Virginia suspends social worker Elizabeth Balyeat for sex with former client

February 6, 2013

On October 30, 2012, the Virginia Board of Social Work suspended indefinitely the license of clinical social worker Elizabeth Balyeat (a.k.a. Elizabeth Klug) for a period of no less than nine months. According to the Board’s order, Balyeat counseling a client at her private practice from December 2010 through May 2011, when counseling was terminated. In June 2011, she entered into a personal relationship with the former client, which progressed to a romantic and then sexual relationship. Balyeat failed to document a treatment plan, the termination process or discharge summary in the clinical record. 


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