International Symposium for the Study of Cultic Groups and Religious Culture
Family Workshop at ICSA Bordeaux
A group photo of SFRAEM staff, Steve Eichel, and exit counselors after the film discussion.

Lectures/Workshops

  • 1999, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
  • 2003, Orlando, FL – “Inner Experience and Conversion”
  • 2004, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta (Canada)
  • 2005, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Madrid, (Spain)
  • 2006, Denver – “Religious Conflict Resolution: A Model for Families”
  • 2007, University Club, Brussels, (Belgium)
  • 2008, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2009, Université de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2009, Denver, CO, – “Conversion and Worldviews”
  • 2010, Istituto Madonna del Carmine “Il Carmelo”, Ciampino, Roma, (Italy)
  • 2011, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, (Spain)
  • 2012, Montreal, Canada
  • 2013, London School of Economics
  • 2014 University of Southern California
  • 2015, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2015, Beijing Union University, Beijing, China
  • 2016, Dallas, TX
  • 2017, Los Angeles, CA – “Leaving and Recovering from Cultic Groups and
  • Relationships: A Seminar and Workshop for Families and Former Members”
  • 2017, Bordeaux France
  • 2018, RAN EXIT Academy Rotterdam
  • 2018, Philadelphia, PA – “Building Bridges: Leaving and Recovering from Cultic Groups and Relationships: A Workshop for Families”​ ​
  • 2018, “ICSA History Collection Interview of Clark, Kelly, Ryan”
  • 2018, Hartford, CT – “What Can You Do When a Loved One is Involved in an Abusive Situation?”
  • 2019, Online – “Building Bridges: Leaving and Recovering From Cultic Groups and Relationships”
  • 2019, Manchester, UK – “Building Bridges; Leaving and Recovering from Cultic Groups and Relationships: A Workshop for Families”
  • 2019, New York , NY – “Building Bridges; Leaving and Recovering From Cultic Groups and Relationships”
  • 2019, Santa Fe, NM – “Building Relationships and Communicating with the Cult Involved”
  • 2020, Online – “Building Bridges: Leaving and Recovering From Cultic Groups and Relationships”
  • 2020, Philadelphia, PA – “History of Large Group Awareness Trainings (LGAT)”
  • 2020, Philadelphia, PA – “Building Relationships and Communicating with the Cult Involved”
  • 2020, Online – “ICSA Virtual Summer Conference”
  • 2020, Online – “Uniting The Continents: Support For The Pacific Rim”
Lifetime Achievement Award (2011)
Achievement Award (1997)

Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award (2011)

2011 International Conference, Psychological Manipulation, Cultic Groups, Social Addictions, and Harm; Organized jointly by the International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) and Atención e Investigación de Socioadicciones (AIS), with the collaboration of Info-Cult/Info-Secte and the University of Barcelona

Leo J. Ryan “Distinguished Service Award” (1999)

Leo J. Ryan Award, named in honor of Congressman Leo J. Ryan, who was assassinated November 18, 1978, in Guyana by members of the People’s Temple cult led by Jim Jones.

Achievement Award (1997)

The American Family Foundation (publisher of The Cult Observer) recently recognized, with its 1997 Achievement Award, AFF volunteer Patrick Ryan.