The Certification Board for the
Forensic Counselor and Criminal Justice Specialist


September 14-16, 2015

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.



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Printed for the use of The Committee on the Judiciary House of Representatives - U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington: 2010
This document contains the Federal Rules of Evidence, as amended to December 1, 2010. The rules were enacted by Public Law 93–595 (approved January 2, 1975) and have been amended by Acts of Congress, and further amended by the United States Supreme Court.

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