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Ian McKay
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ISCA Conference

Post by Ian McKay » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:43 am

Tomorrow is the start of the Annual Conference of the International Cultic Studies Association in Bordeaux, the scientific version of a three-day meeting.

The programme includes three events in which ex-members of the Exclusive Brethren will be contributing.

Challenges for Women Leaving Fundamentalism Behind (Laura Dyason)

Open Discussion: Second-Generation Former Members (Ann Stamler and Jill Mytton, Facilitators) – open only to second-generation former members of cultic groups

Panel - Harassment and Legal Issues for Those Exposing or Confronting Cultic Groups (Jill Mytton, Stephen Mutch, Dhyana Levy, Gina Catena)

You can read the entire programme at http://www.icsahome.com/events/conferenceannual/agenda

Ian McKay
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Re: ISCA Conference

Post by Ian McKay » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:59 am

Forthcoming meetings of the International Cultic Studies Association

Spiritual Abuse: A Conference for Victims and Those Who Want to Help
August 5, 2017
Dartmouth, Massachusetts
More Info: http://www.icsahome.com/events/spiritual-abuse

High-Control Groups: Helping Former Members and Families
Nov. 3-5, 2017
Santa Fe, New Mexico
More info: http://www.icsahome.com/events/conferencesantafe

Surviving and Moving On After a High-Demand Group Experience: A Workshop for Second-Generation Former Members
April 27 - 29, 2018
Chester, Connecticut
More info: http://www.icsahome.com/events/workshopsgas


Here is more detail of the Dartmouth event:

Spiritual Abuse: A Conference for Victims and Those Who Want to Help
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth – August 5, 2017

This one-day conference, sponsored by MeadowHaven, The Protestant Chaplaincy of the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Dartmouth Bible Church, and International Cultic Studies Association, will take place from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at The Woodlands Commons on the campus of the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, which is about 60 miles south of Boston. Titles of talks include (speaker bios on back):

Why the Faithful can be Abusers and Abused (Ron Burks, PhD, MDiv)
Spiritual Abuse as a Universal Phenomenon (Michael Langone, PhD)
Spiritual Abuse: Strategies to Help Someone to Exit, Heal and Trust Again (Steven Hassan, MEd, LMHC, NCC)
Perfectionism in Abusive Spiritual Environments (Eric Sweitzer, MTS, PhD)
Life after the Group: Healing and Recovering Spiritual Roots (Ray Connolly)
Spiritual Autopsy of a Destructive, Spiritual Group (Gene Giguere, MA; Robert Pardon, MDiv, ThM)
Physiology of Spiritual Abuse (Elizabeth Blackwell)
Spiritual Abuse: Female Issues (Judy Pardon, MEd)
A Spiritually Safe Church (Neil Damgaard, ThM, DMin; Robert Pardon, MDiv, ThM)
Law Enforcement and Spiritual Abuse (Mark Roggeman)
The Secular Therapist and Spiritually Abused Clients (Lorna Goldberg, MSW, PsyA; William Goldberg, MSW, PsyA)
Closing Remarks and Open Discussion (Neil Damgaard, ThM, DMin; Robert Pardon, MDiv, ThM)

The registration fee of $50.00/person includes lunch. (Scholarships are available for those with financial need, e.g., unemployment, disability. Contact ICSA at mail@icsamail.com.)

REGISTER ONLINE: https://icsahome.givezooks.com/events/s ... -dartmouth

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