International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA), founded in 1979, provides information, education, and help to those adversely affected by or interested in cultic and other high-control groups and relationships. ICSA is unique in how it brings together former group members, families, helping professionals and researchers MORE
How can we help you?
ICSA's mission is to provide information, education, and help to those adversely affected by or interested in cultic and other high-control groups and relationships.
Increase your knowledge of the cultic studies field through ICSA publications, events, and videos - many of which are only available to members.
Access the expertise of mental health professionals, researchers, clergy, and victims dedicated to helping others
Contribute to conferences, write articles, and participate in ICSA committees and study groups
Financially support the organization
Philosophy of ICSA
Each person is unique.
Each group is different.
Groups change over time and can vary from place to place.
People respond to the same group differently.
To be useful, information must be accurate and relevant.
Information without understanding can negatively affect a relationship.
Understanding takes time and effort.
ICSA can help.
News on the cult-related activities of ICSA members (in no particular order). ICSA Members: Send us news (past 3 to 6 months or future events) you would like to share with the ICSA community. Tell us who, what, where, when. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Biographical sketches of many ICSA members can be found here. Views expressed on ICSA Websites or in ICSA's publications or events or other venues are those of the document's author(s) or speaker(s) and are not necessarily shared, endorsed, or recommended by ICSA or any of its directors, staff, or advisers.
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