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Test Migration New

Draft.  Subject to change.

April 1, 2017 Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Seminar)

April 2, 2017 Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. (Workshop)

Saturday, April 1, 2017
9:00 – 9:30 Introductions, Overview of Saturday Seminar and Sunday Workshop for Families and Former Members, ground rules
9:30 – 10:00 Presentations: Introduction and Overview of a Cult Model
Why people join groups, leave groups and why they stay

Patrick Ryan, Joseph Kelly

10:00 – 10:30 Presentation: Issues for Former Members

Rachel Bernstein, MS, LMFT

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:15 Presentation: Issues for SGA’s

Rachel Bernstein, MS, LMFT

11:15 – 11:45 Presentation: Issues for Families

Rachel Bernstein, MS, LMFT, Joseph Kelly, Patrick Ryan

11:45 – 12:00 Group Discussion
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 – 3:15 Ex-Member Presentations
1:30 – 2:00 Growing Up Different: You’re Not Alone

Nori Muster, MS

2:00 – 2:30 Leaving Ramtha

Alexandra Menna

2:30 – 3:00 Former Jehovah’s Witness
3:00 – 3:15 Coffee Break
3:15 – 4:00 Ambiguous loss

Doni Whitsett, PhD, LCSW

4:00 – 4:30 Taking stress seriously: Good and bad stress.
(this includes the neurobiology)
Doni Whitsett, PhD, LCSW
4:30 – 5:00 Group Discussion:

What was helpful? Not helpful?

Rachel Bernstein, MS, LMFT

What have we learned?

Rachel Bernstein, MS, LMFT

Resources from ICSA and community

Patrick Ryan

Review and Closing

Sunday, April 2, 2017
9:00 – 9:30 Introductions, Overview of Workshop for Families and Former Members, ground rules
9:30 – 10:00 How to Overcome Cult Superstitions and Negative Thought Forms

Nori Muster, MS

10:00 – 10:30 Trauma and recovery

Doni Whitsett, PhD, LCSW

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 1:45

Former Members

Break out groups for former members

Recovery needs of former members

Doni Whitsett, PhD, LCSW, Joseph Kelly

Trance and triggers

Joseph Kelly

Group Discussion: What you joined; what you got

10:45 – 1:30

Families

Break out groups for families

Building relationships

Rachel Bernstein, MS, LMFT, Patrick Ryan

Assessing your situation

Rachel Bernstein, MS, LMFT, Patrick Ryan

1:30 – 1:45 Resources from ICSA and community

Patrick Ryan

Review and Closing

Rachel Bernstein, MS, LMFT

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