Breaking Free: The therapeutic needs of former members of destructive religious cults

Destructive religious cults have become a source of great concern and speculation. Each year, people leave their homes and families to accept lives that are governed by tyrannical control, extreme isolation and widespread fear in order to find meaning and a place to belong. Many cult members experience this environment over an extended period of time and have great difficulty acclimating themselves when they are no longer a part of the faction. The focus of this Master‘s Project is to explore the therapy needs of former members of destructive religious cults as they attempt to overcome the fear and isolation that have become an integral component of their lives.

Author: 
Amanda Luedtke
Year Completed: 
2010
Number of Pages: 
52
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