International Cultic Studies Association         Nov 19, 2018, 5:34 PM

Dear Ms. (Maria)

You will find several resources in our links list: https://www.icsahome.com/elibrary/links  The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, for example, has a useful First Amendment Handbook.

Thank you for considering www.icsahome.com as a resource… 

Founded in 1979*, the International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) is a global network of people concerned about psychological manipulation and abuse in cultic or high-demand groups, alternative movements, and other environments. ICSA is tax-exempt, supports civil liberties, and is not affiliated with any religious or commercial organizations. (See links to the left.)ICSA is unique in how it brings together former group members, families, helping professionals and researchers.

ICSA’s mission is to apply research and professional perspectives to:

  • Help former members of cultic and other high-control environments
  • Provide guidance and support to families of people involved in high-control environments
  • Educate the public about psychological manipulation and the harmful effects of high-control environments
  • Encourage, support, and conduct research to advance understanding of psychological manipulation and high-control environments
  • Support helping professionals interested in this area

Good luck…  I hope you consider becoming a member of ICSA: https://www.icsahome.com/membership 


Michael Langone, PhD

Executive Director


ICSA (International Cultic Studies Association)

P.O. Box 2265

Bonita Springs, FL 34133

Phone: 1-239-514-3081

fax:  1-305-393-8193

E-mail: mail@icsamail.com

Web site: www.icsahome.com

Conferences and workshops  http://www.icsahome.com/events

My Question is at 55:20, Is teaching people to be “Counselors” a “thing”?