Past President of the ISSTD. Helped produce a 1989 training video to help therapists identify and treat now debunked satanic ritual abuse. Has settled two malpractice lawsuits for undisclosed amounts and had Dissociative Disorders unit shut down. Richard Kluft still openly advocates for the use of hypnosis in obtaining “recovered memories,” and as late as 2014, Kluft claimed, “I remain troubled about the matter of transgenerational satanic cults.”