Announcing Membership in The International Cultic Studies Association
I am delighted to announce my membership in the International Cultic Studies Association, (ICSA) a legitimate corporation founded in 1979, which offers advanced education and promotes awareness of destructive religious cults. The association has granted me membership as of April 15, 2015.
I now have access to numerous resources including articles, studies and findings written by professional, well respected mental health professionals. I am also able to access thousands of documents in the association’s library, and years of archived periodicals.
The ICSA is instrumental in assisting medical and mental health professionals, former cult members, students, and researchers. Colleges and academic institutes recognize the International Cultic Studies Association as an above average resource, and encourage students to utilize materials offered by ICSA.
By offering scholarly information not so easily obtained elsewhere, ICSA is in a class by itself in terms of specialization in cults. Holding advanced education such as PhD’s, the collection of world renowned psychological experts gathered in one place is all together the perfect place for advanced research in religious cults.
I will use information provided by the International Cultic Studies Association to advance in my education in order to continue to assist former cult members. This will be a priceless resource for increasing my knowledge and inviting former Jehovah’s Witnesses to explore these same resources. When it comes to understanding the elements and complex inner workings of a cult, it is advised that former cult members and activists educate themselves not only through listening to personal experiences, but also obtaining critical information from individuals familiar with the psychological damage of cults. This is where ICSA is a handy resource. Psychologists and medical practitioners are encouraged to join the organization to advance their understanding, and be of benefit in their own practices.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses are categorized as a cult by world renowned experts who have had extensive experience in treating patients who were once members of the religious organization of Watchtower Society. To date, the JWs have about 8 million members worldwide. I myself, am a former Jehovah’s Witness, born and raised in the cult, involved in support and outreach for ex Jehovah’s Witnesses. I have been out of the organization for 25 years, since 1989. I launched a support group for former members in 2013 which is still going today, and growing daily. Learn more about Jehovah’s Witness beliefs here.
I’m appreciative to the Executive Director, Michael D. Langone, PhD, Editor in Chief of ICSA today, who personally welcomed me into the International Cultic Studies Association. Read about Dr. Langone in the Huff Post.
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