Discipline of psychologists held in violation for sexual misconduct

M. C. Gottlieb, B. R. Hampton, J. M. Sell

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State licensing boards have had no guidelines from the profession to inform their decision-making regarding sanctions for psychologists held in violation for sexual misconduct. The absence of guidelines has resulted in a patch work of case-by-case decision-making in which offenders are sanctioned inconsistently. The authors assumed that the absence of guidelines was based upon disagreement within the profession about how offenders should be sanctioned. We conducted a national survey of practicing psychologists that found a consensus regarding how severely state licensing boards should sanction offenders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)559-567
Number of pages9
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1995


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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