|Title||A Turning Point Christian Counseling LLC|
|Fletcher Allen Hospital Crisis Centers|
|Founder||Jacques Rene Rouillard|
|Leader||Jacques Rene Rouillard|
16 Kingman Street,
St. Albans, Vermont, 05478
There is one counselor for the facility; Jacques Rene Rouillard. He was listed in the state of Vermont as a non-licensed & non-certified psychotherapist. He received an education at a Seminary in the state of Florida; it may have been the Reformed Theological Seminary. He has a Master of Divinity degree and maybe a degree or certification in Counseling.
He may have family or other connections in Sherbrooke, Canada. He may have other connections in Florida, maybe in the Cape Canaveral area.
A reliable source had this to say:
-He has been married twice and twice divorced.
-Rouillard spent a few years in a cult.
-The institution where Rouillard received his education would not give him a recommendation in the area of counseling.
Rouillard has been employed in a prison. He presently works at the Howard Center and the Fletcher Allen Hospital Crisis Centers in Burlington, Vermont aside from his private practice.
Rouillard has a private counseling business where clients are seen as many days a week as agreed upon. the more a client sees the counselor for a "feeding", the sooner a discipled client may overcome "death". The client is mentally deconstructed and reconstructed to the satisfaction of the cult leader.
The cult counselor has been described as a narcissist.
Behavior1. Regulation of individual's physical reality
a. Where, how and with whom the member lives and associates with
b. What clothes, colors, hairstyles the person wears
c. What food the person eats, drinks, adopts, and rejects
d. How much sleep the person is able to have
e. Financial dependence
f. Little or no time spent on leisure, entertainment, vacations
2. Major time commitment required for indoctrination sessions and group rituals
3. Need to ask permission for major decisions
4. Need to report thoughts, feelings and activities to superiors
5. Rewards and punishments (behavior modification techniques- positive and negative).
6. Individualism discouraged; group think prevails
7. Rigid rules and regulations
8. Need for obedience and dependency.
-Individual does not associate with anyone who is not a client of Counselor/Leader; all associations in general are limited
-Total isolation from family, friends, former acquaintances.
-No time for fun, laughing, entertainment, vacations, etc. To do so is of death.
-Major time spent on prayer, repentence, reading the bible, attending one-on-one sessions with Counselor/Leader; Leader calls these sessions "feedings". Clients are spiritually fed by the leader
-Encourages clients to continue day jobs to pay for counseling sessions with him.
-Encourages clients to ask his advice for all major decisions.
-Report thoughts and feelings.
-"Life" sees the "Truth", "Death" cannot see
-Rewards: "you're doing well"; a hug and/or a smile from Leader; "you're my best student"; "I am proud of your progress", etc.
-Punishment: you cannot do anything because you do everything in "death"; "death can do nothing"; if you were a person of life you would be able to see what was needed"; "you have no right to go there because you have nothing to give"; "you cannot bear fruit for you are a branch of death"; "the Truth is you are a slave to sin"
Information1. Use of deception
a. Deliberately holding back information
b. Distorting information to make it acceptable
c. Outright lying
2. Access to non-cult sources of information minimized or discouraged
a. Books, articles, newspapers, magazines, TV, radio
b. Critical information
c. Former members
d. Keep members so busy they don’t have time to think
3. Compartmentalization of information; Outsider vs. Insider doctrines
a. Information is not freely accessible
b. Information varies at different levels and missions within pyramid
c. Leadership decides who “needs to know” what
4. Spying on other members is encouraged
a. Pairing up with “buddy” system to monitor and control
b. Reporting deviant thoughts, feelings, and actions to leadership
5. Extensive use of cult generated information and propaganda
a. Newsletters, magazines, journals, audio tapes, videotapes, etc.
b. Misquotations, statements taken out of context from non-cult sources
6. Unethical use of confession
a. Information about “sins” used to abolish identity boundaries
b. Past “sins” used to manipulate and control; no forgiveness or absolution
-Distorting the Bible to support Leader's claims about clients and the world at large outside the cult
-Lying, deliberately distorting the truth
-Discourages TV, radio, and newspapers
-No other Bible than the "New International Version"
-Insider vs. Outsider; there is "us" and then the rest of the world that lives in death but doesn't know it
-Use of clients monitoring the talk and activities of other clients
Thought1. Need to internalize the group's doctrine as "Truth"
a. Map = Reality
b. Black and White thinking
c. Good vs. evil
d. Us vs. them (inside vs. outside)
2. Adopt "loaded" language (characterized by "thought-terminating clichés"). Words are the tools we use to think with. These "special" words constrict rather than expand understanding. They function to reduce complexities of experience into trite, platitudinous "buzz words".
3. Only "good" and "proper" thoughts are encouraged.
4. Thought-stopping techniques (to shut down "reality testing" by stopping "negative" thoughts and allowing only "good" thoughts); rejection of rational analysis, critical thinking, constructive criticism.
a. Denial, rationalization, justification, wishful thinking
e. Speaking in "tongues"
f. Singing or humming
5. No critical questions about leader, doctrine, or policy seen as legitimate
6. No alternative belief systems viewed as legitimate, good, or useful
-Loaded language: the "Truth" is you are a slave of sin
-Buzz words "shame"; people of life; abandonment; you cannot live it; where there is fear there is no love
-Exploitation, a person of death exploits everything they touch; repent; ask to be fed the bread of life
-You are self-righteous and it is a predominate trait in you
-Only good and proper thoughts are encouraged
-Hypnotic techniques: eye contact, etc.
-Manipulation of memories and implantation of false memories-Use of thought-stopping techniques: denial, rationalization, justification
-No questioning Leader, no critical questioning of the Bible
-No other belief systems are acceptable: this is reality and all else is death
Emotional1. Manipulate and narrow the range of a person's feelings.
2. Make the person feel like if there are ever any problems it is always their fault, never the leader's or the group's.
3. Feeling-stopping. Like thought-stopping, this is the automatic suppression or blocking of feelings that are not acceptable by the cult identity- such as feeling "homesick" or feeling "depressed" or feeling "resentful".
4. Excessive use of guilt
a. Identity guilt
1. Who you are (not living up to your potential)
2. Your family
3. Your past
4. Your affiliations
5. Your thoughts, feelings, actions
6. Social guilt
7. Historical guilt
5. Excessive use of fear
a. Fear of thinking independently
b. Fear of the "outside" world
c. Fear of enemies
d. Fear of losing one's "salvation"
e. Fear of leaving the group or being shunned by group
f. Fear of disapproval
6. Extremes of emotional highs and lows.
7. Ritual and often public confession of "sins".
8. Phobia indoctrination: programming of irrational fears of ever leaving the group or even questioning the leader's authority. The person under mind control cannot visualize a positive, fulfilled future without being in the group.
a. No happiness or fulfillment "outside"of the group
b. Terrible consequences will take place if you leave: "hell"; "demon possession"; "incurable diseases"; "accidents"; "suicide"; "insanity"; "10,000 reincarnations"; etc.
c. Shunning of leave takers. Fear of being rejected by friends, peers, and family.
d. Never a legitimate reason to leave. From the group's perspective, people who leave are: "weak"; "undisciplined"; "unspiritual"; "worldly"; "brainwashed by family, counselors"; seduced by money, sex, rock and roll.
-You are safe here but not out there
-Use of newspaper stories where mother kills her children as an example of hate, selfishness, and an inability to love: This is what death does!
-Client confessions of his or her death, lack of care, inability to love, selfishness, hatefulness, etc.
-Past sin, present sins used to manipulate client
-No forgiveness, black or white; death or life
-Manipulate and narrow range of client's feelings
-All problems are the responsibility of the client; all problems attributed to client's depth of death
-Excessive use of guilt: who you are and lack of success, family, past, affiliations, thoughts, feelings, actions, etc.
-Historical guilt: personal guilt and US citizenship guilt, world guilt
-Excessive use of fear: fear of general thinking, fear of outside world, fear of enemies, fear of family, fear of leaving group and shunning, fear of staying in group, fear of disapproval, etc.
-Threatened: no salvation, will never be alive, you will be choosing death, you are turning your back on God, it will be a difficult existence for you because you know the Truth
-Shunned by other clients and family
-Never a legitimate reason to leave: lazy, weak, undisciplined, selfish, uncaring, hateful, unloving, etc.
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