Listed below are biographical sketches on some of the people who have published in ICSA periodicals or spoken at ICSA conferences.
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She was the 2005 recipient of ICSA’s Margaret Singer Award, given in honor of her research into the development of measures relevant to cultic studies. Carmen Almendros, es Profesora Contratada Doctora en el Departamento de Psicología Biológica y de la Salud de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
She is on ICSA’s Board of Directors, and is International Journal of Cultic Studies, Co-Editor.
She published a book and several articles on psychological abuse in group contexts, cult involvement, leaving cults, and psychological consequences of abusive group membership.
Ha publicado un libro y varios artículos sobre abuso psicológico en contextos grupales, involucración y abandono de grupos de manipulación psicológica y las consecuencias psicológicas de la pertenencia a estos grupos.
Sus intereses investigadores incluyen también el estudio de la disciplina parental y la violencia psicológica e influencia en las relaciones de pareja. Strategic Analyst in the Cabinet for Security in the Catalan Home Affairs Department.
Her lecture series focused on children born and/or raised in cultic groups with a special focus on issues of human rights.
She has presented on cults, with a particular focus on second-generation adults (SGAs) at various mental-health agencies, universities, and at the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) annual conference in New Jersey. Allen gained a breadth of experience volunteering at the Cult Clinic of JBFCS in NYC for three years and has gone on to work as a therapist with former cult members in community mental health.
Doug became involved in the cult awareness movement after a family member joined a known cult.
After more than 30 years in the cult awareness field, he considers himself to be an RKP - -Reasonably Knowledgeable Person - if not an officially accredited expert.
She has been interviewed by numerous newspapers and radio and TV stations concerning cults.