Carlos Bardavío Antón, Ph.D.
Carlos Bardavío Antón, Ph.D. in Criminal Law from the University of Seville (cum laude), Managing Partner of the Bardavío Lawyers (Bardavío Abogados) Law Firm. Professor of Criminal Law in the Master´s Degree of Economic Criminal Law and in the Master´s Degree of Business Legal Advice at the International University of La Rioja, Professor of Criminal Law in the Law Degree at ESERP Business School. Master of Criminal Law from the University of Seville. Diploma in Advanced Studies (D.E.A) from the University of Zaragoza. Expert in legal psychology from the University of Columbus, Zaragoza. Graduated in Law from the University of Zaragoza. Expert in criminal organizations and criminal sectarianism. Legal advisor to RedUNE (Association for the Prevention of Sectarianism and Abuse of the Vulnerable) and to RIES (Iberian-American Association for the Study of Cults). Outstanding publications: in e-book format, ´Cults in Criminal Law: a dogmatic study of sectarian crimes´ (Las sectas en Derecho penal: estudio dogmático de los delitos sectarios), Penal Collection no. 7, J.M. Bosch Editor, Barcelona, 2020. http://libreriabosch.com/ Shop/Product/Details/35095_las-sectas-enderecho-penal?
Sue Parker Hall
Sue Parker Hall is a relational transactional analyst/psychotherapist who lives in Cornwall in the United Kingdom and offers a psychotherapy service face-to-face and online. She is author of Anger, Rage & Relationship: An Empathic Approach to Anger Management (Routledge, 2008). She delivers professional-development training to psychotherapy and counseling practitioners, face-to-face and online, on the issues of anger, rage, shame, and trauma processing; she also presently is assisting Dr. Gillie Jenkinson at Hope Valley Counselling, to deliver the Certificate in Post-Cult Counselling to qualified therapy practitioners. firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria Kefalogianni, MS
Maria Kefalogianni is a Lecturer in Counselling & Psychotherapy at the University of Salford, UK. She is a module leader and tutor on mindfulness-based modules, Bereavement & Loss module, and the Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision in the Helping Relationships. Besides this, she holds a private psychotherapy practice for young people and adults, as well as offering supervision/consultation to professionals/organisations. Her practice is person-centred and compassion focused with a keen interest in mindfulness and the transpersonal. Her research is around somatic/embodied ways of knowing and the role of arts in therapy and life, and is also currently in training to become a sound healing practitioner. Her self-care is through nature, yoga, dance, and her ongoing spiritual practice.
Stephen A. Kent, Ph.D.
Stephen A. Kent, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, University of Alberta, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on the sociology of religion and the sociology of sectarian groups. He has published articles in numerous sociology and religious study journals. His 2001 book, From Slogans to Mantras: Social Protest and Religious Conversion in the Late Vietnam War Era, was selected by Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2002. In 2012 he received The Margaret Thaler Singer Award for advancing the understanding of coercive persuasion and undue influence from the American Cultic Studies Association.
Kathryn LaFary, M.A.
Kathryn LaFary, M.A. is a doctoral student in Educational Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado. She conducts research in the areas of childhood trauma and its effects on the prefrontal cortex functions, veteran trauma, and history of psychology. She has been in the Air Force for 19 years as a medic and command and control operations specialist.
Phil Lord conducts research at McGill University’s Faculty of Law. His research concerns law and religion, public law, and behavioral economics. He has authored more than a dozen academic articles.
Daniel Phillips, PhD
Daniel Phillips, Ph.D., has taught sociology and criminal justice courses since 1994. He currently serves at Campbellsville University as an instructor of sociology and criminal justice and is the Regional Coordinator for Faculty Development. He earned a Ph.D. in Sociology in 1997 from Virginia Tech.
Natasha Post Rosow, MSW
Natasha Post Rosow. MSW, graduated from the USC Suzanne Dvorak-Peck School of Social Work in 2017 after a successful 15 year career as a writer and screenwriter. She holds a B.A. from Harvard and an MFA from the University of Texas, Austin.
Susan Raine, Ph.D.
Susan Raine, PhD, is an Associate Professor at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Canada. She teaches courses on religion, culture, and society; alternative beliefs: the paranormal and conspiracy theories; and deviance and conformity. Her research interests focus primarily on alternative religious movements. She has published on a variety of groups including Scientology, Heaven’s Gate, and the Children of God/the Family. Her research projects have explored a range of themes including self-identity, sexuality, surveillance, and science-fiction narratives and influences. More recently, she has turned her attention to cases of grooming for sexual abuse in a variety of religious and other ideological settings.
Jill Washychyn Payne, M.A.
Jill Washychyn Payne earned M.A. and B.A. degrees in psychology. She has conducted research in the areas of eating disorders and college student attrition and has taught undergraduate courses in personality theory and history of psychology. Her professional experience is in the design and delivery of instruction in the use of software applications.
Doni Whitsett, PhD, LCSW
Doni Whitsett, Ph.D., LCSW, is a Fulbright Scholar and Clinical Professor at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work where she has taught for over 25 years. She has been working with cult survivors for 3 decades, publishes articles on this topic, conducts workshops to educate mental health professionals, and presents at conferences both nationally and internationally.
William Douglas Woody, Ph.D.
William Douglas Woody, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychological Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado where he teaches and conducts research in the history of psychology, psychology and law, and teaching of psychology. He is the recipint of national, regional, and university teaching, mentorship, and research awards.