Jackie Johnson, DSW, LCSW-R; Sunday, June 26, 2022
Working with born and raised-in former cult members presents significant and unique issues in terms of recovery work when compared to former members who joined cults as independent and autonomous adults. This talk goes into depth about the numerous and specific challenges that former cult members who were either born into or raised in the group face when doing recovery work. The talk addresses and supports mental health professionals who specialize in recovery work or those who want to learn more about working with born and raised-in former cult members.
Jackie Johnson, DSW, LCSW-R, is a licensed clinical social worker with a certification in forensic social work. She obtained her master’s degree from Columbia University and her doctoral degree from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Johnson is a SGA survivor, having spent 43 years with Jehovah’s Witnesses. In her private practice, Dr. Johnson focuses on assisting indoctrinated individuals find freedom from cultic and other high-demand groups and process the trauma they experienced while being involved in systems of control or coercive groups and relationships. Her research interests include the epistemology of women and how cultic, coercive, and misogynistic experiences influence the cognitive development of women. Dr. Johnson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can learn more about Dr. Johnson at her website, www.drjacquelinejohnson.com.