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
Ethical Standards for Thought Reform Consultants
From Deprogramming to Exit Counseling to Thought Reform Consultation by Carol Giambalvo
Apologetics Index Statement regarding brainwashing, deprogramming and exit counseling.
Related topic(s): Cult Experts, deprogramming, exit counseling, Thought Reform Consultation
First published (or major update) on Thursday, December 29, 2005.
Last updated on May 10, 2016. Original content is © Copyright Apologetics Index. All Rights Reserved. For usage guidelines see link at the bottom.