Also...I didn't see my comments as to documenting how awful Knapp is, but rather to exposing facts regarding his dishonesty. But maybe that is documenting how awful one person is.
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "feste37" wrote: > > This one thread, devoted to documenting how awful a person John Knapp is, is > becoming very tedious. Perhaps Carol could find something else to obsess on. > I am no fan of John Knapp, but I imagine that he had good intentions to begin > with. Then something went wrong and perhaps he didn't cope with it well, and > that led to something else, and so on. It's time to leave this guy alone. > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Carol" wrote: > > > > Regarding TMFree...after Knapp axed me and people started coming across my > > path who had similar harmful interactions with Knapp, I learned that Knapp > > really wasn't *the* founder of TMFree. From my understanding it was a group > > effort and Knapp knew the webstuff so he set up the site. > > > > There is a thread somewhere on the Rick Ross Forum, but I can't locate it > > at the moment, that discusses the history of how the folks who started > > TMFree came together. > > > > So, technically, from my understanding, Knapp is not *the* founder. He > > organized the web stuff. He had the counselor initials behind his name, and > > somehow that made him *the* founder. I do not know if he started calling > > himself the founder, or if others agreed to that or what. > > > > I've been told by three people that Knapp plagiarized them. When > > confronted, Knapp 1)gave credit to one of the people; 2) ignored one of the > > people; 3) offered to change the author for the one other person, but that > > author opted to disassociate with Knapp, so the piece itself was deleted. > > > > In 2010, when Knapp was recruiting me for what became his now-defunct > > non-profit, at that time (in 2010) he was thinking of naming it "The Knapp > > Center for Healing." I didn't have any problem with that. He said one of > > the reasons he wanted to use his name was to meet his narcissistic needs. > > He wasn't joking when he stated that to me. It was in the context of > > healthy narcissism...like wanting to leave a mark before one dies. > > > > I guess using his name got voted out (or something) with his next round of > > recruits who helped put together the 2011 non-profit. Most (if not all) > > those recruits resigned once Knapp showed his true colors. > > > > If I find that Rick Ross thread, I'll post a link. > > > > *************** > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" wrote: > > > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Carol" wrote: > > > > > > > > Here's a link to the Way Back archive to Knapp's former therapy > > > > practice, Knapp Family Counseling. I think most of the links there work > > > > to access other parts of the archived site. > > > > http://web.archive.org/web/20110501055727/http://www.knappfamilycounseling.com/cultqual.html > > > > > > > > To Knapp's credit, he actually has some good articles there, imo. I > > > > read most of these articles when I researched him and checked out his > > > > license before I hired him. > > > > > > > > Raunchydog, Knapp's license is in NY. If I recall correctly, he got his > > > > MSW from SUNY, but I'm not sure which city it was. > > > > > > > > Knapp closed Knapp Family Counseling in 2011 around the time > > > > or shortly after he started the Center for Healing Spiritual > > > > and Cultic Abuse (CHSCA). The CHSCA was located out of Malone, > > > > New York and was incorporated in Delaware. > > > > > > Which is now also closed down, apparently. > > > > > > Knapp also founded the TM-Free blog for disaffected former > > > TMers and ran it for, I believe, a couple of years. He > > > turned it over to fellow TM critic Mike Doughney probably > > > also around the time he started CHSCA. > > > > > > While he was running TM-Free, Knapp appeared to have Google > > > Alerts, or something similar, set up to let him know about > > > any articles concerning TM that appeared on the Web. He made > > > a habit of commenting on those articles and in one way or > > > another making it known he had a therapy practice for people > > > who had been in cults (at least that was the case in the > > > comments of his that I read; he may not have always done it). > > > > > > I notice that he mentioned his practice in his piece for > > > DailyKos as well. > > > > > > Since I first encountered him--1996, I think, on the Usenet > > > newsgroup alt.meditation.transcendental--he's shown himself > > > to be a skilled and very active self-promoter (not that > > > there's anything wrong with that per se). > > > > > > Carol, you're aware that Knapp posted here sporadically > > > in 2008 and 2009, right? A total of 77 posts. If you're > > > interested in reviewing them, here's the search page from > > > the archives: > > > > > > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/msearch?AT=knapp&AM=contains&pos=0&cnt=10 > > > > > > http://tinyurl.com/a9lbbto > > > > > >