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Margaret Singer Recovery from Cults 1992. Video link

“Recovery from Cults” 1992.
The recording quality is low but the information from this remarkable women is priceless.
The video is downloadable,

Margaret Singer Recovery from Cults 1992.
What are cults
How do cults operate
How many people are involved in cults
What are cult leaders' goals and methods
How cults recruit
What is thought reform
Inside the group
Development of a cult pseudoidentity
Returning to the outside world
What is the family's experience like
How cults use thought reform techniques to control people
How cult involvement affects members
How to help a cult member leave a group
Why exit counseling is important
How family members can help with the recovery process

Video Download Link…


Many thanks again to.... Joe Szimhart.



Margaret Singer From Wikipedia
Born 1921
Denver, Colorado,
United States
Died November 23, 2003
Berkeley, California,
United States
Residence Berkeley, California,
United States
Nationality American
Field clinical psychology
Institutions University of California, Berkeley
Alma mater University of Denver, B.A., M.S.
University of Denver, Ph.D., clinical psychology, 1943
Notable students Jesse S. Miller, Ph.D.
Known for Cults in Our Midst, family therapy, schizophrenia research

Notable prizes Reported nominated twice for Nobel Prize, work in schizophrenia
Leo J. Ryan Memorial Award, 1978
Research Scientist Award, National Institute of Mental Health
Hofheimer Prize, American College of Psychiatrists, 1966
Stanley R. Dean Award, American College of Psychiatrists, Research in Schizophrenia, 1976
Achievement Awards, Mental Health Association of the United States
McAlpine Award for Achievement in Research from the Mental Health Association of the United States
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Award for Cumulative Contributions to Research in Family Therapy

Margaret Thaler Singer, Ph.D. (1921 - 2003) was a clinical psychologist and adjunct professor emeritus of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, U.S..
Dr. Singer's main areas of research included schizophrenia, family therapy, brainwashing and coercive persuasion. Singer performed research at the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center Institute of Research, the National Institute of Mental Health, the United States Air Force and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received many awards for her work, including the Leo J. Ryan Memorial Award, the Research Scientist Award from the National Institute of Mental Health, and both the Hofheimer Prize and the Stanley R. Dean Award from the American College of Psychiatrists.
In the 1960's she began to study the nature of cults and mind control and served on the board of the American Family Foundation. She is the author of the book Cults in Our Midst. She gave expert testimony in several cult-related trials, including the 1976 trial of Patty Hearst, who had previously been kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, and the 1977 hearing for five members of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church.
In 1987, as head of the APA taskforce on Deceptive and Indirect Techniques of Persuasion and Control for the American Psychological Association, Dr. Singer oversaw the production of a report that was later rejected by the APA's Board of Social and Ethical Responsibility for Psychology. Thereafter, Singer's expert testimony in four subsequent cases was not accepted. In 1992 she sued the APA for "defamation, frauds, aiding and abetting and conspiracy", but in 1994 she lost.
Articles in The New York Times and the The Los Angeles Times reported complaints by Singer and her family that she had been enduring harassment and death threats due to her "battles" with the cults.



Re: Margaret Singer Recovery from Cults 1992. Video link

Thanks David!

Re: Margaret Singer Recovery from Cults 1992. Video link

This is an excellent presentation in terms of what one experiences, and how to deal with medical professionals who have little knowledge of how do deal with distinguishing between mental illness and the "side effects" of having been in a cult. Thank you for the link.