Discussion thread on Mothering.com: falsifying credentials?
The link above leads to a lengthy discussion at an online parenting forum where are large group of readers/subscribers are finding out about the unproven credentials of Naomi Aldort, a person who until very recently claimed to have a PhD and to be a psychologist and family therapist (http://www.naomialdort.com/biography.html). Aldort uses The Work extensively in her large group seminars, youTube videos, advice columns (self-reported to be published world-wide), and most recently teleseminars.
Aldort has published a disclaim of her PhD here: [clarificationstatement.blogspot.com
Aldort has no records online anywhere of what her actual qualifications are.
Several of those posting at the Mothering discussion thread are unfamiliar with Byron Katie and The Work and I believe are exposing themselves unnecessarily to some of the more shocking Byron Katie material as they struggle to understand what is "behind" Naomi Aldort (i.e., what informs the often confusing and impossible advice she gives and how could such a large-scale publisher as Mothering have been "duped" to endorse Aldort without verifying her credentials). I've directed readers to the Rick Ross forum in hopes that they can learn more here, although with Neurolinquistic Programming (which Aldort freely lists as source material, as well as Werner Erhard, Byron Katie & Eckhart Tolle among others) the learning curve for the uninitiated is steep.
Even in her credential "clarification" (which many here will recognize is not a true apology or admission) she continues to use NLP style coercive tricks, such as stating that, "I have lectured in colleges and my writing is published in the McGraw Hill university textbook "A Child's World." and then
updating (rather than editing) the post at the end of the clarification to say, "Update: The textbook is the "Student Study Guide with Readings" to accompany "A Child's World, eighth edition." Not the textbook itself." AND THEN
further clarifies the textbook publication in a different location (which is not directly linked through the original textbook claim or the update) called- Popular Questions about the Clarification Statement
"Q. Can we have more details about the McGraw Hill textbook? A. The article "Getting Out of the Way" is printed in full on pages 192 and 193 of the "Student Study Guide with Readings" to accompany "A Child's World, eighth edition."
Ultimately, Aldort's factually correct textbook claim is that a two-page article she likely originally published based on a PhD she now claims is from a "not credible" online university appears in two pages of a study guide of a textbook (presumably college-level child development).