This presentation will outline my reflections of my experience as someone who was born into the Worldwide Church of God, a Bible based doomsday cult.
Cult interventionists have become aware that, in addition to the manipulative and coercive tactics utilized by high control groups, there is often a mental health component that needs to be understood and addressed in order for the intervention to succeed.
fter the passing of the Serious Crime Act in the UK in 2015 criminalised coercive and controlling behaviour (psychological and emotional abuse) and the passing of the Modern Slavery Act (2015) criminalised trafficking, Rod and Linda Dubrow-Marshall were inspired to create a new Masters of Science (MSc) programme on the Psychology of Coercive Control.
The International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) is conducting its 2022 Annual International Conference jointly with Info-Secte/Info-Cult of Montreal.
Conference Theme: Exploring the Needs of People Who Leave Controlling Groups and Environments
Creative therapies, peer support groups, and web-based resources developed by and for the SGA community share common elements with recommended intervention guidelines for repatriated populations. Consequently, these SGA initiatives may provide useful models for rehabilitation and reintegration of children and families from IS-controlled territories.
Tommy’s story line and the processes of traumatic dissociation, reenactment, and misguided healing, that culminated in Tommy becoming (and failing as) a cult leader.
Assessing a family’s unique situation; understanding why people join and leave groups; considering the nature of psychological manipulation and abuse; being accurate, objective, and up-to-date; looking at ethical issues; learning how to assess you situation; formulating a helping strategy; learning how to communicate more efficiently with your loved one; learning new ways of coping.
This cult education event will offer an opportunity for organizations to share their collective knowledge and experience — across many continents.
The conference includes fourteen plus, fifty-minute sessions and a three-hour Former Member Workshop.
For over half a century, the Transcendental Meditation Program has enjoyed undeserved, positive pop-cultural visibility in the West, receiving endorsements from the famous and influential, recently including notables such as Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Katy Perry, Tom Hanks and Michael J. Fox. How can this popular perception be successfully challenged?
After having been at the mercy of the leader of a psychotherapy cult or a counselor in an abusive residential treatment center.