Sexual Misconduct

“Sexual misconduct is particularly damaging to the reputation of psychiatry because the damages to patients which result are mental and emotional in nature. If psychiatry loses the confidence of society, its ability to pursue its mission will be damaged.”

American Psychiatric Association
Approved by the Board of Trustees
March 1993

William W. Wood, Illinois psychiatrist, “immediate danger to the public”, sex with patient, his license was previously revoked in Wisconsin – sex with patient

Psychiatrist William Wood

ROCKFORD (WREX) Rockford psychiatrist suspended after allegations of sexual misconduct By Audrey Moon January 27, 2015 A Rockford psychiatrist is immediately suspended after he is accused of inappropriately prescribing medications and being involved in sexual misconduct with several female patients, according to a notice of temporary suspension from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional […]

William Wood, Illinois psychiatrist, suspended for sexual misconduct and drug violations

Psychiatrist William Wood

ROCKFORD (WREX) January 27, 2015 By Audrey Moon A Rockford psychiatrist is immediately suspended after he is accused of inappropriately prescribing medications and being involved in sexual misconduct with several female patients, according to court records and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. A notice of suspension states Dr. William W. Wood is […]

Claudio de Novaes Soares, Psychiatrist, Gets away with Sexual Misconduct, but forced to quit as Chief of Psychiatry at University of Alberta

Psychiatrist Claudio de Novaes Soares

The Hamilton Spectator Sexual misconduct charges dismissed against former Hamilton psychiatrist Hamilton Spectator By Molly Hayes January 26, 2015 The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has dismissed charges against a former Hamilton psychiatrist accused of professional misconduct involving the abuse of a female patient over two years. A hearing was to begin Monday […]

Sergio Paradiso, Iowa Psychiatrist, Escapes Sex with Patient Lawsuit – But Surrendered License Previously

Sergio Paradiso, psychiatrist,

Courthouse News Psychiatrist’s Off-Duty Tryst Won’t Cost Iowa By Jeff D. Gorman January 15, 2015 (CN) – A woman who began a sexual relationship with a university psychiatrist after she stopped seeing him professionally can’t pursue a malpractice claim against his employer or the state of Iowa, an appeals panel ruled. Sonni Giudicessi was a […]

Christopher Palacios, Mass. Psychiatrist, charged with pushing, kicking and sexually assaulting his wife

Psychiatrist Christopher Palacios

The Sun Chronicle Psychiatrist given board reprimand By David Linton January 15, 2015 ATTLEBORO – A psychiatrist at Arbour-Fuller Hospital has been given a reprimand by the state Board of Registration in Medicine as a result of his arrest in 2012 on domestic assault charges. Dr. Christopher M. Palacios was arrested in 2012 following an […]

Dutch psychiatrist, “Van R” convicted of possessing 60,000 items of child porn, yet he was still okay’d to work at clinic

De Hoop psychiatric clinic Christian clinic psychiatrist has child porn conviction January 12, 2015 A Dordrecht psychiatric clinic, which offers help from a Christian perspective, is employing a psychiatrist with a conviction for possessing large amounts of child pornography, the Volkskrant says on Monday. The man was convicted of possessing 66,000 items of child porn, including rape videos, […]

Paul Termansen, Psychiatrist, Promises to Never Work as a Psychiatrist Again

Psychiatrist Paul Termansen

Vancouver Sun North Shore psychiatrist loses licence for unprofessional conduct By Pamela Fayerman January 6, 2015 A psychiatrist who was formerly the head of adult community mental health services on the North Shore and a long-standing clinician at Lion’s Gate Hospital, will have to shut down his medical practice after admitting to hugging one patient […]

Fermin Briones, Jr. , Texas Psychiatrist, “a continuing threat to public welfare”

Psychiatrist Fermin Briones, Jr.

KSAT SA psychiatrist has license suspended over relationship with patient Fermin Briones, Jr. has license temporarily suspended By Robert Taylor SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio psychiatrist had his license temporarily suspended by the Texas Medical Board over a sexual relationship with a patient. Dr. Fermin Briones, Jr. had his licensed suspended Jan. 2. The […]

Fermin Briones, San Antonio psychiatrist, Sex with Patient, Suspended

Psychiatrist Fermin Briones, Jr.

Texas Medical Board Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TMB suspends San Antonio physician January 2, 2015 Media contact: Jarrett Schneider On January 2, 2015 a disciplinary panel of the Texas Medical Board temporarily suspended, without notice, the Texas medical license of Fermin Briones, Jr., M.D., a San Antonio psychiatrist, after determining his continuation in the […]

Duttala Reddy, Illinois Psychiatrist, had Sexual Misconduct with Suicidal Patient; Another Psychiatrist, Kripakaran Puvalai engaged in sexually inappropriate conduct with same patient at same clinic


State Journal Register Springfield psychiatrist suspended for ‘sexually inappropriate’ conduct By Dean Olsen January 1, 2015 A Springfield psychiatrist who took over the care of a female patient victimized by “sexually inappropriate” conduct at the hands of another psychiatrist in the same clinic was disciplined by the state this week for sexual misconduct with the […]