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Surviving and Moving On After a High-Demand Group Experience:  A Workshop for Second-Generation Former Members - Chester, CT, April 17-19, 2015.

Recovery Workshop for Former Group Members - Colorado Springs, CO, July 31 - August 2, 2015

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Topic Collections (on subjects such as recovery, terrorism, new age movement, personal accounts, etc.)

Selected papers and Power Points from ICSA's 2014 annual conference in Washington, DC

New Power Point Presentation: ICSA Goals and Programs

Changes in the North American Cult Awareness Movement (by Carol Giambalvo, Michael Kropveld, & Michael Langone)

Benefits of Dialogue - An article by the ICSA Board of Directors

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Meet ICSA Members
From time to time, this column will feature a short profile on an ICSA member. 

Sjoukje Drenth-Bruintjes
is a counselor/coach, exit counselor, teacher, speaker and sports consultant in the Netherlands. In 1982 she completed her study at the Academy for Physical Education in Groningen. After many years of teaching-experience she began to study health psychology in 1999 in Groningen. Finally she decided to choose counseling as being the most suitable study-direction. In 2005 she became a registered counselor. Sjoukje has her own private healthcare-praxis, called: Creative Counseling, in the province of Groningen in the Netherlands, in which she handles the following disciplines: multidisciplinary counseling, exit counseling, sports consultancy, RRT (English: RST=Rest and Space therapy), and personal/mental coaching. She became a well-known specialist in the Netherlands, especially on exit counseling, after a few interviews on Dutch National TV about her successful work as an exit counselor and after the publication of two of her biographical poetry books: Een knuffel voor jou (English: A hug for you) and Waves, in which Sjoukje describes the emotional impact of coercive persuasion on a friendship in a poetic way. Besides Sjoukje’s work as a therapist, teacher, and writer, she also gives workshops and readings for students at universities, healthcare-takers, victims of coercive persuasion, and parents/family/friends of these kind of victims.