Board issues complaint against psychologist Nicholas J. Constantine for attempted sex with patient
December 23, 2011
On April 2011, the Indiana State Psychological Board issued a complaint against Nicholas J. Constantine, Ph.D.
The document states that Constantine began seeing a patient on or about November 2, 2006 and that he took her out to lunch for her birthday in January 2007, which he claimed to have done because it was his birthday as well. He also began visiting her home in order to help her clean her kitchen.
In May 2007, he moved his sessions with her outside, first to a fountain near his office, then to the beach, where he would sit with the patient by a fire until sunset and later at the patient’s home, where he would bring dinner, wine and a movie.
At the last session, Constantine took off his clothes, tried to remove her clothes and attempted to initiate sex with her. He asked her to perform oral sex and she complied briefly before stopping. The document also states that Constantine brought a “little hand held vibrator” to the patient’s home. It “totally disgusted” her and she attempted to cease contact with Constantine.
The patient filed a civil action against Constantine. In that action, he signed an affidavit stating that that he apologized and acknowledged that he inappropriately had an intimate relationship with the patient, which was unethical.
Source: Complaint in the Matter of the License of Nicholas J. Constantine, Ph.D., License NO. 20041975A, Cause NO. 2011 ISPB 0001.
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