http://www.addiction2.com/narconon-credentials/narconon-arrowhead-professional-staff.htmlThey just dont know when to quit.Joe and Claire Pinelli are still at it also:http://detoxinstitute.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=12&Itemid=31
MAC is given through the NAFC. I've seen her cert. I have checked with NAFC but I cant publicize the content of what was said.
From: Mary McConnell [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Monday, April 30, 2012 2:36 PMTo: Donovan KuehnSubject: Request for Licensure Verification email@example.com To whom it may concern, I would like to know if William Kent McGregor ( aka Mac McGregor or Kent McGregor )of McAlester, OK has ever been licensed by your organization as a Master Addiction Counselor ( MAC ). I have already checked with NBCC and none was obtained there. McGregor uses the MAC acronym for professional purposes and I am looking to see if he was ever licensed for this by your organization ( see last paragraph)http://www.rehab-drug.net/biophysical.html Mr. McGregor's license to practice Social Work was revoked by the state of New Mexico in 1991 due to his sexually assaulting a patient: Name License # Profession License Type Status Address McGREGOR, WILLIAM KENT, I-1454 Social Work Examiners Licensed IndependentSocial Worker Revocation http://rldverification.rld.state.nm.us/Verification/Details.aspx?agency_id=1&license_id=68246& He received a civil default judgement of over $1,000,000 for this act because he fled the state and refused to appear in court. His licenses was revokes as a result.http://www.supremecourt.nm.org/pastopinion/VIEW/98ca-017.html Here is his LinkedIn profile, which does not state any acronyms but does mention his business PITA Group, which trains drug counselors in OKhttp://www.linkedin.com/pub/kent-mcgregor/13/46/5b2 These are sites which he promotes his business and experiencewww.texas-drug-rehabs.org/alcohol.php http://www.rehab-drug.net/biophysical.html http://www.texas-drug-rehabs.org/resume.php According to the information on your website, http://www.naadac.org/certification/533Mr. McGregor does not meet the criteria for a MAC license. Does he now or has he ever obtained and held one from your organization? Thank you very much for your assistance. Mary McConnellNarconon Victim Advocate 1 Attachment Remove McGregor_IC&RC_img20130813_16350346 .pdfFrom: Donovan Kuehn Sent: Monday, April 30, 2012 2:52 PMTo: Mary McConnell; Shirley MikellSubject: RE: Request for Licensure Verification Hi Ms. McConnell, thanks for contacting me, I’m going to connect you with my colleague Shirley Beckett Mikell, our Director of Certification and Education , who can help with this inquiry. Thanks,Donovan Donovan KuehnDirector of Strategic Planning and OutreachPhone: 800.548.0497 ext 125Earn Continuing Education creditsVisit www.naadac.org for more details. From: Shirley Mikell <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Donovan Kuehn <email@example.com>; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> Sent: Monday, April 30, 2012 3:57 PM Subject: RE: Request for Licensure VerificationMs. McConnell,This individual is not nor has he ever been certified by the National Certification Commission. Shirley Beckett Mikell1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 201Alexandria VA 22314800-548-0497 x 107703-741-7698 fax
Gary Smiths wife Vicky has/had her MAC certification through NAFC as well. Saw that one too. Its weird that she got one (Claire too) as neither of them worked in a rehab prior to NN.
Results 1–10 of 47:Flucard-Smith, VickiCity: CANADIANCounty: PittsburgPhone: (918) 339-5800ext766Employer: NARCONON ARROWHEADSelf-Employed: NoDUI/ADSAC Instructor: NoBoard Approved Supervisor: Yes License Number: 288Type: LADCStatus: ActiveDate First Licensed: 11/01/2005Expiration Date: 06/30/2014Disciplinary History: No Disciplinary Actions
McGregor, William K.City: MCALESTERCounty: PittsburgPhone: (918) 423-2105Employer: PITA GROUPSelf-Employed: NoDUI/ADSAC Instructor: NoBoard Approved Supervisor: Yes License Number: 274Type: LADCStatus: ActiveDate First Licensed: 11/01/2005Expiration Date: 06/30/2014Disciplinary History: No Disciplinary Action
Pinelli, ClaireCity: THE WOODLANDSCounty: Not OklahomaPhone: (936) 271-5043Employer: Q.U.A.D CONSULTANTS INC.Self-Employed: NoDUI/ADSAC Instructor: NoBoard Approved Supervisor: Yes License Number: 277Type: LADCStatus: ActiveDate First Licensed: 11/01/2005Expiration Date: 06/30/2014Disciplinary History: No Disciplinary Actions
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTSNote: The Eligibility Requirements listed below are forcandidates who are already State Certified and are seekingNational Certification as a Master Addiction Counselor. If youare applying for State Certification, please contact your stateagency for details.Candidates for the Master Addiction Counselor certification mustmeet ALL the following criteria:1. Have a master’s degree in a healing art or related field from aregionally accredited college or university with emphasis in thecounseling of addicted clients and provide an official transcript(raised seal, special paper, multicolored signature block, etc)directly to the NCC AP.2. Have a current state level license or certification as analcoholism and/or drug abuse counselor OR current state licensein a healing art: i.e., Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC),Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), nurse, physician,psychologist, etc.3. Document three years (6,000 hours) of supervised alcoholismand/or drug abuse counseling experience. Two years of thatexperience must be post-master’s degree award.4. Document 500 contact hours of education in specific alcoholismand drug abuse counseling matters. This education may be fromany time in the educational background and may be from collegecourses, seminars, workshops, etc.Note: All counselors seeking national level certification mustdocument at least six hours of HIV/AIDS training and six hoursof ethics training as part of the total hours. This education maybe from college courses, seminars, workshops, etc. (Seminarand workshop trainings must be within the past five years.)5. Read the NAADAC Code of Ethics in this handbook and sign thestatement on the Application affirming adherence to this code.
Master Addictions Counselor (MAC)MAC ApplicationThe NBCC Master Addictions Counselor (MAC) credential was created jointly by the American Counseling Association (ACA), specifically the International Association of Addiction and Offenders Counselors (IAAOC), and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). The MAC credential attests to the educational background, knowledge, skills, and competencies of the specialist in addictions counseling. Effective January 22, 2004, NCCs who hold the NBCC MAC credential are eligible to seek Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) status through the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT).The Examination for Master Addictions Counselors (EMAC) is required for this certification.Earning the MAC certificationIn addition to holding the NCC credential, the requirements for the MAC certification include: Documentation of a minimum of 12 semester hours of graduate coursework in the area of addictions which may include coursework in group and/or marriage and family counseling (up to six semester hours) OR 500 CE hours specifically in addictions. Three years supervised experience as an addictions counselor at no fewer than 20 hours per week. Two of the three years must have been completed after the counseling master's degree was conferred. A passing score on the Examination for Master Addictions Counselors (EMAC).
Claire Pinelli is also active license with OK and is, like McGregor, a "Board Approved Supervisor" meaning they give continung education classes and supervise clinicals. They got their clinical licensaes at Breining in CA.