Cult Mediation Specialist Patrick Ryan discusses how cults operate and how to intervene when someone needs help.
Welcome to cult recovery 101
Welcome to Cult Recovery
Take the time to review the resources on our site; they should assist your evaluation of our approach, process and services. We provide a Free Initial Evaluation – thirty-minute telephone consultation after reviewing your Background Information for Case Evaluation form and signed Release (PDF VERSION). We are normally available (Thursday – Saturday)…
The following is a helpful list of questions to aid you in assessing a possible intervention/mediation: Is the person in a controversial group? What evidence do you have that the person is in the group? What evidence do you have to show the person is more than a casual member?…
ICSA Lifetime achievement award
July 2011 Barcelona, Spain Michael Langone Patrick Ryan has many talents. He won a writing award for contributions to his high school newspaper. He ran a million dollar business. He has a passion for computers, and his skills in this area are impressive. He is a born entrepreneur. He should be…
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…
Deprogramming: A Case Study Part 1: Personal observations of the Group Process
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.
Cults: Questions and Answers
The term cult is applied to a wide range of groups. There are historical cults, such as the cult of Isis, non-western cults studied by anthropologists, such as the Melanesian cargo cults, and a host of contemporary cults that have caught the publics’ attention during the past fifteen years.
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