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Insane therapy : portrait of a psychotherapy cult

Author: Marybeth F Ayella
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Temple University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sensational media coverage of groups like Heaven's Gate, the People's Temple, and Synanon is tinged with the suggestion that only crazy, lonely, or gullible people join cults. Cults attract people on the fringe of society, people already on the edge. Contrary to this public perception, Marybeth Ayella reveals how anyone seeking personal change in an intense community setting is susceptible to the lure of group  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ayella, Marybeth F.
Insane therapy.
Philadelphia, PA : Temple University Press, 1998
(DLC) 97038146
(OCoLC)37666390
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marybeth F Ayella
ISBN: 0585369801 9780585369808 156639600X 9781566396004 1566396018 9781566396011
OCLC Number: 48139755
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 213 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
The center for feeling therapy --
The production of feeling people --
The intensive --
Careers as feeling people --
From culture to cult --
Coping with stigma: rebuilding lives --
Recognizing social influence.
Responsibility: Marybeth F. Ayella.

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Reveals how those seeking personal change in an intense community setting is susceptible to the lure of group influence. This book focuses on the author's analysis of one community in southern  Read more...

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