Watch this space for future events.

 

Past events have included...

Past events

The International Cultic Studies Association summer conference, 2020

For more information and to register, click here

"This two-day event will include a variety of presentations, panels, and workshops for former members of cultic groups, families and friends, professionals, and researchers. Please contact ICSA if you need financial assistance to attend this event."

I will be speaking at the workshop on mental health and working with first generation cult members with Dr Linda Dubrow Marshall.

"This workshop will focus on how mental health professionals can best address working with first-generation former members. Richard Turner will discuss his perspective about mental health issues and how to best help first-generation former members to recover, including pathways and barriers to recovery, based on both personal and professional experience. Dr. Linda Dubrow-Marshall will then discuss general principles for how mental health professionals can best facilitate the recovery of first-generation former members based on an appreciation of individual differences amongst common sequelae of the experience of being in an abusive group and the need for flexibility in helping people to recover."

INTERNATIONAL CULTIC STUDIES ASSOCIATION

2019 Annual International Conference

ICSA's annual conference is THE event in this field. The annual conference is typically three days in length with pre-conference workshops for former group members, researchers, mental health professionals, and educators.

Most annual conferences draw 200 to 300 attendees from around the world. Attendees include:

  • former group members,

  • families,

  • helping professionals,

  • researchers,

  • lawyers, educators, and other interested persons.

 

Where/When?

Holiday Inn, Manchester City Centre, 25 Aytoun Street , Manchester, M1 3AE. United Kingdom.

July 4-6, 2019

Preconference Workshops, July 3, 2019

I spoke at the pre-conference workshops on mental health.

CULTS: AN IDENTITY THEFT

A cult awareness training day

March 16th 2019.

09.30-15.30

 

Location:

Christ Church Netherley, 71 Brownbill Bank, Liverpool L27 7AE

The training day was aimed at counsellors, educators, concerned family members and friends, and anybody else interested in learning how cult groups work.

 

The day will include discussion on...

  • What is a cult? (Challenges of definitions and identifying a group)

  • Personality types of cult leaders

  • Theories of thought reform/mind control

  • The psychology of persuasion

  • The structure of a cult and recruitment processes

  • Case studies (Including my own personal experience of being in a cult group)

  • Escaping a cult and the impact on mental health

  • Recovery

(Please note, even though this event was hosted in a church building, it was not a church/religious event)

CULTS: AN IDENTITY THEFT

A cult awareness training day

Saturday 26th October 2019

10.00 - 16.00

 

Location: 

Halton Play Council, 10 Mersey Road, Runcorn WA7 1DF

 

The training day was aimed at counsellors, educators, concerned family members and friends, and anybody else interested in learning how cult groups work.

The day included discussion on...

  • What is a cult? (Challenges of definitions and identifying a group)

  • Personality types of cult leaders

  • Theories of thought reform/mind control

  • The psychology of persuasion

  • The structure of a cult and recruitment processes

  • Case studies (Including my own personal experience of being in a cult group)

  • Escaping a cult and the impact on mental health

  • Recovery

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