Paul R. Martin Explained
Paul R. Martin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical psychologist, and director of the Wellspring Retreat and Resource Center in Ohio. He also works in private practice in Athens, Ohio. Martin taught psychology, psychopharmacology, and the biblical basis of behavior for five years at Geneva College, where he was a member of the department of psychology .
Martin is a former member and leader of Great Commission International (currently called Great Commission Association of Churches). In 1971, he dropped out of graduate school to join the group, when it was known as "The Blitz". He later left the group when he did not receive an adequate response, after questioning its more controversial methods and tactics.
Martin is most widely noted for his testimony in the "Beltway Snipers" trial about the effects of brainwashing. 
- "A Critical Analysis of the Executive Success Programs Inc.", February 12, 2003
- "Pseudo-Identity and the Treatment of Personality Change in Victims of Captivity and Cults", Louis J. West, M.D., Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, Paul R. Martin, Ph.D.
- "Cults and the Millennium", Paradigm, Summer 1998
- "Overcoming the Bondage of Revictimization: A Rational/Empirical Defense of Thought Reform", Cultic Studies Journal, Psychological Manipulation and Society, Vol. 15, No. 2, 1998
- "Deprogramming, Exit Counseling, and Ethics: Clarifying the Confusion", Winter 1993, Christian Research Journal
- "Post-Cult Symptoms As Measured by the MCMI Before and After Residential Treatment", Cultic Studies Journal, 1992, Volume 9, Number 2, pages 219-250.
- "Dispelling the myths: The psychological consequences of cultic involvement", Christian Research Journal, Winter/Spring 1989, 9-14
- "What is a Cult?"
- "Pitfalls to Recovery"
- "Study Indicates Rehab’s Benefits"
- "The Non-Negotiable Factors in Cult Recovery", Leo J. Ryan Conference, 2001
- "Cults, Psychological Manipulation & Society", Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 1999
- AFF Annual Conference: Jonestown Memorial, November 1998, Chicago, Illinois
- AFF Annual Conference: Children and Cults, May 1998, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- "Cults: A Clinical and Research Update", Undue Influence Conference, National Institute of Health, January 17, 1997, Bethesda, Maryland
- "Psychological Aspects of Cultic Involvement", Rockford Conference on Discernment and Evangelism, 1989
- "Self-injury Behavioral Programs", 2nd Annual Behavior Modification Conference, Ohio Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 1986
- Enlightenment, Ma's ashram: A Press Journal special report, TCPalm.com, May 5, 2004, Jayne Hustead
- Demagoguery at Kashi Ashram citing study by Martin, Vero Beach Press Journal, Florida, 2002
- Merchants of Deception: An Insider's Look at the worldwide, systematic conspiracy of lies that is Amway/Quixtar and their motivational organizations, Eric Scheibeler, cites Martin
Notes and References
- http://www.csj.org/infoserv_profile/martin_paul.htm Profile
- Book: Cult-Proofing Your Kids. Zondervan. 2009-02-03.
- Web site: At Malvo trial, cult expert testifies how values can change. 2007-03-17.
- http://www.rickross.com/reference/ashram/ashram22.html Enlightenment: Ma's ashram: A Press Journal special report
- http://www.csj.org/aff/aff_awardclark.htm Edward Lottick, M.D.