Support Group for Former Members
Info-Cult began running free support group meetings in Montreal in 2018.
This group is intended for those who have experienced or are experiencing controlling relationships. This can include various challenges in connection with groups, systems or environments with a high level of commitment, demand or control.
This support group aims to provide a confidential space for people to share with others who have had similar experiences and to help cope with feelings of isolation.
Since 2020, the meetings are held online.
They are facilitated by experienced professionals who act as hosts and moderators.
Participation is voluntary and attendance can be more or less regular.
To take part, please complete this form.
For more information, please write to: [email protected]
Holding a Bachelor’s degree (Université du Québec en Outaouais) as well as a Master’s degree in psychoeducation (Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue), Alain Nadeau integrates a psychoeducational approach into his psychotherapy practice. He also uses different cognitive-behavioral techniques which consider a wide range of risk and protective factors that may affect the adaptive capacities of individuals. His approach involves paying particular attention to belief and value systems and their potential to influence individual choices and behaviors. Clinically, his practice focuses on anxiety disorders and mood disorders. Alain has many years of experience working with First Nation clients, and he has a keen interest in different worldviews. Since 2018, he has developed an expertise on issues related to psychological influence and cultic phenomena in the context of his involvement with Info-Cult support groups.
Céline Castillo is a 1997 graduate in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Sciences from the University of Montpellier (France), where she also completed a D.E.A. in psychoanalysis. During the course of her doctoral studies, she received a scholarship for her research on alienation in a cultic environment. Living in Quebec since 1999, she has worked in child and adolescent psychiatry and as a consultant clinician in various institutional settings (in particular with the Youth Protection Department) or in the community (including the Center for the Prevention of Radicalization. Leading to Violence, in Montreal). Her experience as a college and university lecturer has also led her to teach in various federal penitentiaries. She was also called upon to give refresher training to mental health workers and media in hostile environments. Elected as Vice-President of the Société québécoise d’hypnose (SQH) in 2020 and a member of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec since 2008, Céline is a psychotherapist in private practice. She also acts as an expert in various family and criminal law cases since 2013. Her involvement with Info-Cult has been multifaceted since the 2000s and she co-facilitates support groups since they were set up in 2018.