Recovery Workshop for Former Group Members - Colorado Springs, CO, July 31 - August 2, 2015
Surviving and Moving On After a High-Demand Group Experience: A Workshop for Second-Generation Former Members - Chester, CT, April 15-17, 2016.
Special Events/Local Meetings
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.
Heather Svoboda, MA LP, is a psychologist licensed and practicing in Minnesota. She was trained in both
psychology and marriage and family therapy, with specialties in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, early childhood mental health, and child centered, experiential play therapy. She was involved in a small personality cult in the 1980s, and after her exit counseling became active in the local and national cult awareness and recovery network. She was president of Free Minds the Minnesota family and former member support group; worked at Unbound (cult recovery house) while in college and afterwards, assisted in organizing and locally co-chairing the 1992 National Cult Awareness conference, and has made many public presentations to classrooms, the media, and at conferences about her own experiences and common needs of former members.