There is quite a stir on the net about Dr David Jacobs and a "patient"/alleged abductee...a client of his psuedonymed, "Emma Woods" and their seeming long standing working relationship together....somewhat much unreported/not touched by the usual venues.
Its interesting that Coast hasn't hosted Jacobs for a long time...not since 2008 the best that I can tell from what's on the Coast site and perhaps this is one of the reasons why.
Essentially, this "Emma Woods" is accusing Jacobs of unethical practice....for practicing hypnosis over the phone, among other allegations..and let's remember he is NOT a medical Dr of even a psychologist...he is a professor/PHD allegedly of history at Temple University.
The folks at Paratopia have done a series of very extensive, yet seemingly damning interviews, not in Jacob's favor, on this entire situation.
Here are the interviews ( all free streaming):
The Emma Woods Tapes
Emma Woods - The InterviewEp 57
Alien hybrids making threats over instant messenger. Hypnosis sessions conducted over the telephone. Boisterous, arrogant men talking down to a victimized female. This story has it all and then some. Jeff and Jeremy dissect Emma Woods’ phone conversations with Dr. David Jacobs regarding the termination of their relationship. This episode asks the important question: Who presents the bigger threat to us, aliens or the researchers looking into them? Then we examine the wrongheaded and cruel response to Emma by UFO Watchdog. For her, the hits just keep on coming. Take a drink every time we repeat this is just our opinion or beg Jacobs to come on our show in this, our most controversial episode to date.
Threatened by HybridsEp 60
In this world exclusive interview, “Emma Woods” finally speaks out about her real experiences with the paranormal and the tragic turn her life took as a research subject of Dr. David Jacobs. Dr. Jacobs has yet to make a public statement about Emma’s allegations and documentation, but she has received word from Temple University the school for which he works and in which she claims she was lead to believe this work was for. She also received a letter from Jacobs’ fellow abduction researcher and friend, Budd Hopkins. What they have to say may appall you.
Our Tim Binnall, has also touched this whole mess in one of his interviews HEREEp 62
David Jacobs finally released a defense regarding Emma Woods and his use of telephone hypnosis. We examine his damage control campaign including his recent appearance on The ''show that shall not be named here'' with Budd Hopkins. Then we read a surprising email by Budd’s co-author on Sight Unseen and ex-wife, Carol Rainey regarding our Emma Woods interview, specifically Budd’s letter to Emma. Next, we answer listener mail and finally end with some strange, new experiences involving both hosts and Jeff’s wife, Lisa. This one is jam-packed with variety so get ready!
This is one very complicated and ugly mess IMO.
Budd Hopkins is also involved in all of this to some degree.
Sadly this leaves some very serious issues for the field of Ufology, the study of abductees, the credibility of methods and research that has been presented.
I would encourage you all who have interest to listen to these interviews and look forward to your input.
Last but not least, here is an interview Paratopia did with Dr Scott Lillenfield which directly relates to all of this:
Dr Scott Lillienfeld
Emma Wood's Website - Is It Alien Abuction?Ep 55
Dr. Scott Lilienfeld is a professor of psychology at Emory University and editor of Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice. He is also co-author of 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology and a contributing blogger at Psychology Today. In what is sure to be one of our most controversial episodes, Dr. Lilienfeld not only explores the myth that hypnosis is an appropriate memory retrieval tool for alien abduction research... HE DESTROYS IT.
In the process, we examine the Emma Woods/David Jacobs debacle that seems every bit as surreal as the alien abduction stories in Jacobs' books. Is his behavior appropriate? Is this what happens when a man gets too absorbed in his own conclusions about the unknown? Hear Dr. Lilienfeld's initial impressions.
If you know of anyone who is thinking about undergoing hypnosis, please direct them here. This should be required listening for anyone who wants to undergo it or practice it.
Dr David Jacobs Webstie - ICAR
All of this will take some hours to go through, so for those who take the time.
There are a ton of allegations here....how Jacobs diagnoses "Emma" with MPD over the phone...how he gets seemingly all bent out of shape from IM's from messages from alleged "hybrids" he claims to receive on his computer....
I can assure you this will be quite a ride.
I have to wonder what Knapp feels about all of this, since he was the last to interview Jacobs:
Coast Guest Summaries
Looking forward to hearing what you all think about this.