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Is Dr. Phil A Real Doctor? People Claim He Shoudn't Have His Own Show Because Of His License

Date February 19, 2019 11:15

Dr. Phil, the American television show created by Oprah Winfrey and the host Phil McGraw, is incredibly popular.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Despite the fact that so many people watch the show and really like it, they are wondering whether Dr.Phil is a real doctor and has the right for his professional activity.

Does he have a license?

It turned out, their suspicions were rather reasonable, and not everyone knows that the host doesn’t have a license to practice psychology.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Twitter users are furious and claim Dr.Phil is not a licensed psychologist and has no right to make the show. Some of them even call him a charlatan, who should be in jail. Now, a lot of people are really disappointed in Dr.Phil, and consider his show to be a bad one.

Official statement

Back in 2002, the California Board of Psychology stated that it is not necessary for Phil McGraw to obtain a license for the show, because he was doing more entertainment than psychology.

Jonathan Turley, the law professor, claims there should be a line between entertaining and treating people.

There is a clear line in the law between entertaining people and treating people. Now, when Dr. Phil becomes Dr. McGraw and leaves the studio and goes to a hospital, he’s putting himself and potentially a patient in jeopardy.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Despite the fact that Dr.Phil show is incredibly popular and has millions of viewers, people are wondering whether Phil McGraw has a professional license for psychological activity, and some of them even call him a charlatan.

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