Recovery from Cults: Help for Victims of Psychological and Spiritual Abuse

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Michael D. Langone
W. W. Norton & Company, 1995 - Family & Relationships - 432 pages
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Drawing upon the clinical expertise of professionals and the personal experiences of those formerly involved in high-intensity mind-control groups, this book is a comprehensive guide to the cult experience. Michael Langone and his colleagues provide practical guidelines for helping former cult members manage the problems they encounter when leaving cults.
  

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This is one of the better cult books I've read (and I've read a lot of them). Recovery from Cults is a collection of papers written by many different people -- some experts, some ex-members of high ... Read full review

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This book is a collection of several writers, edited by cult expert Michael Langone. It accomplishes a lot -- some chapters are written by survivors, some to survivors, others to those who are in ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction Michael D Langone Ph D
1
Historical Background
22
A Case Example
51
Reflections on Brainwashing
85
Mental Manipulations
104
Eastern Meditation Group
129
Biblebased Group
140
An Exit Counselors Perspective
148
Guidelines for Clergy
251
Guidelines for Psychiatric Hcapitalization of Excultists
263
Guidelines for Support Groups
275
Guidelines for Families
285
Guidelines for Exmembers
300
Children and Cults
327
Ritualistic Abuse of Children in DayCare Centers
343
Teen Satanism
356

Carol Giambalvo
155
The Importance of Information in Preparing
181
Assessment and Rehabilitation
203
Guidelines for Therapists
232
Regaining Independence
382
Index
396
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Michael Langone lives in southern Florida.

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