Conference Opening Session (Day One)

Why People Join, Stay and Leave Groups, A Cult Model

Patrick Ryan

Building Bridges: Improving Communication Across Worldviews, How to Stay Connected with A Cult Involved Loved One

Joseph Kelly

Cults and Death: A new look at Ernest Becker's Denial of Death

Joseph Szimhart

Unique Ways to Help your Loved One in a Cult or Manipulative Relationship

Rachel Bernstein LMFT, MSEd

The Neurobiology of 'Awe' in Cult Recruitment

Yuval Laor, PhD

The Spectrum of Coercive Control in Cults, Extremist Groups and Abusive Relationships

Linda Dubrow-Marshall, PhD, MBACP (Accred.), Rod Dubrow-Marshall, PhD, MBPsS

Conference Closing (Day One)

Conference Opening (Day-Two)

Cult Recovery: Gaining Trust After Cult Exploitation

Lorna Goldberg, L.C.S.W., Psy.A.

The Restoration of Individual Ideological Power: Making Sense of the Cultic Abuse Experience

Nitai Joseph, MSc

Cult Recovery: What helps former members recover?

Gillie Jenkinson, PhD

Can cults be leaderless? How a high-control environment can occur in the absence of a de facto leader.

Ashlen Hilliard

Recovering from Sexual Abuse in Cults, what we can learn from Neurobiology

Doni Whitsett, PhD, LCSW

That's not me”: An Exploration of Multi-Generation Adult leavers

Jill Aebi-Mytton, BSc, MSc, CPsychol, AFBPsS DPsych

From Surviving to Thriving After Leaving - Steps to Take on the Road to Recovery

Rachel Bernstein LMFT, MSEd

Resources: Presentation by each organization on Programs and Resources


Rachel Bernstein LMFT, MSEd

CIFS Australia (Cult Information and Family Support)

Ros Hodgkins

Conference Closing