Lorna Goldberg

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Lorna Goldberg
Nationality American
Fields psychoanalyst, psychotherapist, social worker
Alma mater New York University
Spouse Bill Goldberg

Lorna Goldberg is a social worker, certified psychoanalyst, psychotherapist and researcher of cults.

Lorna works full-time in a private practice as a therapist. Her focus is on children, adolescents and adults who have had exposure to groups she considers to be cults. This includes individuals who entered the groups in late adolescence or early adulthood, children and adults who have grown up in the groups as well as family members of individuals who are currently still involved with the groups.[1]

Goldberg was the Co-Director of the Child and Adolescent Program of the New Jersey Institute, a two-year postgraduate training program for mental health professionals, from 1991 to 1999. She served as Director until June 2004. She also served on the faculty in the five-year post-graduate training program for psychoanalytic certification.[1]

Presently, Lorna serves as Dean of Faculty at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies, Inc. There, she teaches and supervises mental health professionals in child and adult psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy.[1]

Since 2008, Lorna has served as the President of the International Cultic Studies Association. With her husband Bill Goldberg, Lorna has co-led a support group for ex-cult members for over 25 years.[2]


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With Bill Goldberg


  • Children and Cults, AFF Annual Conference, May 29–31, 1998, Philadelphia, PA
  • "Welcome and Introduction of conference theme", Psychological Manipulation: The Abuse of Women Conference Chair; Symposium - Treatment and Cults: What Works with Whom; Spouses in Cults; Families with Multi-Year Involvement, AFF Annual Conference: Psychological Manipulation: The Abuse of Women, May 1997, Philadelphia, PA


  1. ^ a b c About Lorna, Profile, professional Web site., retrieved 1/3/2006.
  2. ^ Lorna Goldberg, Cultic Studies Journal.

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