Enzo: is he a recognized Court expert these days?
Courts review and/or adjudicate legal issues, not psychological ones.
Steven Hassan has appropriate credentials for the body of work for which he is known:
- M.Ed., Counselling Psychology , Cambridge College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1985
- Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1992
- Certified as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board for Certified Counselors, 2003
Steven Alan Hassan ... is a licensed mental health counselor who has written extensively on the subject of cults. He is the author of three books on the subject of destructive 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.
Who, on the other hand, is Dr. Cathleen Mann and why does she seem more interested in discrediting Steven Hassan than helping cult members?