Presented his doctoral dissertation about collective suicide in 2008.
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.
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.
(Please highlight any changes that you wish to make.
Send a jpg photo if you wish.) a Professor at the Institute of Missiology and Ecumenical Theology, Faculty of Theology, Aarhus University. Villa, an intensive outpatient treatment program for former members of cults, high-demand groups, and relationships in Montgomery, Alabama. Adams-Weiss is a former Clinical Director of the Wellspring Retreat and Resource Center in Albany, Ohio, a residential rehabilitation center for ex-cult members.
She has been interviewed by numerous newspapers and radio and TV stations concerning cults.