ICSA awards honor individuals whose contributions to ICSA and the cultic studies field merit special attention. Awards are not annual, so there may be years when there is no recipient for a particular award. Awards are given out during ICSA's annual conference. ICSA gives out three awards (not necessarily every year): Herbert L. Rosedale, Margaret T. Singer, and Lifetime Achievement. ICSA also honors individuals by asking them to give the Paul R. Martin Memorial Lecture at our conferences.
Herbert L. Rosedale, Esq.
Herbert L. Rosedale Humanitarian Award: "in recognition of leadership in the effort to preserve and protect individual freedom, help victims, or inform society about ethical and legal dimensions of the cult phenomenon."
Rosedale Award Recipients
2016: Steve K. D. Eichel, PhD
Margaret T. Singer, PhD
Margaret L. Singer Award: "for advancing the understanding of coercive persuasion, undue influence, and psychological manipulation."
Singer Award Recipients
2015 Diana Pletts
Paul R. Martin, PhD
Paul Martin Lecturer: "honors the memory of the late Dr. Paul Martin, founder of Wellspring Retreat and Resource Center, researcher, clinician, and advocate for the victims of psychological manipulation and abuse."
2016 Robert and Judy Pardon
Lifetime Achievement Award:"honors individuals who have, to an exceptional degree, embodied in their work ICSA’s values of openness, courtesy, and dialogue, and who have made academic and/or other exceptional contributions to the field of cultic studies."
2016: David Clark
Special Recognition Awards
See People Profiles page for biographical sketches of award recipients.
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