Recovery and Counseling Issues


Videos - ICSA's YouTube Channel

A Scientific Theory of Brainwashing. Benjamin Zablocki (Power Point)

An Investigation into Cult Pseudo-Personality: What is It and How Does It Form? - Gillie Jenkinson

An Open Letter to Clergy Regarding Helping Former Members of Abusive Churches or Cults – Carol Giambalvo

Antisocial Personality Disorder in Cult Leaders and Induction of Dependent Personality Disorder in Cult Members - John Burke

Are Cultic Environments Psychologically Harmful? Jodi Aronoff McKibben, et al.

Attacks on Peripheral versus Central Elements of Self and the Impact of Thought Reforming Techniques. Richard Ofshe, et al.

Clinical and Diagnostic Issues of Cultism: Group Dependence Disorder - Miguel Perlado

Coming Out of the Cults. Margaret Singer, PhD

Cult Involvement: Suggestions for Concerned Parents and Professionals - Michael D. Langone

Cult Pseudo-Creativity vs. Creativity in Recovery - Gillie Jenkinson

Cult-Induced Psychopathology, Part I: Clinical Picture - Stephen M. Ash

Cults and Families. Doni Whitsett, et al.

Family Dynamics During a Cult Crisis – Douglas Agustin

Family Responses to a Young Adult's Cult Membership and Return. Lorna Goldberg, et al.

Former Members and Health Care Reform – Livia Bardin

Healing from Experiences with Unhealthy Spiritual Groups and Cults: Treatment Using Myths and Folk Tales. Leland E. Shields, et al.

ICSA Recovery Workshops: The Colorado Model – Carol Giambalvo, et al.

Influence of a Charismatic Antisocial Cult Leader: Psychotherapy With an Ex-Cultist Prosecuted for Criminal Behavior - Lorna Goldberg

Inner Experience and Conversion - Michael D. Langone

Letter to a Former Member of a Meditation Group - Michael D. Langone

Marriage After the Cult – Lorna Goldberg

Mental Health Interventions in Cult-Related Cases: Preliminary Investigation of Outcomes. Steve K. Dubrow-Eichel, et al.

More Than the Devil's Due - Adrian J. Reimers

Myth and Themes of Ex-Membership - Nori Muster

Parental Responses to Their Children's Cult Membership - Lita Linzer Schwartz

Post-Cult Financial Recovery - Mattie Elizabeth Green

Pseudo-identity and the Treatment of Personality Change in Victims of Captivity and Cults. Louis J. West, et al.

Psychiatric Problems in Ex-Members of Word of Life. Gudrun Swartling, et al.

Psychoanalysis and Cult Affiliation: Clinical Perspectives - David Halperin

Psychological Abuse - Michael D. Langone

Psychological Issues of Former Fundamentalists - James C. Moyers

Psychotherapy with Ex-Cultists: Four Case Studies and Commentary - Lorna Goldberg

Rebuilding the Jigsaw - Gillie Jenkinson

Reclaiming Life Stories After Cult Immersion - Greg Jemsek

Reflections on Marriage and Children After the Cult - Lorna Goldberg

Reintegration of Exiting Cult Members with their Families: A Brief Intervention Model. Kevin Crawley, et al.

Reject the Wicked Man" - Coercive Persuasion and Deviance Production: A Study of Conflict Management - Jerry Paul McDonald

Second Thoughts on Cultic Involvement and Addictive Relationships - Miguel Perlado

Spiritual Harm in New Religions: Reflections on Interviews with Former Members of NRMs - Phillip Charles Lucas

The Last Draw” – Cults and Creativity - Dana Wehle

The Relational System of the Traumatizing Narcissist - Daniel Shaw

The Strategic Interaction Approach - Steven Hassan

Touched: Disconfirming Pathogenic Beliefs of Thought Reform Through the Process of Acting - Colleen Russell

Training Issues for Cult Treatment Programs - David Halperin

Traumatic Abuse in Cults: A Psychoanalytic Perspective - Daniel Shaw

Trouble in Paradise: Some Observations on Psychotherapy with New Agers - Steve & Linda Dubrow-Eichel

Un modèle d’intervention auprès des proches d’adeptes : le concept de co-adepte - Jean-Claude Maes

Writing Betrayal of the Spirit: Autobiographical Writing As Therapy - Nori Muster

Writing Down the Pain: A Case Study of the Benefits of Writing for Cult Survivors - K. Gordon Neufeld

Book Reviews

Book Review: Captive Heart, Captive Minds: Freedom and Recovery from Cults and Other Abusive Relationships

Book Review: Churches That Abuse

Book Review: Combatting Cult Mind Control

Book Review: Cult Encounter and an International Story of a Family’s Experience of Exit Counseling (Ethical Deprogramming of the Nineties)

Book Review: Cults in Our Midst

Book Review: Grandparents’ Rights: What Every Grandparent Needs to Know

Book Review: Leaders and Followers: A Psychiatric Perspective on Religious Cults

Book Review: Leaving Cults: The Dynamics of Defection

Book Review: Recovering from Churches That Abuse

Book Review: Recovery from Abusive Groups

Book Review: Recovery from Cults: Help for Victims of Psychological and Spiritual Abuse

Book Review: Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Psychology

Book Review: Spiritual Choices: The Problem of Recognizing Authentic and Inauthentic Paths to Inner Transformation

Book Review: The Guru Papers

Book Review: The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse

Book Review: Touchstones: Reconnecting After a Cult Experience