IACSP Homeland Security Bookshelf ...

The following are noteworthy recently published books on various aspects of homeland security.
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Freedom Of Mind: Helping Loved Ones Leave Controlling People, Cults And Beliefs
Release Date: 06/14/2012
Written By: Steven Hassan
Publisher: Freedom Of Mind Press
Page Count: 268
Our Rating:
This Book Is An Excellent, Innovative And Authoritative Guide By A Prominent Licensed Mental Health Counselor To Assist Victims Of Mind Control, Whether By Religious Or Personal Cults Or Terrorist Violent Extremists, To De-radicalize And Disengage From Them. Utilizing The Methodology Developed By The Author Called The Strategic Interactive Approach (SIA), It Applies A Step-by-step Approach To Teach Families, Friends And Mental Health Counselors How To Strategically Influence The Susceptible Individuals Involved In Such Groups To Understand Why They Should Leave Them. The Author's Unique Professional Expertise Is Based On His Being A Former Cult Member While In College, After Which In 1999 He Founded The Freedom Of Mind Resource Center, Inc. (www.freedomofmind.com), A Consulting, Counseling, And Publishing Organization Based In Newton, MA.

Table Of Contents: Introduction; Cult Common Denominators; What Is Destructive Social Influence; Strategic Interactive Approach; Evaluating The Situation; Building The Team; Empowering Members Of The Team; Understanding Cult/Person's Beliefs And Tactics; Interacting With Dual Identities; Communication Strategies; Unlocking Phobias; Promoting Freedom Of Mind: The Prep Meeting And Beyond; Planning And Holding An Intervention; A Call To Action.

Reviewed By, Dr. Joshua Sinai