Montréal, Canada; July 5-7, 2012 - more information
Abstract Steve Eichel, Ph.D.; Linda Dubrow-Marshall, Ph.D.; Andrea Emmett; Carla Brown
This panel will discuss some of the common sexual dynamics that have been experienced, observed, and documented in cultic groups and relationships. We will also provide an overview of postcult sexuality issues and concerns. We will speculate about some trends in sexual recovery we have observed in former members, as well as the possible effects of mainstream culture, both positive and negative, on facilitating or obstructing that recovery. Finally, we will discuss what cult interventionists and therapists might need to do, including specialized training in sexuality counseling, to better assist their clients in making steps toward reclaiming or recovering an integrated, sex-positive sense of the Self.