ICSA awards honor individuals whose contributions to ICSA and the cultic studies field merit special attention. Awards are not annual, so there may be years when there is no recipient for a particular award. Awards are given out during ICSA's annual conference. ICSA gives out three awards (not necessarily every year): Herbert L. Rosedale, Margaret T. Singer, and Lifetime Achievement. ICSA also honors individuals by asking them to give the Paul R. Martin Memorial Lecture at our conferences. See People Profiles page for biographical sketches.
Herbert L. Rosedale Humanitarian Award
Herbert L. Rosedale Humanitarian Award: "in recognition of leadership in the effort to preserve and protect individual freedom, help victims, or inform society about ethical and legal dimensions of the cult phenomenon."
Rosedale Award Recipients
2018: Rita Swan, PhD
2016: Steve K. D. Eichel, PhD
2014: Rev. Robert and Judy Pardon
2013: Roberto Asquini; Cristina Caparesi
2012: Carolle Tremblay
2011: Daphne Vane
2010: Arthur A. Dole, Ph.D
2009: Francois Bellanger, Ph.D.
2008: National Network of Lawyers Against Spiritual Sales (Japan)
2007: Michael Kropveld
2006: Paul L. Martin, Ph.D.; Rod Dubrow-Marshall, Ph.D.
2005: Josep Jansa, M.D.; Miguel Perlado, Ph.D.
2004: Alan Scheflin, J.D., LL.M.
Margaret L. Singer Award
Margaret L. Singer Award: "for advancing the understanding of coercive persuasion, undue influence, and psychological manipulation."
Singer Award Recipients
2020: Debby Schriver
2018: Dan Shaw, MSW
2015: Diana Pletts
2014: Livia Bardin, MSW, Ann Stamler, MA, MPhil, Steven Hassan, MEd, LMHC, NCC
2012: Stephen A. Kent
2011: Álvaro Rodríguez-Carballeira, Ph.D
2010: Facilitators who helped develop the Colorado Model of ex-member recovery workshops: Leona Furnari, M.S.W., Carol Giambalvo, Rosanne Henry, M.A., L.P.C., Hal Mansfield, Joyce Martella, M.A., Michael Martella, Ph.D., and Nancy Miquelon, M.A.
2009: Lorna Goldberg, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
2008: Carol Giambalvo
2007: Janja Lalich, Ph.D.
2006: Arnold Markowitz, C.S.W.
2005: Carmen Almendros, Ph.D.
2004: Philip Elberg, Esq.
Paul Martin Lecturer
Paul Martin Lecturer: "honors the memory of the late Dr. Paul Martin, founder of Wellspring Retreat and Resource Center, researcher, clinician, and advocate for the victims of psychological manipulation and abuse."
2018: Panel substitution for scheduled lecturer who could not make the meeting: Rod Dubrow-Marshall, Facilitator; Jon Caven-Atack; Linda Dubrow-Marshall; Gillie Jenkinson; Jill Mytton; Alex Stein; Christian Szurko
2016: Robert and Judy Pardon
2015: Gillie Jenkinson, MA
2014: Alan Scheflin, JD, LLM
2013: Lois Kendall, PhD
2012: Ron Burks, PhD
2011: Carmen Almendros, PhD
2010: Rod Dubrow-Marshall, PhD
Lifetime Achievement Award
Lifetime Achievement Award:"honors individuals who have, to an exceptional degree, embodied in their work ICSA’s values of openness, courtesy, and dialogue, and who have made academic and/or other exceptional contributions to the field of cultic studies."
Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients
2022: Joseph Kelly
2018: Carol and Noel Giambalvo
2016: David Clark
2016: Joseph Szimhart
2013: Eileen Barker, PhD; Friedrich Griess
2011: Patrick L. Ryan
2010: William Goldberg, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., Psy. A.
See People Profiles page for biographical sketches of award recipients.