Earlier today, additional online searches confirm that Narconon staff is still advertising their cherished ‘NAFC’ addiction counseling status as being intact.
Even though the ‘National Association of Forensic Counselors’ revoked Narconon Arrowhead CEO Gary Smith and other staff ‘CCDC’ certificates earlier this month, some, including Smith, still promote their counseling status on websites.
Although no details of why the certificates were revoked, the ‘NAFC’ website states:
“NAFC members are required to follow the NAFC Ethical Standards and Code of Conduct and sign the affidavit contained within the application which, in part, agrees to abide by the above.”
“The Board reserves the right to suspend or revoke a certification if, in its judgment, a member has violated such standards.”
Which standards were violated, thus far, remains a mystery.
Smith still advertises: “I am a certified chemical dependency counselor and currently the CEO of Narconon of Oklahoma…Narconon Arrowhead. I have over 35 years’ experience in the drug and alcohol prevention and rehabilitation field.”
Some Narconon Arrowhead websites are now void of promoting Smith and staff as being certified by the ‘NAFC’ - - others like Facebook are still in need of deletion and editing.
‘NAFC’ “certification is a formal process which validates, based on predetermined standards, an individual's qualifications and knowledge to practice in a defined area.” http://tinyurl.com/a42acyw
“Today, the National Association of Forensic Counselors (NAFC) is the first and largest independent multi-disciplinary credentialing board in the U.S. offering nationally accredited certifications representing the Forensic Counselor.”
David Edgar Love