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Established in 1995, the National Association of Forensic CounselorsTM is the first certification board to develop standards and establish the specialty professions of Forensic Counselor and Criminal Justice Specialist, and the very first certification board to develop standards and establish certification for Human Trafficking Victims Services Providers.

 

NAFC WELCOMES FOUR NEW BOARD OF DIRECTOR MEMBERS!




 

The Phoenix Project was created by Diana Pletts as a healing, liberating, and empowering experience. If you are a former member of a cult or high-demand group, we invite you to submit your work to be considered for the Phoenix Project Virtual Montreal 2021. 

We are seeking creative works that reveal the world of the cult survivor. This may include what it was like in the group, what it was like to leave, or the path to recovery ... Learn More 

Work will be displayed virtually at the ICSA Annual Conference 2021!

ICSA’s 2021 Annual International Conference conducted jointly with Info-Secte/Info-Cult of Montreal and the Association québécoise Plaidoyer-Victimes is online this year. While we will miss being in Montreal together, you will be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy the conference from the comfort of your home.

In addition to the workshops, conference sessions will include:

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ICSA is an NAFC Approved CE Provider. CEUs provided by this ICSA Conference are approved for the NAFC CE Renewal requirement.
 




Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology

Likeness Used as Bait in Catfishing: How Can Hidden Victims of Catfishing Reel in Relief?

Tyler W. Hartney
University of Minnesota Law School

"Catfishing is “[t]he phenomenon of internet predators that fabricate online identities and entire social circles to trick people into emotional/romantic relationships (over a long period of time) ... With the increased use of social media, the opportunities for the creation and use of fake profiles have expanded. Reports have found that one in ten profiles on certain social media and matchmaking sites are fake ..."



ICSA E-Newsletter
25 September 2019

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Mind Control and the Battering of Women

Teresa Ramirez Boulette, Ph.D.
Susan M. Andersen, Ph.D.

This paper describes one variation in the battering phenomenon which was initially observed among low-income women. The strategies of coercion and deception utilized by the abusive male in these relationships are described and compared with similar strategies of mind control utilized in more traditional "cultic" systems ..."

Originally published in Cultic Studies Journal, 1986, Volume 3, Number 1, 1986, pages 25-35.



Human Trafficking
Resources, Research, Articles, and Information on Human Trafficking and Support for Victims and Their Families, Social Workers, Counselors, and Legal Professionals.

Cults
Resources, Research, Articles, and Information on Cults, and Support/Help for Former/Current Cult Members and Their Families, Social Workers, Counselors, and Legal Professionals.



Resources for Military Personnel and Veterans

 


 

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The NAFC was the first to establish post graduate standards, guidelines, and professional responsibility to identify a competent workforce in the mental health, criminal justice, addictions and corrections professions in the very specialized areas of forensic counseling and criminal justice counseling and supervision.

Leadership

NAFC has consistently been a leader in promoting safe and effective treatment and supervision of offenders in both civil and criminal cases, improving communication between the clinician and criminal justice system, and enhanced protection of the public. The NAFC Mission is to Promote Competency and Training among Persons Working with Criminal Offenders.

The Certification for the Forensic Counselor and Criminal Justice Specialist

The National Association of Forensic Counselors is the first and largest independent multi-disciplinary credentialing board representing the Forensic Counselor and Criminal Justice Specialist.

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Lisa S. Randol
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Katelynn M. Chaffee
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The American Academy of Certified Forensic Counselors (AACFC) is the Certification Commission of the National Association of Forensic Counselors.