ICSA Annual International Conference
Psychological Manipulation, Cultic Groups,
Social Dependencies, and Harm
Applying Conflict Resolution and Mediation to Cultic and Related Problems
What is Conflict Resolution and How Does It Differ from Mediation?
Mediation Applied to Workplace Abuse (Cristina Caparesi)
Mediating to settle conflicts in cultic groups: Some useful methodologies (Raffaella Di Marzio)
ABSTRACT (Raffaella Di Marzio)
This paper reports the author's experience giving volunteer assistance and information in a listening centre, and then through a Centre for online Consultancy and Information in Italy.
The paper covers nearly 15 years of experience and is addressed to people involved in cults, to relatives concerned about a loved one affiliated with a cult or new spiritual movement and to people helping cults’ victims.
The paper gives an overall evaluation of the author's experience in attempting of mediating among conflicting groups and/or people.
Mediation process will be described in three different contests:
- Between parents concerned and children affiliated
- Between families and NRMs whom children joined
- Between NRMs’ satisfied members and NRMs’ hostile ex-members