I looked up Dr. Phil in Wikipedia and there are some interesting entries referencing Phillip Calvin McGraw born in Vinita, Oklahoma in 1950. Seems after he got his degree from Midwestern State University he went into the construction business while working on his graduate degree. After that he went into practice with his father, Joe McGraw who had a private psychology practice. The two then joined with Thelma Box, a successful Texas business woman and they started Pathways, that later became Choices. This was a seminar to "assist people in living their lives with clarity and passion"-. It would appear that McGraw got his ideas from Box for his first book but it seems that Box has never been mentioned by McGraw. There is also this---
---------In 1989, McGraw was sanctioned by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists for an ethical violation involving a 19-year-old patient and employee (see "Criticisms & controversies: Sanctioned for unethical behavior", below). Due to the sanctions, McGraw was unable to practice psychology independently. Friction between Phillip and his father increased to the point that McGraw seldom spoke with his father, and his contempt for him became obvious. There is also this entry: McGraw shifted focus in 2003""4 to emphasize weight loss shows, books and products. His sisters Deana and Brenda and nephew Tony were among the featured testimonials on the Dr. Phil show. Within a few years, a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) probe and class-action lawsuit forced him to exit the weight loss business (see "Criticisms & controversies: Weight loss products", below.
Come on Dr. Phil, "you can fool some of the people some of the time but you can't fool all of us all of the time"-. Get help while you still have time------this election is too important.
Gin Arnold is a 66 year old liberal living in Orange Beach Al, a nest of Republicans. Somebody has to do it. I have owned several businesses, lived aboard a 32 foot sailing yacht, been a bar tender, boat captain, short order cook, and imported furniture from Indonesia for some 15 years. I am a strong supporter of Roe V Wade, universal health care, and withdrawal from Iraq.