The individual wrote to us today and stated:
"I have been
informed that I appear on your blog as having a fake doctorate. It
should be noted, that when I was awarded my DCH, the American Institute
of Hypnotherapy enjoyed state approval from California which I believed
to be adequate oversight for the qualification. My PhD was awarded under
similar circumstances with the assurance that accreditation was being
worked on, and whilst this organisation did gain accreditation, they had
to drop their PhD programme as part of the accreditation agreement. I
ceased using that qualification, some years before I ceased using the
There is a saying that goes something like: Ignorantia juris non excusat. In other words, ignorance of the law is no excuse. It's not rocket science to figure out that a degree program is not legitimate, so we will proceed with any such excuse as just that -an excuse.
However, we acknowledge that this individual has removed any reference to themself as a Dr. or PhD on their website. We also acknowledge that, thanks to years of cross-pollination on the internet, it will be difficult, if not cost-prohibitive or impossible, to eliminate such references from sites not under the individual's control.
Holding to our agreement, with have removed this individual from our blog.