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Family Workshops

 

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

Family Workshops

Topics discussed typically include:

  • The nature of psychological manipulation and abuse
  • Why people join and leave high-control, abusive groups
  • How to assess your situation
  • How to communicate more effectively with your loved one
  • Problem-solving
  • Formulating a helping strategy
  • When exit counseling might be appropriate and how to prepare
  • Ethical issues
  • Special concerns of spouses
  • How to help your loved one after he or she leaves the group
  • How to cope with apparent helplessness without losing hope

AFF Family Workshops are organized and coordinated by Livia Bardin, M.S.W., a therapist in private practice. Ms. Bardin serves on AFF’s Social Work Committee and Family Education Service Advisory Board and is editor of the newsletter of the Greater Washington Society of Clinical Social Workers. She is currently working on a book for families dealing with cult involvement.

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