Events

Conferences

Call for Papers.  ICSA Annual Conference - Stockholm, Sweden, June 25-27, 2015.  

Workshops

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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Take ICSA's Free Speech Survey (if you haven't already) that seeks to collect data on harassment

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. 

Recipient of 2014 Margaret T. Singer Award: "for advancing the understanding of coercive persuasion, undue influence, and psychological manipulation." 
Ann Stamler, MA, MPhil,
graduated from Brooklyn College summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1965, and earned graduate degrees in Latin from Columbia University. From birth until age 41, she was in the Aesthetic Realism movement, which her parents, both artists, had joined before she was born. In 1971, along with her parents, Ann was one of the first people the founder designated as teachers of Aesthetic Realism. During the years before and after the founder’s death she began to recognize cultic behavior in her fellow Aesthetic Realists, and chose to walk away from it in 1985. In 1987, she married Joseph Stamler, whom she had first met in Aesthetic Realism. For 22 years she was a senior executive of a nonprofit agency in New York that worked with the labor movements in the U.S. and Israel. She helped found a pluralistic Jewish High School in CT, and was elected three times to the legislative body of her town. Ann delivered a paper about her experience at a Cult Information Service conference in New Jersey in 2002. In 2006, she received a notice of ICSA’s first annual workshop for Second Generation Adults, people born or raised in cultic movements. She attended the workshop as a participant from 2006 to 2011, and was invited to become a co-facilitator in 2012. every annual meetings of the SGA workshop, and in 2012 became a co-facilitator. She is ICSA Today’s Associate Editor. In 2014 she received ICSA's Margaret T. Singer Award.