Cults in America: Who They Are and How They Control People’s Minds

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

Whitsett Room | Sierra Hall 451

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
a Richard W. Smith Lecture in Cultural Studies

Rachael Berstein Event PostcardJoin us for a very special evening as Rachel Bernstein, licensed marriage and family therapist, discusses the telltale characteristics, behaviors and warning signs that define cults of all varieties.

Cults are not just consigned to the religious sect; they can be from the political or self-help arenas and can also include multi-level marketing schemes. Some of the qualifications that define a cult include:

  • Deception
  • Inequality between the followers and the leader(s)
  • Obliteration of personal goals
  • Conformity

Rachel Bernstein, MS. Ed. LMFT, has been working with former cult members for 25 years. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Educator, who lives in Los Angeles. California. Rachel ran the Maynard Bernstein Resource Center on cults, named after her father. She was the Clinician at the former Cult Clinic in Los Angeles, as well as the Cult Hotline and Clinic in Manhattan. She now treats former cult members and the families and friends of those in cults in her private practice.

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Communication services (sign language interpreters) are available for this event.

This event is free of charge. Parking is $8 per vehicle at the Information Booth at Prairie Street and Darby Avenue.

Seating is limited. Reservations are requested. For more information and reservations, call 818.677.7169 or you may RSVP online at Eventbrite.