Joseph F. Kelly, a graduate of Temple University, has been a cult intervention specialist (thought reform consultant) since 1988. He spent 14 years in two different eastern meditation groups. He has lectured extensively on cult-related topics, and is a co-author of “Ethical Standards for Thought Reform Consultants,” published in ICSA’s Cultic Studies Journal. He was (2010-2014) the News Desk Editor of ICSA Today. Mr. Kelly has also co-facilitated ICSA pre-conference workshops for ex-members and families (1996-2014). In 2009, he helped to initiate ICSA’s monthly meeting in Philadelphia.