Sunday, April 3rd, 12:00 – 1:30 pm EDT: ‘The Cult Pseudo Identity and the Phases of Recovery and Growth’ presented by Gillie Jenkinson
Upcoming presentation in the ICSA Monthly Mental Health Educational Series 2022:
1.5 CE Hours – “The Cult Pseudo Identity and the Phases of Recovery and Growth” presented by Gillie Jenkinson: $25
Since participants will be presenting case material, only mental health professionals may attend live sessions. The presentations themselves are recorded and available on the ICSA Youtube Channel for all to view.
About this presentation:
Dr Gillie Jenkinson will discuss the rationale for being informed by the Phases of Recovery and Growth when working with former cult members. She will explore how a psychoeducational approach can assist the individual to unlayer and dismantle their cult pseudo-identity. The therapist can then work with the former member’s authentic autonomous identity and not the cult pseudo-identity. The client can then recover and grow, free of the influence and control of the cultic experience.
Gillie Jenkinson, PhD, is an accredited counsellor and psychotherapist in the UK and is experienced in delivering counselling face-to-face as well as on the telephone and Skype. She served two internships at Wellspring Retreat Center, Ohio, and has many years’ experience working with trauma, including survivors of spiritual and cult abuse, and sexual abuse. She has developed an approach to counselling former members – “Time Away for Post-Cult Counselling.” Gillie was a member of an abusive Bible-based cult in the 1970’s. She is a regular presenter at conferences and a published author, including co-authoring a chapter entitled “Pathological Spirituality” for a medical textbook entitled Spirituality and Psychiatry, published by RCPsych Publications in UK – 2009. She is the Mental Health Editor for ICSA Today. Gillie’s doctoral research dissertation is entitled: ‘Freeing the authentic-self: Phases of Recovery and Growth from an Abusive Cult Experience’.