Religious Professionals


Identifying and Understanding Abusive Groups

Characteristics Associated with Cultic Groups. Revised Michael Langone

Dysfunctional Churches. Ronald Enroth

More Than the Devil's Due. Adrian Reimers

Religion Versus Cult. Richard Dowhower

Psychological Perspectives on Abusive Groups and Cults

Mind Control: Psychological Reality Or Mindless Rhetoric? Philip Zimbardo

Cult Formation. Robert Lifton

Clinical Update on Cults. Michael Langone

The Perils of Persuasive Preaching. Duane Litfin

Vulnerability

Why Evangelicals are Vulnerable to Cults. Harold Bussell

Research Studies

The Results of the International Cultic Studies Association’s 2008 Questionnaire for Former Cult Members. Richard Dowhower

Research Survey on Spiritual Abuse – Paper Pilot Test: Preliminary Report. Michael Langone

Book Review - Spiritual Abuse Recovery: Dynamic Research on Finding a Place of Wholeness (1)

Book Review - Spiritual Abuse Recovery: Dynamic Research on Finding a Place of Wholeness (2)

Sexual Abuse

Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Analysis of claims of child sexual abuse made with respect to Catholic Church institutions

Safe and sound: Exploring the safety of young people in residential care; Principles of trauma-informed approaches to child sexual abuse: A discussion paper.

Child Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church: Gender, Power, and Organizational Culture. (Marie Keenan)

The Cry of Tamar, 2nd edition (2012). (Pamela Cooper-White)

Declaration of Pamela Cooper-White, PhD, in the case of Plaintiff v. Ananda Church of Self Realization (1996)

Soul Stealing: Power Relations in Pastoral Sexual Abuse. Pamela Cooper-White. The Christian Century (February 20, 1991).