saved by the intervention of an angel."

Dark notes that Hill was diagnosed in the care of one Weston Whatcott, between 1984 and 1985, at the Utah State Hospital, where Westcott--who has also run West-Sands Adoption agency in Utah for decades--decided that "Hill's multiple personalities were a result of childhood trauma, 'namely repeated sexual assaults coupled with ritual abuse.'"

To Dark, Byington also repeats her claim of working with the Utah Attorney General's Office--which the AG's Office denies--although in this version, Byington's role seems more limited, merely that she "talked to a special-investigations unit at the Utah Attorney General's office in 2006."

Byington also repeats her claim that "an FBI agent who looked at Hill's medical records told Byington that there was confirmation that horrendous torture had occurred," but reasons that are anyone's guess, "wouldn't open up a case."

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Article at The American Chronicle

At the American Chronicle, which touts "5,000 contributors, over 100,000 articles, and over 11 million visitors annually" as of 21 July 2012, Tracee Gleichner secures Judy Byington a "guest" article, wherein Byington continues to claim that she has acted since 2006 "as a consultant on satanic crime for the Utah Attorney General's Office of Special Investigations"--a claim that the Utah AG's Office has denied.

Readers also learn that the licensed counseling social worker has touched the lives of "hundreds" of women whom Byington has labeled survivors of "ritual abuse."

According to Byington, the subject of her book Twenty-Two Faces, Jenny Hill, suffered as a child "months of abuse by a group of black hooded-robed men in painted white faces directed by a Nazi master mind-control programmer known as Dr. Greenbaum."

According to Colin A. Ross, M.D., founder of the Dallas-based Colin Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma, who provided a glowing foreword to Byington's book
clients from different areas of the country have purported this "Dr. Green" was a Jewish turncoat who worked under tutelage of Nazi doctors experimenting on children in concentration camps. Greenbaum was believed brought into the U.S. after World War II by the CIA for their Project Paperclip mind-control program.
Buyington also mentions the work of Corydon Hammond, Ph.D., of the University of Utah Medical Center Family Practice Clinic, who joined 18 other therapists to conduct an eight-year probe on their ritually-abused clients' backgrounds, concluding that "75% claimed torture under direction of a Dr. Greenbaum." Interestingly, Hammond was also one of the self-proclaimed experts on satanism who consulted for Dr. Allan Tesson, who was sued for $650,000, in 1996, for implanting false memories of satanic ritual abuse and child pornography in one of his adult patients.

Also notable is the mention of Weston Whatcott, Ph.D., M.S.W., L.C.S.W., who treated Jenny Hill at the Utah State Psychiatric Hospital 1984-1985, and who states
Jenny's multiplicity was a result of childhood trauma: repeated sexual assaults coupled with ritual abuse. Her background as so eloquently portrayed in Twenty-Two Faces is congruent with what I observed at the hospital including narrative of her alters [sic] personalities.
In addition to being an expert of covert organized child sexual abuse, Whatcott also founded West-Sands Adoptions in Provo, which for decades has flown-in to Utah children from Asia to Africa, for placement in private homes and various orphanages.

Lastly, Byington claims that Jenny Hill knows the fate of Kathleen Shea, who disappeared in Pennsylvania in 1965 at the age of six, and for whom relatives still grieve, in a case that remains officially unsolved. Although neither law enforcement nor Shea's family have commented on Byington's claims, she maintains that on June 21, 1965, Jenny Hill "was taken to a 'Black Temple' rite in Garden Grove, California where [Jenny] was strapped to an alter [sic], tortured and forced to watch the murder" of  Shea, which Byington describes in graphic detail in her book.