Changing my state’s therapist exploitation law

Hello.  I just thought I would share a little bit about the process of changing or trying to get a state to have a criminal law for therapist sexual exploitation.  I hope this information is helpful if you decide to try to advocate for changes to your state law that might be inadequate to address …

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A Success in New York! Lawmakers Pass Bill to Close Therapist Sex Abuse Loophole

Yes! Check it out on NBC New York: After I-Team Investigation, Lawmakers Pass Bill to Close Therapist Sex Abuse Loophole Law would make reporting of statutory rape mandatory for therapists and mental health counselors By Chris Glorioso and Tom Burke Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 The New York State Legislature has passed a bill that would …

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Petition to “Stop Therapist Abuse Now” on Change.org

Today on Change.org I discovered a petition to introduce a bill in Maryland called “Lynette’s Law.” The woman who drafted the petition, Heather Sinclair, alleges that she was a victim of therapist abuse by a man who was a convicted felon. Sinclair hopes to pass a law in Maryland that would require all therapists to …

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How to Initiate Legislation Criminalizing Therapist Abuse

I had a comment today from a reader asking if I had any suggestions or references for how to initiate legislation to make sexual exploitation and abuse by a therapist a criminal act. (While in some states it is illegal, that is not the case for every state in the U.S.) It’s an excellent question, …

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