Friday, November 23, 2012

Roy Hunter - Hypnotist, FAKE DOCTORATE

Roy Hunter of Milton, WA is a popular speaker for the National Guild of Hypnotists and the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association. He claims to have been awarded an "honorary doctorate in clinical hypnotherapy" from St. John's University in Springfield, LA. He also claims to have been awarded a PhD from Alpha University and California University with a major in clinical hypnotherapy.

Let's investigate.

1. St. John's University in Springfield, LA
St. John's University is a non-accredited school offering online classes that is supposedly accredited by an organization called, "Accrediting Commission International." ACI is not recognized by the United Stated Department of Education. An interesting story is that St. John's University founders Art and Pam Winker ran the "university" out of a double-wide trailer in Louisiana for years.

St. John's University = Non-accredited
Accrediting Commission International = Not recognized by the US D.O.E

Therefore, Roy Hunter's "honorary doctorate" = SHAM

2. Alpha University

I previously did some extensive research into Alpha University when I busted another con-artist named Terence Watts. A little more investigation into "Alpha University" reveals its mailing address as 4664 Jamestown Avenue, Suite 140C, Baton Rouge, LA.

This same addresses belongs to:

"Dr." Conrad Adams (you're next on my list of frauds, buddy
Action Tek Computer Services 
Louisiana Hypnotherapy Organization 
Infinity Hypnosis Institute 
The Alpha Motivation Institute 

Sounds really fishy -a "university" that also happens to be a computer repair shop, a "hypnotherapy organization," and two different hypnosis "institutes." So I decided to check it out on Google Maps:




"Alpha University" happens to be a suite in the Parkview Office Building, which happens to be "Dr." Conrad Adams' hypnosis office. There's a For Rent sign in front of the building, so if you're looking for some office space in Baton Rouge, LA, I suggest contacting the Parkview Office Building management office.

"Alpha University" = BUSTED

Let's dig a little deeper into their "accrediting organization, the "National Accreditation for Colleges & Schools, Inc." (or NACS). A simple Google search yielded more complaints logged with the Better Business Bureau than I can count. Apparently, the NACS is NOT accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. Click here to view all of the schools and agencies that ARE accredited by the D.O.E.
The NACS had misled numerous people trying to accredit their "schools" through deception, by saying that they are accredited or will soon be accredited, by the US Department of Education.

Therefore, let's create an equation:

If Alpha University is a SHAM, and the National Accreditation for Colleges and Schools is a SHAM, then a PhD earned there by Roy Hunter must be a SHAM.

3. PhD from California University with a major in Hypnotherapy

Plain and simple, California University, accredited or not, DOES NOT EXIST! A search of California colleges at http://www.californiacolleges.edu/ yielded NO matches. Therefore, FAKE SCHOOL = FAKE DEGREE.

We affirm that Mr. Roy Hunter is PhD con artist with absolutely no doctoral credentials.