Readings: Mental Health

Priority resources bolded.


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

An Investigation into Cult Pseudo-Personality: What is It and How Does It Form? - Gillie Jenkinson, M.A. Cultic Studies Review , 7(3), 2008, 199-224.

Are Cultic Environments Psychologically Harmful? Jodi Aronoff McKibben, M.S.; Steven Jay Lynn, Ph.D.; Peter Malinoski, Ph.D. Cultic Studies Review, 1(3), 2002.

Attacks on Peripheral versus Central Elements of Self and the Impact of Thought Reforming Techniques. Richard Ofshe, PhD & Margaret Thaler Singer, PhD Cultic Studies Journal, 3(1), 1986, 4-18.

Born or Raised in Closed, High-Demand Groups: Developmental Considerations. Leona Furnari. ICSA E-Newsletter, 4(3), 2005.

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.

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

Diana, Leaving the Cult: Play Therapy in Childhood and Talk Therapy in Adolescence. Lorna Goldberg. International Journal of Cultic Studies (2) 2011, 33-43.

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

ICSA Recovery Workshops: The Colorado Model. Carol Giambalvo; Rosanne Henry. ICSA Today, 1(1), 2010, 2-9.

Inner Experience and Conversion. Michael D. Langone, Ph.D. Cultic Studies Review 2(2), 2003, 169-176.

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

Lessons Learned from SGAs About Recovery and Resiliency. Leona Furnari, MSW, LCSW & Rosanne Henry, MA. ICSA Today, 2(3), 2011, 2-9.

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

Post-Cult After Effects. Margaret Thaler Singer, Ph.D.

Prevalence. Michael Langone

Psychological Abuse: Theoretical and Measurement Issues. Michael D. Langone, Ph.D.

Psychotherapy Cults. Margaret T. Singer, PhD, Maurice Temerlin, PhD, & Michael D. Langone, PhD. Cultic Studies Journal, 7(2), 1990, 101-125.

Psychotherapy with Ex-Cultists: Four Case Studies and Commentary. L. Goldberg, MSW & W. Goldberg, MSW. Cultic Studies Journal, 5(2), 1988, 193-210.

Raised in Cultic Groups: The Impact on the Development of Certain Aspects of Character. Lorna Goldberg, MSW. Cultic Studies Review , 5(1), 2006, 1-28.

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

Research on Destructive Cults. Michael D. Langone, Ph.D.

Sex, Lies, and Grand Schemes of Thought in Closed Groups. A Collective of Women
. Cultic Studies Journal, 14(1), 1997, 58-84.

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

Some hazards of the Therapeutic Relationship. Jane W. Temerlin, MSW & Maurice K. Temerlin, PhD. Cultic Studies Journal, 3(2), 234-242.

Spiritual Harm in New Religions: Reflections on Interviews with Former Members of NRMs. Phillip Charles Lucas, PhD. Cultic Studies Review, 2(1), 2003, 30-37.

Stairway to Heaven: Treating Children in the Crosshairs of Trauma. Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D.; Maia Szalavitz.

Traumatic Abuse in Cults: A Psychoanalytic Perspective. Daniel Shaw, CSW. Cultic Studies Review, 2(2), 2003, 101-129.

Treatment of Satanism. Michael D. Langone, Ph.D.; Herbert A. Nieburg.