This talk explores the role of mainstream media in providing public education about the dangers and dynamics of cults. Very often we notice mainstream media focusing on exposing specific corruptions or injustices from cultic groups, or highlighting sensationalized anecdotal situations or personal stories from former cult members.
Kate Amber, cult and domestic abuse survivor, certified in Executive Leadership in Violence and Abuse Prevention, ADA Advocacy and The Psychology of Coercive Control, is the Founder/CEO of End Coercive Control USA (ECCUSA).
Cyndi Matthews, PhD, LPC-S, NCC is an experienced Counseling Clinician (17 yrs) working in Private Practice and as an Associate Professor in the counseling program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
This talk reviews my dissertation for a Masters in Organizational Psychology gained in 2020 at Birkbeck, University of London
Phil Lord is an Assistant Professor at Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law.
he study being presented examined whether former cult members frequently accessed media about cults, and if that exposure related significantly to their symptoms of distress and wellbeing. It was conducted by a journalist and second generation adult (SGA) as part of a dissertation for an MSc in the Psychology of Coercive Control.
found their way into this extreme right-wing cult, the price has been broken relationships, financial ruin, and legal troubles.
Most trauma – especially complex trauma – disconnects an individual from their self, their true essence. For those who have come out of a high demand group or relationship, it is imperative to rediscover, or in the instance of an SGA, discover for the first time, this sense of authentic self.