Resource Center

Wellspring Resource Center


In addition to the services we offer, Wellspring is a resource and research center. We have worked in conjunction with Ohio University and several international institutions of higher education to better understand the phenomenon of thought reform, also known as coercive persuasion or mind control.

Interns and researchers have come to the center from Australia, Spain, Sweden, Ireland, Germany, England, South Africa, Japan, and China.


We do have professional research opportunities and graduate internships available.  Contact us for information about the application process.


Professional Services

Our staff members have authored books and produced numerous published articles about cult trauma and treatment.

Further, we have served as a source to many media outlets including CBS 48 Hours, NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, Femme Actual (France), the Japanese edition of Newsweek, The Montel Williams Show, The Chicago Tribune, Time Magazine and many others.

We are happy to provide appropriate research and source information and welcome you to contact us for specific information.


Expert Testimony

Staff members have provided key testimony in regards to thought reform and coercive persuasion in a number of high-profile and custody settings. We are available for legal consult to help courts better understand specific high-demand groups and situations specific to thought reform and cult involvement. Contact us for additional information.