International Journal of Family Therapy

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 168–178 | Cite as

Family therapists and families of cult members

  • Lita Linzer Schwartz


One to three million bright young adults have been or are presently involved with “deviant religions,” also known as cults. They, or their families, frequently seek therapeutic aid during or after the involvement, but too few psychologists or other therapists in private practice are adequately prepared to help them. To remedy the situation, information is presented on cults in general, cult members, and families of cult members.


Young Adult Health Psychology Social Issue Private Practice Family Therapist 
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© Human Sciences Press 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lita Linzer Schwartz
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  1. 1.Pennsylvania State UniversityAbingdon

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