The issue of psychotherapists continuing to practice after being disciplined, sued, or otherwise accused of medical malpractice and/or other egregious acts upon patients causing lasting physical and/or mental harm is mounting as is the concern of people contacting this blog.
We, as concerned citizens, want to know:
Why are mental health care providers permitted to practice psychotherapy without supervision after being disciplined?
Why are psychotherapists permitted to set-up practice in another jurisdiction following discipline or conviction?
What are state licensing boards in the United States doing to stop these psychotherapists from the possibility of causing further harm?
- What are other Western countries doing about it?
-What are Asian countries doing about it?
-What are African countries doing about it?
What are the peers of these mental health care providers doing to keep their colleagues in check?
What are You doing about it?
The issues & concerns brought to this blog are from citizens worldwide. Some are former patients, some current patients, some are family members, teachers, psychotherapists and some come here and choose to be silent wanting to participate but for personal reasons do not.
We citizens are concerned that some psychotherapist/psychiatrists are hopping from state to state (in the USA) while others hop from country to country to continue practicing what is documented to have caused mental-health care consumers extreme and lifelong harm.
This is a partial list of psychotherapists who moved their practice after being accused and/or convicted of causing harm to patients and/or found guilty of medical malpractice and/or disciplined for the brand of psychotherapy they sell. If any of the information below is in error, please contact me immediately.
If you wish to add information to the list below, it must be accompanied by a link to factual data in the form of a legal case number, a complaint, a sworn affidavit, petition, assessment, statutory declaration, or other documentation to back up your statements. Thank you.
Bennet Braun, MD – practicing in Illinois, USA. Medical license revoked. Moved to Montana to practice.
Burgus v. Braun, Circuit Court, Cook County, Illinois (USA) Case Nos. 91L8493/91L8493
Complaint filed Nov. 16, 1993;
Second Amended Complaint, No. 93 L 14050, filed Aug. 8, 1994;
Third Amended Complaint, No. 91 L 8493, filed Nov. 2, 1994.
See also PBS Frontline, (11/1/95) “The Search for Satan,” producer Ofra Bikel.http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/programs/info/1402.html
Advertisement in Butte, Montana http://www.ucomparehealthcare.com/drs/bennett_braun/
“The Barden Letter” legislative movement to reform the mental health care system http://www.stopbadtherapy.com/reform/letter.shtml (unable to find direct link)
Colin Ross, MD – practicing in Canada. Disciplined. Moved to Texas, USA
Martha Ann Tyos v. Colin Ross M.D.https://sites.google.com/site/memoryabuse/martha-ann-tyo-vs-ross
Affidavit of Roma Elizabeth Hart https://sites.google.com/site/memoryabuse/final-draft-affidavit
- Affidavit of Roma E. Hart regarding Ross’s malpractice
- Sworn affidavit of George Bergen regarding suicide deaths in Dr. Ross’s care
- Martha Ann Tyo v. Ross, et al.
- Testimony of Thomas Brown regarding Ross’s implantation of false memories in his wife.
- Sworn affidavit of Robert Alexander Cowan attesting that Ross was fired from a Winnipeg Hospital.
- Dr. Harold Merskey’s assessment of Dr. Colin Ross’s malpractice upon Roma Hart
- Petition of the British False Memory Society seeking indictment of Dr. Colin Ross for violations of the Nuremburg Code
- Dr. Alexander Bodkin’s assessment of Dr. Colin Ross’s malpractice upon Roma Hart
- A list of Statutory Declarations attributing ruined lives to Dr. Ross’s clinical techniques
Thank you to Doug Mesner for the links above.
My former psychiatrist – practicing in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, USA. Sued for malpractice & medical negligence. Settled. Relocated to a different hospital affiliation @ the Institute of Pennsylvania, where Richard Kluft, MD (an MPD/DID expert) is, or once practiced.
I am bound by the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA not to disclose the name of the doctor or hospital.
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