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.