Kansas and Missouri Professional Licensing Attorney Danielle Sanger Answers: What Could Jeopardize My Psychology License and What Should I Do About Threatened Discipline?

Licensed psychologists often contact me with concerns about allegations of misconduct that may threaten their license to practice. As a psychologist, your license to practice in Kansas or Missouri is the product of a lifetime of education and hard work. As a result of your perseverance, you now have the ability to engage in a meaningful, well respected, and lucrative career. But what if your psychology license is threatened with suspension or revocation? You could lose your ability to practice and provide for your family if you are not aware of the sort of misconduct that can result in a psychology license suspension in Kansas or Missouri.

If you are licensed psychologist in Kansas or Missouri facing professional discipline, you must avoid going through the administrative hearing alone. Instead, call attorney Sanger today at 785-979-4353 to schedule a free consultation with an attorney experienced dealing with the administrative process required to defend you. Your career is simply worth too much to go it alone.

Expert defense of your psychology license in Kansas or Missouri is the key to continuing your entire career. Without it, you stand to lose your practice, your financial security and your reputation.

Misconduct Examples

Obviously, the first step to avoiding any threat to your license is to not engage in misconduct. Unfortunately, clients sometimes call me about types of misconduct that they were unaware of.  As a result, I have come up with the following list of some of the more common misconduct allegations that I have seen while representing psychologists in Kansas and Missouri.

A psychologist who engages in a sexual or romantic relationship with a client, regardless of the client’s consent to such a relationship, within the psychologist/patient relationship or within 24 months of that relationship ending;

A psychologist who abuses a patient physically, sexually, or mentally;

A psychologist who commits insurance fraud or submits fraudulent or false claims to an insurance company;

A psychologist performing or offering psychological services that they lack the training, qualification, or certification to perform;

A psychologist that impermissibly reveals patients’ confidential information to a third party;

A psychologist that misrepresents his or her practice in advertising or makes claims that exaggerate or misrepresent his or her qualifications;

A psychologist who does not inform research subjects of side effects of the research they are engaged in, regardless of whether the side effects are minor or major;

A psychologist who engages in fraudulent or dishonest practices in the administration of his or her practice, including financial misconduct

Any one of these unethical behaviors could serve as the foundation for an allegation of misconduct that would have to be reviewed administratively.

The Administrative Hearing

For psychologists in Kansas and Missouri, a discipline hearing will be initiated based on an initial allegation of misconduct and some fact-finding by the administrative agency. Too many psychologists misunderstand this and just “roll over” and accept whatever penalty is proposed. My experience is that challenging evidence at an administrative hearing almost always reduces the penalties from what was initially proposed, and frequently results in a complete dismissal of charges.

Contact an Experienced Kansas and Missouri Licensing Attorney Now

You deserve to be practicing your psychology without the fear of administrative discipline. Contacting an experienced licensing attorney to help you through this process can mean the difference between getting back to your practice quickly and a suspension or revocation of your license.

If you are a psychologist in Kansas or Missouri and are worried about misconduct costing you your career, call attorney Sanger now.

Kansas and Missouri professional licensing attorney Danielle Sanger is prepared to advocate for your best interests and defend your livelihood and career. Call Attorney Sanger at 785-979-4353 to schedule a free consultation with an attorney experienced dealing with psychology licensing issues.