Events

Conference

Workshops

Surviving and Moving On After a High-Demand Group Experience:  A Workshop for Second-Generation Former Members - Chester, CT, April 15-17, 2016.

Recovery Workshop for Former Group Members - Colorado Springs, CO, July 29-31, 2016


Special Events/Local Meetings
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ICSA's YouTube Channel has 15+ videos

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


Selected papers and Power Points 
2014 annual conference in Washington, DC
2015 annual conference in Stockholm, Sweden

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. 

Doni Whitsett, PhD, LCSW, is a Clinical Professor of Social Work at the University of Southern California
School of Social Work. Dr. Whitsett teaches various courses in practice, behavior, and mental health. She has been working with cult-involved clients and their families for 20 years and gives lectures to students and professionals in this area. She has presented at national and international conferences in Madrid, Poland, Canada, and in Australia, where she helped organize two conferences in Brisbane. Her talks have included The Psychobiology of Trauma and Child Maltreatment (2005, Madrid) and Why Cults Are Harmful: A Neurobiological View of Interpersonal Trauma (2012, Montreal). Her publications include The Psychobiology of Trauma and Child Maltreatment (Cultic Studies Review, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2006), A Self Psychological Approach to the Cult Phenomenon (Journal of Social Work, 1992), and Cults and Families (Families in Society, Vol. 84, No. 4, 2003), which she coauthored with Dr. Stephen Kent.