Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Colette and Ron McKie - Family with FAKE PHDS

Colette McKie, who operates a hypnosis practice in Bowie, MD called"Turning Point," claims to have a Doctorate in Clinical Hypnotherapy from the American Pacific University, a known degree mill (see http://fakedoctorate.blogspot.com/2012/11/known-diploma-mills-resource-guide.html). There are no accredited doctoral or masters programs in hypnosis anywhere in the world.

Speaking of the McKie's, her husband Ron McKie, who also operates "Turning Point Hypnotherapy Strategies and Acupuncture," claims to have a Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Hypnotherapy from the same degree mill. Ron claims to be a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, who supposedly has a code of ethics. Except when it has to do with fake degrees.

We affirm that the McKie's are McFrauds when purporting to hold doctorates and bachelor's degrees in hypnosis.

In response to this posting, the McFrauds posted this statement on their website:
EDUCATIONIONAL STATEMENT [yes, the fake-PhD misspelled "Educational"]

It has come to our attention that there are some who question our educational background, specifically our degrees. I would like to clarify this. 
[It's about time your fraudulent claims are questioned.]

Our degrees in Clinical Hypnotherapy were issued from American Pacific University, located in Hawaii. This school Is a dedicated educational institute that has constantly worked at improving the level of their classes to ensure that its students receive the highest level of education possible. In fact, while we were in our degree programs, the University was going through the process of obtaining accreditation; which it has completed. Shortly after receiving their accreditation for distance learning, American Pacific University became Kona University; a fully accredited institution.
[NEWSFLASH - Kona University does not offer ANY degrees in Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy. I also challenge you to go to Kona.edu and find ANY information about accreditation. Good luck with that.]

The courses that we took, and the requirements and standards of knowledge that we were held to, met or exceeded, those of similar, accredited institutions. 
[Really? Considering that there are NO accredited degree programs in hypnosis, how can there be anything similar? They paid a degree mill to send them a diploma.]

The degree programs had the same requirements as other institutions for credit hours, and, for both of us, took 2-3 years to complete. We are both better for the experience. Contrary to the accusations of others, this institution is not a degree mill; we worked hard for the degrees we received.
[You mean your NO DEGREEs?]

If you feel that our educational background does not meet your needs, please look somewhere else. We are dedicated, professional practitioners [with phony degrees] who have your best interest [our pockets] in mind.