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  AFF Annual Conference 2002 - Presenters

Conference: Understanding Cults and New Religious Movements -- Perspectives of Researchers, Professionals, Former Members, and Families


  • Workshop for Former Group Members
    Thursday, Jun 13, 2002

  • Workshop for Families and Friends
    Thursday, Jun 13, 2002

  • Workshop for Mental Health Professionals
    Thursday, Jun 13, 2002

  • Conference Events - Friday/Saturday, June 14/15, 2002


Carmen Almendros, Doctoral Student, Departamento de Psicolog�a Biol�gica y de la Salud, Facultad de Psicolog�a, Universidad Aut�noma de Madrid

Sandy Andron, Ed.D., Education Consultant, North Miami Beach, Florida  

Lourdes Arguelles, Ph.D., Professor of Women Studies and Education, Claremont Graduate University, California

Flore Singer Aslid is a social anthropologist in Trondheim, Norway

Livia Bardin, M.S.W., Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Worker, Washington, D.C.

Eileen Barker, Ph.D.  Professor of Sociology with Special Reference to the Study of Religion, London School of Economics; Founder and Chairman of the Board of Governors, INFORM, London, England

Jerry Bergman, Ph.D., Department of General Studies, Northwest State College, Archbold, Ohio

Miriam Williams Boeri, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Sociology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia  

William H. Bowen, President, Silentlambs, Inc.

Harry Brodie, M.D., former member of Kashi, Littleton, Colorado

Ronald Burks, M.A., Ph.D. Candidate, Wellspring Retreat and Resource Center, Albany, Ohio

Paul Carden, Executive Director, Centers for Apologetics Research, San Juan Capistrano, California  

Jos� Antonio Carrobles. Catedr�tico y Director del Departamento de Psicolog�a Biol�gica y de la Salud. President of the European Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Therapies (EABCT).

David Clark, Thought Reform Consultant; AFF Video Education Committee Chair, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  

Donna Collins, writer, Phoenix, Arizona 

Arthur Dole, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., Emeritus Professor, Psychology in Education, University of Pennsylvania

Steve K. Dubrow Eichel, Ph.D., ABPP,

Linda Jayne Dubrow, Ph.D.,  Psychologist and Co-director of RETIRN, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dan Dugan, Secretary, PLANS, Inc. (People for Legal and Nonsectarian Schools), San Francisco, California

Roberta Cobrin Eisenberg, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., BCD, RETIRN, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Andrea Moore Emmett, Writer and Journalist/Researcher, Salt Lake City, Utah

Jorge Erdely, Ph.D., Director, Centro de Investigaciones, Instituto Cristiano de Mexico, Mexico City

James Foster, Co-founder of the Roberts Group Parents Network

Edward Frischholz, Ph.D., Psychologist, Rush North Shore Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

Carol Giambalvo, Director of Recovery Programs, AFF; Thought Reform Consultant, Flagler Beach, Florida

Lorna Goldberg, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., Director, Child & Adolescent Program, New Jersey Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis

William Goldberg, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., Director, Community Support Center, Rockland County (NY) Department of Mental Health

Steven Hassan, M.Ed., L.M.H.C., Cult Counselor; Director, Freedom of Mind Resource Center, Inc., Somerville, Massachusetts

Rosanne Henry, L.P.C., Psychotherapist, Littleton, Colorado

Josep Jansa, M.D., Medical Coordinator, Assessment and Information on Cults, Barcelona, Spain  

Joseph Kelly, Thought Reform Consultant, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kathy Kelly, M.A., ATC/L, Exercise physiologist, Pinehurst, North Carolina

Mike Kropveld, Executive Director, Info-Cult, Montreal, Canada  

Janja Lalich, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology, California State University, Chico

Michael Langone, Ph.D., Executive Director, AFF

Sharon Lombard, B.F.A., Miami, Florida

Ronald Loomis, Cult Educational Consultant, New London, Connecticut

Phillip Lucas, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Stetson University, Deland, Florida

Hal Mansfield, Director, Religious Movement Resource Center, Fort Collins, Colorado

Marcos Marin, Ph.D. Candidate, Universidad La Habana, Cuba

Rod Marshall, Ph.D., Acting Dean of Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Humanities, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, Wycombe, England  

Paul Martin, Ph.D., Director, Wellspring Retreat and Resource Center, Albany, Ohio

Cesar Mascarenas, M.D., Professor and Researcher, Faculty of Post-Graduate Medicine, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Jean-Francois Mayer, Ph.D., Lecturer in Religious Studies, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Marie-Andree Pelland, Ph.D. Student, Department of Criminology, University of Montreal

Miguel Perlado Recacha, Psychologist, Assessment and Information on Cults, Barcelona, Spain  

Anne Rivero, M.S.W., Clinical Social Worker, Kaiser Permanente, Ontario, California

Herbert L. Rosedale, Esq., President, AFF; Senior Counselor, Gilchrist & Jenkins Parker Chapin, New York City  

Patrick Ryan, Thought Reform Consultant, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Alan Scheflin, J.D., L.L.M., Professor of Law, Santa Clara University Law School, Santa Clara, California

Margaret Thaler Singer, Ph.D., Emeritus Adjunct Professor of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley

Joseph Szimhart, Thought Reform Consultant, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dennis Tourish, Ph.D., Department of Management, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland

Jonibeth Whitney, Ph.D., Psychotherapist, Los Angeles, California

Larry Wilcox, Co-Founder of The Roberts Group Parents Network  

Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Esq., Tokyo Kyodo Law Office, Tokyo, Japan

Benjamin Zablocki, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey







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