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Psychotherapy Cults

By Margaret T. Singer, Ph.D., Maurice Temerlin, Ph.D., & Michael D. Langone, Ph.D.

 

Although the term "cult" is usually associated with religious groups, nonreligious cults are receiving increasing attention. This paper examines the common features of cultic groups, in particular the use of thought reform, a process through which indoctrination and behavior changes are brought about in a number of contemporary situations. Several psychotherapy cults are described to illustrate the coordinated programs of exploitative influence and behavior control that characterize these groups.


Product ID: CSJ07-02A    Cultic Studies Journal

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+ AFF News, 03.01: Lalich, Janja Ph.D.: "Crazy" Therapies: What are They? Do They Work? - The Therapeutic Relationship
+ AFF News, 03.03: Lalich, Janja Ph.D.: "We Own Her Now"
= Churches That Abuse
Boulette, Teresa Ramirez, Ph.D.: "Mind Control and the Battering of Women"
Boulette, Teresa Ramirez, Ph.D.: "Mind Control and the Battering of Women" - abstract
Singer, Margaret T., Ph.D.: "Undue Influence and Written Documents: Psychological Aspects"
Singer, Margaret Thaler, Ph.D.: "Post-Cult After Effects"
Singer, Margaret, Ph.D.: "Crazy" Therapies: What Are They? Do They Work?"
Singer, Margaret, Ph.D.: "How United States Marine Corps Differ from Cults"
Singer, Margaret, Ph.D.: "Psychotherapy Cults"
Singer, Margaret: "Coming Out of the Cults"
Singer, Margaret: "Cults, Coercion And Contumely"
Singet Margaret, Ph.D.: "Thought Reform Exists: Organized, Programmatic Influence"
Sirkin, Mark Ph.D.: "Mistakes Families Make"
Ω Conference 1997: PA Presenter
Ω Conference 2000 WA: Speakers
√ Langone, Michael: "Recovery From Cults"
√ Singer, Margaret: "'Crazy'" Therapies"
√ Singer, Margaret: "'Crazy'" Therapies"
√ Singer, Margaret: "Cults In Our Midst: Hidden Menace in Our Lives
√ Video: "After the Cult: Recovering Together"
√ Video: "Cults Saying No Under Pressure"
√ Video: "Theory and Treatment Issues" from May 1991 Conference: Mind Manipulation, Cults, and Domestic Violence

 

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