ICSA Annual Conference - Washington, DC, July 3-5, 2014


Recovery Workshop for Former Group Members - Colorado Springs, CO, Aug. 1-3, 2014

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

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    What's New?
    Registration Discount Deadline Approaching. ICSA Annual Conference, Washington, DC, July 3-5, 2014.  Register Online.

    Preconference Workshops (July 2, 2014). New registration form for those who want to attend one or more preconference workshops of the ICSA 2014 Annual Conference in Washington, DC (July 3-5; preconference events on July 2). After you register for the conference, complete this very brief form in order to sign up for preconference events. Register for the Annual Conference

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

    Call for Art, Literary, and Musical Work. If you know former members who express aspects of their cultic group experience artistically, please tell them that they can share their work with the ICSA community through the Phoenix Project at the annual conference, as well as on this website and in ICSA Today. Send them to the Call for Art, Literary, and Musical Work.

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

    Diana Pletts, MA, since 2006 has directed and coordinated The Phoenix Project, which provides a time, space, and place for cult survivors to present their cult and recovery related artwork. Diana is working, herself, to regain and work out her own artistic vision, which was abandoned when she became a member of the Path, a charismatic End-Times group. Diana went to Wellspring for post-cult counseling help in 1999. She then returned to college to complete her cult interrupted undergraduate degree and a master's in communication, writing a thesis project for a cult education information campaign. Diana has spoken on cults at colleges and churches, on the radio, and at Chautauqua Institution in New York State. She also edits the Arts and Literary section of ICSA Today. She has worked as a writer and adjunct college professor. Diana has four adult children and enjoys photography, flowers, and her family and friends.  Call for Art Work