ISBN 978-0-393-31321-5

Michael D. Langone (Author)

Recovery from Cults

Help for Victims of Psychological and Spiritual Abuse



    About the Editor

    About the Contributors

    Preface by Margaret Thaler Singer, Ph.D.

    Introduction by Michael D. Langone, Ph.D.

    1. Helping Cult Victims: Historical Background by Michael D. Langone, Ph.D.

    Section I: Mind Control

    2. A Little Carrot and a Lot of Stick: A case Example by Janja Lalich

    3. Reflections on "Brainwashing" by Geri-Ann Galanti, Ph.D.

    4. Understanding Mind Control: Exotic and Mundane Mental Manipulations by Philip Zimbardo, Ph.D. and Susan Andersen, Ph.D.

    Section II: Leaving Cults

    5. A Personal Account: Eastern Meditation Group by Patrick L. Ryan

    6. A Person Account: Bible-based Group by Mark Trahan

    7. Post-cult Problems: An Exit Counselor's Perspective by Carol Giambalvo

    8. Exit Counseling: A Practical Overview by David Clark, Carol Giambalvo, Noel Giambalvo, M.S. Kevin Garvey, and Michael D. Langone, Ph.D.

    9. The Importance of Information in preparing for Exit Counseling: A Case Study by Kevin Garvey

    Section III: Facilitating Recovery

    10. Post-cult Recovery: Assessment and Rehabilitation by Paul R. Martin, Ph.D.

    11. Guidelines for Therapists by Lorna Goldberg, M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

    12. Guidelines for Clergy by Richard L. Dowhower, D.D.

    13. Guidelines for Psychiatric Hospitalization of Ex-cultists by David Halperin, M.D.

    14. Guidelines for Support Groups by William Goldberg, M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

    15. Guidelines for Families by Arnold Markowitz, M.S.W., C.S.W.

    16. Guidelines for Ex-members by Madeleine Landau Tobias, M.S., R.N., C.S.

    Section IV: Special Issues

    17. Children and Cults by Michael D. Langone, Ph.D., and Gary Eisenberg, M.A.

    18. Ritualistic Abuse of Children in Day-Care Centers by Susan J. Kelley, Ph.D., R.N.

    19. Teen Satanism by Rob Tucker, M.Ed.

    20. Legal Considerations: Regaining Independence and Initiative by Herbert L. Rosedale, Esq.