Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Philip Holder, Master's Center, FAKE DOCTORATE

Philip Holder of "The Master's Center" in Netwtown, Bucks County, PA, claims to have a PhD, but does not say in what or from where. He is a trainer for The International Medical Dental Hypnotherapy Association,The International Association of Counselors & Therapists, National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists, American Counsel of Hypnotist Examiners and a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists. Each of these organizations supposedly has a code of ethics barring the falsification of disclosure of false degrees, but apparantly, as long as they receive yearly dues from that individual, they overlook these things. That's him on the left, putting his foot into the jaw of a man wearing a varsity jacket who is pretending to attack him with a lug nut wrench.

Update on Philip Holder:

Buck's County Community College Director of Continuing Education Maryann Brennan contacted us and asked the silly question, "Can you tell me how you know he does NOT have a doctorate?" 

Our answer to you, Ms. Brennan is this. While we realize that no degree is ever needed to teach a "continuing studies course," it would behoove you as an institution of higher learning to verify the published credentials of your faculty, particularly when those credentials are used to market a class held at your school. That being said, you are asking us to prove that something doesn't exist when it, in fact, does not exist. It would be far simpler for you to simply verify the credentials of Philip Holder. If he does, in fact, hold a legitimate doctorate in anything, either of you are free to send verification to us and we will promptly remove this publication. We highly doubt that either of you will be able to meet this challenge.