Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Expert Quackologist

Triangular Health Group, Inc.

    • Rio Nevada Development, Llc
    • Shockney & Associates Bhc, Inc, Dissolved December 3, 2004
    G D Mitchell Associates Inc
  • Guppy Equity Partners Llc
  • London Medical Llc
  • Winters Industrial Park Llc
  • Presidio Condominium Owners Association Inc
  • Schloesser Julia M Lmt Ccht
  • Duggan Pond Estates Owners Association Inc
  • Colorado Coastal Development Llc
  • Atlantic Shore Investments Llc
  • Avalon Development Group Llc
  • Rr&s Development Llc
  • Barbies Dollhouse Llc
  • Evergreen Heights Townhomes Llc
  • Interurban Group Llc
  • Worthmoore Llc
  • Presidio Condominium Owners Association Inc
  • Terra Firma Inc

Sound psychology.  Solid faith.  Real healing."
Edwin Allen Shockney PhD, LPC, BCPMS Profile Page
Strangely enough, the business entity "Barbies Dollhouse Llc" is a company "Doc" Shockney holds in common with the Honorable Judge Thomas Loewen Kennedy, (RET) -- somebody tell me the nature of said business entity, please.

PhD in Counseling Psychology with Clinical Emphasis, Dr. Shockney is an Oblate of the Order of St. Benedict. He is a Board-Certified Pain Management/ Trauma Specialist. Member, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. Member, National Center for Crisis Management.
Colorado Licensed Professional Counselor
Our facility works with many benefit/insurance carriers. We ask that the prospective client contact our business office at 719-577-9958 and inquire
In certain circumstances

Behavior Techniques, Cognitive Techniques, Biofeedback, R.E.B. (Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy), Other
Task-Enhanced Therapy (of which Dr. Shockney is the co-developer)

Individuals, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder/Scrupulosity, Adolescents, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Child Bearing Loss, Post Abortion Syndrome
Chronic Pain


"For just reasons, spouses may wish to space the birth of their children."… "Periodic continence, that is, the methods of birth regulation based on self-observation and the use of infertile periods, is in conformity with the objective criteria of morality."… " 'every action which, whether in anticipation of the conjugal act, or in its accomplishment, or in the development of its natural consequences, proposes, whether as an end or as a means, to render procreation impossible is intrinsically evil'." (Catechism 2368, 2370) Please indicate if you agree or disgree.Agree
In a so-called free union, a man and a woman refuse to give juridical and public form to a liaison involving sexual intimacy. The expression "free union" is fallacious: what can "union" mean when the partners make no commitment to one another, each exhibiting a lack of trust in the other, in himself, or in the future? The expression covers a number of different situations: concubinage, rejection of marriage as such, or inability to make long-term commitments. All these situations offend against the dignity of marriage; they destroy the very idea of the family; they weaken the sense of fidelity. They are contrary to the moral law. The sexual act must take place exclusively within marriage. Outside of marriage it always constitutes a grave sin and excludes one from sacramental communion. Some today claim a "right to trial marriage" where there is an intention of getting married later. However firm the purpose of those who engage in premature sexual relations may be, "the fact is that such liaisons can scarcely ensure mutual sincerity and fidelity in a relationship between a man and a woman, nor, especially, can they protect it from inconstancy of desires or whim." Carnal union is morally legitimate only when a definitive community of life between a man and a woman has been established. Human love does not tolerate "trial marriages." It demands a total and definitive gift of persons to one another." (Catechism , 2390, 2391)Agree
"Techniques that entail the dissociation of husband and wife, by the intrusion of a person other than the couple (donation of sperm or ovum, surrogate uterus), are gravely immoral. … Techniques involving only the married couple (homologous artificial insemination and fertilization) are perhaps less reprehensible, yet remain morally unacceptable. They dissociate the sexual act from the procreative act. The act which brings the child into existence is no longer an act by which two persons give themselves to one another, but one that 'entrust the life and identity of the embryo into the power of doctors and biologists and establishes the domination of technology over the origin and destiny of the human person. Such a relationship of domination is in itself contrary to the dignity and equality that must be common to parents and children'. … Only respect for the link between the meanings of the conjugal act and respect for the unity of the human being make possible procreation in conformity with the dignity of the person." (Catechism 2376, 2377)Agree
"From its conception, the child has the right to life. Direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, is a "criminal" practice, gravely contrary to the moral law. … Because it should be treated as a person from conception, the embryo must be defended in its integrity cared for, and healed like every other human being. (Catechism 2322, 2324)Agree
The church recognizes a validly contracted sacramental marriage as indissoluble. In therapeutic practice, we are to presume the validity of a sacramental marriage "unless, after examination of the situation by the competent ecclesiastical tribunal, [the marriage is declared null, i.e., that the marriage never existed, in which case ] the contracting parties are free to [re]marry, provided the natural obligations of a previous union are discharged." (Catechism 1629) "The separation of spouses while maintaining the marriage bond can be legitimate in certain cases provided for by canon law." (Catechism 1649) "The remarriage of persons divorced from a living, lawful spouse contravenes the plan and law of God as taught by Christ. They are not separated from the Church, but they cannot receive Eucharistic communion." (Catechism 1665)Agree
"Intentional euthanasia, whatever its forms or motives, is murder. It is gravely contrary to the dignity of the human person and to the respect due to the living God, his Creator." (Catechism 2324)Agree
"Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that 'homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.' They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarily. Under no circumstances can they be approved. The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. They do not choose their homosexual condition; for most of them it is a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection." (Catechism 2357, 2358, 2359)Agree
New Age involves a fundamental belief in the perfectibility of the human person by means of a wide variety of techniques and therapies (as opposed to the Christian view of cooperation with divine grace). ( It is difficult to separate the individual elements of New Age religiosity – innocent though they may appear – from the overarching framework which permeates the whole thought-world on the New Age movement. The gnostic nature of this movement calls us to judge it in its entirety. From the point of view of Christian faith, it is not possible to isolate some elements of New Age religiosity as acceptable to Christians, while rejecting others.
The New Age concept of God is rather diffuse, whereas the Christian concept is a very clear one. The New Age god is an impersonal energy, really a particular extension or component of the cosmos; god in this sense is the life force or soul of the world. … Even when “God” is something outside myself, it is there to be manipulated.This is very different from the Christian understanding of God as the maker of heaven and earth and the source of all personal life… God is not identified with the Life-principle understood as the “Spirit” or “basic energy” of the cosmos, but is that love which is absolutely different from the world, and yet creatively present in everything, and leading human beings to salvation.(Excerpted from “Jesus Christ the Bearer of the Water of Life: A Christian reflection on the “New Age”. (Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue)). 
Common New Age practices include the use of enneagrams, labyrinths, reiki healing, yoga, transcendental meditation, healing by crystals, psychic healing, reflexolgoy, tarot cards, palm reading, recourse to mediums and psychics, fortune telling and contacting the dead. There are many other practices and techniques that go by various names that are variations of these basic practices and are similarly at odds with Christian faith and are therefore to be rejected. Agree
Every Sunday and Holy Days

Dr. Shockney is in his 39th year as healthcare practitioner. His specialty and emphasis is on the treatment of chronic pain, trauma recovery and disruptive moods including depression and anxiety. He has lectured throughout the country and is a published author. He works with adults and adolescents with the scope of behavioral health and their Catholocity. He is a U. S. Navy veteran and is a Lay Oblate of the Order of St. Benedict.


Edwin A. ShockneyLPC-3070
A profile of an expert witness regularly used by our esteemed courts, and permitted to practice by Colorado's Division of Regulatory Agencies
According to a four-year-old list of testimonials, Edwin Shockney a purported Ph.D. has participated in numerous criminal and insurance cases and, according to this Web site, has "testified in over 160 court proceedings as an expert witness," which, combined, could amount to tens of millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts based in whole or in part on Shockney's "expert" testimony.

For example, in Tcheskidova v. ITT Federal Services, Shockney's "expert" opinion and recommendation, which appears to be in the form of a diagnostic telephone evaluation, cited in a August 1, 2008 memorandum decision on page 6 and page 9, appears to have been material not only in causing Natalia Tcheskidova's employment to be terminated, but also in her case being dismissed. Shockney testified under oath that his "undergraduate was done at Ball State University, Indiana University, State University of New York, Crossroads College. Masters level was done at Crossroads College of Divinity. Graduate school was done at, the Ph.D. at Borean [sic.] College and Graduate School. I hold a B.A. in humanities, pre- medicine, an M.A. in counseling psychology, a Ph.D. in counseling psychology with political emphasis. I am board certified as a pain management trauma specialist. I'm licensed by the State of Colorado. I'm stipulated as an expert in state, federal, and military courts.

In the February 8, 2006 memorandum decision in Massari v. Potter, Shockney's opinions and affidavit are mentioned seven (7) times. He is referred to by former Judge Edward Nottingham as "Dr. Edwin Shockney," and "Edwin Shockney, Ph.D."

And, in McKenna v. Astrue, U.S. district judge Rob't Blackburn cited Shockney as a "consultative examiner," whose opinion had been rejected as unsupported by the record.

According to a Colorado Springs police report, the expert Shockney was charged with soliciting prostitution (specifically, asking a former therapeutic client for oral sex).1  The criminal case, No. 1996M012158, captionedPeople v. Shockney, (El Paso County Court), is classified by the court as "Closed/Suprressed."

A cover-letter from the detective, who prepared the report, indicates there also was another "previous allegation," which was assigned a case number by the 
Division of Regulatory Agencies of UT-00-10251.
1 A few areas of interest are highlighted in yellow in the report; a few pink-colored highlight-comments are also inserted (hover cursor over highlight to see comment).

According to this undated biography, Shockney claims that he:

  • attended Ball State University

  • attended Elkhart Institute of Technology

  • attended Indiana Technical College

  • attended Notre Dame University

  • attended Indiana University

  • obtained a B.A. from the State University of New York (SUNY)

  • obtained a M.A. from "Crossroads Graduate School"

  • obtained a Ph.D. from "Berean College of California"

  • According to this undated Curriculum Vitae, Shockney claims that he:

  • attended Ball State University ('68-'70) for premedicine

  • attended Indiana University ('70-'72) for premedicine

  • graduated in '72 from Indiana Technical College's "School of Medical Technology"

  • obtained a B.A. in humanities/counseling from SUNY in 1985

  • obtained a Masters degree from "Crossroads Graduate School of Divinity" in 1987

  • obtained a Ph.D in clinical psychology from "Berean Christian College and Graduate School" in 1991

  • According to this C.R.C.P. 26 disclosure, Shockney:

  • obtained an A.S. from Ball State University

  • obtained a B.A. in humanities/counseling from Indiana University

  • obtained a M.A. in counseling/psychology from SUNY

  • In addition, Shockney's application for license to the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies Division of Registrations also attests that he obtained the Masters and doctorate degrees mentioned above.

    Aside from the fact that the aforesaid three documents aren't congruent, the following memoranda raise questions about Shockney's claimed credentials:

  • This memo from Ball State University establishes that Shockney attended for six months between '68 ~ '69 and earned no degree

  • This enrollment verification from Indiana University attests that he attended off-and-on as a part-time student between '73 - '77 and earned no degree

  • This memo from Indiana Tech indicates that "Mr. Shockney has never attended Indiana Tech" and "Indiana Tech has never offered a degree in Medical Technology in its history as a University."

  • This enrollment verification from SUNY concludes that the school's archives contain no match for "Edwin Allen Shockney" with a 10-09-1950 d.o.b. as having attended the institution or received a degree therefrom.

  • This memo from Crossroads College states that, "I cannot find that [Mr. Shockney] attended Crossroads College . . . at any time."

  • This memo from the Accredation Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities states, "Berean College is not accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities . . . They have not applied, and we have no information on them"

  • An November 20, 2008 email to from Joanne Wenzel with the State of California explains:
    In response to your inquiry regarding Berean Christian College.

    We do not have a listing in our database for Berean Christian College in Long Beach, California at all.
    We do have a listing for a Berean Bible College that was located at 13609 Twin Peaks Road, Poway, California.

    Berean Bible College was listed as a Religious Exempt institution from 1995 until 2003. As a religious exempt institution they were only allowed to offer programs directly related to the dogma of their church, that would preclude them from issuing a PhD. This particular school was, according to the database, offering a Bachelor of Theology degree, Basic Bible Diploma and a Graduate of Theology Certificate.

  • These articles of incorporation indicate that Mr. Shockney formed a Colorado non-profit corporation in 1996, named "Berean College," some five years after his claimed 1991 doctoral degree from that entity.

  • Thus, although, it appears that, not only did Shockney not earn a masters degree --at least as set forth in his proffered documents-- and, although it might also appear that he formed a corporation to award himself a Ph.D., placed several calls to Mr. Shockney in an effort to obtain clarification. Shockney declined to return the calls, but his attorney, Elvin Gentry, told that these matters have already been presented to the local district attorney and the state's grievance board and that his client has been cleared. When asked if he could provide evidence of Mr. Shockney's degrees and accreditations, Gentry replied, "I am not in a position to do that and even if I was, I wouldn't."

    It is illegal to use a bogus degrees in several states, including Washington, Oregon, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Illinois, Maine, New Jersey and Virginia.

    Of course, Colorado citizens can rest easy, as the 
    State Grievance Board is working day and night to protect the public and regulate the profession, as the following memo demonstrates:
    [Mr.] Shockney's graduate school records are confidential and therefore not available to you . . . A doctorate education is not required for licensure as a professional counselor. You should also be aware that the terms "Ph.D." or "doctor" are not protected terms in Colorado. While [sic.] it is unethical to make representations to the public that you are a Ph.D. or doctor if you graduate from a college or university that is non-accredited, it is not illegal unless the representations you make are false.

    Further Reading

  • Avoid Fake- Degree Burns By Researching Academic Credentials, maintained by the Federal Trade Commission

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  • Buyers of bogus degrees namedThe Spokesman Review

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