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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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 …
Psychiatrist and author Dr. Robert J. Lifton -- know for, among other things, his theory on brainwashing -- addresses doomsday cults such as Aum Shinrikyo.
The term ‘cult’ has a precise definition — or rather, several precise definitions. Which definition is the right one largely depends on the context in which the term ‘cult’ is applied.
Cult expert Steven Alan Hassan (Steve Hassan) has developed the Strategic Interaction Approach -- a non-coercive approach, effective and legal alternative for families to help cult members.
Resources from cult expert Steven Alan Hassan (Steve Hassan) and his Freedom of Mind Center
Families Against Cults is a Christian countercult ministry that reaches out to people involved in cult and the occult
International Cultic Studies Association ICSA is an interdisciplinary network of academicians, professionals, former group members, and families who study and educate the public about social-psychological influence and control, authoritarianism, and zealotry in cultic groups, alternative movements, and other environments.
International Cultic Studies Association, ICSA
International Cultic Studies Association
David Clark, is a professional Thought Reform Consultant, a court certified cult expert, and a Christian counter-cult apologist. Former cult member of the “Church of the Living Word”, also known as “The Walk” between 1972 – 1974. Attended Reformed Episcopal Seminary between 1976-1979. In 1976 attended and gave testimony at the Russell United States Senate building in Washington, D.C. concerning Senator Robert Dole’s two-day gathering about the destructive cult phenomenon. In 1979 Attended and gave testimony before the White House …