Bill Goldberg (social worker)

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Bill Goldberg
Born 1946
Nationality American
Alma mater New York University, M.S.W.
Rutgers University, B.A.
Spouse(s) Lorna Goldberg

Bill Goldberg is a social worker. He has a private practice and counsels families of alleged cult members. Goldberg also works for the Rockland County, New York Department of Mental Health[1] - he directs three out-patient programs.

Goldberg has been invited to testify before several state legislatures on regulations affecting residents of Adult Homes as well as on cult-related matters. He has testified before The New York State Assembly Committee on Child Care, The New York State Social Service Committee, The New Jersey State Assembly Judiciary Committee, and the Connecticut State Judiciary Committee.[2]

Goldberg has appeared as an expert commentator on The ABC News, The Sally Jesse Raphael Show, the John Mc Laughlin Show, MSNBC and The Geraldo Rivera Show.[2]

With his wife Lorna Goldberg, Mr. Goldberg has co-led a support group for what they regard as ex-cult members for over 25 years.[3]


Academic degrees




  • “Gap: A Treatment Approach for the Young Adult Chronic Patient,” New Directions for Mental Health Services, Volume XIV, June 1982
  • “Cults on Campus: How Can You Help?” Campus Law Enforcement Journal, Volume XVI, No. 2, 1988
  • “Family Responses to a Young Adult’s Cult Membership and Return,” The Cultic Studies Journal, Volume VI, No. 1, 1989
  • “Counseling Cult-Impacted Students,” Cults on Campus: Continuing Challenge edited by Marcia R. Rudin, American Family Foundation, 1991
  • “Questions and Answers” ongoing column in Focus: The Newsletter for Former Cultists published by the Authentic Cult Awareness Network, Chicago, 1991–1993
  • Preface to Recovery from Abusive Groups by Wendy Ford, American Family Foundation, 1993
  • “A Mental Health Approach” in The Boston Movement, edited by Carol Giambalvo and Herbert L. Rosedale. American Family Foundation, 1996
  • “Cold Reading: The Tricks of the Psychics” in Badaboom Gramaphone No. 2, March 1997
With Lorna Goldberg


  1. ^ "Rockland County Department of Mental Health". 
  2. ^ a b About Bill, Profile, professional Web site., retrieved 1/3/2007.
  3. ^ Lorna Goldberg, Cultic Studies Journal.

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