Parents, Children and Cults: A Deprogramming Survey

In order to help parents decide what to do about children in cults, the American Family Foundation’s ADVISOR (predecessor of The Cult Observer), a periodical read by several thousand people, most of whom are disturbed by aspects of the cult phenomenon, published a questionnaire in 1982.  Ninety-four parents responded, providing a variety of data on family background and experiences ...

Deprogramming: A Case Study Part 1: Personal observations of the Group Process

Steve K. Dubrow-Eichel, Ph.D. This special issue of the Cultic Studies Journal is, to our knowledge, the only professional, detailed analysis of deprogramming, a central source of controversy in cultic studies.  The observer of the deprogramming, Dr. Steve Dubrow-Eichel, completed this study as part of his doctoral program at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Dubrow-Eichel’s ...