State seeks to revoke counselor Mark Britain's license for sex with patient, other shenanigans
March 29, 2011
OK, this is how weird things are going to get: At one point during a woman’s relationship with her male licensed professional counselor, he stripped off his clothes and demanded she paint his body white while they were at an airplane hangar.
An Amarillo counselor, Mark Britain, apparently used a unique approach to help a troubled couple — he had sex with the husband’s wife, according to state court documents in a disciplinary hearing.
According to testimony by a woman identified as “KFM” in court documents, she developed a sexual relationship with Britain during the same time they had a counselor-client relationship. KFM was swept off her feet after Britain called from a strip club asking for a ride home.
KFM testified that Britain, who was intoxicated, pulled her onto his lap and kissed her, according to court documents.
Eventually, a sexual relationship started.
At one point during their ongoing romantic and counselor-client relationships, KFM said, Britain suggested that they have a counseling session at a private airplane hangar. The purpose, he told her, was to acquaint her with airplanes to strengthen her relationship with her pilot husband (the wife of whom he was sleeping with).
“When she arrived, she testified, Mr. Britain took his clothes off and demanded that she paint him with white paint so that he could make an imprint of his body on a nearby red boxcar,” state documents say. “KFM testified that he became very aggressive and tried to take off her clothes, as well.”
KFM just couldn’t do that. She was on the phone at the time, interviewing for a job.
KFM also said Britain charged her for a social visit she made to him at his office and also testified that he showed her pornography, saying it would help her marriage.
Britain, who did not return a phone message to Watchdog, offered this explanation to the court: “...The referenced female was not my patient but rather a “friend” of a previous patient. Therefore, I don’t see the relevance of your involvement, the purpose of my response. Interestingly enough, this female and the previous male patient did call me indicating that they would be “asking for money.” Is that called extortion or blackmail? Might you ask them about that before you proceed much further? The agenda behind this complaint might become more clear.”
An administrative law judge recommended that Britain’s counselor license be revoked. Britain was previously disciplined in 2006 relating to “dual relationships and maintaining professional boundaries.”
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