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Who I Am

 

I am a professional counselor licensed in the state of Colorado. I help people evaluate harm in cultic groups, relationships, and potentially abusive organizations, especially those disguised as churches.

Understanding how destructive cults gradually and deceptively evolve helps create viable strategies for protection, departure and recovery.

 

ROSANNE HENRY, M.A., L.P.C.

LITTLETON, CO

(303) 797-0629

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
  • Psychotherapist, private practice, Oct. 1996 to present
  • Psychotherapist, Arapahoe Mental Health Center, Feb.1997 to June 1998
  • Psychotherapist, Excelsior Youth Center, August 1994 to Sept. 1995
  • Entrepreneur and Marketer, 1974 to 1982

 

EDUCATION: 

  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
  • University of Colorado at Denver, 1995
  • Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, #2210
  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 1974

 

POST GRADUATE TRAINING:

  • Family Therapy, Domestic Violence – Evolution of Psychotherapy, 1995
  • Rosenberry Conference - Childhood Trauma - Children’s Hospital, 1996
  • Family therapy, Brief therapy with Couples – Colorado Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, 1998
  • Family Therapy, Trauma, Depression, Suicide--American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, 2000
  • The Good Son - Colorado Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 2000
  • Three Views of Traumatic Stress - Advanced Therapeutics, Jan. 2000
  • Rosenberry Conference-Childhood Onset Bipolar Disorder - Children’s Hospital, 2002
  • The Difficult to treat ADHD pre-adolescent -- Colorado Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Society, 2002
  • Psychopharmacology & Psychotherapy—Cross Country Univ., Dec.2003
  • How Can I Forgive You? Col. Assoc. for Marriage & Family Therapy, 9/2005
  • Complicated Trauma: Diagnosis & Treatment, PESI HealthCare, Oct. 2005
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy, PESI, Sept. 2006
  • Holman’s Monthly Seminars on Applying Developmental Theory to Practice, 12/04- 6/08
  • New Frontiers in Trauma Treatment, Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., Jan 2010
  • Attachment Theory & Mentalization-based Treatment, Denver Psychoanalytic Society, 10/11-12/11, 9/12-12/12, 1/13-12/13, 1/14-12/14. Mentalization Study Group - ongoing.
  • Attachment and the Inner World, Jeremy Holmes, 4/14.
  • Fundamentals of Trauma Processing, ACA, 3/15
  • Alzheimer ’s disease, ACA, 3/15
  • Ethics for Counselors, ACA, 3/15
  • Rocky Mountain Attachment Conference, Denver Psychoanalytic Society, 9/15

 

PRIVATE PRACTICE, 1996 TO PRESENT

  • Provides psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families.
  • Consults and counsels with individuals recovering from destructive cults, as well as families and friends affected by this experience.

 

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:

ARAPAHOE MENTAL HEALTH CENTER, 2/97 TO 6/98

  • Developed and ran a modified day treatment program for children at risk for out of home placement at Ft. Logan Elementary School.
  • Daily group work for children, and weekly work with their parents.
  • Individual therapy with the children, weekly, and case management, crisis intervention, and family therapy on an as needed basis.

EXCELSIOR YOUTH CENTER, 8/94 - 9/95

  • Individual therapy with several adolescents with severe emotional problems
  • Family therapy with their families
  • Structured group work with adolescents focused on: Sex Education, Mothers & Daughters, Ritual Abuse, and Grief.

PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEER, INTERNATIONAL CULTIC STUDIES ASSOCIATION, 1994 to present

  • Developed and presented yearly workshops for recovering cult survivors. Topics included: PTSD, Anxiety & Decision Making, Anger & Grief issues, Spiritual Concerns, Boundaries, Relationships and Intimacy, and Dependency issues.

PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEER, RED CROSS DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH TEAM , 2002 to present. 

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the International Cultic Studies Association: Chair, Mental Health Committee
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Rocky Mountain Resource Center

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

  • American Counseling Association

 


ROSANNE HENRY, M.A., L.P.C. (303) 797-0629
CULT CONSULTANT AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST

CULT AWARENESS NETWORK (CAN)

  • CAN was a national organization with local affiliates offering education and support to those affected by destructive cults.

Co-Director, 1995-1996:

  • Handled inquiries on the crisis line and most public relations efforts.

VICE PRESIDENT, 1992-1995:

  • Assisted with the phone line and presented talks at meetings.

CAUTION REGARDING “CULT AWARENESS NETWORK” (CAN)

  • On October 23, 1996, a law firm which represented the Church of Scientology for years purchased the logo and license agreement of the Cult Awareness Network (CAN). Several older publications refer you to the “Cult Awareness Network” (CAN) in Illinois. That phone line and address are no longer trustworthy. The Illinois phone number and a very similar address were acquired by Scientology-related investors in California, who also set up a similarly named website.

 

INTERNATIONAL CULTIC STUDIES ASSOCIATION (ICSA)

  • ICSA is a research and educational organization of over 150 professionals. Its mission is to study psychological manipulation in abusive groups, to educate the public about this phenomenon, and to help families and former members adversely affected.
  • WORKSHOP FACILITATOR, since 1994
  • Created and presented yearly workshops, lead group discussions, and provided one-on-one counseling to former members of cults at recovery workshops in Connecticut and Colorado.

 

SPEECHES AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Community Forum on Cults, Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith, Denver, 1993.
  • Cult Workshop, Colorado Counseling Assoc. Conference – Colorado Springs, 1993.
  • Colorado Organization of Victim Assistance Conference – Beaver Creek, 1995, Ft. Lupton and Summit County, 1996.
  • Workshop for Mental Health Professionals on Cults and Psychological Manipulation - Minneapolis, MN (1999), Seattle, WA (2000), Orlando, FL (2002), Edmonton, CA (2004), Denver, CO (2006), Brussels, Belgium (2007), Philadelphia, PA (2008), Geneva, SW(2009), New York, (2010) -presented at International Cultic Studies conferences.
  • Cults on Campus, Consumer Beware - University of Colorado, Boulder (2000) and Colorado State University, Fort Collins, (2001).
  • Workshop for Victim Advocates – A Woman’s Place Greeley, CO (2002)
  • Cults, Gangs & Hate Groups, Rocky Mountain Resource Center (1999,2001,2007)

 

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

  • Phone work directing people to vital resources and offering therapeutic support to over one hundred individuals or families a year for five years (CAN).
  • Individual therapy with adolescent survivors of satanic/ritual abuse – Excelsior Youth Center, 1994-1995
  • Group therapy with adolescent cult survivors – Excelsior Youth Center, 1994-1995
  • Group work with adult cult survivors – ICSA conferences, 1994 to present. Workshops included: Anxiety & Decision Making, PTSD and triggers, Anger and Grief, Boundaries, and Identity Issues after the Cult.
  • Individual therapy and consultation with cult survivors and their loved ones in private practice, 1996 to present.

 

CULT EXPERT WITNESS

  • Judge Richard V. Hall, Division 2, El Paso County (April 2000)
  • Judge Edward C. Moss, District Court Judge, Adams County (August 2005)

 

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS ATTENDED

CAN Conferences: Chicago, 1990; OK City, 1991; Los Angeles, 1992.

ICSA Conferences: Philadelphia, 1996; Minneapolis, 1999; Seattle, 2000; Orlando, 2002; Hartford, 2003; Edmonton, CA 2004; Denver, 2006; Brussels, Belgium, 2007; Philadelphia, 2008; Geneva, SW 2009; New York, 2010; Barcelona, Spain, 2011; Montreal, 2012; Santa Fe, 2013; Washington, DC, 2014; Santa Fe, 2015.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RESOURCE CENTER - Cults, Gangs, & Hate Groups Mountain States Conferences: Fort Collins, 1999, 2001, & 2007.

Recipient of the MARGARET THALER SINGER AWARD 2010
For Advancing the Understanding of Coercive Persuasion and Undue Influence 
ICSA New York Conference July 2010

 

 

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