Ralph Underwager

Psychologist, Deceased Person

1929 – 2003

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Who was Ralph Underwager?

Ralph Underwager (28 July 1929 – 29 November 2003) was an American minister and psychologist who rose to prominence as a defense witness for adults accused of child sexual abuse in the 1980s and 1990s. Until his death in 2003, he was the Director of the Institute for Psychological Therapies, which he founded in 1974. He was also a founder of Victims of Child Abuse Laws (VOCAL). He has been accused of distorting factual information. He once stated, "Paedophiles can boldly and courageously affirm what they choose. They can say that what they want is to find the best way to love." (Interview in Amsterdam in June 1991 by Paidika.)

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Born
Jul 28, 1929
Profession
Education
  • University of Minnesota
Died
Nov 29, 2003

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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