Doni Whitsett, Ph.D, L.C.S.W..
is currently in private practice in Kaua'i in the Hawaiian Islands.
Formerly, a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at the University
of Southern California, Dr. Whitsett taught various courses in Practice, Behavior, and
Mental Health. Dr.
Whitsett has been working with cult-involved clients and their families for over
ten years, and gives lectures to students and professionals in this area. Her
publications include “A Self psychological Approach to the Cult Phenomenon” (Journal
of Social Work, 1992) and “Cults and Families” (Families in Society,
Vol. 84, No. 4, 2003), which she co-authored with Dr. Stephen Kent.