ICSA Today - latest issue
  • Mental-Health Issues in Cult-Related Interventions 
  • When Critical Thinking Doesn't Help: Why It Fails and How to Make It Happen
  • Meditating to Settle Conflicts in Cultic Groups: 
  • Visual Art - Riaan Williams 
  • Book Review: Quivering Daughters Hope and Healing for the Daughters of Patriarchy 
  • Correspondents' Reports 
  • News Desk – Press Summaries




Meet ICSA Members 

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

Madeleine L Tobias, MS RN CS, has been a psychotherapist working with ex-members since 1987. She
contributed a chapter to Recovery From Cults and has spoken widely about cults for many years. She co-authored (with Janja Lalich) Captive Hearts/Captive Minds and then Take Back Your Life. She worked as a Clinical coordinator and Military Sexual Trauma Specialist for the Veterans Administrations Vet Center in White River Junction, VT from 1994 - 2012. As an Approved Consultant for the EMDR International Association she provided EMDR (Eye Motion Desensitization and Reprocessing) for both traumatized veterans as well as clients in her private practice. During her work at the VA, she trained and utilized Cognitive Processing Therapy with both veterans and ex-members of cults. In September 2001, she participated in a team supporting and debriefing Veterans Administration witnesses of 9/11 in NYC and NJ. Mady is now semi-retired in Virginia. She is currently working on adapting the Veterans Administrations’ CPT manual for the treatment of ex-members of cults, and preparing a chapter on CPT for an upcoming book for ICSA. She provides consultation for EMDR and CPT for trauma survivors. She is a Hospice volunteer and serves on the Advisory Board of the Loudoun Medical Reserve Corp.