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Steven Hassan

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Licensed mental health counselor and an exit counselor. Hassan was an early advocate of exit counseling, and is the author of two books on the subject of "cults", and what he describes as their use of mind control, thought reform, and the psychology of influence in order to recruit and retain members. Himself a former member of the Unification Church, after spending one year assisting with involuntary deprogrammings, he developed what he describes as his own non-coercive methods for helping members of alleged cults to leave their groups, and developed therapeutic approaches for counseling former members...

Adrienne Brodeur

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Adrienne Brodeur is a writer and editor. She co-founded the literary journal, Zoetrope: All-Story, with filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola (which won the National Magazine Award for Best Fiction in 2001). Additionally, she's judged numerous fiction contests including The National Book Award, The New York Library's Young Lions Fiction Award, Poets & Writers Short Fiction Award and others. Currently, she's working on a screenplay and a new novel.