The fact that he humiliated the girl skillfully, in a manner which implied significant training in psychiatry, doesn't make it any better. So I happened upon Oprah one day whilst flicking through the channels, and sure enough, she announced Dr. I decided to sit it out, and see what this guy's like. Phil can assure the guy that Phil doesn't even know him and thus can't pass judgment on his actions, but "let's hear what your wife has to say." They connect her, and Dr. I can't find a good cite, but [url= it is claimed that her dissertation was entitled "Effects of Insulin on 3-O-Methylglucose transport in Isolated Rat Adipocytes." Someone who knows how to look up unpublished dissertations of a medical bent can confirm, if any of them can be bothered. And even then, it's one thing for an American studio audience who got free coffee (and no doubt pie) to mindlessly nod and agree with what this idiot says, but what the hell is my mother thinking, sitting in front of the TV in the Southern part of the frickin' Netherlands?? The audience is full of fawning sycophants who clap at every available moment, laugh at every joke and buy every book she recommends. Well he pretty much repeats over and over again "You just need to stop giving her money". If you need a "doctor" to tell you that, then maybe you're the one with the problem. [/slight hijack] As has been mentioned before, she is a legitimate Ph D. She is also a licensed marriage and family counselor in the state of California, and holds a post-doctoral certification in marriage, family, and child therapy. Regards, Shodan There's no such thing as a "post doctoral" certificate in yadda yadda yadda. That's exactly the type of advice many therapists give you, too. Originally posted by Bottled Blond Jeanie "reprimanded Mc Graw in 1989 'for hiring the woman too soon after she was a patient' and calling their relationship 'an inappropriate dual relationship'- but not mentioning any sexual misconduct, according to TV Guide." Sounds like a great psychologist. OK, we do not get this particular show in OZ, and it sounds liek a good thing we do not. Why is that pseudo-moralistic assholes like this see girls having sex as 'used victims' (maybe their own partners do not enjoy sex with them, but many/most do).
If he's not putting the best interests of his "patient" first, then the "Dr" is misleading. Is this the idiot who appears on Oprah occasionally as well? It's just that my mother does, and sometimes when I'm on the phone with her, she'll say "Oh, there's Dr. Phil coaches her through the same condemnatory spewings, so that this guy can learn just what a sick twisted bastard he really is. THat's a big difference from wanting to flash yoru titties around on stage and ask for a hug from a glorified bouncer. Somehow, I don't think the metabolic processes of rat fat has any earth-shaking implications for how best to raise children. If there is a cookery bit, Oprah will come out with something as banal as "mmm, Pie! " and the camera pans out to the audience, to see a sea of grinning, nodding faces, united in their newly remembered love of pie. All he does is tell his "patients" REALLY FUCKING OBVIOUS things, like for example, one I saw a while back: Parents are sick of their daughter mooching of them, because the daughter has a child and a good job and a brand new car and a house of her own and is fully capable of supporting herself. That phrase means nothing except that she got her little "certificate" after she got her doctorate in phys ed or whatever it was. It might be exactly what your Aunt Mabel has been telling you all along, but who listens to their Aunt Mabel? Originally posted by Diogenes the Cynic There's no such thing as a "post doctoral" certificate in yadda yadda yadda.
The one he did on too-sexy pre-teens (beauty contestants, internet models, etc.) was really repugnant, too. Phil, but from this thread and what I've heard about him he's a real jerk. [/answer to slight hijack] Originally posted by Coldfire Is this the idiot who appears on Oprah occasionally as well? Meanwhile the piemaker will laugh the laugh of Mammon, a laugh as dark as Demo's heart, as the dollar sign lights up in his eyes. Phil, you know he was accused by a former patient for sexually exploiting her. Sometimes you have to hear it from a different source. That phrase means nothing except that she got her little "certificate" after she got her doctorate in phys ed or whatever it was. There is such a thing as post-doctoral certification, and it takes a lot more than a certificate. The phrase means exactly what it says - that the certification was awarded after the candidate already had a Ph D., that she is licensed and certified by the state of California, and is entitled to practice marriage and family therapy. is a more advanced degree than an MD, and fully entitles her to use the prefix Dr. Everything she has stated about her qualifications is verifiably true.
His whole thesis was that these girls (there were no boys represented for some reason) were being mercilessly exploited by being put on display for perverts, and yet he spent the entire show broadcasting those same pictures over national television, which is presumably different somehow. If I'm going to watch trash t.v., nothing beats a good dose of Springer [slight hijack] Is Dr. She sent a letter to my local newspaper stating her credentials (because, apparently, someone had publicly called them into question), and she did state that she is does have the right to use the Dr. So, what's the scoop on this--google just sent me a bunch of general sites about her show and her outrageous opinions. The Board looked in to the matter and: "reprimanded Mc Graw in 1989 'for hiring the woman too soon after she was a patient' and calling their relationship 'an inappropriate dual relationship'- but not mentioning any sexual misconduct, according to TV Guide." Sounds like a great psychologist. You may not care for her advice - I don't care for it myself - but to deny that she lacks credentials is far more dishonest than she is being in using them.
-- In my biology classes in college, two grad students unanimously claimed that viruses were alive.
To state that there is some controversy over this can be forgiven, but to boldly state that they are alive is crazy talk.
There wasn't much on yesterday (Wednesday), so I thought I'd see what this "Dr. He was discussing the effects of sex on teenagers, and he interviewed a sixteen-year-old girl who had sex and now regrets it.
I don't know enough to decide either way, and I don't think "Dr" Phil does either. It's like the difference between Coke and Gator Ade; Coke doesn't have athletes in their ads pretending that drinking flavored sugared water makes them compete better (although apparently it does make people want to provide singing lessons to the globe ).He spent all of about 30 seconds (if that) actually coming down on one boy for "using" girls to get off, the rest of the time was spent on how to change girls' behavior, how to change girls' attitudes, how to change girls' perceptions about sex.The father who, early in the show, admitted to a double-standard regarding his son's sexual behavior versus his daughter's, was pretty much justified by the rest of the show. The show dealt with only half the problem (if problem it is...I only partially agree that it's a major "problem" in the first place).It pretty much espoused the current attitude that girls should be locked away, but boys should be given condoms and set loose.