October 26-27, 2018
Hartford, CT

October 26-27, 2018
Rzeszów,, Poland

April 26-28, 2019
Chester, CT

2019 Annual Conference July 4-6, 2019
Greater Manchester, UK

Local Talks on Important Topics
Next Conversation: To be scheduled

ICSA Conversation: Updating The Legal Concept of Undue Influence in the 21st Century

ICSA Conversation: Can A Fish See Water? How I Left a High-Control Group, Took Back My Life and Help Others Recover

ICSA Conversation: Brainwashing: Scientific Concept or Mere Label

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Panel: Recovering Your Sexual Self After the Cult Part 1
Panel: Recovering Your Sexual Self After the Cult - Part 2

On Being Born and Raised in a High-Demand Group (Jill Mytton)

First Generation Parents and Second Generation Children (Lorna Goldberg)

Truth From the Mouths of Babes (Eva Meyrat)

Religious Conflict Resolution: A Model for Families (Michael Langone and Patrick Ryan) - with Video: India in a Mind's Eye (Steven Gelberg)
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Linda Dubrow-Marshall, PhD, Reg. MBACP (Accred.), is Research Coeditor of ICSA Today and is a cofounder of RETIRN (please also see, a private practice that provides services to individuals and families who have been affected by cultic influence and abusive relationships. Linda has developed a new MSc Psychology of Coercive Control program at the University of Salford and is leading the program with Rod Dubrow-Marshall. She is also the Programme Leader of the MSc Applied Psychology (Therapies) Program at the University of Salford. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, United Kingdom, as both a clinical and a counselling psychologist, and she is a registered counsellor/psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. She is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania, USA, and a registered psychologist with the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, USA. She attends as corepresentative of RETIRN/UK as correspondent to the General Assembly of FECRIS (European Federation of Centres of Research and Education on Sects). Dr. Dubrow-Marshall is a Consultant in Clinical Hypnosis (advanced certification) with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and is certified by the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Institute. She has a Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders issued by the American Psychological Association. She is a member of the Mental Health and Research committees for ICSA.


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ICSA Today - Latest Issue

IT Vol. 9 No. 2 (2018) 
  • How Can Faith Communities Help Survivors of
    Spiritual Abuse? - Michael D. Langone (2-5)
  • Overview: Support Groups - William Goldberg (6-7)
  • Dallas Former-Member Support Group - Doug Duncan (8-9)
  • Families Helping Families - Trudy Kendrick (10-12)
  • Book Reviews - Joseph Szimhart and Robin Boyle (13-17)
  • Arts: Poetry - F.E. Feeley Jr.
  • Profile on Arthur Dole - Ron Loomis (26)
  • Correspondents' Reports (27-29)
  • News Desk (30-36)
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