Arizona board revokes license of counselor Millie Hudson-Libby

June 22, 2012

On January 10, 2012, licensed professional counselor Millie Hudson-Libby surrendered her license to the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. The surrender was deemed a revocation.

The Board’s report states that from 2001 to August 2003, Hudson-Libby facilitated a therapy group for her employer and that among those attending the group was a “seriously mentally ill” client.

In September 2003, Hudson-Libby opened a private practice and began individual therapy with the client, though she lacked experience and education in counseling clients with such evidently serious conditions as what this client was diagnosed with. Hudson-Libby failed to conduct any kind of assessment, did not document any efforts to consult with anyone with expertise in treating such clients. In her eight years counseling the client, there is no documentation that the client improved.

In late 2010, Hudson-Libby allowed the client to live in her home, believing that she was in danger (based solely on reports by the client that she was being harassed by “cult” members and having her home bugged). Hudson-Libby failed to document if she took any steps to confirm that these unusual incidents were actually occurring or were products of the patient’s delusional thinking.

When Hudson-Libby’s employer discovered that the client was living in her home, they took steps to transition the client to another therapy and filed an abused person report and a complaint against Hudson-Libby with the Board.

Source: Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Adverse Action Tracking Form, 2012.


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