“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

  • Psychiatrist Allan Seltzer

Allan Seltzer, Sudbury Psychiatrist, admits to sexually assaulting patient

Sudbury Star Sudbury court: Psychiatrist with no licence admits to sexually assaulting patient By Harold Carmichael February 18, 2020 Psychiatrist Allan Seltzer A Sudbury man who was practising psychiatry even though he was not registered to do so pleaded guilty to sexual assault following a relationship with a female patient. Allan Seltzer, 69, was scheduled to start a four-day Superior Court of Justice trial Tuesday on one sexual assault and three fraud charges arising from incidents in 2016. Instead, he pleaded guilty to the sexual assault charge. Since the court ordered a pre-sentence report, Seltzer, who acted [...]

  • Richard Ingrasci - Psychiatrist

Richard Ingrasci, Mass. Psychiatrist, allegedly told patient “sexual contact was necessary to cure her cancer”

Quartz Psychedelic therapy has a sexual abuse problem By Olivia Goldhill March 3, 2020 Richard Ingrasci - Psychiatrist ...Sexual abuse is an old problem in psychedelic therapy. The pattern was evident in the early 1980s, before the substance was made illegal as a schedule 1 drug in the United States. In cases well-known among psychedelic practitioners, two psychiatrists who gave their clients MDMA, Richard Ingrasci and Francesco DiLeo, were separately sued by former patients who accused them of abusive sexual behavior. Ingrasci allegedly told one patient that sexual contact would help cure her cancer, while DiLeo said [...]

  • ROY MONSOUR - psychiatrist

Psychiatrist Roy Monsour, PA, arrested – accused of inappropriately touching a child

Tribune-Review Ligonier Township physician charged with indecent assault of child By Renatta Signorini October 13, 2017 ROY MONSOUR - psychiatrist Police this week arrested a Ligonier Township physician on allegations that he inappropriately touched a child on multiple occasions while the pair watched “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” according to court papers. Dr. Roy C. Monsour, 63, is charged with indecent assault and related offenses in connection with incidents alleged to have occurred between 2009 and 2014. He is free on $100,000 unsecured bond. When reached by phone Friday, Monsour referred a reporter to his attorney, who could [...]

  • Guam Psych Abner Pasatiempo

Guam Psych Abner Pasatiempo under investigation – Six complaints alleging inappropriate sexual conduct

Pacific Daily News AG investigating former Behavioral Health psychiatrist By Jerick Sablan February 8, 2020 Guam Psych Abner Pasatiempo The Office of Attorney General is conducting an investigation into allegations against Dr. Abner Pasatiempo, a former Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center psychiatrist, spokeswoman Carlina Charfauros said. The AG's office expects to conclude the investigation soon, she said. Six complaints were filed against Pasatiempo in December, alleging inappropriate sexual conduct by patients. Behavioral Health Director Theresa Arriola said Pasatiempo was immediately suspended from his duties when she received the complaints. The complaints also were submitted to the Guam [...]

  • Offutt Air Force Base

Air Force Psychiatrist court-martialed but continues to practice privately

Fox 46 Military sexual assault, rape victims blocked from justice February 4, 2020 They put their lives on the line for us but who’s protecting them? Sgt. Sherry Futch joined the Army in 2005 at the height of the Iraq war. The Charlotte native felt it was her patriotic duty to put on the uniform. “I wanted to serve my country,” said Futch. “I wanted to honor my country.” Futch was stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state where, in 2011, she alleges she was sexually harassed, repeatedly, by one of her superiors. “He appeared to be either rubbing [...]

  • Psychiatrist Karin Kerfoot

Ont. psychiatrist Karin Kerfoot, license revoked for sexually abusing a patient – says she is the victim

CBC News She's accused of sexually abusing a patient. But this London, Ont. psychiatrist says she's the victim By Kate Dubinski January 30, 2020 Psychiatrist Karin Kerfoot A London, Ont., psychiatrist who was stripped of her licence earlier this week is speaking out about working conditions at the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), a disciplinary process she says stacks the deck against physicians and a situation with a patient that she describes as a nightmare. Dr. Karin Kerfoot's medical licence was revoked Monday, when the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) ruled at a hearing in [...]

  • Psychiatrist Karin Kerfoot

Karin Elaine Kerfoot, Ont. psychiatrist, loses license – sex abuse of patient

CTVNews Licence revoked for Ont. psychiatrist who sexually abused patient By Ben Cousins January 28, 2020 Psychiatrist Karin Kerfoot TORONTO -- A London, Ont. psychiatrist has lost her licence effective immediately after it was found that she engaged in the sexual abuse of one of her patients. Dr. Karin Elaine Kerfoot, who practised at the London Health Sciences Centre, was accused of “engaging in sexual intercourse, oral sex, and kissing with the patient” over a more than one-year relationship with the victim that began in May 2015, according to the written decision. She was also accused of going [...]

  • Psychiatrist Karin Kerfoot

Karin Kerfoot, London, Ont. psychiatrist, accused of sex abuse

CBC London, Ont. psychiatrist accused of sexually abusing her patient By Kate Dubinski January 27, 2020 Psychiatrist Karin Kerfoot A London, Ont. doctor accused of sexually abusing a patient will have her case heard before a disciplinary committee today. Dr. Karin Kerfoot is a psychiatrist who practiced at the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) until two and a half years ago, when her license was suspended after she was accused of having an ongoing relationship with a patient. Kerfoot is accused of professional misconduct, namely sexual abuse of a patient, according to documents filed with the College of [...]

  • Psychiatrist Gavin Patrick Meany

Gavin Patrick Meany, Twin Cities Psychiatrist, guilty of criminal sexual contact

Star Tribune Twin Cities psychiatrist pleads guilty to sexually assaulting patient January 23, 2020 Psychiatrist Gavin Patrick Meany A Twin Cities psychiatrist pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually assaulting a female patient at his south metro office and home. Dr. Gavin Patrick Meany, 38, of Apple Valley, entered the guilty plea to four counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office. Judge Jerome Abrams will sentence him April 20 in Hastings. In August 2019, a woman told Burnsville police that she had been abused over the past five years by Meany while receiving psychiatric [...]

  • Psychiatrist Gurdeep SIngh

Malaysian Psychiatrist Gurdeep Singh charged again for sexual misconduct

MalayMail Psychiatrist accused of sexual misconduct charged again Jan 24, 2020 By Azril Annuar Psychiatrist Gurdeep SIngh KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 — A psychiatrist, who had previously been charged over allegedly sexually harassing his patient has been charged again today at the Magistrate’s Court in Petaling Jaya. Lawyer Francis Pereira ,who held a watching brief for the victim told the Malay Mail that the suspect Dr Gurdeep Singh had also changed lawyers from Datuk Suraj Singh to Datuk Haaziq Pillay. “He was recharged today and of course he has a new lawyer on record. He is being represented [...]

  • Psychiatrist Peter McCarthy

Perth Psychiatrist Peter McCarthy had sex with patient and used drugs

Sunshine Coast Daily Psychiatrist had sex with patient and used drugs by Michael Ramsey January 23, 2020 Psychiatrist Peter McCarthy A disgraced Perth psychiatrist who had a sexual relationship with a patient, inappropriately prescribed her stimulants and smoked marijuana in her company has had a finding of professional misconduct made against him. Peter David McCarthy, 69, also attempted to persuade the patient not to co-operate with authorities during disciplinary proceedings against him. McCarthy was subsequently convicted in 2018 by the WA District Court of attempting to pervert the course of justice. He was handed a minimum six-month jail [...]

  • Psychiatrist Andrew Clayton

Andrew Clayton, UK psychiatrist, “placed on the sex offenders register”

BBC Derbyshire doctor struck off over harassment claims July 29, 2010 Psychiatrist Andrew Clayton The General Medical Council (GMC) has struck off a doctor after complaints that he sexually harassed female patients over a 12-year period. Dr Andrew Clayton, 54, practised as a consultant psychiatrist in South Derbyshire from 1987 until 2008. The panel heard he had shown sexually motivated behaviour towards two patients and two trainee workers. In two cases he asked patients to undress for unnecessary breast examinations without a chaperone. In September 1990, a patient consulted Dr Clayton at his Swadlincote clinic where he asked [...]

  • Psychiatrist Rohan Jahagirdar

Rohan Jahagirdar, India psychiatrist, allegedly raped patient

PuneMirror Woman claims cop harassment while investigating rape claim against doctor January 15, 2020 Psychiatrist Rohan Jahagirdar After registering a complaint of rape against a well-known psychiatrist from the city, a woman has now claimed that the cops investigating this case have been constantly harassing her. In a letter escalating the complaint to the city’s top cop, the survivor has spelt out a veritable manual of how law enforcement authorities should not handle a case of crime against a woman. The 28-year-old complainant had on November 24, 2019, registered a case against Dr Rohan Jahagirdar at Shivajinagar police [...]

Clarence White, Syracuse Psychiatrist – license revoked for sex with patient Syracuse psychiatrist accused of having sex with patient loses medical license By James T. Mulder January 14, 2020 SYRACUSE, NY – The state has revoked the medical license of a Syracuse psychiatrist accused of having sex with a patient. Dr. Clarence White, 44, was working at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca in 2017 when he entered into an inappropriate relationship with a female patient he was treating, according to the state Board for Professional Medical Conduct. He asked the patient for her phone number, socialized with her, started a sexual relationship and gave her money to buy merchandise, according [...]

  • Omar Hasan - Psychiatrist

Omar Hasan, Beckley psychiatrist, suspended for having an inappropriate relationship with a patient

The Register-Herald Suspension of psychiatrist's license is in effect By Jessica Farrish January 9, 2020 Omar Hasan - Psychiatrist A Beckley psychiatrist who West Virginia Board of Medicine cited for having an inappropriate relationship with a patient in 2013 and 2014 began a one-year license suspension on Thursday, WVBOM website published. The WVBOM had suspended Dr. Omar Hasan's license in 2017 due to an improper sexual relationship with a patient. Hasan's attorneys appealed the decision to Kanawha Count Circuit Court and then to the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. Both courts sided with WVBOM, with the [...]

  • Guam Psych Abner Pasatiempo

Guam Psychiatrist Abner Pasatiempo accused of inappropriate touching has resigned

Pacific Daily News Guam psychiatrist accused of inappropriate touching has resigned Anumita Kaur January 6, 2020 Abner Pasatiempo - psychiatrist A psychiatrist accused of inappropriately touching patients was suspended by Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center as soon as complaints were received last month, according to the center's director. Dr. Abner Pasatiempo has since resigned from Behavioral Health and withdrawn his re-licensing application with the Guam Board of Medical Examiners, Director Theresa Arriola said. Pasatiempo's Maryland medical license was suspended in 2006 after he had sex with a patient. Pacific Daily News reported on Sunday that the board [...]

  • Abner Pasatiempo - psychiatrist

Abner Pasatiempo, Guam Psychiatrist “guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct”

Pacific Daily News Guam psychiatrist under investigation; previously disciplined in Maryland By Jerick Sablan January 5, 2020 Abner Pasatiempo - psychiatrist A Behavioral Health and Wellness Center psychiatrist whose Maryland medical license was suspended after he had sex with a patient is under investigation by the Guam Board of Medical Examiners. The board knew about Dr. Abner Pasatiempo's troubles in Maryland when he applied for a license here, but the Guam license was granted in April 2018 because of an extraordinary need to fill the position at Behavioral Health, said Dr. Nathaniel Berg, Board of Medical Examiners chairman, [...]

Keith Ablow, Psychiatrist – license suspended in Massachusetts

Psychiatrist Keith Ablow New York Times What It Took for a Fox News Psychiatrist to Finally Lose His License By Ginia Bellafante Dec. 20, 2019 Late in 2009, a 28-year-old woman not long out of graduate school found herself in a stressful job at a Bronx hospital and decided it would be useful to talk to someone. Searching online, she came across the name of a psychiatrist, Keith Ablow. Dr. Ablow was familiar to her from his writing, both his journalism and the best-selling thrillers he turned out — “Denial,’’ “Projection,” “Compulsion,’’ “Murder Suicide.’’ She had read all [...]

  • Psychiatrist Pieter van der Westhuizen

Pieter van der Westhuizen, Swakopmund psychiatrist, accused of rape

Namibian Second patient accuses psychiatrist of rape By Werner Menges December 9, 2019 Psychiatrist Pieter van der Westhuizen A SWAKOPMUND-BASED psychiatrist who is being prosecuted over allegations that he raped one of his patients is now fighting to keep evidence about similar claims made by a second woman out of his trial in the Windhoek High Court. A former patient of psychiatrist Pieter van der Westhuizen contacted the police in July, after the start of his trial on rape charges, and claimed that she, too, had been sexually assaulted by him, acting judge Eileen Rakow has been informed [...]

  • Psychiatrist Omar Hasan

Omar Hasan, Beckley psychiatrist – WV Supreme Court affirms discipline for an improper relationship with a patient

The Register Herald State Supreme Court upholds decision in Beckley psychiatrist case By Jessica Farrish Psychiatrist Omar Hasan West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a decision by the West Virginia Board of Medicine that imposed disciplinary actions on Dr. Omar Hasan, a Beckley psychiatrist. The original case was decided in Kanawha County Circuit Court in July 2018 after Hasan appealed a decision by the West Virginia Board of Medicine to discipline him for an improper relationship with a patient. Hasan alleged the board had erred by failing to adopt recommended finding of facts by its [...]

  • Isle of Man Psychiatrist Timothy Byrne

Timothy Byrne, Isle of Man Psychiatrist, faces further allegations of sexual relationship with Patient

Univadis Psychiatrist accused of inappropriate relationship with vulnerable patient By Dawn O'Shea November 7, 2019 Isle of Man Psychiatrist Timothy Byrne The medical practitioners tribunal inquiry into a psychiatrist accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a vulnerable patient is set to resume before the end of the month. Dr Timothy Byrne (GMC reference number 4138295) previously appeared before the tribunal in July. The hearing was adjourned on 18 July, having been part heard. The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) has announced that the hearing will re-commence on 28 November 2019 and is expected to run until 5 [...]

  • Psychiatrist James Ugbo

James Ugbo, Suffolk Psychiatrist, Suspended over Sexual Misconduct

East Anglian Daily Times Suffolk-based psychiatrist suspended over sexual misconduct Emily Townsend November 17, 2019 Psychiatrist James Ugbo A psychiatrist working at the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) has been suspended after a tribunal found his behaviour amounted to misconduct. Share article from East Anglian Daily Times on facebookTweet article from East Anglian Daily Timespost article from East Anglian Daily Times on redditemail article from East Anglian Daily TimesShare Dr James Ugbo behaved in an inappropriate and sexually motivated way, without consent, towards four female colleagues while working at a mental health hospital in Havant near Portsmouth, [...]

  • Psychiatrist Greg Lydall

Greg Lydall, ‘Abhorrent and disgusting’ Guernsey Psychiatrist jailed for indecent images of children

ITV 'Abhorrent and disgusting' psychiatrist jailed in Guernsey for indecent images of children October 31, 2019 Psychiatrist Greg Lydall Former States psychiatrist Greg Lydall has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for four counts of possessing indecent images of children and seven counts of making indecent images of children. The 44-year-old had pleaded guilty to the offences earlier this year, which involved nearly 5000 indecent images of children. More than 4000 pictures were ‘pseudo images’, which are computer generated images and more than 700 were described as ‘live’ images, which means real images of children. The court [...]

  • Psychiatrist James Ugbo

James Ugbo, UK Psychiatrist, “kissed and cuddled female colleagues in unwanted touchy-feely contact”

Daily Mail NHS psychiatrist, 57, 'kissed and cuddled female colleagues in unwanted 'touchy-feely' contact over two years they worked together at mental hospital' By Joe Middleton October 22, 2019 Psychiatrist James Ugbo A NHS psychiatrist kissed and cuddled female colleagues whilst subjecting them to two years of unwanted 'touchy feely' contact at the hospital they worked at, a tribunal heard today. Dr James Ugbo, 57, was said to have given workmates 'the creeps' after he repeatedly touched the arms and hands of women for 'lingering periods,' planted kisses on their cheeks and showered them with compliments. He told [...]

Philippe Jouin, French Psychiatrist, suspected of sexual assault: 5 years in prison. “You are a psychiatrist, not a gynecologist!”

Machine translation: la Nouvelle Child psychiatrist suspected of sexual assault: 5 years in prison in Poitiers October 17, 2019 The prosecution of Poitiers has required 5 years in prison for "staggered acts, unnecessary to the pathology of patients" against the expert in child psychiatry, Philippe Jouin, tried Thursday, October 16, 2019 in the Criminal Court of Poitiers for five alleged sexual assault "by person abusing the authority conferred on him by his office", between September 2010 and January 2014. The expert has carried out nearly 10,000 expertise for the Vendée judicial institutions for more than thirty years. Is he [...]

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