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« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2006, 10:36:00 AM »
simply stated, you don't..
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« Reply #31 on: April 12, 2006, 11:45:00 AM »
Where did all these crickets come from? They always show up after the tough questions are asked.
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« Reply #32 on: April 13, 2006, 11:15:00 AM »
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On 2006-04-12 07:19:00, Dysfunction Junction wrote:

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Perhaps the person's qualifications are the BA in Psychology...




But your employer states that there are over 40 masters level counselors on staff.  How many are there really?


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Just passing through on my way to Florida but was too tempted not to add something here. If there is any truth on their website these days they must be counting teachers as masters level counselors. But even then I only see 25 or so on the entire staff with a masters degree. Hell if you look closely there are some that have no degree at all and I'm not talking about the janitor or the lunch lady. Wonder if this place is on the market yet? Just got a strange feeling that a really big fish is about to jump ship real soon. :wave:
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« Reply #33 on: April 13, 2006, 11:16:00 AM »
Last post was mine. :wave:

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« Reply #34 on: April 13, 2006, 11:18:00 AM »
Have a nice trip.  Check in from time to time... :wave:
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« Reply #35 on: April 13, 2006, 11:13:00 PM »
Whoa!  Did y'all see the front page of The Dahlonega Nugget from yesterday, Wed., April 12, 2006..."Hidden Lake receives SACA, SAIA accreditation".  Doesn't mention anything about any accredidation for a "Therapuetic Boarding School".  The "newsy note" was listed under "Nuggets" on the front page and ends very strangely.  The last sentence began, "The review is a complicated....".  That was it folks.   :question:  :question:  :question:
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« Reply #36 on: April 14, 2006, 12:26:00 AM »
Whenever I try to bring up archives for Hidden Lake Academy, the 'nugget' search says nothing..Is anyone having the same problem?
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« Reply #37 on: April 14, 2006, 04:07:00 AM »
I tried the Nugget for HLA info awhile back, always said no files. I was amazed they had nothing on HLA there, as it is a substantial local business
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« Reply #38 on: April 14, 2006, 02:37:00 PM »
You have to run a search with both Dahlonega Nugget and HLA as the terms. You cant find it just looking through the archives.
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« Reply #39 on: May 03, 2006, 11:28:00 AM »
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On 2006-04-11 09:43:00, Dysfunction Junction wrote:

"Their website is loaded up with fresh, new staff.  Some that are listed as "teachers" don't even have degrees posted.



In any case they don't have 20 certified teachers.  They have far less than 20 uncertified, BA-holding teachers that would not be allowed to teach in the GA school system.



They're not even minimally credentialed to teach in one of the worst public school systems in the entire country, but parents pay more than the tuition cost of an ivy league school for these completely unqualified "teachers."  Go figure.
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how does an "academics only" boarding school not even have real teachers?  what exactly ARE they doing up there in the woods?
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« Reply #40 on: May 08, 2006, 08:32:00 AM »
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"http://www.hiddenlakeacademy.com/loadProfile.aspx?userID=147



Peer group counselor with no degree at all listed.





http://www.hiddenlakeacademy.com/loadPr ... userID=132



Peer group counselor with an "online" degree.  Scary.



http://www.hiddenlakeacademy.com/loadPr ... userID=186



Teacher without any credentials listed.  Makes ya wonder...



The list goes on.  For $80k/year, you don't get much, huh?  



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These people are still on the website with the same phony/lacking credentials.  Still not a single licensed counselor or certified teacher on staff.  How do they do "education" and "therapy" with no staff qualified to do either?
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« Reply #41 on: August 04, 2006, 10:29:55 AM »
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Clayton Erickson may have gotten his BA

from Pacific Southern U. diploma mill, but he is shown to have lived in the State of Washington, where Antioch University (one of them)is, then his M.D. is also from the State of Washington..Antioch did not seem to mind the diploma mill.

THe American Society of Addictive Medicine shows him as an M.D. and having passed the licensing exam for M.D.'s working in Addictions... So, apparently, at least he didn't go from Pacific Southern to M.D.  He is said to be 60 years old...I still do not get why he is there..??


Clay Erickson
Director of Addiction Services
B.A. - Pacific Southern University. M.D. ? University of Washington School of Medicine. M.A. ? Antioch University

If his medical license was revoked in '99, how does that effect his Certification with the American Society of Addiction Medicine in 1987?
http://www.asam.org/cert/1987%20EXAM%20 ... htm#RECERT
He is not listed as a member of ASAM.
http://www.asam.org/search/search2old.html
Does he have the credentials necessary to hold the position of "Addictions Counselor"?

From the Washington State Dept of Health
In May [1999], the Medical Commission revoked the license of Dr. Clayton D. Erickson (MD00014951). The respondent never responded to the commission?s charges of unprofessional conduct. Erickson worked in Seattle.
http://www.doh.wa.gov/Publicat/99_News/99-72.html

Name: ERICKSON, CLAYTON D
Year of Birth: 1945
Credential Number: RC00027323
Credential Type: Counselor - Registered
Current Credential Status: Expired
First Credential Date: 06/27/1995
Expiration Date: 03/20/1998
Last Renewal Date: 06/27/1997
Action Taken: No
https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/hpqa1/Appli ... 61bd&PID=6

Name: ERICKSON, CLAYTON D
Year of Birth: 1945
Credential Number: MD00014951
Credential Type: Physician And Surgeon
Current Credential Status: Revoked
First Credential Date: 02/09/1976
Expiration Date: 03/20/1994
Last Renewal Date: 03/19/1993
Action Taken: Yes
https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/hpqa1/Appli ... 82e&PID=15

Name: ERICKSON, CLAYTON D
Year of Birth: 1945
Credential Number: MD00014951
Current Credential Type: Physician And Surgeon
Credential Status: Revoked
First Credential Date: 02/09/1976
Expiration Date: 03/20/1994
Last Renewal Date: 03/19/1993

FORMAL DISCIPLINARY ACTION
Action Taken: Revocation of License
Date Of Action: 05/12/1999
Basis For Action: Violation of or Failure to Comply With Licensing Board Order
Length of Action: Indefinite
Fine or Cost Recovery:
Failure to comply with an order issued by the disciplining authority.
View Legal Documents associated to Report # 99-01-A-1061 MD
https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/hpqa1/Appli ... 27b&PID=15

FORMAL DISCIPLINARY ACTION
Action Taken:
Date Of Action: 03/10/1995
Basis For Action:
Length of Action:
Fine or Cost Recovery:
Action Report Is Not Available On-Line. Please call the Customer Service Center (360) 236-4700 if Action Report needed.
https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/hpqa1/Appli ... =15&Page=2

Statement of Charges
https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/hpqa1/Appli ... dC4106.pdf
Final Order
https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/hpqa1/Appli ... dC4106.pdf

Charged with Violations of :
RCW 18.130.170- If the disciplining authority believes a license holder or applicant may be unable to practice with reasonable skill and safety to consumers by reason of any mental or physical condition, a statement of charges in the name of the disciplining authority shall be served on the license holder or applicant and notice shall also be issued providing an opportunity for a hearing.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=18.130.170

RCW 18.130.180(6)- Unprofessional Conduct: (6) The possession, use, prescription for use, or distribution of controlled substances or legend drugs in any way other than for legitimate or therapeutic purposes, diversion of controlled substances or legend drugs, the violation of any drug law, or prescribing controlled substances for oneself;
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=18.130.180

RCW 18.130.180(7)-Unprofessional Conduct: (7) Violation of any state or federal statute or administrative rule regulating the profession in question, including any statute or rule defining or establishing standards of patient care or professional conduct or practice;

RCW 18.130.180(23)- Unprofessional Conduct: (23) Current misuse of:
(a) Alcohol; (b) Controlled substances; or (c) Legend drugs;

As stated in the ?Final Order?
Erickson didn't respond to charges. He moved, left no forwarding address.
Supporting exhibit- Declaration of Maryella Jansen, Program Mgr
Maryella Jansen was program manager for Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission

Appears the direct links will not take you to the documents.
If you want to read the charges and final order, follow this instructions.
Go to: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/hpqa1/Appli ... rofile.asp
Type in last and first name: Erickson, Clayton- then submit
Click the MD00014951 link.
In the new window click "View Action Report(s)"
In that window click " View Legal Documents associated to Report # 99-01-A-1061 MD"
And finally you can select "Stmt of Charges" and "Final Order"
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« Reply #42 on: August 04, 2006, 11:29:00 AM »
Wow.  Nice job, Deborah.  I knew this guy was aphony, but I didn't know how incredibly incompetent he is and that he has no licenses or credentials to do his job.

HLA parents, you're getting soaked for services from someone barred from practicing by licensing authorities.

How long are you going to let HLA go on not being held accountable for their employment of phonies?  Why don't you take a stand against this shoddy practice and its greedy owner?  I don't get it...
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« Reply #43 on: August 04, 2006, 11:43:24 AM »
The question that arises, is he qualified to hold the position of Addiction's Counselor, given his medical license was revoked, and how that would effect his Certification through ASAM to practice Addictions Medicine?

Georgia requirements for Addiction Counselors
http://www.gaca.org/certification.htm

1995-1996
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT

  1- 1  To amend Code Section 43-10A-7 of the Official Code of
  1- 2  Georgia Annotated, relating to exceptions to licensing
  1- 3  requirements for professional counselors, social workers, or
  1- 4  marriage and family therapists, so as to provide for an
  1- 5  additional exception with respect to persons who are
  1- 6  training to be addiction counselors; to provide for
  1- 7  conditions; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other
  1- 8  purposes.

  1- 9       BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:

                         SECTION 1.

  1-10  Code Section 43-10A-7 of the Official Code of Georgia
  1-11  Annotated, relating to exceptions to licensing requirements
  1-12  for professional counselors, social workers, or marriage and
  1-13  family therapists, is amended by adding a new paragraph
  1-14  immediately following paragraph (15) of subsection (b), to
  1-15  be designated paragraph (15.1), to read as follows:

  1-16      "(15.1) Persons who are training to be addiction
  1-17      counselors but only when such persons are:

  1-18        (A) Employed by an agency or facility that is licensed
  1-19        to provide addiction counseling; and

  1-20        (B) Supervised by a supervisor who meets the
  1-21        qualifications established by the Georgia Addiction
  1-22        Counselor's Association or any other similar private
  1-23        association of addiction counselors which includes
  1-24        among its certification requirements the criteria
  1-25        specified in paragraph (15) of this subsection.

  1-26      No person shall qualify for the exception provided under
  1-27      this paragraph for a period in excess of three years.
  1-28      Any person qualifying for the exception provided under
  1-29      this paragraph shall not use any title indicating or
  1-30      implying that such person is licensed under this
  1-31      chapter."

http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/1995 ... hb1648.htm

Code Section 43-10A-7
http://www.legis.state.ga.us/cgi-bin/gl ... e=43-10A-7

And for what it's worth-
ORS regulations re: Drug Abuse Treatment Programs
290-4-2-.10 Staffing.
(1) The program shall have sufficient types and numbers of staff as required by these rules to provide the treatment and services offered to clients and outlined in its program description.
(2) Staff subject to professional practice acts must be in compliance with the state practice acts.
(3) Counseling services are provided by individuals qualified by education, training, and experience to provide substance abuse counseling and who are licensed/certified if required by state practice acts.
(4) The medical responsibility for each client will be vested in a licensed physician who oversees all medical services provided by the program. Physician assistants or nurse practitioners may be utilized to the extent allowed by state practice acts.
(5) Each program shall have available professional mental health consultation to review selected cases and to provide assistance to the staff in client management or for referral for psychiatric services.
(6) The clinical director must be either a doctor of medicine licensed to practice in this state, or a licensed practitioner who is licensed to provide treatment, therapeutic advice or counsel for the rehabilitation of drug dependent persons in compliance with state practice acts, or a certified addiction counselor.
(7) Staff Training and Orientation. Prior to working with clients, all staff who provide treatment and services shall be oriented in accordance with these rules and shall thereafter receive additional training in accordance with these rules.
(a) Orientation shall include instruction in:
1. The program's written policies and procedures regarding its program purpose and description; client rights, responsibilities, and complaints; confidentiality; and other policies and procedures that are relevant to the employee's range of duties and responsibilities, including the use of universal precautions for infection control, and including HIV/AIDS training;
2. The employee's assigned duties and responsibilities; and
3. Reporting client progress and problems to supervisory personnel and procedures for handling medical emergencies or other incidents that affect the delivery of treatment or services.
(b) Additional training consisting of a minimum of thirty (30) clock hours of training or instruction shall be provided annually for each staff member who provides treatment services to clients. Such training shall be in subjects that relate to the employee's assigned duties and responsibilities.
Authority O.C.G.A. Secs. 26-5-5, 26-5-6. History. Original Rule  entitled "Staffing" adopted. F. Sept. 18, 1997; eff. Oct. 8, 1997.

http://rules.sos.state.ga.us/cgi-bin/pa ... x.html&d=1
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« Reply #44 on: August 04, 2006, 12:03:29 PM »
It would appear that HLA is prviding addiction services illegally.  Of course, when confronted, they'll say "we're academics only."

The real question is when are the parents of HLA kids going to put their collective feet down, put there money where their mouth is and demand answers as to why HLA is running an unlicensed, unregulated treatment center that employs staff with virtually no education, no credentials and admits seriously disturbed patients like pedophiles, rapists and batterers.

How are these unqualified staff with phony degrees and no experience supposed to control an environment with acutely mentally ill patients?  Are parents waiting until someone's kid ends up dead?  Some kids have already been raped, battered, sexually assaulted, had conjugal relations with staff, etc.  

It won't be long, based on the deteriorating quality of HLA, attrition of staff, lack of proper oversight and the unsafe environment before someone's kid ends up DEAD.  It's just a matter of time.  And it will be all of your fault for sitting on your hands while your kids are abused and neglected.
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