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Arnold Markowitz, C.S.W.

 

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Arnold Markowitz, CSW, has worked for the Jewish Board of Family and Childrens' Services (JBFCS), one of the nations largest non profit Mental Health and Social Services organizations, for 32 years. He has been director of Adolescent Services at JBFCS as well as director of NY State Licensed Outpatient Mental Health Clinics and director of programs for immigrant populations, substance abuse programs ,and an Alternative High School for troubled teenagers. In his role as director of JBFCS's cult hotline and clinic, which is no longer in operation,  Mr. Markowitz provided help to many thousands of victims and families and direct treatment to approximately one thousand clients. In 2006 ICSA awarded him the Margaret L. Singer Award for advancing the understanding of coercive persuasion and undue influence.

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Address: 120 West 57th St.
City: New York,
State: NY
Zip: 10019
  Tel.: (212) 632-4640
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CSJ Contribution:
Cults and Children: The Abuse of the Young
Cultic Studies Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2
Other Contribution:
AFF Annual Conference: Children and Cults
May 29 - May 31, 1998 – Philadelphia, PA
 
Treatment Issues; Cults: Theory and Treatment Issues Video Available
Conference May 30, 1997, Philadelphia
   
Bio: Arnold Markowitz, MSW, received his BS at Empire State College of the State University of New York and his MSW at Yeshiva University. He is a psychotherapist and Director of the Cult Hot Line and Clinic of the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services in New York City, where he also serves as Director of Brooklyn Adolescent Services. He has presented many cult-education programs, has made many media appearances, and has been quoted widely as a cult expert in the print media. He has written and lectured extensively on cultic groups and psychological manipulation.
   
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