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NAFC revokes Gary Smith's certification!

Discussion in 'Narconon' started by eddieVroom, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. eddieVroom Member

    http://tonyortega.org/2013/03/07/narconon-ceo-gary-smith-loses-counselor-certification/
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  2. eddieVroom Member

    Bah! Wog ethics...
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  3. Random guy Member

    Wait, can the operate without their certification?
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  4. eddieVroom Member

    The more interesting thing is that former patients may now sue over the use of fraudulent certifications to sell the program, I do believe.
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  5. Anonymous Member

    Like that has stopped them before?
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  6. anon walker Moderator

    On top of fake medical directors, cheat sheet test takers, fake residency program, a flip-floppin' politician, a handful of deaths and lies, lies, lies...the media would be foolish to ignore all this. As would any politician wishing to keep his job, wink wink.

    Fraud, fraud, and more fraud. And now, hey presto! the marks can sue them for lying about their competency in running a rehab.
    I do like this so very much!
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  7. RightOn Member

    Gary: "will that be paper or plastic"
    Bwah ha ha loving where this is going.

    But I have to ask.....
    It is Thursday March 7th
    WHY ARE THEY STILL OPEN?
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  8. Anonymous Member

    From Tony Ortega:

    Narconon CEO Gary Smith Loses Counselor Certification
    http://tonyortega.org/2013/03/07/narconon-ceo-gary-smith-loses-counselor-certification/#more-4711

    Excerpt:
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  11. Chipshotz Member

    Happy pants!
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  13. failboat Member

    Omg this shit is epic.

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  14. DeathHamster Member

    Tom Cruise will certify them. He is the authority.
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  15. moarxenu Member

    All Naronons have these bogus credentialings including California :)
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  16. DeathHamster Member

    Mind you, what the fuck took NAFC so long?

    Many praises for Karla Taylor, but this has been going on for decades.
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  17. failboat Member

    Had to wait for the witnesses to come forward. They are mentioned by name on Tony's blog. Thank them. One of them made a point in the comments section of apologizing for taking so long to come forward. The other one - well, his book just came out.
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  18. RightOn Member

    Is OK and GA going to share this news with other states that have Narconon centers? Looks like the US has some cleaning to do. A statewide clean sweep would be deelish!
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  19. patriot75 Member

    I am still dancing....what a Epic day.
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  20. Anonymous Member

    I like her style.........

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  21. eddieVroom Member

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  23. failboat Member

    March 8, 2013
    Narconon Arrowhead top exec loses drug counseling certification

    By Jeanne LeFlore Staff Writer

    McALESTER — Narconon Arrowhead’s top executive and several of his employees have had a counseling certification revoked by the National Association of Forensic Counselors, officials say.

    Karla Taylor, president of NAFC, confirmed Narconon Arrowhead CEO Gary Smith’s certification and those of several Narconon employees was revoked earlier this month.

    Narconon Arrowhead is a non-profit drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Canadian that has been the subject of an ongoing investigation after three of its patients were found dead in less than a year.

    Taylor said she couldn’t confirm the specific reason for the revocation.

    “All members of the NAFC must abide by the NAFC ethical standards as well as the ethical codes within their profession,” Taylor said.

    She also said because the certifications were revoked and not suspended that Smith would not be eligible to be recertified.

    Jeff Dismukes, public information officer for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, said he was aware of the revocation but he could not comment on whether it will affect Narconon’s certification with the state.

    “Our investigation hasn’t completed,” Dismukes said.

    ...

    On Friday, Ward said the case is still under review and no charges have been filed at this time.

    ...

    Repeated phone messages seeking comment from officials at Narconon Arrowhead were not returned.

    Source - http://mcalesternews.com/local/x2101724651/Narconon-Arrowhead-top-exec-loses-drug-counseling-certification
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  24. BigBeard Member

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAhahahahahahahaahaha <gasp> <cough> <gasp> hahahahahaha!!!!

    Can't imagine why those calls aren't being returned, much.

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahah! Ouch! My side hurts.

    BigBeard
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  25. Anonymous Member

    "She also said because the certifications were revoked and not suspended that Smith would not be eligible to be recertified."

    Deserves repeating!
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  26. amaX Member

    It sure does!
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  27. Gottabrain Member

    Great job and congrats and gratitude to the NN witnesses who have come forward!
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  28. The Wrong Guy Member

    The Associated Press has picked up the story.

    Narconon Officials Lose Counseling Certifications

    By Associated Press

    National Association of Forensic Counselors President Karla Taylor told The McAlester News-Capital for a story published Saturday that CEO Gary Smith and the employee's certificates were revoked earlier this month.

    The head of a national counseling association says drug counseling certifications have been revoked for the chief executive officer of Narconon Arrowhead, and several of the drug and alcohol rehabilitation center's employees.

    National Association of Forensic Counselors President Karla Taylor told The McAlester News-Capital for a story published Saturday that CEO Gary Smith and the employee's certificates were revoked earlier this month. Taylor said she can't say why the certificates were revoked.

    Phone calls to Narconon Arrowhead seeking comment were not returned.

    The rehabilitation center in Canadian -- near McAlester -- is also under investigation by state and local authorities for the death of Stacy Dawn Murphy of Owasso in a detoxification room at the center last July.

    Source: www.news9.com/story/21562918/narconon-officials-lose-counseling-certifications
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  29. patriot75 Member

    Can you say wildfire? Be ready for a lot of news coverage..:)
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  30. failboat Member

    Longer version of article, AP is also credited. Includes more pertinent information, like Taylor's quote on ethics, and the fact that re-certification will not be permitted:

    Narconon officials lose counseling certifications
    3/9/2013
    McALESTER, Okla. (AP) -- Narconon Arrowhead's top executive and several of his employees have had a counseling certification revoked by the National Association of Forensic Counselors, officials say.

    Karla Taylor, president of NAFC, confirmed Narconon Arrowhead CEO Gary Smith's certification and those of several Narconon employees was revoked earlier this month.

    Narconon Arrowhead is a non-profit drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Canadian that has been the subject of an ongoing investigation after three of its patients were found dead in less than a year.
    Taylor said she couldn't confirm the specific reason for the revocation.

    "All members of the NAFC must abide by the NAFC ethical standards as well as the ethical codes within their profession," Taylor said.

    She also said because the certifications were revoked and not suspended that Smith would not be eligible to be recertified.

    Phone messages seeking comment from officials at Narconon Arrowhead were not returned.

    Jeff Dismukes, public information officer for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, said he was aware of the revocation but he could not comment on whether it will affect Narconon's certification with the state.
    "Our investigation hasn't completed," Dismukes said.

    Narconon Arrowhead was under investigation by the ODMHSAS, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and the Pittsburg County Sheriff's Office since the July 19 death of Stacy Dawn Murphy, 20, of Owasso.

    Murphy was found dead in a detox room at the facility, according to Pittsburg County Sheriff Joel Kerns.

    The investigation later expanded to include three other deaths, those of Hillary Holten, 21, who was found dead at Narconon Arrowhead in April; Gabriel Graves, 32, who died at the facility in October, and Kaysie Dianne Werninck, 28, who died in 2009 while she was a patient of the facility. Werninck was not at the Arrowhead facility at the time of her death.
    The investigation was complete in December and handed over to District 18 District Attorney Farley Ward.

    On Friday, Ward said the case is still under review and no charges have been filed.

    In February, the Oklahoma state Senate unanimously passed legislation giving the state oversight of recovery centers such as Narconon Arrowhead. Sen. Tom Ivester, D-Elk City, authored Senate Bill 295 soon after the investigation into the deaths began.

    If the bill becomes law, it will broaden scope of what the ODMHSAS can do. Currently, Narconon Arrowhead does not have to be certified under the agency.


    Source - http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/news/local_news/narconon-officials-lose-counseling-certifications

    EDIT - So far, this has been covered by news outlets in Tulsa, McAlester, and Oklahoma City.

    (GO GO GO)
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  31. Chipshotz Member

    Ok Mr. Gary Smith, step up and tell the truth about what goes on behind closed doors. It can only help you.
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  32. eddieVroom Member

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  33. Delicious repetition.............

    The world has become a safer place...........

    Enjoy your nice hot cup of gtfo, Gary Smith noted scientologist, fraud and liar (I repeat myself).......

    I hope indictments will follow........
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  36. moarxenu Member

    Delicious entheta is delicious.
  37. RightOn Member

    COS has a serious MU for the word entheta.
    it really means "truth"
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  38. Anonymous Member

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  39. Anonymous Member

    Attorney For Families Who Died At Narconon Speaks Out About Latest Controversy

    http://www.news9.com/story/21569353...-narconon-speaks-out-about-latest-controversy

    Excerpts:
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  40. Anonymous Member

    She's telling us why she revoked the certs, she's just not dishing on the juicy details.
    Ethical standards.
    In a scientolgist
    bwahahhahaha

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