Worksheet: Member’s Present Situation


Check each item below that applies to the person you want to help.  Then review the items you have checked and highlight those where family and/or friends might do something to influence change.  Number the highlighted items in order of their importance to the member.

ATTRACTIONS TO GROUP

ATTRACTIONS TO OUTSIDE WORLD

new friends

old friends

new skills

long-held interests and hobbies

economic security

family

unconventional life

traditional customs and values

idealistic goals        

career development

spiritual activities

free time

sense of belonging        

financial independence

sense of elitism

privac

dependency on leader

material goods and pleasures

Other:

Other:

REPULSIONS FROM OUTSIDE WORLD

 

REPULSIONS FROM GROUP

family conflicts        

interpersonal conflicts with other members

dislike of materialistic society

conflicts with leaders

doubts and anxieties about career choices

demands of group to conform

doubts and anxieties about dating/ sexuality

doubts about doctrines or practices

pressure to compete

abuse

recent loss, rejection, or failure

discovery of cheating or deception

loneliness, difficulty making friends

illness

Other:

Other:


Worksheet: Member’s Present Situation is adapted from Coping with Cult Involvement: A Handbook for Families and Friends Livia Bardin, M.S.W.  

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