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Mental Health Network

One of ICSA's long-range goals is to ensure that every metropolitan area has at least one mental health professional knowledgeable about cultic dynamics.  ICSA's mental health network is the first step toward the achievement of this goal.

Chaired by Rosanne Henry, MA, LPC (photo at left; bio below) and guided by a small mental health committee, this network includes ICSA members engaged in many useful endeavors.

Mental Health Network members contribute to:
  • The ICSA annual conference, which typically includes tracks for former group members and training/educational sessions for helping professionals.
  • Other ICSA conferences and special events, such as a one-day event that examined mental health issues in cult-related interventions.
  • ICSA workshops for former group members (first generation and second generation - the latter were born or raised in cultic groups).
  • Educational and training sessions at professional meetings, such as those held by the American Psychological Association, the American Counselors Association, and others.
  • Journals and newsletters sponsored by professional associations.
  • ICSA's periodicals, ICSA Today and International Journal of Cultic Studies.  
  • Special writing projects, such as the preparation of a book detailing the clinical state of the art in the cultic studies field.

Rosanne Henry, MA, LPC, is a psychotherapist practicing in Littleton, Colorado. For the past twenty years she has been active in the counter cult movement working closely with the former Cult Awareness Network and ICSA. She presently sits on the board of ICSA and heads the Mental Health Committee. She has facilitated ICSA’s Recovery workshops for twenty years. Rosanne’s private practice specializes in the treatment of cult survivors and their families. She is a former member of Kashi Ranch. In 2010 ICSA awarded her the Margaret L. Singer Award for advancing the understanding of coercive persuasion and undue influence. [Directors, Workshop Facilitators, Mental Health Network]