Oct 26, 2015

Good to know: the term ‘cult expert’ is not protected. Literally anyone can use it.

When you are looking for help — for yourself or for someone else — you run into terms like: ‘cult expert,’ ‘thought reform consultant,’ just ‘consultant,’ ‘lecturer,’ ‘exit counselor,’ ‘intervention specialist,’ et cetera.
The media often still refers to ‘cult experts’ as ‘deprogrammers’ — people who ‘deprogram‘ someone who has been ‘programmed’ through ‘brainwashing‘ or ‘mind control.’
Familiarize yourself with the terminology and issues so that you can ask informed questions when interviewing people.
Keep in mind that this in an unregulated field in which some people who have become quite skilled at marketing themselves are the very ones to stay away from.

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