Interview Episode: Dr Janja Lalich
Dr Janja Lalich is a Professor Emerita of Sociology at California State University, Chico. She has written multiple world-renowned books on cultic studies, and is soon to launch the non-profit Lalich Center on Cults and Coercion. Dr Lalich offers resources to help survivors of coercive groups, as well as courses for therapists and social workers to help them understand the issues involved in treatment. She was once a member of a cult herself, and rose to a leadership rank. She has spent her life since using her experiences to educate and assist others.
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- Janja Lalich's website
- Lalich Center on Cults and Coercion
- Take Back Your Life Recovery — resources and courses
- Take Back Your Life — by Janja Lalich & Madeleine Tobias, Bay Tree Publishing, 2006
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