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International Journal of Cultic Studies (IJCS) is mailed to print members of the International Cultic Studies Association.  Web and print members have access to electronic versions of all ICSA periodicals back to 1979 on the restricted ICSA member site.   IJCS is an annual journal.  The first volume was 2010.

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IJCS Vol. 7 (2016)

Counseling Former Cultists: The Brief Intermittent Development Therapy (BIDT) Approach. Steve K. D. Eichel (1-14)

Religious Cults, Human Rights, and Public Policy: The Secular Perspective. Stephen Mutch (15-27)

Clubs, Neotribal Enclaves, and Cults: Variations on the Theme of Organizing Members. Mark N. Wexler (28-40)

Abuso Psicológico en Grupos: Taxonomía y Severidad de sus Componentes. 
Álvaro Rodríguez-Carballeira, Omar Saldaña, Carmen Almendros, Javier Martín-Peña, Jordi Escartín,
y Clara Porrúa-García  (41-54)

Book Review - Combating Cult Mind Control: The #1 Best-Selling Guide to Protection, Rescue, and Recovery From Destructive Cults (Steven Hassan) - Marcia Ruden, Reviewer (55-56)

Book Review - The Raincoat People: Confessions of a Cult Member (Lesley Elizabeth Smailes) - Joseph Szimhart, Reviewer (57-62) 

IJCS Vol. 6 (2015)

Freemen, Sovereign Citizens, and the Challenge to Public Order in British Heritage Countries. Stephen A. Kent  (1-15)

Growing Up With Strictly Religious Parents: A Narrative Analysis of Second-Generation Memoirs. Terra Anne Manca (16-33)

Jones on Jesus: Who Is the Messiah? Kristian D. Klippenstein (34-47)

Psychological Manipulation, Hypnosis, and Suggestion. Jose Fernández Aguado (48-59)

Religion et secte, deux concepts latino-chrétiens. Arthur Mary (60-68)

Supporting Human Rights by Testifying Against Human Wrongs. 
Alan W. Scheflin (69-82)
 
State Intervention Against The Baptist Church of Windsor: From Law-Abiding Citizens to
Perpetrators of Severe Child Physical Abuse. Dianne Casoni, Adriana Pacheco, Mike Kropveld (83-99)

Book Review - Brief: Reflections on Childhood, Trauma and Society (Bruce D. Perry) - Lois Svoboda, Reviewer (100-101)

Book Review - The Children of God: There Is Life After the Cult (Faye Thomas) - Cynthia Kunsman , Reviewer (102-105)

Book Review - Freedom of Mind: Helping Loved Ones Leave Controlling People, Cults and Beliefs (Steven Hassan) - William Goldberg, Reviewer (106-107)

Book Review - Dolgyal Shugden: A History (The Dolgyal Shugden Research Society) - Joseph Szimhart, Reviewer (108-110)

IJCS Vol. 5 (2014)

Introduction to the Monograph. IJCS Editors (1); Introduction to Traumatic Narcissism Issue. Daniel Shaw (2); Introduction to the Conference. Chris Carlson (3) 

The Relational System of the Traumatizing Narcissist. Daniel Shaw (4-11)

Cults: A Natural Disaster—Looking at Cult Involvement Through a Trauma Lens. Shelly Rosen (12-29)

Crazy Wisdom: A Personal Account. William Yenner (30-36)

Her Critical Voice Wouldn’t Die. Ann Stamler (37-44)

Pathological Psychoanalysis: An Insider’s View of the Sullivanian/Fourth Wall Psychotherapy Community.Amy B. Siskind (45-51)

Finding and Losing My Religion. Daniel Shaw (52-56)

Book Review: Traumatic Narcissism: Relational Systems of Subjugation (Dan Shaw) - Gillie Jenkinson, Reviewer (57-60)

Book Review: Hungry for Ecstasy: Trauma, the Brain, and the Influence of the Sixties (Sharon Klayman Farber) - Lorna Goldberg, Reviewer  (61-63)

Book Review: Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape (Jenna Miscavage Hill) - Marcia R. Rudin, Reviewer (64-67)

Book Review: Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief (Lawrence Wright) - Terra A. Manca, Reviewer (68-69)

Book Review: In the Name of God: The True Story of the Fight to Save Children From Faith-Healing Homicide (Cameron Stouth) - Elmer J. Thiessen, Reviewer (70-74)

IJCS Vol. 4 (2013)

Preliminary Taxonomy of Psychological Abuse Strategies: Within Partner Relationships, at the Workplace, and in Manipulative Groups. Álvaro Rodríguez-Carballeira, CarmenAlmendros, Jordi Escartín, Clara Porrúa,Javier Martín-Peña, Federico Javaloy and José Antonio Carrobles (1-14) 

Is Human Universal Energy a Cult Masquerader? Isela M. Verdugo Verdugo (15-25) 

Les rapports d’inspection des écoles privées hors contrat en France, outil de prévention de dérives sectaires. Jean-Yves Radigois (26 – 43) 

Religion, Revisionists, and Revolutionary Suicide: A Marxist Framework for the Rise and Fall of Communal Religious Groups. Robin D. Willey (44 – 59) 

Book Review: For the Love of God. (Lawrence W. Gold) – Daniel Shaw; Reviewer (60-61) 

Book Review: The Dark Side of Transformation Leadership: A Critical Perspective. (Dennis Tourish) – Alexandra Stein; Reviewer (62) 

Book Review: Violence and New Religious Movements. (James R. Lewis) – Joseph Szimhart; Reviewer (63-69) 

Book Review: The House of Yahweh: My Side of the Story. (Kay Hawkins) – RaeAnne Wiseman; Reviewer (70) 

Book Review: India in a Mind’s Eye: Travels and Ruminations of an Ambivalent Pilgrim. (Steven Gelberg) – Marcia Rudin; Reviewer 71-72) 

IJCS Vol. 3 (2012) 

Cults, Religion, and China: Policy Frameworks for the Regulation of Religious and Quasireligious Groups. Stephen Mutch (1-15) 

Influence of a Charismatic Antisocial Cult Leader: Psychotherapy With an Ex-Cultist Prosecuted for Criminal Behavior. Lorna Goldberg (15-24) 

Psychological Makeup of a Pakistani Muslim Suicide Bomber: An Observation-Based Perspective. Aftab Khan (25-34) 

Fiabilidad Test-Retest y Validez Diagnóstica de la Escala de Abuso Psicológico en Grupo (GPA-S). Carmen Almendros, José Antonio Carrobles, Álvaro Rodríguez-Carballeira, Manuel Gámez-Guadix, Omar Saldaña, Rubén García-Sánchez, and Noelia Salazar (35-48) 

Religious Justifications for Child Sexual Abuse in Cults and Alternative Religions. Stephen A. Kent (49-74) 

Book Review: fathermothergod: My Journey Out of Christian Science. (Lucia Greenhouse) – Rita Swan; Reviewer (74-75) 

Book Review: Something Somebody Stole: A Personal Journey to Soul Recovery After 20 Years in a Controversial Religious Cult. (Ray Connolly) – Joseph Szimhart; Reviewer (76-78) 

Book Review: The Ethics of Evangelism: A Philosophical Defense of Proselytizing and Persuasion. (Elmer John Theissen) – Richard Dowhower; Reviewer (79-81)

IJCS Vol. 2 (2011) 

The Spartiates As Charismatic Cult. William Blake Tyrrell(1-18) 

Challenging Authority: The Role of Dissent in the Formation of the Seventh-Day Adventist Sect. Timothy Dunfield (19-32) 

Diana, Leaving the Cult: Play Therapy in Childhood and Talk Therapy in Adolescence. Lorna Goldberg (33-43) 

Un análisis de las estrategias y consecuencias del terrorismo psicológico aplicado por el entramado de ETA. Javier Martin-Peña, Álvaro Rodríguez-Carballeira, Jordi Escartín, Clara Porrúa, Omar Saldaña, and Ana Varela-Rey (44-60) 

Assessment of Psychological Abuse in Manipulative Groups . Carmen Almendros, Manuel Gámez-Guadix, Álvaro Rodríguez-Carballeira, and José Antonio Carrobles (61-76) 

Book Review: “Norman Einstein”: The Dis-Integration of Ken Wilber. (Geoffrey D. Falk) – Arthur Dole; Reviewer (77-78) 

Book Review: Spiritual Abuse Recovery: Dynamic Research on Finding a Place of Wholeness. (Barbara Orlowski) – Richard Dowhower; Reviewer (79-81) 

Book Review: Religion and Political Violence: Sacred Protest in the Modern World. (Jennifer Jefferis) – Janja Lalich; Reviewer (82-86) 

Book Review: Without the Guru: How I took My life Back After 30 Years. (Michael Finch) – Lois Kendall; Reviewer (87)

IJCS Vol. 1 (2010) 

The Influence Continuum—the Good, the Dubious, and the Harmful—Evidence and Implications for Policy and Practice in the 21st Century - Roderick Dubrow-Marshall (1-12) 

Sexual Abuse and the Charismatic Crisis: Dissension and Downfall in the Canadian Kabalarians - Renee Brodie (13-26) 

House of Judah, the Northeast Kingdom Community, and the Jonestown Problem: Downplaying Child Physical Abuses and Ignoring Serious Evidence - Stephen A. Kent (27-48) 

A Psychosocial Analysis of the Terrorist Group As a Cult - Álvaro Rodríguez-Carballeira, Javier Martín-Peña, Carmen Almendros, Jordi Escartín, Clara Porrúa, and Massimo Bertacco (49-60) 

Tratamiento jurídico y policial de las dinámicas de persuasión coercitiva: Las erróneamente llamadas "sectas" o "sectas destructivas" - Ferran Alonso (61-74) 

The Identity of Cult Members in the Narrative Aspect - Dariusz Kuncewicz (75-82) 

Book Review: Scientology. (James R. Lewis) – Terra Manca; Reviewer (83-88) 

Book Review: Spirituality and Psychiatry. (Chris Cook, Andrew Powell, Andrew Sims) – Arthur Dole; Reviewer (89-91) 

Book Review: Lost Boys. (Brent W. Jeffs, Maia Szalavitz) – Janja Lalich; Reviewer (92-93) 

Book Review: The Patron Saint of Butterflies. (Cecilia Galante) – Edward Lottick; Reviewer (94) 

Book Review: La explotacion da la fe: pastores que abusan sexual y economicamente. (Jorge Erdely) – Katherine Masis; Reviewer (95-96)