Mental Health: Additional Resources
Priority resources in bold font.
A Workshop for People Born or Raised in Cultic Groups. Kelley McCabe; Lorna Goldberg, MSW; Michael Langone, PhD; Kristen DeVoe, MSW . ICSA E-Newsletter. 6(1), 2007.
An Investigation into Cult Pseudo-Personality: What is It and How Does It Form? - Gillie Jenkinson, M.A. Cultic Studies Review , 7(3), 2008, 199-224.
Attacks on Peripheral versus Central Elements of Self and the Impact of Thought Reforming Techniques. Richard Ofshe, PhD & Margaret Thaler Singer, PhD Cultic Studies Journal, 3(1), 1986, 4-18.
Being Mindful About Mindfulness: Exploring the Dark Side. Sue Parker Hall. International Journal of Coercion, Abuse, and Manipulation, 1, 2020, 17-28.
Child Protection in an Authoritarian Community: Culture Clash and Systemic Weakness. Livia Bardin, M.S.W.Cultic Studies Review, 4(3), 2005, 233-267.
Clinical Case Studies of Cult Members. Arthur Dole, Ph.D. Cultic Studies Journal, 12(2), 1995, 121-147.
Clinical Update on Cults. Michael Langone. Psychiatric Times, July 1996.
Counseling Former Cultists: The Brief Intermittent Development Therapy (BIDT) Approach. Steve K. D. Eichel. International Journal of Cultic Studies, 7, 2016, 1-14.
Cult Formation. Robert Jay Lifton, M.D. Cultic Studies Journal, 8(1), 1991, 1-6.
Cultic Abuse Recovery: Counseling Considerations. Rachel Oblak. International Journal of Cultic Studies, 10, 2019, 1-13.
Cults and Families. Doni Whitsett, Ph.D. & Stephen A. Kent, Ph.D. Cultic Studies Review, 3(2), 2004.
Cults and Mental Health. Dubrow-Marshall, R. and Dubrow-Marshall, L. (2015). Cults and mental health (chapter 153) in Friedman, H. (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Mental Health, Second edition. Oxford: Academic Press (Elsevier), 393-401.
Cults, Psychological Manipulation, and Society: International Perspectives - An Overview. Michael D. Langone, Ph.D. Cultic Studies Journal, 18, 2001, 1-12.
Dallas Former-Member Support Group. Doug Duncan. ICSA Today, 9(2), 2018, 8-9.
Diana, Leaving the Cult: Play Therapy in Childhood and Talk Therapy in Adolescence. Lorna Goldberg. International Journal of Cultic Studies (2) 2011, 33-43.
Domestic Abuse: Even the Judges are Getting it Wrong. Dubrow-Marshall, L., & Dubrow-Marshall, R. (04.04.17). The Conversation.
Exit Counseling and the Decline of Deprogramming. Stephen A. Kent; Joseph P. Szimhart. Cultic Studies Review, 1(3), 2002, 241-291.
How Could Anyone Join a Cult?!! Maureen Griffo.
How to Talk Someone out of a Damaging Cult. Dubrow-Marshall, R., & Dubrow-Marshall, L. (02.12.16). The Conversation.
ICSA Recovery Workshops: The Colorado Model. Carol Giambalvo; Rosanne Henry. ICSA Today, 1(1), 2010, 2-9.
Influence. Robert Cialdini.
Inner Experience and Conversion. Michael D. Langone, Ph.D. Cultic Studies Review 2(2), 2003, 169-176.
Is Psychological Distress Among Former Cult Members Related to Psychological Abuse in the Cult? Maria Göransson and Rolf Holmqvist (43-54)
Late Twentieth-Century Psychoanalytic Interpretations of Sects and Cults: Weston La Bare, Norman Cohn, & E. P. Thompson. Stephen Kent, International Journal of Coercion, Abuse, and Manipulation, 1, 2020, 29-46.
Leaving and Recovering From Cultic Groups and Relationships: Overview (Power Point). Michael Langone Ph.D.
Leaving Psychologically—Breaking the Confluential Trance. Gillie Jenkinson. International Journal of Cultic Studies, 10, 2019, 72-80.
Lessons Learned from SGAs About Recovery and Resiliency. Leona Furnari, MSW, LCSW & Rosanne Henry, MA. ICSA Today, 2(3), 2011, 2-9.
Manipulative Therapists. Shirley Siegel.
Marriage After the Cult. Lorna Goldberg. ICSA Today, 4(2), 2013, 2-5.
Mediating to Settle Conflicts in Cultic Groups: Some Useful Methodologies - Raffaella Di Marzio (12-15)
Mental-Health Issues in Cult-Related Interventions. J Paul Lennon, Joseph Szimhart, William Goldberg, and Daniel Shaw. ICSA Today, 6(2), 2015, 2-7.
On Using the Term "Cult." Herbert L. Rosedale, Esq. and Michael D. Langone, PhD.
Ostracism. Gill Harvey. ICSA Today, 11(3), 2020, 6-10.
Pitfalls To Recovery. Paul R. Martin, Ph.D.
Problems in the Referral of Cult Members. John G. Clark, MD
Psychiatric Association Statement on “Repressed” Memories of Abuse. Cult Observer, 11(4), 1994.
Psychological Abuse: Theoretical and Measurement Issues. Michael D. Langone, Ph.D.
Psychologist Survey Regarding Cults. Edward A. Lottick, M.D.
Psychotherapy Cults. Margaret T. Singer, PhD, Maurice Temerlin, PhD, & Michael D. Langone, PhD. Cultic Studies Journal, 7(2), 1990, 101-125.
Questionnaire Study: Preliminary Report. Michael D. Langone, PhD.
Questions and Answers about Memories of Childhood Abuse. American Psychological Association.
Raised in Cultic Groups: The Impact on the Development of Certain Aspects of Character. Lorna Goldberg, MSW. Cultic Studies Review , 5(1), 2006, 1-28.
Reject the Wicked Man - Coercive Persuasion and Deviance Production: A Study of Conflict Management. Jerry Paul McDonald. Cultic Studies Journal, 4.2/5.1, 1987/88, 59-121.
Religious Conflict Resolution (Power Point). Michael Langone Ph.D.
Research on Destructive Cults. Michael D. Langone, Ph.D.
Residential Treatment: The Potential for Cultic Evolution. David A. Halperin, M.D.
Ritual Abuse and Developmental Trauma: Application of the Triphasic Model of Trauma Treatment in the Case of “Sarah.” Cortny Stark. International Journal of Cultic Studies, 10, 2019, 41-52.
Second-Generation Religious Cult Survivors: Implications for Counselors. Cyndi H. Matthews. International Journal of Cultic Studies, 8, 2017, 37-49.
Sex, Lies, and Grand Schemes of Thought in Closed Groups. A Collective of Women. Cultic Studies Journal, 14(1), 1997, 58-84.
Sex Therapy With Former Cult Members. Steve K. D. Eichel. ICSA Today, 8(3), 2017, 2 - 5.
Some hazards of the Therapeutic Relationship. Jane W. Temerlin, MSW & Maurice K. Temerlin, PhD. Cultic Studies Journal, 3(2), 234-242.
Spiritual Harm in New Religions: Reflections on Interviews with Former Members of NRMs. Phillip Charles Lucas, PhD. Cultic Studies Review, 2(1), 2003, 30-37.
Stairway to Heaven: Treating Children in the Crosshairs of Trauma. Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D.; Maia Szalavitz.
The Colorado Model. Carol Giambalvo; Roseanne Henry.
The Definitional Ambiguity of "Cult" and ICSA's Mission. Michael D. Langone.
The Relational System of the Traumatizing Narcissist. Daniel Shaw. International Journal of Cultic Studies, 5, 2014, 4-11.
The Unique Characteristics of Postcult Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Suggested Therapeutic Approaches. Dennis Patrick Healy. International Journal of Cultic Studies, 8, 2017, 60-70.
Thought Reform Exists: Organized, Programmatic Influence. Margaret Thaler Singer, Ph.D. The Cult Observer 11(6), 1994.
Thought reform programs and the production of psychiatric casualties. M. T. Singer & R. Ofshe. Psychiatric Annals.
Traumatic Abuse in Cults: A Psychoanalytic Perspective. Daniel Shaw, CSW. Cultic Studies Review, 2(2), 2003, 101-129.
Treatment of Satanism. Michael D. Langone, Ph.D.; Herbert A. Nieburg.
Trouble in Paradise: Some Observations on Psychotherapy with New Agers. Steve & Linda Dubrow-Eichel.Cultic Studies Journal, 5(2), 1988, 177-192.
Undue Influence and Written Documents: Psychological Aspects. Margaret Thaler Singer, PhD. Cultic Studies Journal, 10(1), 1993, 19-32.
Vulnerable Characteristics. Robert Fellows, MTS. From Easily Fooled. Copyright Robert Fellows.
What Messages are Behind Today's Cults? Philip G. Zimbardo, Ph.D. Monitor of the American Psychological Association, May 1997, 14.
When You’re Asked About Cults. Robert Fellows, MTS. From Easily Fooled. Copyright Robert Fellows.
Working with cult-affected families. M. D. Langone. Psychiatric Annals.
Traumatic Narcissism: The Psychology of Cult Leaders. Daniel Shaw, LCSW
Mental Health Issues in Cult-Related Interventions. Steve Eichel, PhD, Bill Goldberg, MSW, PsyA, Steve Hassan, Med, LMHC, NCC, Arnold Markowitz, CSW, Daniel Shaw, LCSW
Anger, Rage, and Relationship. Sue Parker Hall
Cult Pseudo-personality. Gillie Jenkinson, PhD
Listening to the Still Small Voice: Reclaiming the Self After Leaving Religious Totalistic Groups. Catherine de Boer, PhD