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Narconon and Other Scientology Front Groups => Narconon and related groups => Topic started by: Mary_McConnell on March 05, 2013, 22:13

Title: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: Mary_McConnell on March 05, 2013, 22:13
I am starting a thread to put all the information and links to information already gathered here on the forum about these people who license and or supervise the licensing of counselors, and the companies affiliated with them.

There's a lot of information and a lot of dirt that needs to be cleaned up.

Help us do it here.
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: Mary_McConnell on March 05, 2013, 22:17
PITA certificates  ::)
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12307.msg30036.html#msg30036

Still trying to figure out where Kent got his MAC credential, which  where  he was "Vice-President of 31 free-standing Medical Clinics" per his resume on texas-drug-rehabs- site

If you look here, he seems to have changed his linkedin profile . I never saw the IC&RC bty his name before ( altho that is not a credential in itself. Just the name of the licensing org that gave him the clinical supervisor cert we've never seen him list
Kent McGregor, LADC, IC&RC
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kent-mcgregor-ladc-ic-rc/16/b0/65

He used to put these things after his name:
William Kent McGregor, LADC, MAC, MSW
 W. Kent McGregor, A.C.S.W
 Mac McGregor LADC, DBAE (Discipline-Based Art Education) ?

"The acronym DBAE stands for Discipline-Based Art Education and establishes an approach toward the teaching of and learning about the visual arts through the following four categories: Art Production, Art Criticism, Art History and Aesthetics.  It was devised by the J. Paul Getty Trust in the early 1980s. "
https://sites.google.com/site/lakehillsart/contact-me/art-room-suppliescollections-needed/art-reminders/annual-elementary-show/art-concepts/the-color-wheel/what-is-dbae

More examples of his name changes and acronyms after name:

Dallas Rehab Professionals
Mac McGregor LADC, DBAE
(888) 814-6999
When
December 05, 2009 at 10:00 AM
to December 05, 2009 at 03:00 PM
 
Where
North Dallas
17304 Preston Rd.
Dallas, TX 75252
http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e2mw7tvx05d6bb26

If you look at this letter, it seems that Per Wickstrom is following the models Kent lays out here, as if Per's facilities are kind of like criminons mixed with narconons. Note the ACSW.
http://www.secondchancedocumentation.com/pdf/KentMcGregorLetter.pdf

He's not listed here and these are the criteria
http://www.socialworkers.org/credentials/credentials/acsw.asp

His NPI number profile only lists MSW
1518103613 NPI number — WILLIAM MCGREGOR MSW
http://www.hipaaspace.com/Medical_Billing/Coding/National_Provider_Identifier/Codes/NPI_1518103613.aspx
If you look at the education info on the latest linkedin, it's different than what he's written in the past

____________ Claire
Claire is not registered with the state of Texas, where she operates out of.  https://vo.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/login.do
She is licensed as LADC in OK and as a RAS from Breining ( usually CA staff get these), but they are transferable in 40 states, including TX and OK http://www.breining.edu/rasreciprocity.htm

but she never registered as a LADC with TX.

Neither is the Institute for Detoxification Health aka Detox Institute they run in TX

Claire is a mathematics/algebra college instructor. That is probably what her degree is in
http://webapps1.lonestar.edu/syllabus/uploads/cpinelli/S1142011_112235_/S1142011_112235_cpinelli_Pinelli,Claire_Math_1314_4027_pdf1.png

Here are her licenses.

Oklahoma Board license:

Pinelli, Claire

City: THE WOODLANDS
County: Not Oklahoma
Phone: (936) 271-5043

Employer: Q.U.A.D CONSULTANTS INC.
Self-Employed: No
DUI/ADSAC Instructor: No
Board Approved Supervisor: Yes
License Number: 277
Type: LADC
Status: Active
Date First Licensed: 11/01/2005
Expiration Date: 06/30/2013
Disciplinary History: No Disciplinary Actions


Breining Institute
Claire Pinelli, RAS, CSC

The Woodlands, Texas
Claire Pinelli, RAS, CSC   

Registration / Certification Number:
P0705021512

Initial Registration / Certification Date:
May 2, 2007

Current Status:
Active

Renewal Date :
May 2, 2013
Other Credentials:
Clinical Supervisor Credential (CSC) Breining Institute;
http://addictionspecialist.com/profile.php?id=11526
http://detoxinstitute.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=12&Itemid=31

She and Joe have some sort of alternative medicine consulting company called
Q.U.A.D. Consultants of Texas, Incorporated
http://www.corporationwiki.com/Texas/The-Woodlands/quad-consultants-of-texas-incorporated/38894630.aspx

   
Quad Consultants Of Texas Incorporated
30 S April Mist Circle
Conroe, TX   77385-3642
   Claire Pinelli   
Principal  Claire Pinelli

2mployees    2
2 **   
Years in Business    5
State of Incorporation    Texas
NAICS Code    541618, Other Management Consulting Services
http://www.manta.com/c/mttpl9m/quad-consultants-of-texas-incorporated
     
Consultants at QUAD Consultants of Texas
   Houston, Texas Area
   Alternative Medicine
Current
        Consultants at QUAD Consultants of Texas
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/claire-pinelli/2a/328/76a

Claire Pinelli
Senior Counselor at Quadrant Consultants
    Houston, Texas Area
    Management Consulting
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/claire-pinelli/1b/a52/52
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: Mary_McConnell on March 05, 2013, 22:21
Quote
Quote from: 10oriocookies on March 05, 2013, 13:17

    DBAE is diplomate, board of addiction examiners.  I posted a cert from the pita group.  MAC is Master Addiction Counselor i believe.  NAFC used to or still does issue them.  She has no business in the rehab field i think.  They were running guys for 300-400 hours on objectives at Arrowhead while they were there.   

    Claire is registered in the OK counselor look up but is registered as out of state.  Fishy.

    I tried finding stuff on the QUAD group a while back and didnt turn up anything.  Its probably just a front so they can write off or pay taxes for auditing people.  Joe and Claire are die hard auditors.  KSW forever types.

Thanks for the DBAE clarification. I need to track down when and where he got it or didn't get it.

I knew about the MAC. I just haven't found where he received it. I never got a reply from NAFC on that. I'll resend my email to them about it.

QUAD is the company clare listed as her employer for her OK LADC and supervisor license.

Definitely fishy on Claire and Joe Pinelli running a detox company without a tx license. They have it as an alternative medicine thing. Not "substance buse" help.

On the licvensing, it's the same with Narconon down in TX. Have to get the licensing people to respond in writing as to why they can operate and not have a license.
http://www.tcbap.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1

See? They retired their license. No dates available.
Search Criteria    Search By Name
Organization Name:    Narconon
Name    License Number    License Rank    Status    Expiration Date
Narconon South Texas, Inc.    2333    Treatment Head Quarters    Retired   
Narconon South Texas, Inc.    2256    Treatment Head Quarters    Retired
https://vo.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/selSearchTypeTXRAS.do?from=loginPage

I'm going to review the TX substance =abuse facility:

Applications and Forms - Health Facility Program

This page contains applications, forms and directories pertaining to facility licensure. Refer to File Viewing Information on the left-hand side menu to download viewers for PDF files, MS Word documents and Excel files.

Substance Abuse Facilities
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/HFP/apps.shtm#substanceabuse
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: Mary_McConnell on March 05, 2013, 22:24
Info on PITA Training Center, Kent McGregor and Claire Pinelli teaching CEU courses for OK licensed counselors ( for continuing education credits)
Ethics:How Personal and Professional Ethics Apply
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12307.msg30025.html#msg30025

How did they get this privilege? see the link above
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: BigBeard on March 06, 2013, 10:02
Quote
Quote from: 10oriocookies on March 05, 2013, 13:17

    DBAE is diplomate, board of addiction examiners.  I posted a cert from the pita group.  MAC is Master Addiction Counselor i believe.  NAFC used to or still does issue them.  She has no business in the rehab field i think.  They were running guys for 300-400 hours on objectives at Arrowhead while they were there.   

    Claire is registered in the OK counselor look up but is registered as out of state.  Fishy.

    I tried finding stuff on the QUAD group a while back and didnt turn up anything.  Its probably just a front so they can write off or pay taxes for auditing people.  Joe and Claire are die hard auditors.  KSW forever types.

Thanks for the DBAE clarification. I need to track down when and where he got it or didn't get it.

I knew about the MAC. I just haven't found where he received it. I never got a reply from NAFC on that. I'll resend my email to them about it.

QUAD is the company clare listed as her employer for her OK LADC and supervisor license.

Definitely fishy on Claire and Joe Pinelli running a detox company without a tx license. They have it as an alternative medicine thing. Not "substance buse" help.

On the licvensing, it's the same with Narconon down in TX. Have to get the licensing people to respond in writing as to why they can operate and not have a license.
http://www.tcbap.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1

See? They retired their license. No dates available.
Search Criteria    Search By Name
Organization Name:    Narconon
Name    License Number    License Rank    Status    Expiration Date
Narconon South Texas, Inc.    2333    Treatment Head Quarters    Retired   
Narconon South Texas, Inc.    2256    Treatment Head Quarters    Retired
https://vo.dshs.state.tx.us/datamart/selSearchTypeTXRAS.do?from=loginPage

I'm going to review the TX substance =abuse facility:

Applications and Forms - Health Facility Program

This page contains applications, forms and directories pertaining to facility licensure. Refer to File Viewing Information on the left-hand side menu to download viewers for PDF files, MS Word documents and Excel files.

Substance Abuse Facilities
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/HFP/apps.shtm#substanceabuse


Interesting their license to operate is 'Retired'. The IRS Select Check for eligible exempt organizations still has them listed:

EIN:
75-3152868    Narconon South Texas Inc.      Harlingen    TX

A quick check of the ERI database shows they were granted the exempt status June 2009, still active, but does not list any Form 990's for them. No 990 info on Guidestar either, although they also show NN South Tx as active.

Which is strange for an organization with a 'Retired' license to operate.
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: Mary_McConnell on March 06, 2013, 10:55

Interesting their license to operate is 'Retired'. The IRS Select Check for eligible exempt organizations still has them listed:

EIN:
75-3152868    Narconon South Texas Inc.      Harlingen    TX

A quick check of the ERI database shows they were granted the exempt status June 2009, still active, but does not list any Form 990's for them. No 990 info on Guidestar either, although they also show NN South Tx as active.

Which is strange for an organization with a 'Retired' license to operate.

Since this thread is about McGregor, Pinell and PITA group, I created a separate thread on NN TX so we keep that info separate. I replied with information here:
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12321.0.html

William Kent McGregor and PITA Group are FSM's for many Narconon's, including the one in TX. He's also one for Joe and Claire Pinelli's Detox Institute, which is also in TX and is probably another program like Per Wickstrom's variation on a theme under a different name other than Narconon.




Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: Mary_McConnell on March 06, 2013, 13:25

Well, it looks like Kent McGregor IS licensed in CA, separately, and as a Clinical Supervisor like Claire is. They must be supervising clinicals in California of those with a RAS license. Cert via Breining Institute license :

http://www.breining.edu/ras_professionals.htm

William Kent McGregor, CSC

McAlester, Oklahoma
William Kent McGregor, CSC    

Registration / Certification Number:
CSC-M1102090923

Initial Registration / Certification Date:
Feb 9, 2011

Current Status:
Active

Renewal Date :
Feb 9, 2013

Other Credentials:

Actions Affecting Eligibility:
No public record of discipline or administrative actions.



_____________

He's also licensed as a RAS Intern: RAS Intern (RASi) registration number will begin with "RI-"

William Kent McGregor

McAlester, Oklahoma
William Kent McGregor    

Registration / Certification Number:
RI-M1102221304

Initial Registration / Certification Date:
Feb 22, 2011

Current Status:
Active

Renewal Date :
Feb 22, 2013

Other Credentials:

Term Explanations :
◦ Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS) certification number will begin with a number or a letter A through Z.

◦ RAS Intern (RASi) registration number will begin with "RI-"

◦ "Current Status" may be Active, Inactive (formerly Certified or Registered), or Suspended. RAS or RASi may be suspended for disciplinary or administrative reasons.

◦ An RAS Intern is in the process of obtaining education and experience to qualify for examination. In order to obtain the RAS Credential, the candidate must have documented necessary qualification, including the meeting of those standards identified within Cal. Code of Regs, Title 9, Chapter 8, Sections 13000, et seq.
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: BigBeard on March 06, 2013, 14:09
I keep thinking the Breining Institute needs to really tighten up it's certification process every time I see "Breining Institute" in a NN related post.
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: Mary_McConnell on March 06, 2013, 14:37
I keep thinking the Breining Institute needs to really tighten up it's certification process every time I see "Breining Institute" in a NN related post.

I bet McGregor lied to them too, in order to get his CSC license ( which makes t possible for him to OK clinical hours for people  at Narconon's in CA. Bet the Breining Institute doesn't know what he's supervising, as well. They don't counsel people at Narconon.

Just another complaint letter to write, lol
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: 10oriocookies on March 06, 2013, 16:37
Actions Affecting Eligibility:
No public record of discipline or administrative actions.


Here is one lie.  Im sure he didnt disclose his lawsuit on the application.  His renewal dates are past as well.  If he is trying to renew it might be a good time for that complaint.

His rabbit hole only keeps getting bigger.....
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: Mary_McConnell on March 06, 2013, 20:25
Actions Affecting Eligibility:
No public record of discipline or administrative actions.

Here is one lie.  Im sure he didnt disclose his lawsuit on the application.  His renewal dates are past as well.  If he is trying to renew it might be a good time for that complaint.

His rabbit hole only keeps getting bigger.....

The lawsuit was a civil action. But it is on record with the State of NM Board of Social Work that McGregor's license to practice Social Work was revoked by the state of New Mexico in 1990. This was due to his sexually assaulting a patient:

Name License # Profession
License Type Status Address
McGREGOR, WILLIAM KENT, I-1454 Social Work Examiners Licensed Independent
Social Worker Revocation   
http://rldverification.rld.state.nm.us/Verification/Details.aspx?agency_id=1&license_id=68246&
( That link is down at the moment but I had the above details on record  which can be verified by phone.

For more information contact:
Board of Social Work Examiners
Toney Anaya Building
2550 Cerrillos Road, Second Floor
Santa Fe, New Mexico
(505)476-4890
(505) 476-4620 Fax
SocialWorkBoard@state.nm.us
http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Social_Work.aspx  )

Quote
The Boards and Commission Division wants to ensure that New Mexicans receive services and care from professionals who are properly licensed and follow the required and prescribed standards.

The Division wants to warn New Mexicans from receiving services and care from individuals or businesses that are not licensed with the State.
This is a primary source verification. To request verification of licensure for another state please contact the board office (505) 476-4622.
http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Look_Up_A_License.aspx

 
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: 10oriocookies on March 07, 2013, 09:48
Ive spoken with current staff at 4 different Narconon centers now and the modus operandi seems to be the same with Kent.  He straight up gives answers to staff who take the CCDC test.  These people will not come forward as they dont want to risk losing their jobs and fear having to do lower conditions, security checks and being blackballed for telling the truth. 

Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: Mary_McConnell on March 07, 2013, 11:47
Ive spoken with current staff at 4 different Narconon centers now and the modus operandi seems to be the same with Kent.  He straight up gives answers to staff who take the CCDC test.  These people will not come forward as they dont want to risk losing their jobs and fear having to do lower conditions, security checks and being blackballed for telling the truth.

which Narconon centers are they discussing?

FYI: In California, they do accept CCDC's from some of these credentialing orgs:
ADP currently recognizes the following National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accredited organizations to register and certify AOD counselors in California.  To become a certified counselor or to obtain further information regarding educational requirements for becoming an AOD counselor in California, please contact any of the certifying organizations listed below:

Addiction Counselor Certification Board of California
Affiliated with the California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators
Accredited Program - Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor / expires - 3/31/13
5230 Clark Avenue, Suite 3
Lakewood, CA 90712
Phone: 707-722-2331
Fax: 562-866-2540
www.caade.org
Email: office@caade.org

American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)
Accredited Program - Certified Addiction Specialist / expires - 5/31/15
731 South Highway 101
Suite 1E
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(888)-429-3701
www.americanacademy.org

Board for Certification of Addiction Specialists
Affiliated with the California Association of Addiction Recovery Resources (CAARR)
Accredited Program - Certified Alcoholism & Other Drug Addictions Recovery Specialist / expires - 3/31/17
2400 Marconi Avenue
P.O. Box 214127
Sacramento, CA 95821
(916) Office: (916) 338-9460
www.caarr.org
Email: caarr@caarr.org

Breining Institute
Accredited Program - Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS) / expires 3/31/2013
8894 Greenback Lane
Orangevale, CA 95662
(916) 987-2007
www.breining.edu
Email: college@breining.edu

California Association of Drinking Driver Treatment Programs (CADDTP)
Accredited Program - Certified Alcohol & Other Drug Counselor / expires - 1/31/13
1731 Howe Avenue, PMB #352
Sacramento, CA 95825-2209
(800) 464-3597
www.caddtp.org
Email: info@caddtp.org

California Certification Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors
Affiliated with the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC)
Accredited Program - Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor II / expires - 4/30/17
3400 Bradshaw Road, Suite B,
Sacramento, CA 95827
Phone: (916) 368-9412
www.caadac.org
Email: counselors@caadac.org

California Certification Board of Chemical Dependency Counselors (CCBCDC)
Accredited Program - Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor / expires - 1/31/13
P.O. Box 40043
Downey, CA 90239
(562) 927-5143
www.californiacertification.org
Email: info@californiacertification.org

Indian Alcoholism Commission of California, Inc.
Accredited Program - Certified Substance Abuse Counselor / expires - 1/31/13
2755 Cottage Way, Suite 17
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 488-0788
www.iaccinc.net
Email: iacc@iaccinc.net

Last Updated: Dec. 6, 2012

To be considered for inclusion in the list of counselor certifying organizations, you must apply to and become accredited by the NCCA, at www.credentialingexcellence.org. Once NCCA accreditation is in place, the organization must request recognition from ADP by submitting a written request and providing written documentation to ADP that it complies with all of the requirements of CCR, Title 9, Section 13035(c).
http://www.adp.state.ca.us/Licensing/lcbhome.shtml
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: 10oriocookies on March 07, 2013, 12:42
Id rather not say which specific ones as it would be easy to trace the "who" if someone were lurking.  I will say that its not on the West Coast.  I heard about the law changes in California from a friend of mine.  I think that the manner in which the CCDC's were obtained out there is the same.  I am not positive though.  Kent certainly got around.
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: SocialTransparency on March 07, 2013, 19:05
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Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: 10oriocookies on March 07, 2013, 20:15

http://detoxinstitute.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=12&Itemid=31

Our Staff





Joe Pinelli
 
Joe Pinelli has worked extensively over the years in helping people rid themselves of the harmful effects of drugs, medicines and alcohol.  He is a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor and Certified Detoxification Specialist and has also specialized in marriage, family and personal counseling.
 
Through his years of practice, he saw that drugs, medications or alcohol were usually at the root of much of the trouble people were having in their work, family and personal lives.
 
“Having gone through my teenage years in the 1960’s, I saw firsthand the harmful effects drugs and alcohol had on individuals and the very moral fabric of the culture.  But even those early years were nothing in comparison to the devastation created in our current society with the introduction of psychiatric drugs, antidepressants and other behavioral modification drugs.  The addiction and side effects of these poisons are unlike anything I have seen in my 30 plus years of practice.  People are being prescribed antidepressants and psychotropic drugs as commonly today as aspirin was 50 years ago.  My purpose is to help others get their lives back by freeing them of these chemical dependencies.”
 
Today, Mr. Pinelli practices at the Institute of Detoxification and Health, in the Woodlands, Texas, using the Hubbard method of detoxification in coordination with his colleagues in the medical, chiropractic and alternative medicine fields.

Mr. Pinelli is certified with the National Association of Forensic Counselors (NAFC) and the International Academy of Detoxification Specialists.
 
 

Claire Pinelli
     BA, MA, MAC, Diplomate of the Board, LADC, ICADC
 
Claire Pinelli has been a personal counselor and educator since 1973.  She has taught children of all ages [pre-school through college] in both the private and public sectors.  As and educator, Ms. Pinelli witnessed first hand the effects that alcohol and drugs [both illegal and prescribed] had on our young people; our future.  So in 2001 Mrs. Pinelli began specializing in treating alcohol and drug abuse. 

She has been the Senior Case Supervisor of a long term residential drug rehabilitation program in Oklahoma, Narconon Arrowhead, which was servicing over 200 clients daily.  Her duties at Narconon Arrowhead included monitoring the quality of clinical delivery to each client as well as ensuring that the counselors were well trained professionals and capable of helping their clients beat addiction problems.
 
It became apparent to her that more well trained Alcohol and Drug Counselors were needed if the global epidemic was going to be confronted.  Mrs. Pinelli then decided she had to put her attention on training Alcohol and Drug Counselors so that they could better service the clients and produce more drug free individuals who would be able to go out and remain drug free and contribute to society.
 
While she continues working on the training of Alcohol and Drug Counselors she is now focusing her attention on assisting people to handle the physical effects drugs have had on them.  As the drugs and toxins remain in the individual’s body for years after cessation of use, Mrs. Pinelli has helped start, The Institute for Detoxification and Health in The Woodlands, Texas with other professionals in order to assist people in ridding their bodies of these poisons.  Once the body is free of these stored toxins the person will look and feel better both emotionally and physically.  This gives them a stable point from which they can continue their lives.
 
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: Mary_McConnell on March 08, 2013, 08:32
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haha!! Too funny!! Passed it along on facebook :)
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: 10oriocookies on March 08, 2013, 11:30
Just wanted to dissect this a bit.  My comments are in bold.


http://detoxinstitute.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=12&Itemid=31

Our Staff





Joe Pinelli
 
Joe Pinelli has worked extensively over the years in helping people rid themselves of the harmful effects of drugs, medicines and alcohol.  He is a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor that more than likely doesnt meet the criteria to honsetly call himself a CCDC and Certified Detoxification Specialist this is code for "I am a scientology trained purification rundown in charge and has also specialized in marriage, family and personal counseling this is code for "I am a scientology auditor and have no degree in mental health or certifications/license to do such counseling.
 
Through his years of practice, he saw that drugs, medications or alcohol were usually at the root of much of the trouble people were having in their work, family and personal lives.
 
“Having gone through my teenage years in the 1960’s, I saw firsthand the harmful effects drugs and alcohol had on individuals and the very moral fabric of the culture.  But even those early years were nothing in comparison to the devastation created in our current society with the introduction of psychiatric drugs, antidepressants and other behavioral modification drugs.  The addiction and side effects of these poisons are unlike anything I have seen in my 30 plus years of practice you mean scientology auditing.  People are being prescribed antidepressants and psychotropic drugs as commonly today as aspirin was 50 years ago.  My purpose is to help others get their lives back by freeing them of these chemical dependencies even though the detox instutute or its staff arent licensed to run a drug rehab by the state of Texas.”
 
Today, Mr. Pinelli practices at the Institute of Detoxification and Health, in the Woodlands, Texas, using the Hubbard method of detoxification in coordination with his colleagues in the medical, chiropractic and alternative medicine fields.

Mr. Pinelli is certified with the National Association of Forensic Counselors (NAFC) NOT FOR LONG and the International Academy of Detoxification Specialists Another scientology front.
 
 

Claire Pinelli
     BA, MA school teacher degree, not in mental health, MAC, Diplomate of the Board code for "Me and Kent started a group and I got this cool title out of the deal, it really means nothing though , LADC This is in OK, not in Texas where she "practices", ICADC
 
Claire Pinelli has been a personal counselor scientology auditor and educator since 1973.  She has taught children of all ages [pre-school through college] in both the private and public sectors.  As and educator, Ms. Pinelli witnessed first hand the effects that alcohol and drugs [both illegal and prescribed] had on our young people; our future.  So in 2001 Mrs. Pinelli began specializing in treating alcohol and drug abuse. 

She has been the Senior Case Supervisor of a long term residential drug rehabilitation program in Oklahoma, Narconon Arrowhead, which was servicing over 200 clients daily.  Her duties at Narconon Arrowhead included monitoring the quality of clinical delivery to each client as well as ensuring that the counselors were well trained professionals and capable of helping their clients beat addiction problems yes, her and Joe's training program was responsible for around 30 staff leaving and students doing objectives for 300 hours in some cases and also people recieving more than the 5000mg of niacin allowed per the technology of Narconon, apparently they know more than Hubbard.
 
It became apparent to her that more well trained Alcohol and Drug Counselors were needed if the global epidemic was going to be confronted.  Mrs. Pinelli then decided she had to put her attention on training Alcohol and Drug Counselors so that they could better service the clients and produce more drug free individuals who would be able to go out and remain drug free and contribute to society Yes so her and Kent started the PITA Group, so they could certify other scientologists to look like they were legitimate counselors, no testing or oversight, strictly for a fee in most cases (I havent seen them all).
 
While she continues working on the training of Alcohol and Drug Counselors she is now focusing her attention on assisting people to handle the physical effects drugs have had on them.  As the drugs and toxins remain in the individual’s body for years after cessation of use, Mrs. Pinelli has helped start, The Institute for Detoxification and Health in The Woodlands, Texas with other professionals in order to assist people in ridding their bodies of these poisons.  Once the body is free of these stored toxins the person will look and feel better both emotionally and physically.  This gives them a stable point from which they can continue their lives. BARF!

Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: Mary_McConnell on March 08, 2013, 12:54
Haha! Another name to add to the list : Joe Pinelli
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: mefree on March 08, 2013, 21:44
Just wanted to dissect this a bit.  My comments are in bold.


http://detoxinstitute.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=12&Itemid=31

Our Staff





Joe Pinelli
 
Joe Pinelli has worked extensively over the years in helping people rid themselves of the harmful effects of drugs, medicines and alcohol.  He is a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor that more than likely doesnt meet the criteria to honsetly call himself a CCDC and Certified Detoxification Specialist this is code for "I am a scientology trained purification rundown in charge and has also specialized in marriage, family and personal counseling this is code for "I am a scientology auditor and have no degree in mental health or certifications/license to do such counseling.
 
Through his years of practice, he saw that drugs, medications or alcohol were usually at the root of much of the trouble people were having in their work, family and personal lives.
 
“Having gone through my teenage years in the 1960’s, I saw firsthand the harmful effects drugs and alcohol had on individuals and the very moral fabric of the culture.  But even those early years were nothing in comparison to the devastation created in our current society with the introduction of psychiatric drugs, antidepressants and other behavioral modification drugs.  The addiction and side effects of these poisons are unlike anything I have seen in my 30 plus years of practice you mean scientology auditing.  People are being prescribed antidepressants and psychotropic drugs as commonly today as aspirin was 50 years ago.  My purpose is to help others get their lives back by freeing them of these chemical dependencies even though the detox instutute or its staff arent licensed to run a drug rehab by the state of Texas.”
 
Today, Mr. Pinelli practices at the Institute of Detoxification and Health, in the Woodlands, Texas, using the Hubbard method of detoxification in coordination with his colleagues in the medical, chiropractic and alternative medicine fields.

Mr. Pinelli is certified with the National Association of Forensic Counselors (NAFC) NOT FOR LONG and the International Academy of Detoxification Specialists Another scientology front.
 
 

Claire Pinelli
     BA, MA school teacher degree, not in mental health, MAC, Diplomate of the Board code for "Me and Kent started a group and I got this cool title out of the deal, it really means nothing though , LADC This is in OK, not in Texas where she "practices", ICADC
 
Claire Pinelli has been a personal counselor scientology auditor and educator since 1973.  She has taught children of all ages [pre-school through college] in both the private and public sectors.  As and educator, Ms. Pinelli witnessed first hand the effects that alcohol and drugs [both illegal and prescribed] had on our young people; our future.  So in 2001 Mrs. Pinelli began specializing in treating alcohol and drug abuse. 

She has been the Senior Case Supervisor of a long term residential drug rehabilitation program in Oklahoma, Narconon Arrowhead, which was servicing over 200 clients daily.  Her duties at Narconon Arrowhead included monitoring the quality of clinical delivery to each client as well as ensuring that the counselors were well trained professionals and capable of helping their clients beat addiction problems yes, her and Joe's training program was responsible for around 30 staff leaving and students doing objectives for 300 hours in some cases and also people recieving more than the 5000mg of niacin allowed per the technology of Narconon, apparently they know more than Hubbard.
 
It became apparent to her that more well trained Alcohol and Drug Counselors were needed if the global epidemic was going to be confronted.  Mrs. Pinelli then decided she had to put her attention on training Alcohol and Drug Counselors so that they could better service the clients and produce more drug free individuals who would be able to go out and remain drug free and contribute to society Yes so her and Kent started the PITA Group, so they could certify other scientologists to look like they were legitimate counselors, no testing or oversight, strictly for a fee in most cases (I havent seen them all).
 
While she continues working on the training of Alcohol and Drug Counselors she is now focusing her attention on assisting people to handle the physical effects drugs have had on them.  As the drugs and toxins remain in the individual’s body for years after cessation of use, Mrs. Pinelli has helped start, The Institute for Detoxification and Health in The Woodlands, Texas with other professionals in order to assist people in ridding their bodies of these poisons.  Once the body is free of these stored toxins the person will look and feel better both emotionally and physically.  This gives them a stable point from which they can continue their lives. BARF!

Nice job with the editing!  :P| :-D^\^\
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: Mary_McConnell on March 10, 2013, 10:52
 lol! ;D
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: 10oriocookies on March 20, 2013, 19:10
The present PITA Group Inc. certification ensures the public that the bearers of their certification have passed:  (1) rigorous ethics investigation;  (2) exams covering all models of alcohol and other drug treatment and prevention; (3) a minimum of two years of supervised practice; (4) four letters of personal and professional ethics recommendations; (5) and, specific examinations, both written and oral, covering  basic knowledge of AOD prevention and treatment, as well as, alternative, drug-free modalities of treatment. 

The PITA Group Inc.’s awards a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor certificate, a Certified Alcohol and Drug Administrator’s certificate, as well as sub-specialties in Pastoral Alcohol and Drug Counseling and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Interventionist.  (The Interventionist certificate requires a qualified internship and references from treatment patients and their families documenting the professional ethics of the Interventionist and their ultimate success in the field.


LIES! LIES! LIES!
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: Mary_McConnell on March 20, 2013, 20:18
The present PITA Group Inc. certification ensures the public that the bearers of their certification have passed:  (1) rigorous ethics investigation;  (2) exams covering all models of alcohol and other drug treatment and prevention; (3) a minimum of two years of supervised practice; (4) four letters of personal and professional ethics recommendations; (5) and, specific examinations, both written and oral, covering  basic knowledge of AOD prevention and treatment, as well as, alternative, drug-free modalities of treatment. 

The PITA Group Inc.’s awards a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor certificate, a Certified Alcohol and Drug Administrator’s certificate, as well as sub-specialties in Pastoral Alcohol and Drug Counseling and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Interventionist.  (The Interventionist certificate requires a qualified internship and references from treatment patients and their families documenting the professional ethics of the Interventionist and their ultimate success in the field.


LIES! LIES! LIES!

where did you get this?
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: 10oriocookies on March 20, 2013, 20:28
http://www. texas-drug-rehabs. org/pitagroupcertification.php
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: Mary_McConnell on March 20, 2013, 21:08
http://www. texas-drug-rehabs. org/pitagroupcertification.php

Quote
The PITA Group Inc. developed the Prevention Certification program for the State of Colorado and has process and bestowed the certificates of Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors to eligable candidates since 1996.

PITA is not nor has it ever been registered as a nonprofit or a general corp in Colorado.  What a bunch of horse crap.

I wish there was a way to get confirmation or denial of all his "credentials' and claims. Starting with his BS degree from University of Houston and this claim in Colorado.
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: 10oriocookies on March 20, 2013, 21:20
The prosecutors in OK and TX must not care too much about their fellow citizens to be letting this fraud go on.  Around 200 people "certified" by this scam.  Think of how much damage they are doing to these people they are supposed to be helping.  4 people died in OK alone.  1 in Ga.  How many suicides and overdoses could have been prevented?  How many more will it take for someone in authority to act?  Really? 

Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: 10oriocookies on March 20, 2013, 21:37
http://addictionspecialist.com/profile.php?id=11526

I like that her photo looks like a mug shot.  It's appropriate.  Make no mistake about it, her "counseling" methods are scientology. 
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: 10oriocookies on March 20, 2013, 22:25
http://www.breining.edu/et111303.pdf

The Code of Ethics for a RAS.  I fail to see how she signed it.  All of her clients do scientology based "counseling" and procedures.  Its against her religion to refer clients to evidence based rehabs for traditional counseling.  She and other scientologists believe they know best in this field so refer to nowhere else.  Her brand of treatment included having her clients spend 300-400 hours walking around a room touching things.  She doesnt even watch them do it usually.  Being directly involved is also against her religious beliefs.  How does she get away with running a drug detox "institute" in TX?
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: 10oriocookies on March 24, 2013, 08:34
Bandwidth Limit Exceeded
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This is the message I keep getting when trying to enter detoxinstitute.com.  What does this mean? 
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: Mary_McConnell on March 24, 2013, 09:25
Quote
Bandwidth Limit Exceeded
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later.
Apache/2.2.23 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.23 OpenSSL/1.0.0-fips mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/5.0.2.2635 Server at detoxinstitute.com Port 80

I get the same thing. It's all your fault, 10orircookies! Your posts are sending too many people to read her site, lol!! JK  ;)
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: 10oriocookies on March 24, 2013, 10:19
Quote
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The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later.
Apache/2.2.23 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.23 OpenSSL/1.0.0-fips mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/5.0.2.2635 Server at detoxinstitute.com Port 80

I get the same thing. It's all your fault, 10orircookies! Your posts are sending too many people to read her site, lol!! JK  ;)

Hopefully they are rethinking how they advertise themselves and the way in which they do business.  Im very concerned someone is going to get hurt at their "detox institute".  Helping people come off their prescribed medications and even street drugs in an outpatient setting is a receipe for disaster.  Their hardcore brand of scientology does not help either.  300-400 hours of TR's and Objectives will literally drive one insane.  They run these processes until they "bite".  No ones "bite" is every big enough until they go through some major change.  Terrible to think what the students and staff at Arrowhead and in Tx are going through as a result of these two.
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: ethercat on March 24, 2013, 19:01
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Apache/2.2.23 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.23 OpenSSL/1.0.0-fips mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/5.0.2.2635 Server at detoxinstitute.com Port 80


This is the message I keep getting when trying to enter detoxinstitute.com.  What does this mean?

Bandwidth is a measure of the data transferred from the website.  Either they're on a cheap (or possibly free) web hosting server, or someone's really taken a sudden interest in them.
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: 10oriocookies on March 31, 2013, 11:15
Does anyone have a copy of the Narconon Arrowhead "Meet the Staff" page?  Please post it here if so.  Im assuming they are going to deny, deny, deny any connection to old Kent and Claire pretty soon.  Would be nice to have photographic proof that they were, in fact, advertising their staff having the Pita "credentials". 
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: cnhender on March 31, 2013, 12:19
Does anyone have a copy of the Narconon Arrowhead "Meet the Staff" page?  Please post it here if so.
This image is from 2012, however I don't have a link for it....damnit.
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Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: 10oriocookies on March 31, 2013, 13:24
Thats part of the problem, they took the page off their site.  Its easier to deny if there is no page.  The page you posted is perfect though.  Theres many more that they were advertising, but Mike Otto and DannaSue illustrate that they did have staff that were involved with Pita Group.  DBAE is a designation the group gives out as well as CADC.  CADC is a designation other groups use as well, and Kent using this was done on purpose i believe, but DBAE is particular to the Pita Pocket group.  I could be wrong though and if so, i would LOVE to see the DBAE certificate he was issued and to know who issued it.
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: 10oriocookies on March 31, 2013, 13:35
Post Script- Danna Sue and Mike are not involved with administering the Narconon program to students.  They work is a Division that is tasked with new students being signed up for the program.

Vicki Smith being a Senior Case Manager is laughable.  She is not a Narconon Case Supervisor or even a church one.  Part of the Code of Ethics of most counselors is being competent in the modality that you are using.  Even by their own standards she does not qualify to sign folders, but i assume its a situation similar to Spring Hill where they need someone with a degree to come in and be a robo-signer.  She wouldn't know how to CS a folder any more than Thomas Garcia would at Spring Hill.  This is something she will need to talk to the OK Board of Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors about though. 
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: Mary_McConnell on March 31, 2013, 17:41
I have a pdf print of that webpage. It's from 2011, with about 30 staff photos listing their credentials, if any. I'll email it to you, 10oriocookies
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: 10oriocookies on March 31, 2013, 18:12
I saw it.  Thanks!!  It's exactly what I wanted. 
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: cnhender on April 02, 2013, 09:00
Does anyone have a copy of the Narconon Arrowhead "Meet the Staff" page?  Please post it here if so.
This image is from 2012, however I don't have a link for it....damnit.
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My bad I thought all of these were one image.
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(https://static.prtst.net/asset-proxy/df64367a56f559af556191e072f72d5a58068a4a/687474703a2f2f6934302e70686f746f6275636b65742e636f6d2f616c62756d732f653233382f5468654d657263684d616e2f4e4e4172726f776865616453746166664d75677370617274332e6a7067/http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e238/TheMerchMan/NNArrowheadStaffMugspart3.jpg)

(https://static.prtst.net/asset-proxy/e3a2830f5408348d5d543715a9296510970f9fad/687474703a2f2f6934302e70686f746f6275636b65742e636f6d2f616c62756d732f653233382f5468654d657263684d616e2f4e4e4172726f776865616453746166664d75677370617274322e6a7067/http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e238/TheMerchMan/NNArrowheadStaffMugspart2.jpg)
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: 10oriocookies on April 02, 2013, 09:28
Thanks Colin.  Yes, the bottom right corner of the page.  The marital connection.  Jette McGregor, the Director of Technology, CCDC, wife of Kent McGregor.  I wonder how she got her CCDC cert.  She was in the Sea Org and worked at a Narconon in another country.  She immeditely went to Division 7 and worked in an Executive capacity when she arrived at NN Arrowhead.  More fudging I suspect. 
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: CoolHand on April 02, 2013, 10:06
They took these down since you caught them lying.  In addition, a few of those people haven't worked there for a while.  As for Jette, she has been working as a registrar, and she and Kent "tag cycles" to each other frequently.  In other words, she gets the full reg commission (1 or 2 percent) plus he gets 5-10 percent as the full or partial FSM commission.  Sometimes they can bring home as much as $3,600 in commission in one week for getting just one fully-paid person into Arrowhead, plus Jette's base salary, so more like 4K per week for just one new arrival.  This isn't usually the case, but has happened. 

As Howard said on the Axxiom for Liberty show Friday night, "not a bad gig if you can get it."
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: 10oriocookies on April 02, 2013, 10:18
That page was up as of a few weeks ago.  Did she get a demotion for the foot bullets her and Kent shot?  I guess foot bullets is not the right word.  More like amputation.  Stumpy and friends are having a hard time hobbling through the rehab world these days.  They should be thanking us for keeping them honest.
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: Mary_McConnell on April 03, 2013, 21:09
Miss Fortune at Traverse City's  Glistening, Quivering Underbelly Blog writes about Pita, et al... among other things Narconon in MI.

http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12387.0.html
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: mefree on May 31, 2014, 13:26
Claire Pinelli was not very popular with her students!
http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=1415729
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: Mary_McConnell on May 31, 2014, 13:35
haha!! On top of that, she's not at all HOT!  :P

    School: Lone Star College (all)
    Location: Houston, TX
    Department: Math/Developmental Math

    1.8 Overall Quality
    1.7 Helpfulness
    1.9 Clarity
    3.4 Easiness
    0 Hotness

Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: mefree on May 31, 2014, 19:44
haha!! On top of that, she's not at all HOT!  :P

    School: Lone Star College (all)
    Location: Houston, TX
    Department: Math/Developmental Math

    1.8 Overall Quality
    1.7 Helpfulness
    1.9 Clarity
    3.4 Easiness
    0 Hotness

 ;D
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: 10oriocookies on June 01, 2014, 00:06
That math degree apparently entitles her to a Master Addiction Counselor cert at the old PITA Group.  What a joke.
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: sparkyair on September 25, 2017, 08:54
About this post... I have received a response from a Mac/William McGregor stating he does alcohol assessments and he is in Cal. After reading this forum, I am guessing he is a scam?? If so I will delete his email, and thank you people for having this post, and saved me a lot of money and time.
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: Mary_McConnell on September 25, 2017, 09:40
Hi and welcome!! Glad you searched the internet well. Sadly, many don't.

Sad for the potential victims to hear William Kent McGregor is still trying to drum up business. He took off from Oklahoma after being sued for fraud and foreclosing on his home

Here are some specific links with details of what you are dealing with. Please know that he will only 'refer' you to a Narconon. For independent information about Narconon, and what to look for and ask when seeking help for a loved one visit NArconon Reviews http://narcononreviews.net (http://narcononreviews.net)

While there is much about McGregor on the internet, These particular links contains info about his shyster activities and sordid past

Re: Narconon Arrowhead 2003
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php?topic=13003.msg37157#msg37157 (http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php?topic=13003.msg37157#msg37157)

W. Kent (Mac) McGregor's Illustrious Career
https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Stop-Narconon/Kent_McGregor/ (https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Stop-Narconon/Kent_McGregor/)

Here is a link to the lawsuit for fraud is is named in and figures widely in
NAFC v. Narconon and Church of Scientology (many defendants)
http://narcononreviews.net/lawsuits/nafc-v-narconon-and-church-of-scientology-many-defendants/ (http://narcononreviews.net/lawsuits/nafc-v-narconon-and-church-of-scientology-many-defendants/)

If he is in California, I bet he's using the phones over at the Narconon Fresh Start sales office. He has no stable residence... after Oklahoma, he fled to Arizona. But he could be anywhere because you cannot trust a lot of he says.

Stay smart. Don't believe anything a rehab program staff member or a rehab referral site tells you on the phone without verifying it in writing.

Best wishes,

Mary
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: sparkyair on September 25, 2017, 10:00
He is going by.... Mac and Martine thehappinesscompany@icloud.com 650-309-8690 After asking him if he was located in Kentucky and if not does he have certifications that would take care of NH, cause NH requires in person assessments, his reply was... No I am not located in Kentucky but I have certification there through IC&RC, and I thought that's what you were looking for somebody that had that type of certification. We do our assessments via electronic face-to-face contact.
If you call me we can talk further about whether I'm the right person to help you.
Thanks
Mac
signed by... Mac McGregor LADC, IC&RC
I want to thank you again for helping others avoid these crooks. God Bless you!

Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: sparkyair on September 25, 2017, 10:08
the last letter reply...
I haven't done one for a while from New Hampshire but I've done others in the past and I've always done them this way I don't make a big issue that I'm using Skype but I do write it up that we had an interview, and my licensing and certification covers their area so I don't think there's a problem.
Thanks
Mac
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: mefree on September 25, 2017, 18:32
the last letter reply...
I haven't done one for a while from New Hampshire but I've done others in the past and I've always done them this way I don't make a big issue that I'm using Skype but I do write it up that we had an interview, and my licensing and certification covers their area so I don't think there's a problem.
Thanks
Mac

Thanks for sharing those responses with us.

Thankfully, you've done your homework. As Mary said, many don't, or conduct their research after the fact.

Also, welcome to RFTTP.
 :w:e:l:c:o:m:e:
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: Mary_McConnell on September 26, 2017, 22:42
He is going by.... Mac and Martine thehappinesscompany@icloud.com 650-309-8690 After asking him if he was located in Kentucky and if not does he have certifications that would take care of NH, cause NH requires in person assessments, his reply was... No I am not located in Kentucky but I have certification there through IC&RC, and I thought that's what you were looking for somebody that had that type of certification. We do our assessments via electronic face-to-face contact.
If you call me we can talk further about whether I'm the right person to help you.
Thanks
Mac
signed by... Mac McGregor LADC, IC&RC
I want to thank you again for helping others avoid these crooks. God Bless you!

Wow!! Thanks for posting this!! 

What kind of assessment is he referring to? An intake assessment? Or is this a supervisor assessment of a counselor?

Based upon the above email hev sent you, here is some more information, if you or anyone else want to read it, of course.

The phone number area code is from around San Jose, CA. Glad to have the general idea. And  a # to call him at :)
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This Mac & Martine Show consists of :

Kent Mac McGregor
https://www.facebook.com/macbooker

along with his colleague and Facebook Friend, who lives in Norway and happens to work for Narconon Europe... that is a regional management level . Narconon must be working on McGregor to help him bring in the big bucks internationally ( his late wife was from Denmark and worked at Narconon there ). 

Martine Sending

   Prosjektleder (Project Manager) at Narconon Europe
    Lives in Græsted
    From Kongsberg, Norway
https://www.facebook.com/martine.sending

I just came across this post on Facebook, regarding McGregor using the IC&RC as a title, which means nothing as far as a being a credential.
https://www.facebook.com/BuyerBeware/posts/543243652364079

Kent McGregor has been reinventing himself. Often with baloney

the last letter reply...
I haven't done one for a while from New Hampshire but I've done others in the past and I've always done them this way I don't make a big issue that I'm using Skype but I do write it up that we had an interview, and my licensing and certification covers their area so I don't think there's a problem.
Thanks
Mac

In other words, he doesn't report that he interviewed the person by Skype... Looks like he may have broken the certification rules requiring in person, face-to-face, assessments. I suspect that his LADC license could be taken away for this.

Thank you for sharing all this!

~ Mary
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: sparkyair on October 23, 2017, 08:45
Sorry that it took so long to reply, but the assessment was for alcohol evaluation, and or recommendations for DWI classes. I had made a mistake over 12 years ago and just now getting around to getting this taken care of, but NH being stubborn in requiring specif certification's and my state does not recognized them (IC and RC) (International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium) so I went online to see if that would work, and he was one that came up. He sounds like a Chameleon, ready to claim he can do it all, I guess, anyway thank you very much in your help to  help others, as I am a disabled Vet and on a small disability check as of yet, without this post this could of set me back financially. Thank You for caring for the people.
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: mefree on October 23, 2017, 19:10
Sorry that it took so long to reply, but the assessment was for alcohol evaluation, and or recommendations for DWI classes. I had made a mistake over 12 years ago and just now getting around to getting this taken care of, but NH being stubborn in requiring specif certification's and my state does not recognized them (IC and RC) (International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium) so I went online to see if that would work, and he was one that came up. He sounds like a Chameleon, ready to claim he can do it all, I guess, anyway thank you very much in your help to  help others, as I am a disabled Vet and on a small disability check as of yet, without this post this could of set me back financially. Thank You for caring for the people.

You're very welcome! Glad we could help.
Title: Re: Narconon shills: PITA Group, Inc, William Kent McGregor & Claire Pinelli
Post by: Mary_McConnell on October 24, 2017, 19:36
Sorry that it took so long to reply, but the assessment was for alcohol evaluation, and or recommendations for DWI classes. I had made a mistake over 12 years ago and just now getting around to getting this taken care of, but NH being stubborn in requiring specif certification's and my state does not recognized them (IC and RC) (International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium) so I went online to see if that would work, and he was one that came up. He sounds like a Chameleon, ready to claim he can do it all, I guess, anyway thank you very much in your help to  help others, as I am a disabled Vet and on a small disability check as of yet, without this post this could of set me back financially. Thank You for caring for the people.

Hi sparkyair, no apology needed! Glad you came back and explained. Glad we could be of help. I wish you the best!

~ Mary