Recommended Reading and Viewing
Most of these books can be ordered through ICSA's bookstore: http://www.icsahome.com (click on Books)
Churches that Abuse and Healing from Churches that Abuse, by Ronald M. Enroth
Help for those hurt by legalism, authoritarian leadership, manipulation, excessive discipline, and spiritual intimidation. These books are online free.
Crazy Therapies: What Are They? Do They Work? by Margaret Thaler Singer and Janja Lalich (1996, Jossey-Bass)
Cult Recovery, A Clinician's Guide to Working with Former Members and Families, ICSA, 2017
Cults In Our Midst: The Hidden Influence in Our Everyday Lives by Margaret Thaler Singer with Janja Lalich (1995, Jossey-Bass)
How We Know What Isn’t So, The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life by Thomas Gilovich (1991, The Free Press, Macmillan)
Influence: The new psychology of modern persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D. (Quill, 1984)
Recovery from Abusive Groups by Wendy Ford (American Family Foundation, 1990)
Recovery from Cults: Help for the Victims of Psychological and Spiritual Abuse, edited by Michael D. Langone (1993, Norton)
Take Back Your Life: Recovering from Cults and Abusive Relationships by Janja Lalich and Madeleine Tobias (2006, Bay Tree Publishing)
The Verbally Abusive Relationship and Verbal Abusive Survivors Speak Out on Relationship and Recovery, by Patricia Evans, Bob Adams, Inc Publishers 1992/1993
Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A Study of "Brainwashing" in China, by Robert Jay Lifton (Chapel Hill, 1989)
Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us by Dr. Robert D. Hare (Pocket Books, 1993)
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ICSA is proud to welcome STARTING OUT IN MAINSTREAM AMERICA by Livia Bardin, an online resource for people who have left cults, their families and friends, and professionals working to help them. Online at http://startingout.icsa.name.
- "Attacks on Peripheral versus Central Elements of Self and the Impact of Thought Reforming Techniques" Cultic Studies Journal, Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring/Summer 1986
- "Cults in America: A Legal Analysis of Undue Influence, Fraud, and Misrepresentation" by American Bar Association’s Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law, Cultic Studies Journal, Vol. 12, No. 1, 1995.
- "Ethical Standards for Thought Reform Consultants" by Carol Giambalvo, Joseph Kelly, Patrick Ryan and Madeleine Landau Tobias, Cultic Studies Journal, Vol. 13, No. 1, 1996
- "The Utilization of Hypnotic Techniques in Religious Conversion" Cultic Studies Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2, Fall/Winter, 1986