Former cult member says child abduction victims face similar brainwashing

Cult expert Steven Hassan, a licensed mental health counselor from Massachusetts, has spent the last three decades using his two-year experience in the Moonies cult to dissect brainwashing that occurs when someone joins a cult or is abducted.

He shared his story during a speech titled “Psychology of Mind Control Over Abducted Children” at the National Amber Alert Training Symposium, which is sponsored by the Justice Department.

– Source / Full Story: Former cult member says child abduction victims face similar brainwashing , Kevin Graham, St. Petersburg Times, Oct. 29, 2009 — Summarized by Religion News Blog

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