Steven Hassan is a cult expert with nearly 40 years of experience. Hassan, a licensed mental health counselor (M.Ed. LMHC, NCC), is at the forefront of the cult education and recovery field, in which he has been involved since 1976. A former cult member himself, he is an expert on the subject of mind control -- the coercive persuasion methods used by manipulative people to recruit and hold on to followers.
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Cult expert Steven Hassan has 36 years of experience in in helping people leave destructive cults. In his third book, Hassan updates his Strategic Interactive Approach -- a method by which friends and family members can help loved ones leave controlling people, cults and beliefs.
Catalyst Counselling, a registered charity in the UK, offers “help, assistance and counselling to people who have been damaged by religious groups or abusive relationships” — cults It also “address other problems that are faith, philosophical or relationship based.” The charity’s counsellor is Graham Baldwin, a cult expert. On its website, Catalyst says Catalyst as an organisation has no religious beliefs or objectives and is willing to work with clients from any religious or ethnic backgrounds, firmly maintaining an individual’s …
Escape is a Christian ministry founded by Richard and Bonnie Woods in 1992 primarily to help families who have loved ones involved in Scientology.
International Cultic Studies Association, ICSA
International Cultic Studies Association
Exit counseling is a voluntary approach to helping those involved in cults make informed decisions about their group affiliation. But beware of some opportunists who market themselves as 'cult expert' or 'intervention specialist.'
Thought reform consultants are committed to voluntary exit-counseling. Exit-counseling itself was designed to replace involuntary deprogramming. However, at one time some organizations and individuals blurred the distinction between the two practices by claiming both could be either voluntary or involuntary. A number of exit counselors committed to doing only voluntary interventions have formed an organization of Thought Reform Consultants, the members of which agree to abide by these Ethical Standards for Thought Reform Consultants Articles Ethical Standards for Thought Reform …