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Cults, Conversion, Science and Harm - Speakers

Psychological Manipulation, cult groups, sects, and new religious movements

 

 

Conference Speakers

 

When: May 4-5, 2001
Where: New York City area

 

Featured Speakers

Dr. Robert Jay Lifton will be the keynote speaker.  Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and Director, Center on Violence and Human Survival, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, City University of New York

Margaret T. Singer, Ph.D. Emeritus Adjunct Professor of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Singer's study of cultic groups builds on her early research into coercive persuasion during the Korean War. She is the co-author of Cults in Our Midst and Crazy Therapies. Widely regarded as the leading psychotherapist in this field, Dr. Singer has worked with thousands of cult-affected individuals and families.
Dr. Margaret Singer and other AFF helping professionals   will participate in a special two-and-one-half hour "Getting Help" program that will include abundant time for questions and answers.
 
Other Speakers
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Livia Bardin, M.S.W.
Psychotherapist; Clinical Social Worker, Washington, D.C
Dean Borgman, M.A., CAGS
Associate Professor of Youth Ministry, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Robin Boyle, J.D.
Assistant Legal Writing Professor, St. John's University School of Law
Carey Bowen
Carey Bowen is organizing several panels in which a mental health professional speaks with one or more former members. These panels will help you better understand why people join cultic groups, how they change in the groups, how they come out, and how they readjust after they leave.
Craig Branch
President and Director, Apologetics Resource Center
Dianne Casoni, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Criminology, University of Montreal
David Clark
Thought Reform Consultant, Philadelphia, PA
Arthur Dole, Ph.D., ABPP
Emeritus Professor of Education, University of Pennsylvania
Linda Dubrow, Ph.D.
Psychologist, RETIRN (Re-entry Information & Referral Network) 
Steve Dubrow-Eichel, Ph.D., ABPP
Psychologist and Co-director of RETIRN, Philadelphia, PA
Ray Dreitlein, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology at Kean University, Instructor at Rutgers University Center for Alcohol Studies.  Private practice in psychotherapy, Berkeley Heights, NJ.
Fr. Michael Duggan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at St. Mary's, College in Calgary and priest of the Diocese of Calgary, Alberta
Carol Giambalvo
AFF Outreach Director; Thought Reform Consultant, Flagler Beach, FL
Carol Giambalvo and other AFF helping professionals  will participate in a special two-and-one-half hour "Getting Help" program that will include abundant time for questions and answers.
Lorna Goldberg, M.S.W., A.C.S.W., New Jersey Institute of Psychoanalysis, Teaneck, NJ
Lorna Goldberg and other AFF helping professionals  will participate in a special two-and-one-half hour "Getting Help" program that will include abundant time for questions and answers.
Maureen Griffo
Board Member, reFOCUS, New York City
Steven Hassan, M.Ed., LMHC
Director, Freedom of Mind Resource Center, Cambridge, MA
Randy Kandel, Ph.D., J.D.
Assistant Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Joseph Kelly
Thought Reform Consultant Philadelphia, PA
Lois Kendall
Doctoral Candidate in Psychology, Buckinghamshire College, England English researchers
Stephen Kent, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta  
Mike Kropveld
Director, Info-Cult, Montreal, Canada
Janja Lalich, M.A., Ph.D.
Education Director, Community Resources on Influence and Control, Alameda, CA
Michael Langone, Ph.D.
Executive Director, AFF; Editor, Cultic Studies Journal
Fr. James LeBar
priest of the Archdiocese of New York
Robert Jay Lifton, M.D.
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and Director, Center on Violence and Human Survival, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, City University of New York
Peter Malinoski, Ph.D.
Candidate, Ohio University, Meridian Psychological Associates, Indianapolis, IN
Arnold Markowitz, M.S.W., C.S.W.
Director, Cult Hotline & Clinic, Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, New York City
Rod Marshall, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Buckinghamshire College, England
Jean-Francois Mayer, Ph.D.
University of Fribourg, Switzerland  
Jodi Aronoff McKibben, M.S., Ph.D. Candidate,
Ohio University, Research Scientist, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Mary O'Connell
New York City  
Rev. Robert Pardon
Co-Director/Administrator, New England Institute of Religious Research, Lakeville, MA
Herbert Rosedale, Esq.
President, AFF; Senior Partner, Parker Chapin Flattau & Klimpl, New York City
Marcia Rudin, M.A.
Founding Director, International Cult Education Program
Patrick Ryan
AFF Web site manager; Thought Reform Consultant, Philadelphia, PA
Margaret Thaler Singer, Ph.D.
Emeritus Adjunct Professor of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley  
Joseph Szimhart
Potstown, PA
Hana Whitfield
Thought Reform Consultant, Cape Coral, FL
Jerry Whitfield
Thought Reform Consultant, Cape Coral, FL
Jonibeth Whitney, M.A., Ph.D. Candidate,
California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, Counseling Center of Santa Monica
Wendy Ford Wolfberg, M.Ed.
Boston, MA.  
Benjamin Zablocki, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University
 
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