(Note. On Sept 1, 2014, Keith Smith publicly confessed to some of the academic and professional fraud pointed out in this article. He has not acknowledged at this point that he claimed falsely to be a graduate from Cambridge. Neither has he presented any independently verifiable evidence that he even has a BA degree.)
Cambridge Registrar’s Office – No BA for Keith W. Smith
Keith W. Smith has made multiple claims as to his professional credentials as a “world-renowned” Psychologist. I’m investigating the claims of “Dr.” Smith, and so far many of these claims cannot be verified independently.
Keith Smith claims to have 2 earned PhD degrees as well as an honorary doctorate including an earned PhD in Psychology from UCLA in 2002. UCLA’s registrar’s office does not confirm this claim.
Keith Smith claims to have 2 MAs in Psychology and Theology from Berea Bible College in Eastbourne, UK. There is no record of an accredited institution by that name and no means of independently verifying the claim.
In addition, Keith W. Smith claims to have graduated from Cambridge University. He makes this claim on his website. Click on the image below to see it full size.
He made the claim on his Facebook Page to have graduated from Cambridge University as well. Click on the image below to see it at full size.
Click below as well to see the claims on Zoom Info related there as well. Click on the image below to see it full size.
The Response from Cambridge
I sent an inquiry to Cambridge University’s Registrar’s Office on June 28, 2014. I received this response this morning from them after following up with them in the last week. Click on the image below to see it in full size.
No Independent Confirmations Thus Far
So, thus far, there isn’t an independent confirmation of Keith W. Smith’s academic and professional claims that I’ve been able to find. Nor has there been a response that I’m aware of in any venue from Keith W. Smith or his current wife Jeanne Elder Smith, offering any validation of his claims or contacts to verify them.
I’ve made the public offer of publishing any such independently verifiable information on my blog along with an apology if it can be provided. I’ve received no response thus far.
Jim Wright Remains Silent and by His Silence continues to Promote Keith W. Smith
Jim Wright has made no response to this very serious situation and yet, Jim Wright claims to be operating on behalf of and in the interest of sexual abuse victims and not himself. Can anyone explain to me, how somebody who claims to be a sexual abuse advocate can bring accusations against multiple people based largely on the claims of a “psychologist” whose credentials Jim Wright apparently did not check, and then when the information comes out as to either his deception or incompetence, he remains silent and leaves his claims online and pretends like this isn’t happening?
I believe if Jim Wright had any integrity, he would do the right thing, issue a retraction and apologize. At the very least he would remove the material from his website and warn anyone who would act on his promotion of Keith W. Smith and appeals to Smith’s “authority”. If Jim Wright really cared about sexual abuse victims, he wouldn’t stand by and say nothing when his silence could result in anyone acting on his statements to contact an apparently unqualified psychotherapist.
As I’ve long suspected, it appears Jim Wright really isn’t all that concerned about sexual abuse victims. He’s more concerned about Jim Wright and carrying out his personal vendettas.