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ICSA Today - latest issue
  • You Do Not Have to Be a Fool to Be Fooled: An Interview with Robert Cialdini, Updated - Cathrine Moestue (2-10)
  • Origins and Prevention of Abuse in Religious Groups - Michael D. Langone (11-13)
  • Correspondents' Reports (14-18)
  • Arts: Poetry and Photography (19-21)
  • Book Review - Institutional Persuasion: The Technology of Reformation in Straight Incorporated and Residential Teen Treatment Industry - Ron Burks (22-24)
  • Profile on Noomi Andemark (25)
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If your're interested in some of the early clinical thinking on this subject, see Counseling Cultists and Their Families (Robert E. Schecter, Ed.) - 1983. 

Video: Religious Conflict Resolution: A Model for Families (Michael Langone and Patrick Ryan) - with Video: India in a Mind's Eye (Steven Gelberg)
NYC Educational Outreach Committee Model Presentations. ICSA is proud to make available a series of papers on basic cultic issues developed by ICSA's New York City Educational Outreach Committee. These papers are intended as a basic introduction to various areas of interest in the broad area of cultic studies, such as how to define a cult, what impact a high-control group has on a member, what impact it has on a member’s family, and how being born or raised in a cult affects children. They may serve as templates for presentations on these subjects to diverse audiences, such as students, clergy, or mental health providers.

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

Friedrich Griess
, educated as an electrical engineer, was in 1983 confronted with disastrous consequences when one of his four children joined a questionable group. Since then he has been engaged in activities of consulting and prevention, being a board member of the Austrian Gesellschaft gegen Sekten - und Kultgefahren (association against the dangers from sects and cults) and from 2005 - 2009 the president of the European umbrella organization FECRIS. In 2013 he received an ICSA Lifetime Achievement Award. 


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