Valerie B. Wolf, 1995
Valerie B. Wolf
“After about 9 months of therapy, she came to therapy one day with MKULTRA written with other words on a piece of paper.  From that point on, she began to work on the mind control issues and began to improve.  All of her memories have emerged spontaneously, without the use of memory enhancement techniques such as hypnosis or sodium amytal.  I had told her nothing about government and CIA research projects.”
-- Testifying about a client in 1995.


1948 - 2002

Valerie Wolf's uncompromising devotion to her clients, profession and country led her in 1995 to publicly open one of the most shameful chapters in American history by presenting her findings to a Presidential Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments.  A clinical social worker practicing in New Orleans, Louisiana since 1973, Wolf unexpectedly discovered that two of her clients were independently recovering memories of childhood abuse and trauma that involved the use of radiation, electric shock, drugs, spinning tables, darkened rooms, hypnosis, and psychological conditioning — all part of mind control experiments conducted by doctors and scientists under contract with U.S. government agencies, including the CIA.

Wolf's findings eventually led to the realization that the government-sponsored mind control program was and may still be widespread.  Initiated as a measure for creating spies during the Cold War period, the program had degenerated into the creation of a corps of young women who were sterilized by radiation, trained to deliver sexual gratification at the will of their handlers, and used to entrap government officials, university presidents and others who could influence funding for the continuance of the program.  Wolf's findings have been validated by noted mind control experts such as Professor Alan Scheflin as well as other social workers in the field.

On July 19, 2000, the Louisiana Board of Social Work Examiners revoked Wolf's license on grounds that she practiced beyond her competence and exploited her clients for personal gain.

Wolf developed cancer and died February 6, 2002 at the age of 54.  Her immediate family included her husband, Dr. Thomas M. Wolf, of the Department of Psychiatry, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, and a son, Mark.

Tulanelinks: Reference
  • "Deaths; Valerie B. Wolf," The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, February 6, 2002, p. A-11.