I consider Dr. Laura somewhat disengenous anyway. She conspicuously uses the title "Doctor" as if she's a clinical psychologist/psychiatrist when her doctorate degree is in secondary education. She likes to chide her listeners about "shacking up" when she was recently living with a guy for seven years without being married. I listened to her show for a few months and got tired of it. It got boring and repetitious.
Wrong. Her degree is in physiology. She is a certified marriage, family, and child counselor.
posted on 08/15/2003 5:45:11 PM PDT
by Straight Vermonter
(...they led my people astray, saying, "Peace!" when there was no peace -- Ezekiel 13:10)
I consider Dr. Laura somewhat disengenous anyway. She conspicuously uses the title "Doctor" as if she's a clinical psychologist/psychiatrist when her doctorate degree is in secondary education.
Her doctorate is in areas of physiology. Your comments lead me to believe there is a toruch in you of what you are trying to smear her with.
posted on 08/15/2003 6:16:55 PM PDT
She likes to chide her listeners about "shacking up" when she was recently living with a guy for seven years without being married
That was in her feminist whacko days in her 20's, not "recently". Her son is 17 or 18 years old and I believe she's been married to the dad for at least that long. She has repeatedly and vociferously criticized her own behavior of that time on her radio show; are we all disallowed from lecturing our kids on sex and drugs if we ourselves engaged in them?
And she's gone through her educational background on the air as well....anyone who cares to listen to her knows she's not a shrink. I personally wouldn't care if she was a plumber. Her insight on human nature and weaknesses, even if she can be shrill, are spot on.
her doctorate is in physiology. not education. regardless of what it is in, it is earned and she still has the right to be called "doctor."
posted on 08/15/2003 8:09:52 PM PDT
(for God and country)
She conspicuously uses the title "Doctor" as if she's a clinical psychologist/psychiatrist when her doctorate degree is in secondary education.
Are you certain of this ?
Would you bet the ranch ?
A doctorate is a doctorate.
As to her chiding others about shacking up, did it ever consider to you that her conclusion now is based on the fact it was a bad experience for her?
Why is it we appreciate alcoholics teaching AA classes, cleaned up drug addicts giving testimony in high schools, etc. but we get "uncomfortable" when someone "preaches" against something because they too were there and realized the destruction?
I personally couldn't care less about Dr. Laura. But I'm not going to dump all over her for her failings and her past when she obviously reaches people. I don't see folks jumping all over Oprah for her views.
posted on 08/15/2003 11:05:52 PM PDT
(Democrats have stunted brain development!)
She has a PhD in physiology, after obtaining a B.S. and and a masters. But she is a licensed marriage, family and child counselor which she mentions quite frequently, so I know she's not trying to mislead anyone. If you believe that only M.D.'s should be called doctors, you have a lot more people than her to be concerned with. I know many people with PhD's who are called doctor. (Even Bill Cosby who only has a honorary doctorate, I believe.) She was in private practice for 12 years with her MFCC, which is completely legitimate.
when she was recently living with a guy for seven years without being married.
Try getting your gossip straight. She has been married for about 20 years. But she is up front about her behavior in the 70s that she is not proud of. But she never lied about that-she talked about it for years.
Excuse me, but you should have your facts straight before
you post something.
Dr. Laura has a Ph.D. in Physiology from Columbia University
College of Physicans and Surgeons (medical school) so has earned the right to call herself "Dr". I was a Ph.D. student there at the same time so I know this for a fact.
She subsequently earned a license to practice clinical psychology (marriage and family counceling) in CA.
You may not like or agree with Dr. Laura, but please use factual arguments not hear-say and rumors. Otherwise, your comments are meaningless.
posted on 09/12/2003 2:38:15 PM PDT
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