Cult Expert Rick Alan Ross

Unstructured Podcast – Episode 161 – Cult Expert Rick Alan Ross

Rick Alan Ross is the founder and Executive Director of The Cult Education Institute. He is an internationally recognized expert of destructive cults, controversial groups and movements. Rick is also the author of the book ‘Cults Inside Out: How People Get In and Can Get Out'. Since 1982 he has been studying, researching and responding to the problems posed by controversial authoritarian groups and movements.

Rick Alan Ross is a qualified and accepted expert witness. Who has testified in court proceedings all across the United States, which also includes US Federal Court. He has also frequently assisted both local and national law enforcement, as well as government agencies in their cult related cases. Rick has personally assisted thousands of families, helping them liberate and rehabilitate the victims of destructive cults, groups and movements.

Rick Alan Ross is considered to be one of the worlds most recognized cult experts. He is able to offer an expert analysis of the inner workings of destructive cults, controversial groups and movements. Rick has gone on to become a paid consultant for the television networks: CBS, CBC and Nippon of Japan. He has also been retained as a technical consultant for Miramax and Disney studio productions.


Rick Alan Ross Appearances

Rick's commentary has been quoted within publications like Time Magazine, People, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe and the Washington Post. He has made appearances on national television which has included news programs like the Today Show, CNN World News, Dateline, ABC 20/20, 48 Hours. He has even appeared on popular interview shows such as Oprah, Dr. Phil and Inside Edition.

Rick Alan Ross has lectured at prestigious learning institutions around the world which include: Dickinson College, the University of Chicago, Carnegie Mellon University, Baylor University, University of Pennsylvania, Wuhan University, Zhengzhou University, GuangXi International University, Heilongjiang University, Shandong University, and Assumption University in Thailand.



CBS 48 Hours The Deprogramming of Aaron with Rick Alan Ross (1989)



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You can also find more about Rick Alan Ross online here:

Website / Twitter @RickAlanRoss / Facebook Cult Education Page


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