Jun 26, 2022

International Cultic Studies Association 2022 Awards

International Cultic Studies Association 2022 Awards

Debby Schriver ICSA 2022
Margaret L. Singer Award: "for advancing the understanding of coercive persuasion, undue influence, and psychological manipulation."

​Joseph Kelly ICSA 2022
Lifetime Achievement Award: "honors individuals who have, to an exceptional degree, embodied in their work ICSA’s values of openness, courtesy, and dialogue, and who have made academic and/or other exceptional contributions to the field of cultic studies."


Dianne Casoni Award: Dianne Casoni was an important collaborator of Info-Cult for more than 25 years, in addition to sitting on its board of directors for more than a decade. She was a prominent figure in research in the field of religion and cultic phenomena. Throughout her career, she worked closely with people who have lived in such groups, to better understand their experiences. As an experienced psychologist and psychoanalyst, she taught for over twenty years in the School of Criminology at the Université de Montréal.

In order to honour the memory of Dianne and to highlight her important contributions to research, this award aims to promote and reward written work which addresses one or more aspects of cultic phenomena or which deals with the various areas of intervention in cultic environments.

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