Steve Eichel

Psychologist, Academic

1954 –

28

Who is Steve Eichel?

Steve K. D. Eichel is a psychologist known primarily for his work on destructive cults, coercive persuasion, mind control, brainwashing, and deprogramming. He is a former President of the Greater Philadelphia Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the 2006-07 President of the American Academy of Counseling Psychology, the national membership academy comprising American Board of Professional Psychology Board-certified counseling psychologists. In 2012 he was installed as the President of the Board of the International Cultic Studies Association.

Eichel graduated with his Ph.D. in 1989, from the University of Pennsylvania. He has performed research with fellow psychologist Linda Dubrow in the area of procrastination. Dubrow and Eichel studied cult characteristics of the group Al-Qaeda after the September 11, 2001 attacks. Eichel was an expert witness in the 2003 case of Lee Boyd Malvo, where he testified that Malvo suffered from a form of dissociative disorder caused by coercive persuasion.

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Born
1954
United States of America
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Columbia University
  • University of Pennsylvania
Lived in
  • Newark

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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