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The annual conference of the International Cultic Studies Association will take place in Denver, Colorado from June 23-24, 2006. There will also be preconference workshops for families and ex-members on Thursday June 22, 2006. Register now and take advantage of generous early registration discounts.

If the hyperlink above does not work for you, type the following url into your browser: http://cultinfobooks.com/infoserv_events/2006/2006_denver_conf_agenda.htm

Sessions include (subject to change):

Assistance (Selected Sessions)
Psychopathology of Cultic Group Leaders: Implications for Members and Ex-Members (John Burke, Ph.D.; Lorna Goldberg, M.S.W.; Lois Svoboda, M.D.

Personal Change in an Eastern Group (Gina Catena; Joseph Kelly; Patrick Ryan)

Coming Back to Religion and Spirituality After Spiritual Abuse (Elliot Benjamin, Ph.D.; Nancy Miquelon, M.A., L.P.C.; Nori Muster)

Spiritual and Psychological Abuse: An Evangelical Perspective (Patrick Knapp; Professor Sharon Hilderbrant

The Power of Telling Your Story (Steven Gelberg, M.A.; Lorna Goldberg, M.S.W.; Nori Muster)

Safe Passage Foundation: Who We Are (Julia McNeil; Lauren Stevens)

26 Years of Helping Families and Ex-members: Lessons from the JBFCS Cult Hot-line and Clinic (Arnold Markowitz, C.S.W.)

Research (Selected Sessions)
Research Update from Spain (Carmen Almendros & José Carrobles, Ph.D.)

Conflict in the Lives of Gay and Lesbian Jehovah’s Witnesses (Janja Lalich, Ph.D.)

Child Abuse and Child Protective Work in Two Isolated Authoritarian Groups (Livia Bardin, M.S.W.)

Aum Shinrikyo and Weapons of Mass Destruction (Masaki Kito; Takashi Yamaguchi)

The Conflict Between Aum Critics and Human Rights Advocates (Sakurai Yoshihide, Ph.D.)

Rajneesh and Bioterrorism (Edward Lottick, M.D.)

Research from Wellspring (Rod Dubrow-Marshall, Ph.D.; Paul Martin, Ph.D.)

Rhetoric and Domestic Violence in the Unification Church (Mary Jo Downey)

The Challenges of Integrating into Society for Those who Were Born or Raised into a Sectarian Group (Lorraine Derocher)

Predicting Violence in Extremist Groups (Benjamin Zablocki, Ph.D.)

Making Sense of Gender, Sex, and Family Experiences in a Cult (Marybeth Ayella, Ph.D.)

Other (Selected Sessions)
Tough Love and Coercive Persuasion (Philip Elberg, Esq.; Maia Szalavitz; Alan Scheflin, J.D., LL.M.)

Child Abuse Issues in Cultic Groups (Kimberlee Norris, Esq.)

Child Abuse in the Jehovah’s Witnesses (William Bowen; Kimberlee Norris, Esq.)

Polygamy (Andrea Moore Emmett, Coordinator; Kristin Brewer; Laura Chapman; Curtis Giles; Mike Kropveld; Sylvia Mahr; Nancy Miquelon; Vicki Prunty; Robbie Sweeten)

Experts in Cult Cases (Alan Scheflin, J.D., LL.M.; Philip Elberg, Esq.)

Attempted Censorship and Suppression of Information by Controversial Religious Movements (Paul Carden; Jorge Erdely, Ph.D.; Eric Pement)

Update on Hate Groups (Hal Mansfield)

Distinguishing between Ethical and Unethical Proselytizing (Elmer Thiessen, Ph.D.)

The Human Rights Dimension of Cultic Studies (Jorge Erdely, Ph.D.)

Operation Clambake Picket Award 2003The Operation Clambake Picket Award is presented by Operation Clambake (www.xenu.net). Every picket held against CoS or RTC (or any organization residing under their corporate umbrella), and submitted as described [on OC], will be considered by the jury. The rewards will be announced on OC and on the Usenet newsgroup alt.religion.scientology.

May 26 2004: "Operation Clambake offer an additional reward to the winners: For each time the SP polar bear figures in pictures from a picket against CoS, they will receive a t-shirt (in human size) similar to the one the bear is wearing! Offer stands as long as my current stocks hold."


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