September 14-16, 2015

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2015 Keynote Speaker

President, International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA)

"Religious Extremism, Terrorism and Human Trafficking: The Cultic Processes that Underlie Them All"

Steve K. D. Eichel, Ph.D., ABPP, is the President of the International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA).

Dr. Eichel's involvement in cultic studies began with a participant-observation study of Unification Church training in the spring of 1975. His doctoral dissertation to date remains the only intensive, quantified observation of a deprogramming. He was honored with ICSA's 1990 John G. Clark Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Cultic Studies for this study, which was published as a special issue of the Cultic Studies Journal and has been translated into several foreign languages.

In 2003, Dr. Eichel was a psychological examiner and expert witness for the defense in the trial of the mass murdering "Beltway Sniper", Lee Boyd Malvo...read more about Dr. Eichel and his Keynote Address.




Mental Health Interventions in Cult-Related Cases: Preliminary Investigation of Outcomes by Steve K. Dubrow Eichel, M.S., Linda Dubrow Eichel, M.A., Roberta Cobrin Eisenberg, M.S.W. - Shared from the International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) website. Join us for our 2015 Annual Educational & Networking Conference for a Keynote by ICSA President, Dr. Steve Eichel!

Do our interventions work? This question is undoubtedly on the minds of many professional counselors and lay advisors engaged in clinical work with cultists, former cultists, and their families. Since October 1983, the associates of the Re-Entry Therapy, Information and Referral Network (RETIRN) have maintained a record of all face-to-face consultations and subsequent interventions with individuals and families who seek assistance with cult-related problems. Whenever possible, we have followed (and continue to follow) cases after interventions are made in order to determine outcome.

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