Apr 11, 2016

Agenda for the 2016 ICSA Annual Conference in Dallas, TX

Agenda for the 2016 ICSA Annual Conference in Dallas, TX
Wednesday (Preconference Events) - 29 June 2016
9:00– 5:00
Mental Health Workshop (Rosanne Henry)
9:00 – 10;00 - Some Considerations for the Therapist Working with Former Cult Members (Lorna Goldberg)
10:00 – 10:15 - Discussion (Moderator: Lorna Goldberg)
10:15 – 10:45 - Break
10:45 – 11:30 - Mentalization/Attachment Approach to Cult Recovery (Rosanne Henry)
11:30 – 12:15 - Psychological Trauma and the Ex-Cult Member: The Problem of Attachment to the Perpetrator (Colin Ross)
12:15 - 1:30 - Lunch
1:30 – 2:45 - Clinical Issues: Working with First- -Generation Former Cultists (Linda Dubrow-Marshall; Mary Moore – Co-Facilitators)
2:45 – 4:00 - Clinical Issues: Working with Second- -Generation Former Cultists (William Goldberg; Ashley Allen – Co-Facilitators)
4:00 – 4:30 - Break
4:30 – 5:45 - Clinical Roundtable for Mental Health Practitioners (Gillie Jenkinson; Wendy Duncan – Co-Facilitators)
9:00 – 5:00
Education Workshop (Piotr T. Nowakowski)
9:00 – 10:30 - Approaches to Spiritual Safety and Healing: The Safe Haven Network (Bob Pardon; Judy Pardon; Neil Damgaard)
10:30 – 11:00 - Break
11:00 – 12:00 - Informing Students About Cults on Campuses: A Japanese Experience (Takashi Yamaguchi)
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:15 - Cultism in Nigerian Educational Institutions: Formation, Structure, Method of Recruitment and Solutions (Adesoji Oni; Edith Alufohai)
2:15 – 3:00 - New York Educational Outreach Committee Progress Report (Maureen Griffo et al.)
3:00 – 3:30 - Break
3:30 – 5:00 – Discussion (on educational work of attendees)
2:00 – 5:00
Recovery Workshop for Former Members (Carol Giambalvo; Joseph Kelly)
[Only former members of cultic groups may attend this session.]
2:00 – 5:00
Research Workshop (Rod Dubrow-Marshall)
7:00 – 9:00
Workshop for Families: A Collaborative Approach to Addressing a Loved One's Cult-Related Involvement (Joseph Kelly; Patrick Ryan, Rachel Bernstein)
Workshop on Collage Art (April Marten; Diana Pletts)
[Only former members of cultic groups may attend this session.
Parenting Workshop for Second Generation Adult Former Cult Members (Eva Meyrat; Rosanne Henry – Co-Facilitators)
[Only people born or raised in cultic groups – second generation adults, SGAs – may attend this session.]
Thursday - 30 June 2016
9:00 – 10:30
Welcome; housekeeping;
Paul Martin Lecture: Trauma, Healing and Forgiveness (Bob Pardon; Judy Pardon)
10:30 -11:00
Learning From Former Members’ Experiences of Receiving Professional Help: How Therapy Narratives Can Inform Practice (Catherine de Boer)
Combining Identity Development Theory and Trauma Counseling in Helping Heal SGAs (Cyndi Matthews)
Social Media’s Impact on Jehovah’s Witnesses: A Narrative Qualitative Research  (Steve Guziec)
Mormons Online: How Internet Communities Fuel the Exodus and Aid Post-Totalist Recovery (Luna Lindsey)
Panel: Ending Religious Child Maltreatment through a Child-Friendly Faith
Movement (Janet Heimlich; Charles Johnson; Cindy Kunsman)
Open Discussion for SGAs (Moderators: Ann Stamler; Elizabeth Blackwell)
[Only people born or raised in cultic groups – second generation adults, SGAs – may attend this session..]
12:30 – 2:00
Lunch Break
2:00 – 3:30
Boundaries (Rosanne Henry; Elizabeth Blackwell)
[Only former members of cultic groups may attend this session.]
Logotherapy and Recovery from Religiously Abusive Environments (Pat Knapp)
After the Legion, What Happened to Christ? The Impact on Cradle Faith From Exposure to the Legion of Christ Catholic Religious Order (Paul Lennon)
Vulnerabilities and Techniques of Undue Influence (Patrick O’Reilly)
Cliques, Crooks and Cults: Understanding Power and Control as Shared Core Components of Abusive Social Organizations and Relationships (Abigail Hazlett; Chelsea Von Pasecky)
The Influence of Cult Membership on Family Ties and Role Models of Young Men (Bogdan Wieckiewicz)
Why did I Join and Stay? How did I Leave and Heal? (Marlowe Sand)
Why do Ordinary People Have False Perceptions of Being Rational (Jose Fernandez)
On Miraculous Healing: Power of God or Magic? (Terho Miettinen)
3:30 – 4:00
25 Years After – The Friedrichshof Commune (FHC): An Exploration of How a Diverse Selection of Ex-Members have Adjusted to “Normal” Life (Anthony Murphy)
Hindu When We Need To Be: Appropriation, Religious Legitimacy, and the Curious Case of ISKCON (Vineet Chander)
Treatment for Depression in Former Cultists (Sejal Mehta)
The Socio-Historical Context of the October 1949 Revolution in China:  Towards an Understanding of the Development of a Cult (Jeff Bryson)
The Serpentine Road From the USSR to the US and to Freedom: A Cult Survivor Story (Alex Gawkins)
Gnosis, Faith, and Reason: Using Epistemology to Analyze any Cult Experience (Joseph Szimhart)
The Roman and Christian Roots of Cultic Studies: Religio, Cultus, Sexus (Arthur Mary)
Break for Dinner
Friday - 1 July 2016
9:00 – 10:30
Panel: Life in a Dallas Cult (Rick Robertson; Doug Duncan)
Health Social Workers and the Problem of Cults (Piotr T. Nowakowski)
Cognitive Behavioral Balance: An Integrative Approach to Cult Trauma Recovery (Ingo Michehl)
Panel: An Empirical Research Program From China (Rod Dubrow-Marshall, Moderator)
On the Causes of Cult Members’ Recommitment: Psychological Withdrawal Phenomena and Their Intervention Strategies (Qinping Chen)
A Study of Token Economy Counseling on Cult Members’ Stereotyped Behavior (Yichen Wang; Qingping Chen)
Correlation Between Psychological Characteristics and Worship Behavior of Cult Members (Yuran Luo; Qingping Chen)
Cult Members’ "Three-Low-and-One-High" Symptoms and Their Solution-focused Brief Psychological Counseling (Juan Zhou; Qingping Chen)
The Relationships of Self-Consistency Congruence, Interpersonal Trust Characteristics and Health of Cult Members (Qingping Chen; Jiquan Zhou)
The Lack of Research in Adolescent Group Settings: Psychological Pressures as Part of the Milieu in Controlling Institutions and Systems - Making Art out of the Inexpressible (Zack Bonnie)
Blogging, Booking and Busting (John Huddle)
Panel: Sexual Recovery After the Cult (Steve Eichel; Carla Brown)
10:30 -11:00
11:00 – 12:30
Nothing Great was Ever Achieved in 9 to 5: Mind Control in a Direct Sales Company (Nellie Walsh; Sue Parker-Hall)
Cult or New Religion: A Case Study on “Xue-Shui-ShengLing”(Blood, Water and Holy Spirit) (Fan Hong)
What Helps Former Cult Members Recover From an Abusive Cult Experience – Report on Doctoral Research (Gillie Jenkinson)
AIS Group Intervention Protocol for Members and Former Members of Psychologically Manipulative Groups (Vega González; Laura Merino; Juanjo Santamaria; Elena Montero)
A Modern Christian Movement Operating As A High-Demand Group (Tia Rebholz)
The Stories We Tell – Dispelling False Narratives for Cult Recovery (Eric Bernasek)
Panel: My Loved One Was in a Cult – A Discussion With Family Members (William Goldberg; Jennifer Zimmerman)
12:30 – 2:00
Lunch Break
2:00 – 3:30
Workshop for Former Cult Members Who Were Parents in the Cult (Lorna Goldberg)
[Only former members of cultic groups who were parents in the cult may attend this session.]
Panel: Providing a Haven for Spiritual Healing (Steve Kelly; Ron Burks; Reverend Oliver Lee, Jr)
The Print Culture of Alternative Religious Groups (Carolyn Jervis)
Utopian Expectations and Shaping of Charisma: An Analysis of Biography of Leaders (Tianjia Chen; Guanghui Xu)
Panel: Research on Psychological Abuse: Psychological Difficulties Experienced by Former Members of Abusive Groups and Socialization Practices Among Born and/or Raised (Carmen Almendros, Moderator)
Taxonomy of Psychological Difficulties Experienced by Former Members of Abusive Groups (Omar Saldaña, Álvaro Rodríguez-Carballeira, Carmen Almendros, Emma Antelo, and Álvaro Torres)
Disciplinary Practices Among Children in Isolated Authoritarian Groups and Their Implications for Long-Term Psychological Well-Being (Ruben García-Sánchez, Carmen Almendros, Jose Antonio Carrobles, Omar Saldaña, Álvaro Rodríguez-Carballeira, Manuel Gámez-Guadix, José Manuel Martínez, María Jesús Martín-López, and Begoña Aramayona)
Panel: Hare Krishna – Alive and Unwell: Former Members from ISKCON and Offshoot Groups Present the Current State of Affairs
30 Years Later – The Continued Journey Out (Laurie Schaffler)
Cult 2.0: Recruitment and Recovery from a Seemingly Liberal and Intellectual Sect (Nitai Joseph)
A Fish Rots from the Head – How Bhaktivedanta Taught by Example (Eric Bernasek)
How I Became Peaceful by Stopping Trying to be Peaceful and
Using My Brain’s Processing Power Instead (Anke Holst)
3:30 – 4:00
4:00 – 5:30
Panel: Life After the Cult: Struggles and Successes of People Born or Raised in Cultic Groups (Gina Catena, Moderator; Leslie Belcher; Dhyana Levey; Eva Meyrat)
Growing up LGBTQ in a Cult – SGA Experiences – Moving Towards Healing (Cyndi Matthews)
Heaven’s Gate: The Rhetorical Foundations of Religious Extremism (Cameron Berger)
Panel: Human Trafficking - International Perspectives (Rod Dubrow-Marshall; Halleh Seddighzadeh, Dato Akthar, Linda Dubrow-Marshall)
Disillusionment with the Cause: Leaving White Power Environments (Tony McAleer)
Identity and the Cultic Experience: About Changes, Transformations and Consolidation (Dianne Casoni)
The “Oprahfication” of Rob Bell: New Ageism, New Thought, and the Postconservative Evangelical (Robin Willey)
Mild and Mainstream: Understanding and Mitigating the Damage Caused by the Milder, More Accepted, High-Control Organizations (Mark Giles)
Break for Dinner
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Phoenix Project Live: Literary Readings
Saturday - 2 July 2016
9:00 – 10:30
Recovery from Cults and High-Control Groups Through Writing Fiction and Poetry:  A Case Study (K. Gordon Neufeld)
Media, Victim-Blaming, Trauma, and Recovery: How Personal and Public Narratives Impact Survivors of Traumatic Psychological Manipulation (Christine Katas)
Panel: Inside Out — One Group, 3 Experiences, 3 Perspectives (Karen Jonson; Joseph Kelly; Patrick Ryan)
Panel: Church Universal and Triumphant, Elizabeth Clare Prophet, and the Gregory Mull Trial:  A Review of the Coercive Persuasion Model (Cathleen Mann; Steve Eichel; Erin Prophet)
Panel: From Demanding Duggar Cradle to Troubled Teen Home:  Transcending the Independent Baptist Myth of Family (Cindy Kunsman, Moderator; Janet Heimlich, Discussant; Joanna Wright; Susan Grotte)
An Introduction to Cults for Law Enforcement: Crimes of Note (Marita La Palm)
ID vs. Identity: The Risk of Changing Identity in Cults (Leszek Buller)
10:30 -11:00
11:00 – 12:30
Psychospiritual Trauma and Integration: A Narrative Study of the Recovery Process of Second-Generation Cult Survivors (Mary Anne Rardin)
Bible Oriented University Campus High Control Groups That Manifest Harm, Abuse, and Common Themes of Intervention and Recovery Processes Observed With an Effective Outcome (David Clark)
Exit Counseling Cult Members in China’s Modernization Process (1978-2015) (Qing Ye)
Strategies and Methods for Recovering from Cults Based on Qigong and ESP (Jianhui Li)
Panel: Former Member Guilt and the Path to Self-Forgiveness (Nori Muster; Lorna Goldberg)
Role of Legal Professionals in the Process of Cult Survivors’ Recovery: Lawyers Roles and Survivors’ Efforts (Masaki Kito)
Risks of Writing About One's Experiences with Cults (J. Shelby Sharpe)
12:30 – 2:00
Lunch Break
2:00 – 3:30
Wrap-up for Former Cult Members (Carol Giambalvo)
[Only former members of cultic groups may attend this session.]
Panel: Colliding Worldviews: Ministering to Those Traumatized in Bible-based Cults (Robert Pardon; Judy Pardon; Neil Damgaard)
Prevent and Channel: The UK’s De-Radicalization Program Embraces Brainwashing, Thought Reform and Exit Counselling: The Challenges and Opportunities for Cultic Studies (Rod Dubrow-Marshall)
The Intersection of Cults and Terrorism (Chelsea Von Pasecky; Leanne Smith)
Panel: Cults: Lessons From History (Tony Jenkinson; William Goldberg; Stephen Parsons)
Cults and the Legal System: Obtaining Redress and Recovery (Breckan Scott)
Prosecuting Child Sexual Abuse In Alternative Religions (Andrea Willey; Stephen Kent)
3:30 – 4:00
4:00 – 5:30
Searching for Healthy Faith (Doug Duncan; Wendy Duncan)
2017 Conference Preview
Closing (Steve Eichel)
6:00 – 11:00
Poster Sessions
A Comparative Study in the Helping Strategies and Means for Recovery from Cults between China and the United States: A Study of People’s Daily and The New York Times (Zenghi Zhang)
Applying Routine Activities Theory to Cult Recruitment (Marita La Palm)
Christianity Awareness Training” for Clinicians and Helpers who are Working with Former Members Recovering From High demand Christian Groups (Autumne Kirkpatrick)
New Visual Angles for Guarding against the Destructive Cults (Baoxiang Fan)
PTSD 101 (Tamara Fosnight)
Survey on Exit Counseling with Community Help and Education (Min Wu; Qing Ye)
The Evidence for and Against Hypnosis as a Thought Reform Technique (Steve Eichel)
The Primal Scene of Cultic Bond: Freud’s Scientific Myth and Hubbard’s Science-Fiction Writing (Arthur Mary; Lucie Rodrigues)

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