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Monthly Meetings

New York / Boston / Portland, OR

All Monthly meetings are on hold because of Covid.

Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew (United Methodist), 263 W. 86th St., New York City (Subway stop: #1 train at 86th St. and Broadway)

Coming New York Meeting Dates

Please Note: Because of the corona virus threat, which has resulted in quarantines in the New York area, the New York monthly meetings are cancelled until further notice.

Boston Meetings

Temporarily on hold. More Info.

Portland, OR Meetups

The Portland meetups have been cancelled due to Covid.


The Spiritual Abuse Forum for Education is a regular meetup in the Portland, Oregon metro area for those who have left or are considering leaving high-demand religious groups. We aim to be a friendly, growing, very loosely knit community of like-minded, generous, gracious people who gather for support and education regarding spiritual abuse. More Info

ICSA Conferences, Workshops, Special Events

Meet the Author!


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Interviews by Joseph Szimhart

About the interviewer: Joseph Szimhart left a New Age sect and has assisted in over five-hundred cult interventions in America and abroad. He currently works as a mental health professional at a psychiatric emergency hospital. His latest memoir, Santa Fe, Bill Tate, and me, appeared in 2020.

*Interviews will be available on the ICSA Youtube Channel. Q&A is only available for LIVE attendees.

Other Events