Understanding Cults: A Foundational Course for Clinicians
(with CE)Do you want to offer more effective clinical care for those who’ve been impacted by harmful influence? Understanding cults will give you the insight you need.
Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurses, Professional Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists.
PDF notes with thumbnails to download to accompany Dr. Steve Hassan's course for clinicians.
Module 1: Bio-Psycho-Social Framework (2:54:03)
Module 1: Quiz
Module 2: Vulnerability and Recruitment (49:08)
Module 2: Quiz
Module 3: Examining Destructive Cults (51:28)
Module 3: Quiz
Module 4: Influence and Control (35:31)
Module 4: Quiz
Module 5: Mind Control (37:12)
Module 5: Quiz
“As a medical doctor with decades of experience, I wish to say that I very much enjoyed the content and I think it is incredibly well done.
The course is highly comprehensive, and I do believe that anyone who takes all the modules will come out with a very good understanding of this topic.
If everyone took this course and absorbed the messages, the world would be a much safer and more loving place for all.”
Those interested in understanding cults and other harmful undue influence situations.
People in recovery
Concerned family and friends
Middle school, high school, college, and university communities (students, parents, educators, staff, student life, and counseling)
Community and advocacy organizations
Researchers & students writing papers and dissertations
Health and wellness professionals and coaches
Financial advisors, law enforcement and military legislators, government and non-governmental organizations, media, other people who want to help
Participants will list elements of Scheflin’s Model of Social Influence.
Participants will list key figures in social psychology and social influence.
Participants will name contributors to client-centered psychotherapy.
Participants will identify clinical considerations (including cautions) as well as qualities of effective clinicians.
Participants will describe symptoms of cult involvement.
Participants will identify goals of healing.
Participants will acquire clinical tools and techniques for intervention.
Participants will articulate Steve Hassan’s Strategic Interactive Approach (SIA) to intervention.
Yes - you will receive Freedom of Mind certificate of completion.
Yes, there are exam questions which are required to complete the course.
No. This course is available to anyone.
No. Content in the "Basics" course is included in this more in-depth "Foundational Course".
Ultimately, no. The content is the same, however to obtain CE credits, you must meet the requirements for completing the "CE" version of the course.
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