Readings: Families


Videos (ICSA YouTube Channel contains more than 45 videos on a variety of topics.)

Coping with Cult Involvement: A Handbook for Families and Friends (by Livia Bardin, MSW) is available for $15 (USA only) in ICSA's bookstore. It is also available as a free online PDF.

Characteristics of Cultic Groups. Michael Langone.

Clinical Update on Cults. Michael Langone. Psychiatric Times, July 1996.

Cult Formation. Robert Jay Lifton, M.D. Cultic Studies Journal, 8(1), 1991, 1-6.

Cult Involvement: Suggestions for Concerned Parents and Professionals. Michael D. Langone, PhD. Cultic Studies Journal, 2(1), 1985, 148-168.

Cults and Families. Doni Whitsett, Ph.D. & Stephen A. Kent, Ph.D. Cultic Studies Review, 3(2), 2004.

Dysfunctional Churches. Ronald Enroth. Cult Observer, (9)4, 1992.

Family Dynamics During a Cult Crisis. Douglas Agustin. ICSA Today, 2(2), 2-5.

Family Responses to a Young Adult's Cult Membership and Return. Lorna Goldberg, MSW & William Goldberg, MSW. Cultic Studies Journal, 6(1), 1987, 86-100.

Family Workshop (Power Point). Michael D. Langone Ph.D.

From Deprogramming to Thought Reform Consultation. Carol Giambalvo.

Leaving and Recovering From Cultic Groups and Relationships: Overview (Power Point). Michael Langone Ph.D.

On Using the Term "Cult." Herbert L. Rosedale, Esq. and Michael D. Langone, PhD.

Physical Child Abuse in Sects. Lois Kendall, PhD. ICSA Today, 2(2), 2011, 2-5.

Post-Cult Problems: An Exit Counselor's Perspective. Carol Giambalvo.

Prevalence. Michael Langone

Problem Solving An Approach for the Cult-Impacted Family. Dr. Sandy Andron, Ed.D. AFF News, 4(1).

Religion vs. Cult. Rev. Richard Dowhower.

Religious Conflict Resolution (Power Point). Michael Langone Ph.D.

Six Conditions for Thought Reform. Margaret T. Singer Ph.D.

The Role of the Family. Wendy Ford Wolfberg. Excerpted from Recovery from Abusive Groups.