Curriculum Vitae

Lorna

Lorna Goldberg, LCSW, PsyA
171 Meadowbrook Road
Englewood, New Jersey 07631
TEL: (201) 894-8515
FAX: (201) 871-4674


 



Education:

B.A., New York University, 1968

M.S.W., New York University, 1970

CERTIFICATION AS PSYCHOANALYST: NJ Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis, 1984

EXPERIENCE:

  • 1976 to Present:
    Private Practice: 171 Meadowbrook Road, Englewood, New Jersey 07631
    Individual and Group Psychotherapy with Adults, Adolescents, and Children.
  • 1980 to Present:
    Private Supervision of Social Workers, Psychologists, and other Mental Health Professionals
  • September 2004 to February 2017:
    Dean of Faculty, Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies, Teaneck, NJ
    Faculty, Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies
    Courses: Psychoanalytic Theories of Development, including Early Development, Latency, and Adolescence; and, also, Psychoanalytic Theories of Depression
  • February 2017 to Present:
    Director, Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies, Fair Lawn, NJ
  • 1991 to June 2004:
    Co-Director (1991-1998) and Director, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program, New Jersey Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis, Teaneck, New Jersey
  • 1985 to June 2004:
    Faculty, New Jersey Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis, Teaneck, NJ
    Courses: Understanding and Treating Children and Adolescents (1992 to Spring 2003), Psychoanalytic Treatment of Adolescents: Clinical Interventions (1993 to June 2003), Psychoanalytic Theory of Latency (2003-2004), Psychoanalytic Theory of Adolescents (Spring, 2004).
  • 1976 to June 2004: Psychoanalytic Clinic of the New Jersey Institute, Teaneck, NJ
    I held the position of psychotherapist at this low cost clinic until 1984. Since 1984, I supervised other therapists who were affiliated with the clinic.
  • 1974 to 1977: Rockland Children's Psychiatric Center, Orangeburg, NY
    I held the position of psychiatric social worker, employed in a cooperative day treatment program at B.O.C.E.S. public school in Goshen, NY. This program was provided for children with severe emotional difficulties. The purpose of the program was to provide children with a therapeutic school program within their own community. I served as a therapist for the children and their families.
  • 1970 to 1972: Jewish Family and Counseling Service, Newark, NJ
    I held the position of psychiatric social worker, serving children, adolescents and adults.

Special Projects

  • 1978 to Present:
    I co-lead a therapeutic support group for former cult members with William Goldberg, LCSW.
  • 2007 to Present:
    Facilitator at ICSA SGA Workshop for those who were born and raised in cultic groups.
  • 1979 to Present:
    I have appeared on television programs such as “NBC News,” “CNN News,” “WE tv (Secret Lives of Women),” “New Jersey Tonight,” “New Jersey Nightly News,” “Shirley,” “Talk of the Town,” and “Straight Talk,” to discuss our group for former cult members and the aftereffects of cultic involvement. I also have appeared on radio, including WCBS, WBAI, and ABC National Radio in Australia. I was included on a national television program in Brazil. Magazines and newspapers, including The Record (NJ), The Star Ledger (NJ), Psychotherapy Finances, The Toronto Star, and The Advocate have consulted me about cult-related issues. I have appeared in two films on cults, produced by ICSA (formerly the American Family Foundation) and several independent documentaries on cults.
  • 2010 to Present:
    Special Workshop for First Generation Parents of Second Generation Cult Members held at ICSA Annual Conferences.
  • 2016 to Present:
    I presented papers at annual conferences of the International Cultic Studies Association (formerly the American Family Foundation). The topics that I addressed included the following: First Generation Parents and Second Generation Children, Countertransference with Former Cult Members, Influence of a Charismatic Cult Leader: Psychotherapy with an Ex-Cultist Prosecuted for Criminal Behavior, Mechanisms of the Authoritarian Grind, Psychopathology in Members of Cultic Groups: Identification with the Aggressor or Pre-Existing Personality Characteristics, The Power of Telling Your Story, Problems Ex-Members and Families Face, Raised in Cultic Groups: Impact of Certain Aspects of Character Development, Psychotherapy with a Child who was Born and Raised in a Cult, Cult Influence on Character Development, Marriage After the Cult, Guidelines for Therapists, Cult Influence on Character Development, First Generation Parents and Second Generation Children, Challenges Faced by Second Generation Cult Members, Some Considerations for Therapists in Working with Former Cult Members, and Former Member Guilt and A Path to Self-Forgiveness.
  • February 28, 2009:
    I presented a paper, “Influence of a Charismatic Cult Leader: Psychotherapy with an Ex-Cultist Prosecuted for Criminal Behavior,” at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work, New York, New York.
  • 2006-Present:
    I present two papers, “The Harsh Conscience of Second Generation Former Cultists” and “Forgiveness of Self and Others” at the International Cultic Studies Associationís Annual Workshop for Second Generation Former Cult Members at Cornwall, Connecticut. My second presentation has been changed to “Moving On After the Cult.”
  • May 23, 2004:
    I presented a paper, “Thirteen: The Developmental Struggles of A Young Adolescent,” at the Third Annual Conference of the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program at the New Jersey Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis, Teaneck, NJ.
  • 1989 to1991:
    I presented papers on therapy with former cult members and on the support group at the annual conferences of the authentic Cult Awareness Network.
  • June 25, 1991:
    I appeared as an expert witness in a cult-related criminal case, Morristown, NJ.
  • April 29, 1989:
    I presented a paper on “Destructive Cultism: Challenge of the 90's” at the First Annual Southwest Regional Conference on Cult Awareness, co – sponsored by Green oaks, A Psychiatric Hospital and the authentic CAN, Dallas, Texas.
  • 1989-1999:
    I presented papers at the annual conferences of the authentic Cult Awareness Network. These papers addressed the following topics: Post-Cult Marital Issues for Former Cultists, Cult Chaos: Impact on Personality, Support Group, Problems with Anxiety and Decision-Making after the Cult, Abuse in Cults, Blaming the Victim: The Professional Community's Response to the Cult Member, Post-Cult Difficulties for Former Cultists, and The Aftereffects of Cult Involvement.
  • October 27, 1995:
    I presented a paper, “A Psychoanalytic Look at Recovered Memories: True or False,” at the Annual Conference of the Committee on Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work on Mind, Memories, and Metaphors: Psychoanalytic Explorations, New York, New York.
  • February 17, 1995:
    I presented a paper, “Understanding the Cults: Treating Former Cultists,” at a lecture series sponsored by the New Jersey Institute, Teaneck, New Jersey
  • March 18, 1994:
    I appeared as an expert witness at a cult-related disciplinary hearing held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • October 21, 1993:
    I presented a workshop, “Special Needs in Treating Former Cultists,” to the Alumni Association of the New Jersey Institute.
  • April 24, 1986:
    I addressed a conference, sponsored by Baylor University Medical School and the Jewish Family Service of Houston, Texas on “Therapy with Former Cultists.”
  • April 5, 1981:
    I presented a paper, co-written by William Goldberg, entitled, “Group Work Observations and Techniques with Ex-Cultists,” at a conference sponsored by the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, NY. This paper was co-written by William Goldberg, ACSW.
  • October 20, 1978:
    I presented a paper to the New Jersey Institute of Social Workers as Psychotherapists. The paper was entitled, “Seduction of the Adolescent by Modern Day Cults” and was co-written by William Goldberg, ACSW.
  • 1976-1977:
    I served as a Consultant to the Carriage House Rehabilitation Center, Bradford, New Hampshire.

Publications:

  • Goldberg, L. (2014) Hungary for Ecstasy: Trauma, The Brain, and the Influence of the Sixties by Sharon Klayman Farber. Latham, MD: Jason Aronson (a subsidiary of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.), 2003, 616pp. International Journal of Cultic Studies, 5, 61-63.
  • Goldberg, L. and Goldberg, W. (2012). Psychotherapy with Targeted Parents. In Amy Baker and S. Richard Sauber (Ed.). Working with Alienated Children and Families. New York: Rutledge.
  • Goldberg, Lorna (2012). Influence of an Antisocial Cult Leader: Psychotherapy with a Former Cult Member Prosecuted for a Criminal Act. International Journal of Cultic Studies, 3:15-24.
  • Goldberg, Lorna (2011). Diana, Leaving the Cult: Play Therapy in Childhood and Talk Therapy in Adolescence. International Journal of Cultic Studies, 2:33-43.
  • Goldberg, L. (2008). When the Body is the Target: Self-Harm, Pain, and Traumatic Attachments by Sharon Klayman Farber. Latham, MD: Jason Aronson (a subsidiary of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.), 2003, 616pp. Cultic Studies Review, Vol. 7, No. 3, 291-296.
  • Goldberg, Lorna (2006). Raised in Cultic Groups: The impact on Development of Certain Aspects of Character. Cultic Studies Review, 5:1.
  • Goldberg, Lorna (2003). Reflections on Marriage and Children after the Cult. Cultic Studies Review, 2:1.
  • Goldberg, Lorna (1997). A Psychoanalytic Look at Recovered Memories, Therapists, Cult Leaders and Undue Influence. Clinical Social Work Journal, 25:1.
  • Goldberg, Lorna (1993). Guidelines for Therapists. In Michael D. Langone, (Ed.) Recovery from Cults, New York: W.W. Norton and Co.
  • Preface to Recovery from Abusive Groups by Wendy Ford, American Family Foundation, 1993
  • “Questions and Answers” ongoing column in Focus: the Newsletter for Former Cultists, published by the authentic National Cult Awareness Network, Chicago, Illinois from 1992-1995.
  • &Goldberg, L. and Goldberg, W. (1991). Counseling Cult-Impacted Students. In Marcia R. Rudin, (Ed.) Cults on Campus: Continuing Challenge. American Family Foundation.
  • Goldberg, L. and Goldberg, W. (1989). Family Responses to a Young Adult's Cult Membership and Return. Cultic Studies Journal, 5:2.
  • Goldberg, L. and Goldberg, W. (1988). Psychotherapy with Ex-Cultists: Four Case Studies and Commentary. Cultic Studies Journal, 5:2.
  • Goldberg, L. and Goldberg, W. (1982). Group Work with Former Cultists. Social Work, 27:2.

Board And Commitee Membership And Awards:

  • July 2009:
    Lorna received the Margaret T. Singer Award from ICSA
  • August 2008 to June 2009:
    Recipient, Margaret T. Singer Award, International Cultic Studies Association
  • 2004 To Present:
    Member, Board of Directors, International Cultic Studies Association
  • 1982 to January 2004:
    Member, Advisory Board, American Family Foundation
  • October 1995 to Present:
    Member, National Membership Committee on Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work, Inc.
  • February 13, 1999:
    Recipient, Leo J. Ryan Award, presented by the Leo J. Ryan Foundation, Stamford, Connecticut. William Goldberg also received this award.
  • October 29, 1989:
    Recipient, CAN Hall of Fame Award, presented by the authentic Cult Awareness Network, Chicago, and Illinois. William Goldberg also received this award.
  • 1995 to Present:
    Member, Board of Directors, Cult Information Service of New York/New Jersey
  • 1988 to 1995:
    Chair, Committee on Child Abuse, the authentic National Cult Awareness Network
    Member, Advisory Board and Chair, Social Work Committee, American Family Foundation
  • 1980 to Present:
    Member, New Jersey Society for Clinical Social Work, Co-Chair, Membership Committee (1984-1987), Member, Conference Committee (1981-1982 and 1991-1992
  • 1984 to Present:
    Member, National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis
  • 1970 to Present:
    Member, National Association of Social Work

Certifications

  • 1994 to Present:
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of N.J. License No. SC03922
  • 1987 to Present:
    Board Certified in Clinical Social Work, charter member, Cert. No. 5605
  • 1987 to Present:
    Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, NASW
  • 1985 to Present:
    National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis and the American Boards for Accreditation and Certification Inc., Cert. No. P855786
  • 2004 to Present:
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of New York, Cert. NO R16550-1
  • 1976 to Present:
    Certified Social Worker, by examinations, State of New York, Cert. No. R16550-1
  • 1972 to Present:
    Academy of Certified Social Workers, by examination