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Former NAACP Chapter President Rachel Dolezal dominated headlines when she was outed by her own parents for “posing as a black woman when she is actually white.” The civil rights activist has been accused of being a cultural appropriator, an impersonator who was donning “black face,” and a race traitor. Rachel is back in the news and has written a new book titled, In Full Color: Finding My Place In a Black and White World. In a one-on-one interview with Dr. Phil, Rachel addresses why she says she “ran away” when a local reporter asked her if she was African-American and if her parents are white. And what does she have to say to people who called her a “race faker” and an “ethnic fraud” who misrepresented herself to others.

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Shannon says her husband, Alex, has become obsessed with his quest for enlightenment. She claims this spiritual pilgrimage has cost them over $200,000 dollars and their successful business. From following and obeying the teachings of controversial gurus and clairvoyants to believing in the existence of aliens, Shannon says she doesn’t recognize her husband. Alex claims he has not only become enlightened, but has come face to face with God himself, and has unlocked the answers to all of life’s greatest questions and mysteries. Alex claims his wife is just a negative person who would rather be a victim and live in misery, which he says creates huge roadblocks for their marriage. How does Alex’s enlightenment hold up when he is surprised and confronted by one of the most influential thinkers in the world, Dr. Deepak Chopra?

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Camma and Brandon’s 10-year-old daughter claimed Camma’s fiancé, Andrew, sexually abused her – something he was convicted of just a few months ago. Camma says she believes her fiancé is innocent and claims the allegations were cooked up by Brandon in an attempt to get custody alongside his fiancée, Christine, in order to evade child support. Brandon says there is no way he's coached his daughter to allege abuse and claims this wasn't the first time Camma put their daughter in danger. Andrew’s father, Gary, also believes his son is innocent and is the collateral damage in the custody battle between Camma and Brandon. Can Dr. Phil get to the bottom of this nightmarish situation?

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Karla claims her husband Stephen has lied to and manipulated her throughout their 38-year marriage – usually so subtly that she thought she was the problem. Stephen admits he has lied and played mind games with Karla, but when it comes to questions about his past, he says he doesn’t remember – like whether or not he ever planned to marry another woman. Could there be an explanation for Stephen’s claim of memory loss? And is Karla’s quest for the truth really going to improve their dysfunctional relationship? Watch as Dr. Phil gets to the bottom of this troubled marriage.

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Emily claims she has cut her body 500,000 times, leaving her covered in scars from head to toe. Instead of living covered up, she has opened her life of self-harm to the world, becoming an internet celebrity with over 200,000 social media followers who hail from around the globe. But Emily has many critics who claim she is glorifying self-harm for fame and attention. Renee is one her biggest critics and has started a petition, which has nearly 30,000 signatures, to shut down Emily’s Facebook page. For the first time, Emily and Renee will meet face to face. Plus, many of Emily’s detractors who suffer from self-harm claim she is triggering them to cut themselves. Emily will hear from a young woman who claims Emily is responsible for her cutting relapse.

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Sixteen-year-old Morgan wrote to Dr. Phil saying she was desperate for help because she felt her mother Arlene was choosing her registered sex offender boyfriend, Mark, over her, and even moved him into their house despite Morgan saying she felt uncomfortable. Morgan says she confided in her school guidance counselor about the troubles at home and the Department Of Children and Family Services quickly got involved, which resulted in Morgan moving in with her mom’s best friend, Anne, and Arlene signing over short-term guardianship – something Anne says is not enough. Arlene says Mark is absolutely not guilty of what he was convicted of and she’d never put her daughter in harm’s way. Mark says he had no intention of coming between this mother and daughter.

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Amy claims she fell in love with her adoptive son Nick the moment she became his adoption counselor when he was just 11 years old. But since adopting him herself, she now claims he’s become out of control -- from threatening to kill her family and being physically abusive, resulting in the police being called six times, to even being affiliated with gangs. Amy says in a desperate attempt to help her adoptive son, she tracked down Nick’s biological mother, Lupita, who Nick hadn’t seen in 10 years since losing her rights to him, to see if maybe Lupita could help. Amy claims that has backfired terribly and says Lupita is out to sabotage her relationship with Nick and turn him against her family. Today, Amy and  Lupita face off in an attempt to prove who is a better parent for Nick.

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When Bill first appeared on Dr. Phil four years ago, he was on 12 different international dating websites, spent $50,000 and had been to Russia and the Ukraine three different times looking for his future wife. After the show, Bill says he moved back overseas where he met and married Gulshan. But the marriage only lasted nine months, and Bill eventually moved back to the U.S. to live with his 90-year-old mother, Pearl. Shortly after returning, Bill says he rekindled his relationship with Gulshan, and that Pearl invited her to move in with them. Just five days after arriving in the States, Gulshan says Pearl kicked them out with no place to live. Will Pearl allow Bill to move back into her home? Plus, hear updates on some of the most talked-about guests over the years.

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Dorothy says she moved her sister, Denise, and niece, Tanyadawn, away from the bad neighborhood where Tanyadawn grew up in order to fulfill her dying mother’s last wish. Denise claims Tanyadawn has always been picked on by other girls because she is so pretty. Now, fighting has landed her daughter with a serious felony charge. Trying to break away from her negative upbringing, 17-year-old Tanyadawn struggles to find her way while juggling a newborn baby, school and criminal probation. Can Dr. Phil help the teen break the self-destructive patterns to which she has become accustomed?

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Janyce says she was shocked when she discovered that her son, Chance, was transitioning to female, going by the name Hope. Now, she says she is fearful as Hope wanders the streets of Hollywood as a sex worker. Hope says her goal is to earn enough money to complete her transition. Hope’s grandmother, Jan, says Hope is still legally “Chance,” and she is very upset Hope never apologized for stealing and taking advantage of her before leaving without saying goodbye years ago. Emotions run high during this rocky reunion. Will Janyce and her mother ever truly accept Hope as a daughter and granddaughter? Will Hope be able to stop taking dangerous risks and get her life back on track while making her transition?

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