Psychology board suspends Richard Colund following sex assault charge involving patient

March 6, 2012

The Minnesota Board of Psychology has temporarily suspended the license of Richard Colund, who was accused of sexually assaulting a client during a therapy session.

The action came after Colund, 54, of Chanhassen, was charged in Carver County District Court on Feb. 24 with two felony counts of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree.

The board determined that his continued practice "would create an imminent risk of harm to others," and ordered that he not practice psychology in any manner in the state, effective immediately.

Under the board's rules, Colund has the right to request a hearing, which would determine whether to continue, modify or lift the temporary suspension.

Colund could not be reached for comment.

A receptionist at Northland Counseling Services in Chanhassen, where he practiced, said that he stopped working there as of Feb. 27.

Source: "Chanhassen therapist accused of sexual assault, license suspended," Minneapolis Star-Tribune,   March 5, 2012.


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