The “Power and Control Wheel”: Its Contributions to Understanding Cultic Relationships
2. Participants will be able to describe at least 2 ways in which a part of the P&C wheel overlap with cultic dynamics and what parts may not, or are in dispute.
4. Participants will be able to list at least one way in which the knowledge of what can be done with this information will be helpful.
Steve K. D. Eichel, PhD, ABPP, ICSA President, is Past-President of the American Academy of Counseling Psychology and the Greater Philadelphia Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He is a licensed and Board-certified counseling psychologist whose involvement in cultic studies began with a participant-observation study of Unification Church training in their Eastern seminary (in Barrytown, NY) in the spring of 1975. His doctoral dissertation to date remains the only intensive, quantified observation of a deprogramming. He was honored with AFF’s 1990 John G. Clark Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Cultic Studies for this study, which was published as a special issue of the Cultic Studies Journal and has been translated into several foreign languages. In 1983, along with Dr. Linda Dubrow-Marshall and clinical social worker Roberta Eisenberg, Dr. Eichel founded the Re-Entry Therapy, Information & Referral Network (RETIRN), one of the field’s oldest continuing private providers of psychological services to families and individuals harmed by cultic practices. RETIRN currently has offices in Newark, DE, Lansdowne, PA and Pontypridd, Wales and Buxton, England (U.K.). In addition to his psychology practice and his involvement with ICSA, Dr. Eichel is active in a range of professional associations. He has co-authored several articles and book reviews on cult-related topics for the CSJ/CSR. In 2016 he received ICSA’s Herbert L. Rosedale Award at the Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas. [Directors]
Abigail Dalgleish Hazlett is a researcher and victim advocate. Abigail has presented on the issue of sexual violence to a variety of audiences and, while in school, she co-founded a community organization focused on the prevention of sexual violence and advocacy for victims. Her undergraduate research examined Christian clergy’s training in handling sexual violence in their congregations. She hopes to use her research to develop a training that can be implemented into seminary school curricula. She now resides in Austin, Texas with her husband and two children. She will begin graduate work in Communication Studies at the University of Texas at Austin in Fall 2018, focusing on trauma’s impact on victims and their relationships, as well as institutional responses to trauma and abuse. She is co-creator of the Coercive Control Collective, an organization focused on sharing research and news about the concept of coercive control and advocating for the use of a coercive control framework for understanding extreme forms of abuse across disciplines, including policy initiatives, education and prevention efforts in the United States.