International Cultic Studies Association Conference: Montreal Canada, July 5 – 7, 2012.

This is a good opportunity to learn about how mind control and thought reform can be associated with the belief in multiple personalities.

Manipulation and Victimization

The International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) will be conducting its 2012 Annual International Conference jointly with Info-Cult/Info-Secte and in collaboration with the Université de Montréal, The International Centre for Comparative Criminology (ICCC) of the Université de Montréal, and l’Association québécoise Plaidoyer-Victimes. The conference will be held at The Holiday Inn Select Montreal Centre Ville Downtown.
Note:  In addition, the International Centre for Comparative Criminology (ICCC) at the Université de Montréal will organize a scientific conference entitled, “Manipulation and Victimization in a Religious Context: Understandings and Controversies.” This conference will run parallel to ICSA’s annual conference. Both conferences will be open to registrants of either conference.

Agenda and Abstracts:

http://icsahome.com/infoserv_respond/event_conferences_workshops_sessions.asp

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  1. jeanettebartha

     /  05/05/2012

    Thank you Monica, for your input. I am aware that this organiztion, as others, can be sketchy and that some hold multiple personalities to be real.

    I agree, the passing of Dr. Singer, was a loss to the world. She was one of the few to stand up against cults – and paid a high personal price for doing so.

    My reason for posting this is to let readers know that there is, or can be, a cult element to the belief in mutliple personalities and dissociative identity disorder. It matters not whether people want to accept that fact, it is the case.

    What I will do in the future is write a post about the elements of a “cult” and what cult beliefs and behaviors are like. I think readers will then be able to make the association.

    Thanks again. Best regards, Jeanette

    p.s. Margaret Singer, PhD was a sociology professor at the University of California – Berkeley, USA. She is the author of “Crazy Therapies” among other ground breaking work. Give her a read.

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  2. I would like to think that is the case, but unfortunately, some of the therapists associated with this organization are believers and proponents of DID therapy and other forms of “parts work.” I do hope there will be some presentations that are more critical, but I wouldn’t count on it. Pardon my pun, but ICSA has always been very split on this issue and in recent years, since the death of Margaret Singer who was one of the few DID skeptics left, a number of the therapists holding key positions accept many of the questionable notions associated with the trauma industry.

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